Understanding & Managing Bipolar Disorder

“People who have bipolar disorder experience extreme swings in mood – from periods of overactive, excited behaviour – known as ‘mania’ or ‘manic episodes’ – to deep depression. Between these severe highs and lows, people may have stable times.” (Mind)

The aim of this interactive session is to describe the symptoms of bipolar disorder and equip you with a better understanding of what it’s like to have bipolar disorder.

The course will also identify a range of behaviours and skills that can help you to manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder and support mental health and wellbeing.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be familiar with the symptoms associated with bipolar disorder and mood swings
  • Have considered the range of experiences individuals, family and friends might have
  • Have considered the effects of labelling and stigma on those living with bipolar disorder, and the way it is represented in the media
  • Be familiar with some of the research and theories relating to bipolar disorder and mood swings
  • Consider some of the interventions and approaches used to help people living with bipolar disorder, including:
    • The ways that we can help to promote recovery from a bipolar disorder
    • The barriers to recovery and ways to overcome them.


Date:  23 May 2023

Times:  10am to 4pm

Venue:  Wigan Athletic Community Trust, Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan WN5 0UL


Date:  7 August 2023

Times: 10am to 4pm

Venue:  Conference Room 7, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

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