Carers and Supporters, Advocacy

08 March, 2022

Family Information Series: Understanding Bipolar Affective Disorder

St Patrick's Mental Health Services (SPMHS) presents a webinar on bipolar disorder from our family information series.

This is the sixth webinar in our Mental Health Recovery: A Family Perspective series and focuses on understanding bipolar affective disorder from a family and friends perspective. Sean Lonergan from the Bipolar Education Programme in SPMHS talks about supporting and promoting the recovery of a loved one living with bipolar affective disorder.

This webinar aims to help you in that supporting role by providing you with information on bipolar affective disorder and insights into how it can impact not only the person experiencing the illness, but also on you in the caring role. We explore what is it like to live with bipolar disorder and how can we support those who are diagnosed with it.

When supporting a loved one in mental health recovery, family members often find it challenging to access simple practical information on mental ill health, services, support and self care. This webinar aims to address any questions or concerns you, as a carer, may have.

Watch the webinar below now.

Find out more about support for families and carers

There is support available for those who are caring for someone with mental health difficulties.

Read about our family information series

As part of the series, we will host a webinar each month focusing on a particular mental health concern from the perspective of the family or carers. Visit this page to learn more about the series and to watch the recordings of the previous webinars. 

Read about our family information series