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    You're storytellers, and we believe storytellers can change the world.

    Here is our our story for you.

     

    As you probably know, the best things in life seem to happen when one is trying to do something else. That’s what happened to us with Wysa. This was a side project - we were at that time building machine learning models to detect depression, using sensor feeds from the phone.

     

    The model worked technically - with a 90% accuracy - but only 1 in 30 people actually took therapy. The chatbot, which we had only built as a wrapper app for the sensor code, however, was really popular. I began to wonder what would happen if we helped people learn the skills to build emotional resilience using a simple conversation around their own situation. As we built it, we realised - everyone could use these skills.

     

    Wysa sort of built itself from there, driven by its users more than anyone else. Over the last year and a half, it has grown over word of mouth alone to over 300K users. Over 60 psychologists and 10,000 users have provided specific inputs to shape how Wysa helps them. 54 users have volunteered to help us translate Wysa into their language.

     

    We have learnt a lot during this jouney. We learnt that privacy is key (so Wysa is and will always stay anonymous). Users didn’t want Wysa to feel too much like an app, or to offer too much advice - most of the time they just wanted to be heard. We found that the NHS had found us useful for early support in children, so we are now building a parent coaching and anti-bullying program with an NHS mental health nurse.

     

    Researchers and psychologists from all over the world helped us keep things scientific and evidence based. People who use Wysa are sensitive and vulnerable - we're conscious of that responsibility and would love to talk you through how we manage it.

     

    We hope you'll try Wysa and help us spread the word about it.

    We've put together a press kit that may help. You can also just contact us at hello@wysa.ai

     

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