Virtual Therapist: Providing Mental Health Support for Students
April 20, 2017
Institution: Aston University
Context: Student Mental Health & Wellbeing
Name(s) of Students involved: Merwaan Chaudhry, Jordan Lees, Hardik Rajawat, Bruno Simao-Zorima, Andero Pinka, Raja Sogi
Name(s) of staff involved: Tai Luong, Chris Buckingham (Tentative)
Over 25% of current University students are dealing with mental health issues, and a staggering 91% of students aren’t getting the help and support they need.
We believe that a principal cause of this is the current social stigma regarding mental health issues; taking the first step of reaching out to someone else can be daunting, and very few students feel comfortable enough to do so.
This project aims to use psychometric responses regularly inputted by the user to accurately track their mental wellbeing, and provide advice & recommendations based on their personal inputs. This will provide a meaningful, personable, and above all, convenient medium to access support for mental health issues.
This project aims to provide students with personalised advice & recommendations, education on mental health, and easy access to early interventions.
-To provide students with personalised advice & recommendations to improve their mental health and wellbeing
-To provide an educational experience to minimise the social stigma regarding mental health
-To provide students with easy access to early interventions, to prevent exacerbation of any mental issues