About Us

Bipolar Life formerly known as Melbourne Bipolar Network was established in 2006 as a non-profit charity governed and operated by volunteers. Our name was formally changed in January 2017 to reflect our desire to broaden our operations and reach into country Victoria. Melbourne therefore became inappropriate.

Bipolar Life focuses on the establishment and operation support of bipolar support groups around Victoria. We also conduct events to educate and raise awareness of bipolar disorder.

Bipolar support groups provide a confidential environment free of scrutiny and judgement. We believe everyone has information and knowledge to share, which can be a coping skill, a success story, or a new type of treatment.

Separate support groups operating across Victoria

Individual support group meetings held each month

Newsletters go out to members each month

Our Mission

Bipolar Life formerly known as Melbourne Bipolar Network was established in 2006 as a non-profit charity governed and operated by volunteers. Our name was formally changed in January 2017 to reflect our desire to broaden our operations and reach into country Victoria. Melbourne therefore became inappropriate.

Bipolar Life focuses on the establishment and operation support of bipolar support groups around Victoria. We also conduct events to educate and raise awareness of bipolar disorder.

Bipolar support groups provide a confidential environment free of scrutiny and judgement. We believe everyone has information and knowledge to share, which can be a coping skill, a success story, or a new type of treatment.

Our Patron

 Professor Greg Murray

  • Professor, Psychology Research leader.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Master of Psychology (Cinical Psychology), La Trobe University, Australia

Biography

Professor Greg Murray has a national and international reputation for clinical psychology research, being ranked in the top 1% of researchers worldwide in the fields of bipolar disorders, circadian rhythms, personality and affect. Through 2016-2019, he is leading a $1.1 million NHMRC project investigating a novel online intervention for bipolar disorder.

Professor Murray’s work has had significant translational impact. He wrote the APS guidelines for treating bipolar disorder and the psychological aspects of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists mood disorder guideline (2015). He is also a practising clinical psychologist with strong industry linkages, and currently serves as Deputy Lead of the Canada-based CREST.BD – an international research network studying psychosocial issues in bipolar disorder – and in an NIMH-led international working group on activation in mood disorders.

An active public intellectual, Professor Murray has won multiple individual awards for teaching and provided professional development workshops for hundreds of psychologists and psychiatrists across Australia and overseas. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) in 2013 and has been pro bono Chair of headspace Hawthorn since its inception with a successful $2 million bid in 2011.

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