#TalkBD 8 – Aging Well with Bipolar Disorder

Laura Lapadat on July 15, 2020
#TalkBD 8 – Aging Well with Bipolar Disorder
Thank you all for continuing to follow our #TalkBD webinar series. Our next online community gathering featuring Dr. Elizabeth Tyler from Lancaster University, will be about aging well with bipolar disorder.
Click here to register!

Back in March, we launched our #TalkBD series of online community gatherings, to address mental health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. At these events, experts in bipolar disorder share information about a specific area of life or mental health, and answer questions submitted before and during the event by viewers. Although many areas are beginning to re-open, we want to continue to provide this online resource to people who want to learn more about managing bipolar disorder.

Our next event, #TalkBD 8 – Aging Well with BD features Dr. Elizabeth Tyler from the Spectrum Centre at Lancaster University in England. She’ll be speaking on growing older with bipolar disorder, and discussing themes such as loss, transition, symptom changes, and relationships. We welcome people with BD and related conditions, healthcare providers, friends, and family to join us for the live online event!

Where to Join

Date and Time (North America): Wednesday, July 22nd, 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7pm British time (Find what time this is for me)
Link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cVQhwXPkSJCOwFIP5S5zVg
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our our Facebook page

The Presenters

A headshot of Dr. Elizabeth Tyler.Dr. Elizabeth Tyler

Lecturer, Research Fellow, and PhD student, Lancaster University
About Elizabeth / @SpectrumCentre
Dr. Elizabeth Tyler is a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) fellow and lecturer in mental health based at the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health. Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with individuals with bipolar disorder. Her main research interests focus on developing evidence-based therapeutic interventions for individuals who have previously found it difficult access psychological care. Elizabeth is currently leading a study that has adapted recovery-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for bipolar disorder to meet the the needs of an older adult population.

Victoria, a co-host to the online bipolar workshop, outside in front of a bush, smiling and looking up.Victoria Maxwell

Mental Health Educator, Speaker and Performer at Crazy For Life Co.
crestbd.ca/victoria / victoriamaxwell.com / @Victoria_BPP

Since being diagnosed with BD, psychosis, and anxiety, Victoria has become one of North America’s top speakers and educators on the lived experience of mental illness and recovery, dismantling stigma and returning to work after a psychiatric disorder. As a performer, her funny, powerful messages about mental wellness create lasting change in individuals and organizations. Watch Victoria in That’s Just Crazy Talk.

By sharing her story of mental illness and recovery she makes the uncomfortable comfortable, the confusing understandable. The Mental Health Commission of Canada named her keynote That’s Just Crazy Talk as one of the top anti-stigma interventions in the country. Learn more about her work with CREST.BD on That’s Just Crazy Talk here.

A headshot of Emma smiling against a white background.Dr. Emma Morton

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UBC Psychiatry
crestbd.ca/emma-morton / @morton_emm

Emma is an Institute of Mental Health Marshall Fellow at UBC Psychiatry. She completed her PhD and clinical training as a psychologist in 2018 at Swinburne University, Australia, and received the Iain Wallace Research Medal for the Most Outstanding Doctorate Student for her research in advancing the study of quality of life in bipolar disorder. Emma’s research has focused on improving the understanding and treatment of of quality of life in serious mental health conditions, self-management strategies, and digital mental health tools. She has clinical experience working in community mental health, early intervention and hospital settings. Emma is most interested in researching tools likely to have immediate practical benefits for people experiencing mental health difficulties.


We hope to see you there!


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