We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

Mental Health

October 24, 2017 8:27 AM
By Stephen Lloyd

Managing-Bipolar is a not for profit Eastbourne organisation struggling to get funding with the continued austerity measures. And they've contacted me to ask if I could step up for them, which I am very happy to do.

They're bidding for an application to the Aviva Community Fund but to have any chance of winning against stiff competition, they need our vote!

The application shows Brighton but it's funding, if they win it, will be used to ensure their group locally, in Eastbourne can grow from strength to strength.

And the voting starts today (24th Oct) at 9 o'clock and ends at noon on 21 November 2017.

To find out about the project and to vote, please go to this link:


Anybody in the UK can vote and they get 10 votes each which can all be used on the same project. Judging by last year's voting, they need to get at least 27,000+ to stand a chance of winning.

Please use all 10 votes if you can for the Managing Bi-polar Group so they're in with a chance, and also spread the word by sharing this link to everybody you know. Thx.

I'm told the competition will be greater than last year where there were nearly 4,000 applications for the only 8 awards in the category they've applied for, which is 'Inclusivity'.

You'll remember I posted about the organisation a few weeks ago. A group of local people with bi-polar who support each other and welcome new members with the condition. Like a lot of mental health problems, bi-polar can be frighteningly isolating so having an experienced peer group in Eastbourne and beyond which meet regularly to share ideas and to support each other is a real plus.

Nice people with an illness who are trying to help each other - so let's help them folks.....