New research projects are exploring ways to enhance the wellbeing of both people with bipolar disorder and those closest to them.
The new programs are currently recruiting adults with bipolar disorder (called BipolarWISE) and their family and friends (called BipolarASSIST). The team is based in our Clinical Trials theme. Please share this article with your colleagues, patients and anyone you know who may be interested.
For relatives, partners or friends – BipolarAssist
BipolarASSIST is a new website that provides interactive information and learning activities for family and friends about bipolar disorder, its treatment and management, ways to support and communicate with the person and to enhance their own wellbeing, as well as links to more resources. In order to make sure this website is relevant and useful, we are inviting family and friends to express their interest in accessing it and providing feedback. This study has ethics approval and is conducted entirely online. The ultimate aim is to enhance the quality of life and relationships of family/friends and people affected by bipolar disorder in Australia.
Interested? Contact the researchers on 0459 965 545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For people living with bipolar disorder – BipolarWISE
BipolarWISE is a 13-week program that aims to empower people with strategies and skills to manage their bipolar disorder and enhance their wellbeing. It is designed to complement usual treatment and is not a substitute for regular medical treatment. The program includes weekly face-to-face group sessions, as well as individual telehealth sessions led by an experienced psychologist. There is also a mobile application to help participants apply what they learn to everyday life. We are inviting people with bipolar disorder to express their interest in participating and providing feedback to ensure BipolarWISE is relevant, useful and beneficial. The study has ethics approval and the face-to-face component will be run in Geelong when group sessions are no longer restricted.
Interested? Contact the researchers on 0459 965 545 or email@example.com