BRIDPORT residents living with bipolar disorder are welcome to attend a course run by Dorset HealthCare.

The 12-week course will be held every Wednesday from May 7 until July 30.

The course will cover a number of issues including stress managements, the importance of good routines and the impact of bipolar on the individual and others, medication and recovery.

Course facilitator David O'Loughlin from Dorset HealthCare said: “The course is open to anyone with a diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder who is currently, or has been, receiving support from the mental health services. The course aims to help people on their journey of recovery, giving them the skills to identify signs of changing mood, improve coping strategies and their relationships, and gain confidence.”

“Those who have attended past courses say they benefit from the mutual support they get from meeting other people with similar problems and from the awareness and understanding about the condition that they gain.”

The course will be held between noon and 2.30pm at the Hughes Unit, Bridport Community Hospital.

For more details about the course or to apply, please contact David O'Loughlin on 01202 399506 or email