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Bipolar UK self-management webinars

10 November 2020
Bipolar UK collaborated with the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) at Cardiff University to organise a series of 3 self-management webinars.
Over the summer they piloted a bite-sized version of their award winning Bipolar Education Programme Cymru (BEPC), which is a group psychoeducation programme that aims to improve the quality of life for people with bipolar disorder. There were three sessions over three weeks.
Session one: What is bipolar?
  • What causes bipolar?
  • Myths and misconceptions
  • Benefits of self-management – interview with BEPC participant
  • Impact of COVID-19 crisis and lockdown – practical tips 
Session two: Approaches to bipolar
  • Medication approaches
  • Psychological approaches
  • Lifestyle approaches 
Session three: Self-management
  • Mood monitoring
  • Early warning signs
  • Identifying triggers