Support Groups

We run a number of online and in-person groups run across Scotland to bring together people living with bipolar to share and learn from one another.

Our groups are places where people who live with bipolar can share ideas and information on how to improve their quality of life. We keep the tone of the meetings positive, and solution focused.

Check our calendar (below) for the next group in your area, and please read the House Rules at the foot of the page before attending. Groups run by Bipolar Edinburgh can be found here, details for the Bipolar Aberdeen meeting can be found here

Our In-Person Support Groups

  • Dundee: next meeting 7-9pm, Thursday 28th December, Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd,  DD1 1LL
  • Glasgow City: next meeting 7-9pm, Wednesday 13th December, Premier Inn Glasgow City, 187 George St, G1 1YU
  • Glasgow West: next meeting 7-9pm, Wednesday 27th December,

    Partick Trinity Church, 20 Lawrence St, Partick,  G11 5HG

  • Highland: next meeting 7-9pm, Thursday 7th December, Cafe 1668, 86 Church St, Inverness, IV1 1EP

  • North Lanarkshire: next meeting 7-9pm, Monday 11th December, Coatbridge Community Centre, 9 Old Monkland Rd, Coatbridge, ML5 5EA

  • Paisley: next meeting 6-8pm, Monday 18th December, Methodist Central Hall, 2 Gauze St, Paisley, PA1 1EP

  • West Lothian: next meeting 7-9pm, Thursday 14th December, Bathgate Community Centre, Lindsay House, South Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 1TS

Our Online Support Groups

Please fill in the Join A Support Group form to receive links to our online groups.

  • 18-30 (for anyone aged 18-30 in Scotland): next meetings 7-8pm,

    Wednesday 13th December, Wednesday 27th December

  • Ayrshire And Dundee: next meetings 7-8pm, Tuesday 5th December, Tuesday 2 January
  • Bipolar Blether (for anyone in Scotland): next meetings 3-4pm Sunday 3 December and Sunday 7 January
  • Borders: next meetings 7-8pm, Wednesday 6 December, Wednesday 20 December
  • Fife: next meetings 7-8pm Tuesday 28 November, Tuesday 26 December
  • Forth Valley: next meeting 7-8pm, Tuesday 12 December
  • Friends & Family: next meeting 7-8pm, Monday 18 December
  • Glasgow West: next meeting 7-8pm, Sunday 10 December
  • Glasgow City: next meeting 7-8pm, Tuesday 19th  December
  • Highland: next meeting 7-8pm Thursday 21 December
  • Islands: next meeting 7-8pm, Thursday 28th December
  • Paisley: next meeting 6-7pm, Tuesday 12 December

Who are the support groups for?

Adults living with bipolar, friends, family and carers of people with bipolar. Anyone affected by bipolar is welcome.

Who facilitates the groups?

Volunteers who go through a robust recruitment and training process. We recruit for new volunteer facilitators throughout the year and are always keen to hear from people who may like to get involved.

There are groups available in many local areas and we encourage you to join your nearest group, even if they are currently online. We also have an 18-30 online group for younger people, a Friends and Family online group and our Bipolar Blether online group. As these groups are run online, they’re open to anyone in Scotland who would like to join.

How do I join a group?

Groups are free to attend, and you don’t have to be a member of Bipolar Scotland to access them. If you would like to come along, all you need to do is complete a short form and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible to connect you.

We have created some ‘house rules’ that we ask everyone to familiarise themselves with before attending.

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