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Bipolar Education Programme Cymru (BEPC) taster sessions

We partnered with Bipolar UK to offer an insight into our 11-week Bipolar Education Programme Cymru (BEPC) course.

Over three sessions, mental health researchers and professionals, and people with lived experience of bipolar offer a taster of the BEPC course and answer questions sent in by our attendees.

These sessions were offered free of charge and we just ask that if you can donate, please consider supporting Bipolar UK, a charity supporting people with bipolar disorder.

In the downloads section, you will find NCMH leaflets about Bipolar Disorder and some resources mentioned in the sessions.

Session one

Session One: What is bipolar?

  • What causes bipolar?
  • Myths and misconceptions
  • Impact of COVID-19 crisis and lockdown – practical tips
  • Benefits of self-management – interview with BEPC participants
  • Q&A

Session two

Session Two: approaches to bipolar

  • Medication approaches
  • Psychological approaches
  • Lifestyle approaches
  • Q&A

Session three

Session Three: Self-management

  • Identifying triggers
  • Early warning signs
  • Mood monitoring
  • Q&A

Thanks again to everyone who joined us for the live sessions. We were really pleased to receive all your questions and we will be sharing our panel’s responses to questions we didn’t have time to cover, once everyone’s had a chance to respond.

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National Centre for Mental Health, Cardiff University, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

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