Helping young people find mental health support

Afloat is a free app that helps you find mental health services and support. If you or someone you know needs help, whether urgent or not, you can find information easily.

Features include:

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 provided by the Anna Freud Centre

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.

Afloat was developed 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.

What’s New

Version 0.2.0

Added info on COVID-19 & Loneliness. Updated useful links and service details.

App Privacy

The developer, Mode2 Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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