Staying connected during COVID-19 Everyone stays connected differently, but in the modern era many more people are relying on apps to help them monitor and manage their mood. We here at Bipolar UK have collated a list of apps that we know of, but we're always accepting submissions! Do you have an app that helps you out? Send us an email to [email protected] and let us know! Chill Panda Chill Panda is for children and adults who want to learn how to manage stress, relax and feel better. It uses your phone’s camera to measure your heart rate and suggests playful tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and lighter exercises to take your mind of off your worries. Calm Harm Calm Harm is suitable for people who are trying to manage urges to self-harm. It is based on the principles of dialectical behaviour therapy – a type of talking of therapy that is often effective in people with mood disorders. The app suggests task to encourage users to distract themselves from urges to self-harm and help manage their emotional mind in a more positive way. Headspace Headspace helps you to let go of stress and relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day. There are exercises on topics including managing anxiety, stress relief, breathing, happiness and focus. Cove Cove lets you create music to capture your mood and express how you feel. Instead of using words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, loneliness and anger. You can store your music in a private journal with text or send it to someone when you are struggling to express yourself through words. Happy Not Perfect Is a toolkit for your mind. Backed by science Happy Not Perfect enables you to play the daily happiness workout to reduce stress and improve sleep, learn breathing techniques, let go of negative thoughts, practice a positive mindset, meditate, set goals and track progress. Thrive: Feel Stress Free Feel Stress Free helps you manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. Use the app to relax before a stressful situation or as part of your regular routine. iPrevail iPrevail connects you with people who face similar situations and know what you're going through, with communities on stress, anxiety, depression and more. Daylio Daylio allows you to create a private mood diary and track your mood using emoticons, without writing down a single line. Catch It Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing. My Possible Self The My Possible Self app aims to help you take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Use the app to help manage fear, anxiety and stress, and tackle unhelpful thinking. Pzizz The Pzizz app aims to help you stop your mind racing, get to sleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed. Big White Wall Big White Wall is an online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the-clock support from trained professionals. You can talk anonymously to other members and take part in group or one-to-one therapy with therapists. Health Unlocked Use HealthUnlocked to find and connect with people with mental health conditions, including low mood, panic and anxiety. Feeling Good Feeling Good uses the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy to help improve thoughts and feelings, self-esteem and self-confidence. BlueIce BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm. It includes a mood diary, a toolbox of evidence-based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue. distrACT The distrACT app gives you easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts. The content has been created by doctors and experts in self-harming and suicide prevention. Donate to Bipolar UK today Your donation will help provide a range of services offering the support people need, when they need it. You can make sure there's someone at the end of the phone to listen, a nearby group to share experiences, a 24-hour peer forum and more. Together, we can support the person behind the diagnosis of bipolar.