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Bipolar Education Programme

The Bipolar Education Programme offers educational and supportive interventions in the ‘Post Acute’ phase of a person’s Bipolar illness, so that recovery and the development of self-management skills are supported. Support and Information sessions are also offered to families in this programme.

The Bipolar Education Programme offers educational and supportive interventions in the ‘Post Acute’ phase of a person’s Bipolar illness, so that recovery and the development of self-management skills are supported. Support and Information sessions are also offered to families in this programme.

This involves prolonged engagement with this specialist service. The initial Foundation week focuses on introducing core concepts and information which will help each person understand their Bipolar illness experience more fully, followed by a one day programme for 12 weeks. Similar content themes are addressed over the twelve weeks but in greater depth with a focus on applying new learning to one’s personal circumstances.

The development of self-management skills is a key objective of the programme and encourages the active engagement of supporters along the way. Self Management simply means becoming an expert on your illness and taking charge of staying well. Various strategies are explored that have been proven to help a person to maintain their mood stability and reduce the risks of recurrence.

Having a strong support system is vital to sustained recovery; therefore to encourage those in recovery to seek out the help of others and develop a support network around them, two information and support sessions are offered to families and supporters over the course of the 12 week day programme.

The Bipolar Education Programme is designed for service users over the age of 18 diagnosed with bipolar disorder and who are inpatients or attending the day care service at St. Patrick’s University Hospital. 

Support and Information

Take your first step by making a call: speak to a mental health professional today

01 249 3333 info@stpatsmail.com

Referral and Assessment Service

Referral and Assessment Service: contact us for queries regarding referrals to our service

01 249 3635