Advance Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder

East Midlands Academic Science Network, February 2015

This guide has been developed by NHS and university partners and is based on extensive research involving people with Bipolar Disorder and is designed to help them advance plan for times when they might be unwell. The booklet will help people with Bipolar Disorder to understand the Mental Capacity Act and navigate the law.  The booklet has the potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder by helping them to retain control as well as protect their welfare, property and finances during periods where they may experience a loss of capacity.

Click here to download a copy of the booklet.

Click here for more information on the project.



Bipolar disorder: the assessment and management of bipolar disorder in adults, children and young people in primary and secondary care

NICE, September 2014

 This guideline updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 38 (published July 2006). It offers evidence based advice on the care and treatment of children, young people and adults with bipolar disorder.

All areas of NICE clinical guideline 38 have been updated.

Click here to download the new guidance.