Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations

MENHIR

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.

PARTNERS

We are a consortium of 8 partners (5 academic institutions, 2 companies and 1 non-profit organization) with different backgrounds: information and communication technologies, psychology and cognitive science, conversational systems and cross-modal emotion analysis. 

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

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Co-creation workshop

By Zoraida Callejas | June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 …

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General Assembly and Steering Committee Meetings

By Zoraida Callejas | June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

RTTHSS2019: Summer School on Speech Technologies

By Zoraida Callejas | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 …

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Strategy for the co-creation workshop

By Zoraida Callejas | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 …

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The European Conference on Mental Health (ECMH)

By mulvenna | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 …

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Meeting with New Life Counselling

By Antonio Benítez-Guijarro | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

First contact between New Life Counselling and the staff from the University of Granada.

First secondment to Action Mental Health

By Antonio Benítez-Guijarro | April 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

First secondments / Meeting in Granada

By Zoraida Callejas | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first secondments have finally started and we have had a second meeting in Granada to discuss about the data collection initiative that will take place during the summer. UPV, UULM, AMH and UGR were in Granada, UVA, GLOBIT, IV and Ulster participated through Skype.

European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics

By Zoraida Callejas | March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Maurice Mulvenna and Raymond Bond (Ulster University) are the General Chairs of EACE, that will take place in Belfast (Northern Ireland) from 10 to 13 September 2019. Important dates: Submissions: 8th March Author notification: 3rd May Camera ready: 31st May Early registration: 1st July https://www.ulster.ac.uk/conference/european-conference-on-cognitive-ergonomics

Special session Interspeech 2019

By Zoraida Callejas | March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anna Esposito (UVA), María Inés Torres (UPV) and Zoraida Callejas (UGR) are participating in the organization of a special session at the Interspeech 2019 Conference in Graz (15-19 September 2019). It is entitled: Dynamics of Emotional Speech Exchanges in Multimodal Communication Important Dates: March 29, 2019 Paper submission deadline April 5, 2019 Final paper submission deadline June …

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