Bipolar is a severe mental illness characterised by extreme mood swings and changes in energy levels. Someone with bipolar can have long or short periods of stability but can then go ‘low’ (into deep depression) or ‘high’ (experiencing hypomania, mania or psychosis).

 

Useful resources
Bipolar UK website Click here
Bipolar UK St Albans support group Click here
Hertfordshire Partnership University help and support Click here
NICE – Managing Bipolar disorder in adults in the longer term Click here