How can I participate?
CoAct for Mental Health is a dynamic project where the possibilities of participation evolve as the project progresses. Right now, participation is possible through the chatbot of CoAct for Mental Health.
Do you want to know more about our chatbot?
👩💻 Who shares their experiences with me on the chatbot? A group of people who have experienced mental health problems either directly themselves or indirectly through a family member. These people act as co-researchers on the project. The idea is for the stories to be shared with as many people as possible worldwide.
✅ Are there any limitations on who can take part? The only limitation is that you should be aged 18 or over. All adults are very welcome to take part, given that each and every one of us has some direct or indirect experience of mental health. We are keen to hear from the widest possible range of perspectives.
🛡 How can I be sure that the chatbot is a safe private environment? The chatbot is housed on a server at the Universitat de Barcelona. The research project has been approved by the university’s Ethics Committee and follows stringent European privacy standards.
- 📱 We never store your phone number or Telegram username.
- 🔐 Our sole means of identifying you is a series of digits (Telegram ID) generated by the Telegram app so that we can send you messages.
- 🔒 Participants communicate anonymously with the chatbot. No one has any means of knowing who else is connected to the chatbot or of tracing their answers back to them.
- 👤 Participants can only communicate with the chatbot. No one receives messages directly from anyone else.