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