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Bipolar UK Youth Support Group - Cardiff

Posted by Bipolar UK Youth Service from Cardiff
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NCMH, Cardiff Uni, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff CF24 4HQ
Age Restrictions:

The group is open to anyone who is 18-25 and affected by bipolar. This includes those who may or may not have a diagnosis, carers and those who have family members or friends with bipolar.

Bipolar UK Youth Support Groups provide an opportunity to meet other young people who are going through similar situations. The groups are a safe space for discussions and are a place to share experiences as well as learn more about bipolar and how to manage the condition. All group meetings are free and you do not need to book or be referred. They provide: 

  • A regular support network
  • A friendly, confidential and accepting environment
  • Peer support through group discussion
  • Useful information
  • Guidance on managing mood swings

Cardiff's group moves to a new location, NCMH, Cardiff Uni, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff CF24 4HQ (map) on Tuesday 26th April 2016 and run every fourth Tuesday of the month from then on.  

You don’t need to tell anyone you’re coming along and you don’t have to talk about anything you don’t want to. Occasional guest speakers are invited to talk to the group about relevant issues. 

This support group compliments our telephone support, advice and mentoring services that can be accessed Monday to Friday 9am-5pm on 01633 244244

The group is part of Bipolar UK, the national charity dedicated to supporting people affected by Bipolar. You can find more information and support at www.bipolaruk.org.uk  

For further information and comments, please contact youth@bipolaruk.org.uk



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3 CommentsPost a comment

jelly baby999

jelly baby999

Commented 4 months ago - 11th January 2016 - 16:51pm

What if you're under 18 but know it could benefit you?

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 4 months ago - 11th January 2016 - 17:13pm

I'll drop youth@bipolaruk.org.uk an email, but in the meantime you could try contacting them on Facebook?

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 4 months ago - 12th January 2016 - 17:59pm

Hey jellybaby999, Bipolar UK got in contact this morning:

"We have had some flexibility on the lower age range and tend to work on a case by case basis. If the young person or someone who supports them wants to contact me on 01633 244 244 to discuss we can talk to them about the group and come to a mutual decision about whether it is appropriate for them to come along.

The 18 age limit is there as the content of the groups can be quite adult sometimes and young people have discussed issues such as drug use and inappropriate sexual behaviour. Therefore we would want to ensure that any person 16-18 who wanted to attend was fully aware of that and can make an informed choice about attending."

Hope this helps.

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