Our free peer support service is for people aged 18-65 living in Edinburgh with a bipolar diagnosis.
What is bipolar peer support?
This is a free service to help you on the road to recovery. A peer support practitioner working for our partners Penumbra will meet with you regularly on a one-to-one basis either in-person, or occasionally online or on the phone.
Your peer practitioner also has lived experience of bipolar, helping them to better understand your situation. They can help you with self-management and connecting with your communities.
They will meet you weekly for 12 sessions, helping you to build your knowledge, confidence and resilience for a better quality of life.
Peer support complements mental health services provided by the NHS and other agencies and is not a crisis service.
Some feedback from the service:
‘Everything I just told you, I have no one else to tell.’
‘You get it, and we can relate to one another.’
‘Harry also often brings his dog Boston who is a registered therapet along to meetings once he realised that I really like dogs and animals.’
“I haven’t seen him do so well in all the years I have known him”. (from a social worker)
‘I have looked forward to our informal meetings as this gives me an opportunity to highlight any problems, both practical & mental, I may have faced the previous week.’
How to find out more:
Our peer support service is for people aged 18-65 living in Edinburgh with a bipolar diagnosis. It's free and you can access our support by contacting the partnership directly. This is called self-referral.
To find out more or to self-refer please fill-in the form below and someone from the service will get back with you: