The Bipolar Lift works in Nottingham, and was established to fill a gap in local services for people with bipolar disorder. It is user-led, and aims to prevent the social isolation of bipolar sufferers and give them the support they need. The Bipolar Lift works with referral agencies, and has provided practical and emotional support to more than 100 people.
The Allen Lane Foundation has awarded a grant totalling £4,000 at its June 2020 meeting of Trustees. The grant will fund a series of workshops and group sessions that will be facilitated and aimed at various topics – such as health, welfare and wellbeing, as well as employment, benefits and debt advice. Outcome of the work of The Bipolar Lift are to combat isolation, reduce stress levels, and tackle potential triggers before they lead to full-blown episodes.