The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Organisation Details

Address Studio 1015 Mile End Mill, Abbeymill Business Centre Seedhill Rd
City/County PAISLEY
Post Code PA1 1TJ
Telephone 0141 560 2050
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  • Advice/Information
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Health
  • Self Help/Support

Who are we?

Manic Depression Fellowship (Scotland) was formed in 1992 and became a company limited by guarantee in 1996. In 2004, the Fellowship’s name was changed to Bipolar Fellowship Scotland. In 2010 it was agreed that the organisation should be re-named Bipolar Scotland.

Bipolar Scotland is a membership-based voluntary sector organisation. It is administered by a Board of Directors. The majority of directors either have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or care for someone with the diagnosis. Bipolar Scotland employs a team of staff who are responsible for carrying out its work.

We provide information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder / manic depression and those who care for them.

We also promote self-help throughout Scotland, and inform and educate people about the condition.

Bipolar Scotland’s work covers the following areas:

- Support for a network of self-help groups throughout Scotland.
- Promoting and running self-management training courses.
- Providing information on bipolar disorder (through the website, books, information booklets, leaflets and a quarterly newsletter).
- Providing training and talks to various organisations/groups.
- Representation and input to national and local committees/forums.
- Providing input to research projects.
- Contributing to both statutory and independent sector reports on mental health services.