A man sits on the bed at night and takes sleeping pills
Mental illnesses


upway is a platform (a web app) that brings people with depression, burnout and other psychological challenges together and enables them to exchange experiences and advice.

upway logo on a black background. ‘up’ is written in light-green font with a stick man above the letter ‘u’ who is holding his arms in the air. ‘way’ is written in purple font. Affected people can chat and share their thoughts and feelings with friends in closed groups. Public groups provide a supportive community in which users can have anonymous conversations with people who are in the same situation or have had similar experiences. upway also provides information about mental illnesses and treatment options for affected people and their family members. The app maintains a directory of specialist organisations and helps users to find professional support nearby. Experience reports show how other affected individuals cope with their daily lives and which strategies helped them. The app also features easily accessible emergency numbers.

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Further descriptions

  • Available languages
    • German
    • French
    • Italian
    • English
  • Developer
    Verein Upway
    Lüscherz, Switzerland
  • Costs and features

    Costs for the basic version*:

    • CHF 0.00

    Contents of the basic version:

    • Anonymous communication in communities
    • Information on mental illnesses and treatment options
    • Experience reports
    • Support and relief services
    • Find doctors and therapists nearby

    Costs for the premium version*:

    • Access is free of charge during the current launch phase.

    *The costs for the apps are regularly checked and updated. However, changes may occur at short notice.

  • Data protection
    • CH data protection law
    • Health data is stored in encrypted form on servers in Switzerland and the EU.
    • Health data may be shared with third parties for specific purposes.
  • Exchange of data with other apps

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