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 host a 30-40 minute Q&A. Each week a topic is covered and we invite our community to ask questions. Below we’ve detailed what’s been covered so far. 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 

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