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BEPCymru is an exciting new group educational programme which aims to improve participants’ understanding of bipolar disorder and also aims to provide benefits in terms of quality of life and experience of symptoms.
BEPCymru has been developed by Professor Nick Craddock, Dr Ian Jones, Dr Danny Smith and the Mood Disorders group at Cardiff University. We are now working with mental health professionals throughout Wales to deliver the programme.
BEPCymru is delivered at 10 weekly meetings with each session lasting for about 2 hours. The sessions consist of a combination of presentations, group discussions and some group exercises.
BEPCymru covers the following topics:
- Introduction and what is bipolar disorder?
- What causes bipolar disorder?
- Monitoring mood and identifying triggers
- Early Warning Signature
- Medication I
- Medication II
- Psychological approaches
- Friends and Famlies
- Bringing it all together
What are the benefits of taking part?
We hope that by taking part participants will experience an improvement in their understanding of bipolar disorder, as well as benefits in terms of their quality of life and their experience of symptoms.
Who is funding BEPCymru?
BEPCymru is funded by the Big Lottery.
Where is BEPCymru running at present?
Currently we are running BEPCymru sessions in Cardiff, for participants in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, but BEPCymru will be rolled out across Wales in the future.
Who can I contact for further information?
Helen Davies – Project Co-ordinator BEPCymru
University Hospital of Wales
Telephone: 029 2074 2038
Fax: 029 2074 3143