Education & Training
‘Psychoeducation’ for bipolar disorder is an approach that helps people to understand the illness, learn to recognise early warning signs of highs and lows and develop the skills needed to stay as well as possible. There is evidence that psychoeducation works and we believe it should be widely available.
Funding from the Big Lottery allowed us to develop and deliver psychoeducation in two main ways – through group sessions and online interactive modules.
Bipolar Education Programme – Cymru
This offers a group educational programme over ten sessions. Each two hour session consists of a combination of presentations, group discussions and exercises.
For more information visit www.bep-c.org, telephone 02920 742038 or email email@example.com.
Beating Bipolar Online Modules
This covers similar topics to the group sessions in a series of eight interactive modules that are accessed over the internet.
For more information telephone 02920 742038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perinatal Mental Health
Women and Bipolar Disorder
With funding from the Big Lottery we have developed an interactive online module for women with bipolar disorder dealing with issues around pregnancy and childbirth. You can access the module at: www.beatingbipolar.org/women_and_bipolar
Maternal Mental Health: A Learning Programme for Midwives
This an on-line e-learning programme that helps midwives to identify and treat new mothers who are at risk of developing serious mental illness. To access the on-line programme click on www.beatingbipolar.org/perinataltraining/.