Chapter Application Process

The Society has a total of 22 chapters and the number continues to expand.  The work of the Chapters is of fundamental importance to the Society as they provide opportunities for members to network, share information and engage with the public and with advocacy initiatives locally.

All members are encouraged to contact their local chapter and become involved in its activities. If there is no local chapter, you can consider starting a new chapter in your country or region using the Chapter Resource Tools below.


Regional Societies Handbook - The first step in starting a new chapter in your country or region is to review this document which includes application for affiliation with the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.  Please note that, although there are criteria to become a chapter of the Society; we understand that each country has their own legal requirements and are willing to make accomodations accordingly. 


Regional Society Annual Report - File this report with ISBD at least once annualy, attaching additionalk pages as necessary.  

Constitution and Bylaws - This is a copy of the ISBD Constitution, which you may use as a guideline to draw up your chapter's constitution and bylaws.