Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations


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.


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.


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. 


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Conversational user interfaces (CUI 2021)

By Zoraida Callejas | December 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Following the successful ACM In-Cooperation CUI conferences in 2019 and 2020, CUI 2021 will be a hybrid conference with sessions online and in person in Bilbao, Spain. The conference will run from 27–29 July 2021. Topics relevant to the conference include, but are not limited to: voice user experiencespeech interfacesspeech interface theory developmentconversational interaction through …

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MENHIR participation in the Science Week (Spanish)

By Zoraida Callejas | November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Las máquinas tienen su propio lenguaje. Cuando queremos comunicarnos con ellas, tenemos que adaptarnos a una nueva forma de comunicación, usar el teclado, hacer clics, buscar en menús… No se parece a como nos comunicamos entre nosotros, charlando. Sin embargo, hay máquinas que son capaces de entender lo que les decimos y hablarnos en nuestro …

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International Doctoral Summer School in Conversational Systems for Mental e-health (ONLINE, 5th-9th October 2020)

By Zoraida Callejas | July 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

MENHIR co-organises workshop at ICMI 2020

By Zoraida Callejas | June 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 22nd ACM Conference on Multimodal Interaction is scheduled for 25-29 October 2020 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. MENHIR has teamed up with other European projects to explore how e-coaches might benefit from spatially and time-multiplexed interfaces and from different communication modalities (text, visual, audio, etc.). The workshop aims to establish itself as the premiere shared forum …

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MENHIR in RabioLab (in Spanish)

By Zoraida Callejas | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Zoraida Callejas presents MENHIR to the general public in RadioLab, listen to the podcast (in Spanish), here:

Training on Open Educational Resources

By Zoraida Callejas | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Zoraida Callejas has participated as lecturer in the course “Digital Educational Resources in the Universitary Context”, as part of the Plan for Teacher Training and Innovation of the University of Granada. She has described Creative Common (CC) licences, explained how to search for CC multimedia resources, and how to use them. She has also introduced …

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MENHIR in the newspapers

By Zoraida Callejas | February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

MENHIR appears in the press!! IDEAL (Spanish regional newspaper): NovaCiencia (science magazine): Redacción médica (health magazine):

MENHIR inspiring scientific and technological vocations

By Zoraida Callejas | February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our colleague David Griol from University of Granada (UGR) has participated today in the event Feria de las Ingenierías, organized by UGR to develop scientific and technological vocations in middle and high school students. The students have visited different schools at UGR related to science and technology studies, where they have been engaged in different …

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MENHIR press release

By Zoraida Callejas | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The press office of the University of Granada (Spain) has generated a press release about MENHIR, which is already bringing attention to our project 🙂

BEhavINg coGnitive Systems: Believable, Autonomous, Adaptive, Context Aware (BEINGS)

By annaesp | January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

MENHIR is involved in the organization of the special session: BEhavINg coGnitive Systems: Believable, Autonomous, Adaptive, Context Aware (BEINGS) at the 1st IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems, which will be held in Rome from 6th to 8th April 2020. Chairs: Anna Esposito, Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy.Maria Inés Torres, Universidad País Vasco UPV/EHU, …

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