Welcome to the ORBIT Research Program website! 

Recruitment for the ORBIT Research Program has now closed. If you are interested in participating in future research

click here to contact us.

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The ORBIT Research Program is an exciting new research study to help improve quality of life in people with bipolar disorder. For more information about the project or to sign up go to https://www.orbitonline.org


Through joining the program you can:



Interact with other users of the website by commenting on videos getting involved in our Forum. You also have your own personal online coach for 5 weeks during the intervention!


Hear Stories From Others

Real people with real experiences sharing their experiences with you.


Do Interactive Exercises

Do text-based and audio exercises as well as using tools which allow you to monitor your mood and sleep.


Use It Anywhere, Anytime

You can access this website on your computer, laptop or smartphone, so you can use it wherever, whenever and with whoever you want!


If you are over 18 and have bipolar disorder you may be eligible to participate.

See below for more information about what is involved and the criteria for participation.

What is involved?

We are comparing two different types of online resources for people who experience bipolar disorder, both designed to improve quality of life. Both types of resources are designed to be used intensively over a 5 week period and during this period you will have access to a personal online coach. You will receive access to one of these resources for a total of 6 months and which resource you get access to is selected at random.

To see whether the resources have been helpful to you we will ask you to do a number of assessments over the 6 month period which involve a phone call and some online questionnaires which will ask about your mental health and wellbeing. You will be reimbursed with a $25 USD online gift card which can be used world wide for completing these assessments.

Can I participate?

If you:

  • Are 18-65 years old
  • Have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • Have experienced 10 or more episodes of depression, hypomania or mania – Contact Us if you need more information about what an episode is
  • Are under the care of a medical practitioner who you have seen in the past twelve months, and will continue to see for the total 6 months duration of this study
  • Can speak and read English
  • Have access to the internet and familiar with use
  • Are interested in signing up



Please note, this program is not a substitute for medication, and does not replace your usual medical care. Because this is an international online intervention, we are not able to take on the responsibility for your health care or well-being.  There is no emergency assistance available through the website, which is not monitored across all the time zones that participants are coming from.  We offer this support program as an added extra to your usual care. You must have sought assistance from a health care provider in the last 12 months to participate in this program. If you have suicidal thoughts, seek immediate assistance from your service provider or emergency department.