BRIDPORT residents living with bipolar disorder can attend a 12-week course run by Dorset HealthCare every Wednesday from May 7 until July 30.

The course will cover issues including stress management, its impact 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 helps people on their journey of recovery, by identifying 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.”

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

To apply, please contact David O’Loughlin on 01202 399506 or email