Bipolar Lift CIC

The Bipolar Lift CIC aims to provide holistic support for those living with bipolar disorder and their families. The organisation endeavours to improve the overall health and wellbeing of those individuals by providing both emotional and practical support, including talking therapy (through one-to-one sessions or group therapy sessions), nature walks and excursions and support with personal finances. By providing complete support in those core areas of an individual’s life, the organisation aims to improve the person’s overall wellbeing, and help them feel back in control of their lives. Furthermore, each service user is provided with a tailored care plan to ensure the varying needs of the individual are recognised and met. Being based in Nottingham, face to face support is offered to local service users, but telephone support is offered nationally. The Bipolar Lift fills a real unmet need in our community, and it was founded by Imran Akram, an individual diagnosed with bipolar.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

We provide telephone, one to one and group support sessions for those living with Bipolar Disorder in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

What are your current priorities?

To continue developing care plans with those suffering from Bipolar disorder and ensure that our telephone service is manned and our one to one sessions are available at short notice.

What challenges are you currently facing?

Financial challenges. We need to secure additional funding to meet the increasing demand.