The Next Stage Podcast

Your smartphone will see you now: Mental health access in 2023

November 08, 2022 The Next Stage Podcast
The Next Stage Podcast
Your smartphone will see you now: Mental health access in 2023
Show Notes

Over the past decade, mental health has become somewhat of a global epidemic, says CEO of Woebot Health, Michael Evers. The pandemic has exacerbated this.

He goes on to say that globally, on any given day, there are around 60 million people seeking support for mental health issues. The problem, in part, is one of access to such services for reasons including affordability and availability of mental health practitioners. 

Clinically validated apps may be the answer. In this episode of The Next Stage listen to Michael describe how Woebot provides support in the form of AI-driven chatbots trained to deliver CBT or cognitive behavioural therapy – support that is available 24/7. Since the app launched over three years ago it has completed more than 82 million minutes of therapy with its users.

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