Afloat is a free app that helps you find mental health services and support in England. If you or someone you know needs help, whether urgent or not, you can find information easily.
- Information about mental wellbeing and specific mental health issues
- Links to personal stories and testimonies from young people who found their way through available services
- Ways to find support for mental health issues including information about mental health services that suit you: NHS, public, private and charities
- Information about services nearby using your location
- Online support resources, including websites, forums, other useful apps and online help
- The option to seek urgent help using the information and contacts available, including main helplines.
The Afloat mobile app is available to download free for both iPhone and Android.
Afloat was developed by the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science with the help of young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have experience of mental health problems and using services. Some of their personal stories are included in the app.
Enquiries about using the Afloat app should be directed to Sara Evans-Lacko on firstname.lastname@example.org and Madeleine Stevens on email@example.com.
The app logo and banner illustration are by Tamsin Arai (firstname.lastname@example.org). The illustration is taken from the story "Amina" in Tales from Social Care.