Imagine a chatbot, that greeted you at work. So far so good; sounds a bit annoying actually. But what if that chatbot knew a few things about mental health.
What if it knew all the front line questions to identify mental health problems, and had been trained process the answers you give.
Now imagine this chatbot is available 24/7 at work, at home, at school, at play. Think of your own mental health or someone you know who struggles. How soon did you or they get help, or begin to understand?
We Have Mental Health is aiming to produce a solution that combines AI, employer obligations, and user interaction to overcome the problems facing mental health treatment.
- The nhs and health services can not cope
- Suffers live in silence because society only rewards success
- Employers do not have the skills to manage mental health problems
- Work is often a cause of stress, and that makes it a great place for identifying symptoms early
We can only do this in steps, but even a small team even working part time can make progress. Step 1 is to double the size of the team for 2019. £10000 would give me the opportunity to find a software developer to become my partner in this project, I would also be able to work part time for free on the project. This would lead to the development of the chatbot for diagnosis.
To be fair I am ahead of myself, an actual chatbot may well be too annoying or inefficient, but these are lessons we are going to learn. This is the first step in a plan to research and develop an online support system; and to engage with others working in the same field.
The website, chatbot, online diagnosis tool will be free for any individual to use, eventually we hope to partner with employers, who make an annual contribution, but individuals can use it free. If this project is going to make the progress I believe it can your support is truly appreciated.
I am going to set the target at £8000 - £12000, if I don't quite make the £10000, it's still worth a go. But I am realistic that I can't do this on my own. There are a couple of reward ideas, but any small contribution would be welcome.
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