The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) is a multidisciplinary collaborative network of researchers, people living with bipolar disorder, healthcare providers, and family members and supporters.

We are dedicated to collaborative research and knowledge exchange about psychological and social factors in bipolar disorder. Our mission is to optimise the health and quality of life of people living with bipolar disorder.

Improving Research, Treatment and Care in Bipolar Disorder

CREST.BD: A Collaborative Research and Knowledge Exchange Network.

CREST.BD was the recipient of a major funding award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) in the agency’s 2010 ‘Network Catalyst – Knowledge Translation’ competition. CREST.BD’s application was ranked first in the entire competition and was awarded 3 years of funding to support the growth of the provincially-focused team (British Columbia) into a Canada-wide network.

Our vision is that we will contribute to a world where people living with bipolar disorder enjoy optimized health and quality of life and minimal stigma as a result of tailored treatment and/or self-management interventions informed by effective psychosocial research and knowledge exchange.

Partners and Funders

Our work would not be possible without our valued funders, research and knowledge exchange partners and collaborators:

Get Involved

Collaborate with us. Get involved with the CREST.BD network.

The opportunities to collaborate and support the work of CREST.BD researchers, advisory committees and projects across Canada, come in all shapes and sizes. We welcome ideas on research and knowledge exchange activities in bipolar disorders from people with lived experience of the condition family members and supporters, researchers, healthcare providers, and decision and policy-makers.