Availability : Edinburgh Wide
Who is this for?
- People aged 18 years old and over who are carers, partners, family members or friends of people with bipolar
Who provides this?
- Lothian Bipolar Self-help Group
The Lothian Bipolar Carers Support Group provides information, peer support and self-management guidance to carers, partners, family members or friends of people living with bipolar.
Volunteer group facilitators have their own experience of caring for people living with bipolar and there is a wealth of experience within the group. The newly established group is offering online meetings during the COVID-19 lockdown but plan to organise face-to-face meetups in the future when local restrictions allow.
The Carers group is part of the wider Lothian Bipolar Self-Help Group which holds regular meetings in friendly and supportive environments, learning about the condition, investigating new treatments, sharing life stories, doing fun things like meeting for coffee, cinema trips and attending ice hockey matches.
Carers and friends/family are also very welcome to join the main group as they play an important role in helping maintain wellbeing.
The group’s website provides information about bipolar and links to helpful information sources.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, online meetings are being offered.
How do I access this?
Is there a cost?
Is there a waiting list?
- Public parking available
You can see all up-to-date dates and times on the website.