There are lots of ways you can be socially connected to the people in your life while still staying physically distant. This page contains links to apps and services that you can use to connect with the people in your life, and access appropriate support for bipolar.
Your safety and privacy is important when you are online. Always remember to keep your personal information private, and ensure that you do not enter into personal or financial relationships with new people you meet online.
For more tips about online safety, please visit the eSafety Commissioner’s COVID-19 information hub.
Video Communication Apps
Video conferencing allows you to talk face to face with others over the Internet. Some of the apps which you may find useful are:
Apps for socialising with friends
There are lots of fun and creative things that you can do with your family and friends using the Internet. Websites and services that you may wish to use include:
Online Support for Bipolar
Online forums provide opportunities to ask questions about challenges you may be facing, and socialise with others who understand. Some forums which you may wish to join include:
The Bipolar UK eCommunity, which accepts registrations from people aged 18 and over
The bp Magazine Online Forums, which are accessible through Facebook
The SANE Australia Forums, which supports people with a wide variety of mental health conditions, and their carers
Learning mindfulness can help you to improve your mood, and feel more connected to your environment. The Smiling Mind app is a free tool you can use to practice mindfulness techniques using your smartphone or table.