The Development of the CALM Bipolar App through Participatory Design Methodology in Early Onset Bipolar Disorder (15-25 years)

Calm bipolar poster

Young people and their families worked collaboratively with NHS professionals and a small to medium enterprise to develop an App for mood monitoring in young people with Bipolar Disorder.

Key features of the current App include:

  • Live logging of mood … using colour scale
  • Free-text diary
  • Longitudinal mood monitoring
  • Lifeline feature

Young people & families’ vision for the future:

  • App personalisation ... profile
  • Therapeutic activity ... mindfulness, doodle pads
  • Dashboard for service access linked to electronic health records
  • Buddy app … for parents/partners with GPS location

If you are interested in the feedback from young people who have used the App, please click here.

For more information about this project and how to get involved, please click here or email the team at