Towards conversational technology to promote, monitor and protect mental health

Zoraida Callejas, David Griol, Kawtar Benghazi, Manuel Noguera, María Inés Torres, Raquel Justo, Anna Esposito, Gennaro Cordasco, Raymond Bond, Maurice Mulvenna, Edel Ennis, Siobhan O'Neill, Huiru Zheng, Matthias Kraus, Nicolas Wagner, Wolfgang Minker, Gavin McConvey, Matthias Hemmje, Michael Fuchs, Neil Glackin, Gérard Chollet

This paper presents a general overview of the H2020-MSCA-RISE project MENHIR (Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations), which aim is to explore the possibilities of conversational technologies (chatbots) to understand, promote and protect mental health and assist people with anxiety and mild depression manage their conditions. MENHIR started on February 2019 and will have a duration of 4 years. Its consortium brings together 8 partners including universities, anon-profit organization and companies.

doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2021-32

Callejas, Z, Griol, D, Benghazi, K, Noguera, M, Torres, M.I, Justo, R, Esposito, A, Cordasco, G, Bond, R, Mulvenna, M, Ennis, E, O'Neill, S, Zheng, H, Kraus, M, Wagner, N, Minker, W, McConvey, G, Hemmje, M, Fuchs, M, Glackin, N, Chollet, G (2021) Towards conversational technology to promote, monitor and protect mental health. Proc. IberSPEECH 2021, 148-150, doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2021-32.