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.