Living with Bipolar disorder

Orchardhill Parish Church.
Orchardhill Parish Church.

East Renfrewshire Bipolar Self-Help Group is extending a welcoming hand to anyone who lives with the condition to join its regular local meetings.

The group offers the opportunity to share information, advice and experience with others – there’s no referral or appointment needed.

It meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6.30pn to 8pm at Orchardhill Parish Church, 12 Church Road, Giffnock.

A spokesperson said: “We’re a friendly bunch and we’re also open to friends, family, carers and partners of people with a bipolar diagnosis – anyone whose life has been affected by the condition.

“This is your chance to share advice and insights in a friendly non-clinical setting and meet new people.

“Our group also has occasional guest speakers who can talk about bipolar disorder from a range of angles (eg social workers, psychiatrists, mindfulness, getting back into work, staying fit etc).

“We’re affiliated to Bipolar Scotland and you can learn more about the national organisation at

“It costs nothing to attend our group and we hope to see you there!”