Bipolar Education Programme Cymru (BEPC) taster sessions
Through these online 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.
Upcoming webinars: visit our Eventbrite page to see what we have coming up.
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
Session Two: approaches to bipolar
- Medication approaches
- Psychological approaches
- Lifestyle approaches
Session Three: Self-management
- Identifying triggers
- Early warning signs
- Mood monitoring
Session four: Family and friends
- How bipolar disorder can present
- Treatment options and effective ways of management
- The impact bipolar can have on other people
- How to manage crisis situations
- Stories of people’s experiences
Session five: Women, pregnancy and childbirth
- Professor Ian Jones discusses the latest research on medication and treatment
- Bipolar UK Ambassador Clare Dolman who lives with bipolar disorder shares her experience of pregnancy and offers some tips for staying well