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Welcome to Bipolar Australia

Bipolar Australia is the peak national, not-for-profit organisation, supporting everyone affected by bipolar disorders, including people with the condition, their families and carers, mental health services and professionals.

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Raise community awareness about Bipolar Disorder

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Provide broad-based education programs regarding the condition

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Promote a positive understanding of bipolar among health care professionals and service providers

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Encourage the formation of bipolar support groups

HAPPY 10   BIRTHDAY
BIPOLAR AUSTRALIA !

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For the past 10 years our volunteers have been working hard to support hundreds of thousands of people with bipolar, their carers, family members, employers, mental health professionals, students, scientific researchers, and the general community.

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PLEASE MAKE A DONATION

 (any donation of $2 or more before 30 June may be deducted from your next tax bill)

 

Bipolar Disorder is a serious life-long mental health condition which features pronounced mood swings affecting close to 3% of Australians and the people around them. Treatment includes medication, counselling, education and support groups. With proper treatment, people may be able to work, have families and participate in all aspects of community life.

 

YOUR DONATION WILL HELP OUR VOLUNTEERS TO:

  • ESTABLISH MORE (GREATLY NEEDED) BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUPS 

  • DEVELOP NEW EDUCATIONAL ONLINE BIPOLAR COURSES  

  • MAINTAIN OUR POPULAR, INFORMATIVE WEBSITE  

  • DISTRIBUTE OUR HIGHLY-REGARDED ‘COMING HOME WITH BIPOLAR’ BOOKLET 

  • ASSIST SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH  

  • PUBLISH ADDITIONAL INFORMATIVE GUIDES AND LEAFLETS 

  • ARRANGE TALKS, SEMINARS, STALLS AND CONFERENCES   

  • MAINTAIN OUR SERVICE DIRECTORY 

  • REACH PEOPLE IN RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS 

  • COLLECT AND PUBLISH PERSONAL RECOVERY STORIES 

  • PROMOTE ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONDITION AND ELIMINATE STIGMA 

  • CELEBRATE WORLD BIPOLAR DAY

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What is Bipolar?

Bipolar Disorder is a serious life long mental health condition which features pronounced mood swings. The condition was formerly known as manic depression.

Services Directory

Find places where you can access help and support regarding Bipolar Disorder.

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Bipolar Disorder Course

It is our great pleasure to introduce our free e-learning course developed by Bipolar Australia, designed to help you learn about the definition of bipolar disorder, how it is different from other illnesses, how to identify the different types of bipolar disorder and their key signs and symptoms, treatments including diagnosis, medications, therapies, mood tracking & wellness plans treatments, as well as the role of carers, family and friends in Bipolar Disorder management. We hope you enjoy the content.

WE ARE PROUD TO WELCOME OUR NEW BOARD DIRECTORS

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GEORGE MAVROS
- CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

George is an experienced Business and Life Coach, leading ETSI Consulting Pty Ltd. With over 40 years in the field, he's worked with hundreds of companies and trained thousands of individuals in sales and marketing. He's also an author and active in charitable organizations including the Ross Hutchison Foundation.

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ASSOC. PROF. GREG DE MOORE
- DIRECTOR

Associate Professor Greg de Moore is a consultant psychiatrist with Western Sydney local health district, as well as an historian, mental health advocate and author of several books including Finding Sanity: John Cade, Lithium and the Taming of Bipolar Disorder, highlighting significant Australian mental health achievements.

Susana and Michael Bluwol at the NSW Parliament House Mental Health Providers Showcase on

18-10-2023 with the NSW Minister and Shadow Minister for Mental Health

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The Hon. Rose Jackson, MLC, NSW Minister for Mental Health

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Robyn Preston, NSW Shadow Minister for Mental Health

LAWYERS' MENTAL HEALTH

The Minds Count Foundation is an independent, charitable organisation with the objective of decreasing work-related psychological ill-health in the legal community and promoting workplace psychological health and safety.

 

Watch this video interview by the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation to Associate Professor Greg de Moore, a Director of Bipolar Australia.

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website

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World Bipolar Day
2023

Bipolar Australia hosted a wonderful Gala Dinner to celebrate World Bipolar Day. There was a fantastic lineup of speakers presenting on the evening and we've made all the recordings available on the World Bipolar Day page. Thank you to everyone who attended and for your generous donations to help us continue our mission.

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Support Groups

Watch these excellent videos from the

World Bipolar Day 2021 Presentation Series

Dr. Greg Murray

Self-management to stay well with Bipolar Disorder

Prof. Gregory de Moore

Lithium and the taming of Bipolar Disorder

An Australian Story

Prof. Philip Mitchell

Recent advances in Bipolar Disorder

(as at March 2021)

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Susana Bluwol

Coming Home with Bipolar

Phil Nield

An insight into his life with Bipolar Disorder

Bernie Mitchell

Living with bipolar

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WBD 2021 Series Wrap Up

What's New

Bipolar Scientific Research

Medical, Pharmaceutical, Social & Psychological

 

One of Bipolar Australia's objectives is to assist and be involved in scientific research into Bipolar Disorders, and to partner with universities and other research bodies to advance their treatment.

Discover what studies are being undertaken and if you may participate in them

Researchers are welcome to contact us for publication on this website of details of their current studies and to invite people to participate in those studies. 

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Support Us

With your support, we can ensure that every Australian affected by this condition, and every carer, knows that bipolar can be diagnosed, treated, and well managed, and we can ensure that they have the support they need to recover.

Bipolar Australia gratefully acknowledges the past and present support of the following entities

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Bipolar Australia Limited is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Your donations of $2 or more are all Tax Deductible.
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