Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations

MENHIR

MENHIR is...

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 synergies

MENHIR aims to create a transdisciplinary, cross-sectorial and international network to go beyond the current state of art of conversational systems and boost their potential to have a positive impact in mental health.

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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 ill health. This will set the basis for the development of a new generation of personalized conversational assistants.

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 enhance motivation.

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Emotion monitoring

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.

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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Final report submitted!

By Zoraida Callejas | March 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

We have submitted the final report, corresponding to the second reporting period! All deliverables and milestones in MENHIR have been timely achieved, and we have obtained very interesting results that have been shared in 101 scientific publications. In the period 12 early stage researchers have successfully finalized their PhDs 👏 It includes some important feedback …

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Second International Digital Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference

By Zoraida Callejas | March 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

Date 19-21 June 2024 Location/venue Ulster University, Derry-Londonderry campus, Northland Road, Derry-Londonderry Chairs Programme Chairs Postgraduate Research Chair Local Organisation Chairs Key dates: Register for the Conference For queries, please contact the conference chairs at Ulster University: Dr Patrick McAllister (p.mcallister@ulster.ac.uk), Dr Edel Ennis (e.ennis@ulster.ac.uk), Dr Colin Gorman (c.gorman@ulster.ac.uk) More information: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/conference/digital-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Final MENHIR meeting in Granada

By Zoraida Callejas | January 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

On 23rd January 2024 we have celebrated the last MENHIR project meeting. In it, we have been able to share MENHIR results, discuss about the last steps of the project, reflect on lessons learned and celebrate our many achievements.

CRYSTAL – ConveRsational sYSTems for Assisted Living

By manes | June 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

MENHIR coorganises the CRYSTAL workshop within the PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) conference (5th to 7th July 2023). CRYSTAL focuses on how best design and develop support for elder people when they age, and also provide assistance for people who suffer from mild mental diseases, such as depression, which also appears in old …

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Special session on Dynamics of Signal Exchanges and Empathic Systems in WIRN 2023

By Zoraida Callejas | June 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

The special session “Dynamics of Signal Exchanges and Empathic Systems”, coorganized by MENHIR in the 30th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks WIRN 2023, has taken place from 7th to 9th June 2023 in Vietri sul Mare (Italy). Congratulations!! The themes of this special session are multidisciplinary in nature, and closely connected in their final aims …

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CS-AIW White paper released!!

By Zoraida Callejas | May 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Cancer Survivorship – AI for Well-being cluster (#CS_AIW) brings together 11 EU-funded projects working inArtificial Intelligence (AI) for healthcare and in the well-being primarily in post-cancer treatment space with acollective aim to cross-fertilize and transcend individual project experiences for the wider good and outcome oftheir individual projects. The cluster as formulation in October 2020. …

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Congratulations for your PhD Asier!

By Zoraida Callejas | April 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Another PhD obtained by a young researcher in our MENHIR team!! 🎓🎉 Asier López has passed his PhD viva, with a Thesis entitled: “Towards structured neural spoken dialogue modelling.” Congratulations to Asier and her supervisor Prof. María Inés Torres from the University of the Basque Country!

Congratulations for your PhD Matthias!

By Zoraida Callejas | October 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Another PhD obtained by a young researcher in our MENHIR team!! 🎓🎉 Matthias Kraus has passed his PhD viva, with a Thesis entitled: “User-centred Proactive Dialogue Modelling for Trustworthy Conversational Assistants.”, which has been developed in international co-tutelle between Ulm University (Germany) and University of Granada (Spain), two partners of the MENHIR consortium. There is …

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7th IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech 2022)

By Zoraida Callejas | September 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

MENHIR co-organized Special Session on Social and Biometric data for Applications in human machine interactions: Models and algorithms (SOBIOAPPS) has been held from 12th to 15th September in Calabria (Italy) in conjunction with the 7th IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech 2022) – http://cyber-science.org/2022/cyberscitech/ Congratulations to the organising team!

Special session on Dynamics of Signal Exchanges and Empathic Systems in WIRN 2022

By Zoraida Callejas | September 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

The special session “Dynamics of Signal Exchanges and Empathic Systems”, coorganized by MENHIR in the 30th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks WIRN 2023, has taken place from 7th to 9th September 2022 in Vietri sul Mare (Italy). Congratulations!! The themes of this special session are multidisciplinary in nature, and closely connected in their final aims …

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CURRENT PROGRESS

MENHIR objectives accomplished!
We have successfully finalized the project, with all deliverables and milestones achieved.

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