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Bipolar Australia

Contact

Name: Susana Bluwol

Position: Executive Director

Email: susana.bluwol@bipolaraustralia.org.au

Address

30 Griffiths Ave

West Ryde

Sydney 2114

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Our Mission / Objective

Bipolar Australia was founded in 2014 with the intention of becoming the national peak non-government organisation for Bipolar Disorder.


 


Our organisation aims to raise community awareness about Bipolar Disorder, provide broad-based education programs regarding the condition, promote a positive understanding of Bipolar among health care professionals and service providers, and encourage the formation of Bipolar Support Groups.


 


Our Mission Statement


 


Recovery is possible for every Australian affected by Bipolar Disorder, when they are empowered to help themselves and others through person-to-person centred communication.


 


Our Values


 




    • Respect



 




    • Empowerment



 




    • A person centred approach; recognising strengths in people with lived experience



 




    • Encouraging self-responsibility



 




    • Giving people choices



 




    • Bipolar is recognisable, treatable and manageable; recovery is possible



 

Our Services

From the Board of Directors Chair


 


Bipolar Disorder affects a surprisingly large number of Australians — over 450,000, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Despite this relatively high prevalence, until Bipolar Australia was founded in 2014, there was not a national organisation which advocated for people affected by the condition, or helped to connect those in need with the services they required in order to experience recovery.


 


Now that Bipolar Australia has come into existence, we have set ourselves an ambitious goal: bringing the good news of recovery to every one of those 450,000 Australians affected by Bipolar, connecting them with services which already exist, and lobbying for the creation of new services, especially peer-led support, where required.


 


To that end, during the 2015-16 Financial Year, we embarked on a variety of projects and collaborated with a number of other non governmental organisations. In particular, I want to thank the Collective Purpose Partners, Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW, and
Wesley Mental Health Services for their support during the year.
Although Bipolar Disorder remains a serious condition, the future is bright for those who are affected by it.


 


While Bipolar Australia is only new, we are already having a positive impact on those who live with Bipolar Disorder, as well as their families, carers, and friends, and this impact will only grow as we move forward.


 


On behalf of the Board, I want to thank everyone who contributed to this important work during 2015-16.

Our Beneficiaries

Bipolar Australia is the peak organisation representing everyone affected by bipolar disorder, including people with the condition, carers, friends and the dedicated professionals who help us all.

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

SUSANA BLUWOL, Executive Director & Advisory Committee Chair

Leadership Team


  • Scientia Professor Philip Mitchell AM – Director & Board of Directors Chair

  • David Harper – Senior Project Coordinator

  • Dr Meg Smith OAM – Student Supervisor

  • Eileen McDonald - Advisory Committee

  • Professor Gin Malhi


 


 

Names of Board Members


  • Scientia Professor Philip Mitchell AM - Director

  • Eileen McDonald - Director

  • Bernie Mitchell

  • Caroline Campbell-Sarno – Director

  • Osvaldo Bluwol - Honorary Secretary

Registration Information

ABN

35 169 187 517

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Bipolar Australia was founded in 2014 with the intention of becoming the national peak non-government organisation for Bipolar Disorder.


 


Our organisation aims to raise community awareness about Bipolar Disorder, provide broad-based education programs regarding the condition, promote a positive understanding of Bipolar among health care professionals and service providers, and encourage the formation of Bipolar Support Groups.


 


Our Mission Statement


 


Recovery is possible for every Australian affected by Bipolar Disorder, when they are empowered to help themselves and others through person-to-person centred communication.


 


Our Values


 




    • Respect



 




    • Empowerment



 




    • A person centred approach; recognising strengths in people with lived experience



 




    • Encouraging self-responsibility



 




    • Giving people choices



 




    • Bipolar is recognisable, treatable and manageable; recovery is possible



 

Our Services

From the Board of Directors Chair


 


Bipolar Disorder affects a surprisingly large number of Australians — over 450,000, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Despite this relatively high prevalence, until Bipolar Australia was founded in 2014, there was not a national organisation which advocated for people affected by the condition, or helped to connect those in need with the services they required in order to experience recovery.


 


Now that Bipolar Australia has come into existence, we have set ourselves an ambitious goal: bringing the good news of recovery to every one of those 450,000 Australians affected by Bipolar, connecting them with services which already exist, and lobbying for the creation of new services, especially peer-led support, where required.


 


To that end, during the 2015-16 Financial Year, we embarked on a variety of projects and collaborated with a number of other non governmental organisations. In particular, I want to thank the Collective Purpose Partners, Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW, and
Wesley Mental Health Services for their support during the year.
Although Bipolar Disorder remains a serious condition, the future is bright for those who are affected by it.


 


While Bipolar Australia is only new, we are already having a positive impact on those who live with Bipolar Disorder, as well as their families, carers, and friends, and this impact will only grow as we move forward.


 


On behalf of the Board, I want to thank everyone who contributed to this important work during 2015-16.

Our Beneficiaries

Bipolar Australia is the peak organisation representing everyone affected by bipolar disorder, including people with the condition, carers, friends and the dedicated professionals who help us all.

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

SUSANA BLUWOL, Executive Director & Advisory Committee Chair

Leadership Team


  • Scientia Professor Philip Mitchell AM – Director & Board of Directors Chair

  • David Harper – Senior Project Coordinator

  • Dr Meg Smith OAM – Student Supervisor

  • Eileen McDonald - Advisory Committee

  • Professor Gin Malhi


 


 

Names of Board Members


  • Scientia Professor Philip Mitchell AM - Director

  • Eileen McDonald - Director

  • Bernie Mitchell

  • Caroline Campbell-Sarno – Director

  • Osvaldo Bluwol - Honorary Secretary

Registration Information

ABN

35 169 187 517

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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