Priority 30 from the Bipolar PSP

UNCERTAINTY:How can family members and carers best support people with bipolar (e.g. through education, training and practical support)? (JLA PSP Priority 30)
Overall ranking 30
JLA question ID 0041/30
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples For full examples, see Category ID A2 on spreadsheet.  How can the family be better supported and trained in supporting the person with bipolar after discharge?  ~ How should you react to someone with bi-polar? Try to ground them when they are elevated or just support them and be there for them after it passes? ~  Is it harmful for bipolar sufferers to live with a parent or have a parent as a main carer? ~ More needs to be done to educate the family around you.  How could support be used to do that? ~ Is there a protocol for family members to respond during a hypo manic phase? How can I help them without making things worse?
Submitted by Patients x 36 ~ Carers x 101 ~ Health Professionals x 6 ~ others x 8
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0041
PSP name Bipolar
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 363  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 14 June 2016