How we help Blogs Technology, apps and social Weekly Q&A: Simon & April 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 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. Fridays with April / Simon: 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 30th Oct - Anger Management & Priadel update 6 Nov - Lockdown 2 (April) 13th November – Simon Kitchen, CEO – eCommunity 20th November – April Kelley, Ambassador - I think I might have bipolar 27th November – Simon Kitchen, CEO - Monitoring your mood 4th December - April Kelley, Ambassador - Rapid Cycling 11th December – Simon Kitchen, CEO - Dealing with bipolar through xmas We have compiled a list of organisations who are available to offer support, information and advice on a variety of topics through this period, and hope that it offers something for all of our community.