Elevate Your Mental Health Awareness with The Bipolar Lift's CPD Accredited Course!
Are you looking to expand your knowledge and understanding of bipolar disorder?
The Bipolar Lift is thrilled to offer a comprehensive CPD accredited course on Mental Health Awareness & Understanding Bipolar.
Why Choose This Course?
Gain In-Depth Insights: Delve into the world of bipolar disorder and enhance your understanding of its complexities, symptoms, and impacts on individuals' lives.
CPD Accredited: Earn valuable CPD credits as you learn, ensuring your professional development while staying up-to-date with the latest insights in mental health.
Interactive Learning: Our engaging course offers interactive modules, real-life case studies, and helps you to grasp concepts effectively.
Expert Guidance: Learn from experienced professionals and experts in the field of mental health, gaining insights that can benefit you in various personal and professional settings.
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"It was an absolute pleasure to welcome bipolar lift into our business, Evolution Power Tools Ltd, here in Sheffield in April.
As an organisation we are like most and find many of our colleagues, and management alike, suffer from the effects of a wide range of mental health considerations, either themselves or with close relatives impacting their health and their working environment.
Imran from Bipolar Lift, along with others in the team, delivered an eye-opening training and awareness course where a large number of people were highly engaged, and as we learnt about the signs, effects, causes, and, importantly the methods of helping ourselves and our colleagues who might be dealing with a variety of mental health concerns, including bipolar disorder.
We highly recommend asking Bipolar Lift to come to any business to not only help colleagues and management, but to help avoid the business costs that the disruption of mental health can bring by encouraging a positive attitude to their organisation."
Matthew Gavins - Chairman of Evolution Power Tools
“Our experience with Bipolar Lift has been wonderful, Imran and his team are equipped with lived experience and armed with knowledge. The team has been informative and great with communication.
The training was exceptional, using both interactive and informative methods to keep trainees engaged and curious. Our team at Tuntum felt listened to and educated; they fed back that they had not experienced such a training before which allowed them to ask questions and get to hear stories of lived experience.
The staff are super happy with their experience and were able to get a certificate out of it!”
Chandni Gill - Mental Health Services, Tuntum Housing
“Whether you want a refresher on mental health issues or the subject’s new to you, this is a great course to develop your knowledge. We all felt comfortable to be ourselves, ask questions and share our thoughts. Thank you Bipolar Lift for making this course a wonderful learning experience, accessible to all.”
Kerry Devine - CEO, Improving Lives
Earlier last year, while I was pregnant, I started reading the illustrated memoir And Now I Spill
the Family Secrets by Margaret Kimball. This memoir is about Kimball’s relationship with her
mother who has bipolar. Because I was becoming a parent, I wanted to understand how children
are impacted by their parent’s bipolar through a first-hand account. Kimball shares her
experiences with her mother experiencing mania, depression, and being hospitalised. After
reading some very triggering content, I finally had to stop reading the book.
The reason I found the content so triggering wasn’t because of Kimball’s honest portrayal of
being a child of a parent who has bipolar. Instead, I felt triggered because if you’re a person
who experiences bipolar or are in a relationship with someone who is bipolar, you might often
hear or internalise the stereotype that people with bipolar are difficult to be in a relationship with.
For example, many researchers and studies suggest that people with bipolar have higher rates
of divorce than the general population.
Two Ways Bipolar Can Impact Your Relationships
What these studies don’t tell you are two of the common reasons why relationships can be
negatively impacted by bipolar.
1. The person with bipolar in the relationship is undiagnosed and/or untreated for their condition.
Untreated bipolar can lead to feeling like you and the other individual are on a rollercoaster.
However, when bipolar disorder is treated with methods like medication, talk-therapy, and
exercise, then there is a higher chance of having a stable and healthy relationship. So, going
back to the higher divorce rates in relationships where one or both partners have bipolar,
factors like undiagnosed or untreated bipolar need to be accounted for. These factors
(such as lack of insight and treatment), rather than having bipolar itself, might be major
causes of divorce.
2. Interdependent vs. caregiver relationships.
Oftentimes, a major source of tension in a relationship is when the person without bipolar in the
relationship takes on the role of a “caregiver” while the person with bipolar becomes “the
patient.” For example, in a study conducted by researchers at the Sainte Marguerite Hospital in
France, one of the negative impacts of bipolar on the partner without bipolar takes on the role of a caregiver. Caregiver relationships lead to:
● Caregiver burnout. This is when a person stops wanting to help the person with the
condition like they used to. The person who takes on the role of a caregiver may also
lose their ability to empathise with the individual with the condition.
● Power imbalance. This is when a person with bipolar begins to feel incapable of taking
care of their responsibilities. They may also become dependent on the other person.
The goal of any healthy relationship is to be interdependent. That means each individual has
their own responsibilities that lead to a healthy and stable life for all the individuals involved.
Learning About What Works For Your Relationship
When it comes to bipolar or any other condition, it’s important to learn about what has worked
for others. It’s also important to learn about what works for you and your relationship. One way
to do this is to have transparent and honest conversations.
It’s also important to do the work that it takes to have healthy relationships– reading books,
counselling, group discussions with folks in similar situations, etc. Ultimately, the goal is to find
out what works best for you and your relationship.