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World Bipolar Day Community Festival - Sydney

When:
Sun 26 Mar 2023
Details:
Bipolar Australia is bringing the Bipolar Community Festival to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra on Sunday, 26th of March 2023 – to celebrate World Bipolar Day (30th of March each year) after a two-year pause due to Covid.

Bipolar Australia is a not-for-profit organisation supporting, educating, and advocating for all people affected by Bipolar to live well and fulfil their potential, free from social stigma. The core Initiative for World Bipolar Day is 'Blow Bubbles for Bipolar' (a symbol of the manic-depressive condition). A range of event activations and activities will be available throughout this family-oriented festival.

Key Facts

- About 600,000 people in Australia have Bipolar.
- Bipolar has a huge impact on families and carers.
- It takes an average of 9 years to get a correct diagnosis of Bipolar
- People impacted by Bipolar need specialist services.
- Thousands of people affected by Bipolar still lack basic support and self-management skills.
- Bipolar can be diagnosed, treated and well managed.

Who Is Bipolar Australia

Founded in 2014, Bipolar Australia is the only national non-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and families affected by Bipolar Disorders. "Peer support workers and volunteers are at the core of our work, supported by our passionate Board of Directors" – Susana Bluwol.

Bipolar Australia supporting everyone affected by Bipolar Disorders, including people with the condition, their carers, families and friends, and mental health services and professionals.

Key Things Bipolar Australia Does

- Educational resources available online to read, download and print.
- Personal stories presentations and educational events like conferences and forums.
- World Bipolar Day, a yearly national campaign bringing awareness to Bipolar Disorders.
- Establishing Peer Support Groups for people affected by bipolar, their families and carers.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a national peak organisation with the capacity to set the agenda regarding the treatment and management of Bipolar Disorders across Australia, and to foster recovery for every Australian affected by the condition, regardless of their cultural heritage, educational attainment or socio-economic status.

Location:
University of Technology Sydney 15 Broadway Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia
Contact:
Michael Grey on
  0452 446 443

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