A public education campaign, Bipolar Awareness Day will be launched on Wednesday 27 June 2012 by Bipolar UK, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Bipolar Scotland.
The intention of the national awareness day is to raise awareness and understanding of bipolar and its prevalence in the UK.
It is envisaged the campaign will develop to be an annual event with each year focusing on a particular aspect of this severe mental illness. In the first year, we plan to focus on the length of time (an average of just over ten years) it takes to receive a correct diagnosis.
The objective is that medical professionals, individuals affected by bipolar and the general public are all better informed about the condition, and this will contribute to people receiving an accurate diagnosis in a shorter period of time.
Date: 27th June 2012