Online workshop for Carers, Family and Friends – Thursday, May 26 2022

Online workshop for Carers, Family and Friends – Thursday, May 26 2022

There’s an opportunity for carers, families and friends to find out more about supporting someone with bipolar at a special online workshop next week.

The free session, called ‘Understanding and supporting someone with bipolar’, will be held on Thursday 26th May 2022, 10.00am to 12.30pm online via Microsoft Teams.

Rebecca McKnight, Consultant Psychiatrist and will explain bipolar (affective) disorder, the types of symptoms and experiences that patients may have and why they might have developed the illness.

It will also cover different treatments that are available and what families, friends or carers can do at home to support someone with bipolar. It will touch on some specific topics that commonly occur such as links between bipolar disorder and illicit substances and self-harm/suicide. There will be time throughout the session to ask questions and discuss any topics raised.

These workshops are provided for family and carers of service users who are currently under the care of Oxfordshire adult and older adult Mental Health Teams.

You can apply by emailing the Trust Carers Lead, Diane.Hilson@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk with your name, telephone number and the course/s you would like to attend.

Places are free of charge but limited. If we are unable to offer you a place we will add you to the waiting list and contact you nearer the time to advise if one becomes available.

Written email confirmation will be sent to you with joining instructions.

For more information on the workshop and future sessions, click here.

Published: 17 May 2022