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Counties Manukau Bipolar Support Group

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Due to unforseen circumstances DRIVE coordinators are working remotely.

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28C Lambie Drive, Papatoetoe, Auckland

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

The Bipolar Support Group meets twice a month in-person and online. The in-person group is held on the first Friday of the month from 10am to 12pm at DRIVE. The online group is held on the third Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm on Zoom. 

New members are welcome. People who do not have lived experience of bipolar may only attend if they support someone who does experience the symptoms of bipolar to attend.
 
DRIVE provides some administrative support to this group however they are their own self-sustaining entity and create their own group rules regarding membership that DRIVE does not influence. For example, there is no geographical limit on membership.

Charges

No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

The group meets twice a month in-person at DRIVE and online. The in-person group is at DRIVE on the first Friday of the month from 10am to 12pm. The online group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm. Email for the zoom link. The group does not meet in January.

28C Lambie Drive, Papatoetoe, Auckland

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

DRIVE Coordinators spend a lot of time in the community. Please contact us beforehand to ensure someone will be in the office to greet you. 

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Bipolar Support Group

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

To join the group email, phone 09 263 6508, text 021 921 738, or private message us through DRIVE on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Covid protocols at our venue may require you to confirm that you are symptom free prior to entry. You may also have to wear a mask, and physically distance from peers.

Description

The Bipolar Support Group meets twice a month in-person and online. The in-person group is held on the first Friday of the month from 10am to 12pm at DRIVE. The online group is held on the third Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm on Zoom. 

New members are welcome. People who do not have lived experience of bipolar may only attend if they support someone who does experience the symptoms of bipolar to attend.

DRIVE provides some administrative support to this group however they are their own self-sustaining entity and create their own group rules regarding membership that DRIVE does not influence. For example, there is no geographical limit on membership.

The group does not meet in January. 

Wheelchair Access

No

Public Transport

The Airport Link Bus can be accessed outside of DRIVE's offices every 10-minutes during opening hours connecting peers to the Manukau and Papatoetoe Train stations. 

Parking

Free all day parking is available at Cavendish Court. 57 Cavendish Drive, Manukau 2104. It is a short 3-minute walk to DRIVE. 

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau
Level 1, 28C Lambie Drive
Papatoetoe
Auckland 2104

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Street Address

DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau
Level 1, 28C Lambie Drive
Papatoetoe
Auckland 2104

Postal Address

Bipolar Support Group
c/o DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau
P.O. Box 22424
Ōtāhuhu 1062
Auckland
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 12:03PM on May 16, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Bipolar Support Group.