About Us

Bipolar Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation representing everyone affected by bipolar disorder, including people with the condition, carers, friends and professionals who help them all. Our organisation was founded in 2014 with the intention of becoming the national peak non-government organisation for bipolar disorder.

Over the past few years, Bipolar Australia has worked with our partners and supporters to deliver new resources which are being used across Australia to help people with bipolar, including booklets, support groups, and our signature “Blow Bubbles for Bipolar” initiative, which takes place every World Bipolar Day. We have also developed a fully costed Recovery Model of Care, which aims to decrease the severity of the condition for thousands of Australians, and save over $1 billion in taxpayer expenditure.

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Our Mission

Recovery is possible for every Australian affected by bipolar disorder, when they are empowered to help themselves and others through person-to-person centred communication.

 

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Our Vision

Our vision is to be a national peak organisation with the capacity to set the agenda regarding the treatment and management of bipolar disorder across Australia, and to foster recovery for every Australian affected by the condition, regardless of their cultural heritage, educational attainment or socio-economic status.

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Our Values

  • Respect

  • Empowerment

  • Recognition of lived experience

  • Encouragement self responsibility

  • Enablement of choices

  • Bipolar is recognisable, treatable and manageable

  • Recovery is possible

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Bipolar Disorder touches the lives of tens of thousands of Australians every day. Unfortunately, too many people never hear the good news that recovery is possible, and don’t get the help they need.

Bipolar Australia was founded to help change this. 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.

Every tax deductible donation helps us to further these life-changing goals. On behalf of the 568,000 Australians with bipolar disorder, their families, carers, and friends, thank you for your support.

– Susana Bluwol, Founder & Executive Director

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Annual Report

You can read our latest annual report here.

Staff and Volunteers

Meet our staff and the volunteers of Bipolar Australia.

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Board and Advisory Committee

Meet our board of directors and our advisory committee.

Our Plan for Bipolar

You can read our latest annual report here.