What is MENHIR?
Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations (MENHIR) is an H2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) project. The MENHIR project aims to research and develop conversational technologies to promote mental health and assist people with mental ill health (mild depression and anxiety) manage their conditions.
What is the MENHIR Project about?
During this 4 years the 8 partners will work together in several areas such emotion recognition in speech, automatic conversation management, mental health, and other multidisciplinary topics. This project aims to serve as a step further in conversational technologies researching new areas and producing new tools to assist people with anxiety and mild depression.
How does MENHIR work?
Providing new insights and opportunities for multidisciplinary and cross-sectorial understanding
MENHIR is a research project that aims to create a transdisciplinary, cross-sectorial and international network to advance one step further the current state of art of science for conversational systems and their potential to have a positive impact in mental health.
Providing a solid basis for the future
MENHIR results will allow to gain understanding on how technology can support and improve the wellbeing of people with mental health problems. This will set the basis for future technical development of solutions that nowadays are not possible to address.
Strenghts of MENHIR chatbot science
Conversational support 24/7
The developed technology will help to implement chatbots that can serve as a conversational counterpart to singpost resources, monitor wellbeing, provide useful information and provide motivation.
MENHIR provides support for linguistic and paralinguistic feature-based emotion recognition from speech to provide estimations of the user's emotion, which will be coupled with estandardizad questionnaires to give a long-term overview of their state.
RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
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MENHIR is non-stop and we continue working during August. We have had several secondments to UVA and GLOBIT involving participants from AMH and UPV/EHU, and also visits to UULM. See the testimonials section for more information!
During July we have had several secondments from senior and early stage researchers from Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and Universidad de Granada to Action Mental Health. During this period, we could collaborate to define a strategy for the objectives and procedures for emotion analysis and define the first data structures for user and dialogue …
Today Claire Griffin showed colleagues from Action Mental Health, University of Granada and Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli how Invest NI supports Northern Ireland’s participation in H2020. We discussed about MENHIR and its local and EU impact.
Today we have held a co-creation workshop in Action Mental Health Newtonards where we have shared very insightful ideas about how to design conversational technologies for mental health. The idea behind co-creation is not to design technology for its prospective users but with them. This enables people who can benefit from the technology to make …
Yesterday we had the meetings of the General Assembly and Steering Committee in Belfast. We discussed about the managerial issues and also planned the work for the next year. We decided on very important issues related to data management, dissemination and communication, emotion analysis and conversational strategies.
María Inés Torres (UPV) will give a lecture on VoiceBots in the RTTH Summer School 2019 (RTTHSS2019). The school is sponsored by the Spanish Red Temática en Tecnologías del Habla (RTTH) and organized by the Speech and Natural Language Technologies Department of Vicomtech. The RTTHSS2019 will take place in Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain), from July 2nd to July 5th …
The colleagues from University of Granada (UGR) and Action Mental Health (AMH) have started to work on the strategy for the co-creation workhop. MENHIR’s concept of co-creation is that people are not perceived as passive recipients of the technology, but as partners in its design. During the co-creation workshop, AMH clients, AMH key workers and …
The ECMH want to increase collaboration between service users and professionals in different fields. ECMH believe that services and care processes can be improved with respectful collaboration between different parties. In our conferences every participant’s voice is as important. We give arena for research, practice development, projects and personal experiences. We always have close collaboration …
First contact between New Life Counselling and the staff from the University of Granada.
The first secondment to Action Mental Health have just started. Antonio Benítez-Guijarro will be working at the Action Mental Health offices from April until August 2019. During this period, the University of Granada and Action Mental Health will work together to analyze what are the needs and requirements to start the research work.