Since April our CEO, Simon Kitchen, and Bipolar UK Ambassador April Kelley, have been hosting weekly live-streamed sessions on Facebook. We initially started the sessions to support our community through the COVID-19 crisis, and they have been a huge success. 

Every Wednesday and Friday April and Simon have hosted a 30-40 minute Q&A. Each week a topic was covered and we invited our community to ask questions. Below we’ve detailed the topics covered during this time. As lockdown eases we will continue with the live streams but on more of an ad-hoc basis. We will be covering topics important to our community and will publish a schedule on a monthly basis. To view these sessions head to our Facebook page.

Wednesdays with April:

22nd April – Who are your heroes

29th April – Power of music

6th May – Newly diagnosed

13th May – How are your positively managing your condition?

20th May – Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness

27th May – Bipolar and alcohol

3rd June – Mental health and volunteering

10th June – Medication and weight

17th June – Celebrating Pride Month

24th June – Being a parent of someone with bipolar

1st July – The importance of self-care

Fridays with our CEO:

17th April – Research

24th April – Spotting signs of mania

1st May – Advice for friends and relatives

8th May – Telling people about your diagnosis

15th May – Medication

22nd May – The Bipolar UK Covid-19 Impact Survey

29th May – How effective are mental health campaigns?

5th June – National Volunteer Week

12th June – National Carer's Week

26th June – Young people and bipolar

3rd July – Self-management using digital technology