Bringing Mental Health Care to Young People Using AI Responsibly

Using conversational AI to enable early psychological interventions

About Us

Scalable, cost-effective psychological interventions to improve mental health in young people

At Cam AI our overarching mission is to improve the mental health of millions of young people through early, real-time, psychological interventions, using conversational AI

We are responsibly developing an authentic and transparent chatbot trained on proven therapeutic techniques. Using conversation driven development, our chatbot will automatically predict and personalise what professional therapists would say in similar, highly nuanced situations in order to respond ethically and reliably to users.

As a certified medical device the aim is to provide accessible and timely adolescent mental health support to tackle potentially harmful behaviours at the earliest point before escalation.

We are a University of Cambridge spin-out and an early stage start-up, with pre-seed funding. Our team of accredited mental health care providers, engineers and academics have a wealth of qualified psychotherapy and machine learning knowledge and experience. 

Cam AI is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, demonstrating our commitment to providing safe, ethical, and professional therapy services. Our practice aligns with the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, meaning we maintain professional standards, apply best practice, and comply with the ethical guidelines of the BACP when providing any form of therapy to users.

Supporting Vulnerable
Young People

With half of all mental health issues established by age 14 and 75% by age 24 it is more important than ever that young people are able to access early mental health support to effectively address and manage emerging concerns before they become chronic.

Without meaningful psychological interventions, mental health can deteriorate rapidly, putting young people at risk of harmful behaviours and negatively impacting their education, emotional and social development, and long-term health.

Adolescent mental health services are struggling to cope with demand, and in many areas therapeutic care is restricted to the most serious cases. Research shows that almost 2 in 3 children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition are not getting access to NHS treatment.

Further to this, young people are spending an increasing amount of time online during an important stage of their neurological development. They are navigating the complexities of growing up, whilst simultaneously dealing with unrealistic beauty standards, exaggerated lifestyles, trolling and exposure to harmful, but often legal, content. A growing body of evidence suggests this is linked to negative psychological outcomes, including low self-esteem, anxiety, body image issues and eating disorders.

As professional waiting lists grow longer and young people devote more time to online activities, accessible and responsible mental health support has the potential to provide a vital lifeline to hundreds of thousands of young people. Cam AI aims to deliver this using chatbot technology and evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy, enabling young people to build resilience, learn coping skills and develop healthy habits.

Trustworthy Tools

Cam AI is leading the way towards responsible data curation, as we build conversational AI for mental health support.

At the nexus of AI and adolescent mental health, our chatbot, by learning from examples of mental health support, is guided to predict your mental state and the most appropriate thing to say next. We achieve authentic, relatable examples through continuous user evaluation and controlled, secure curation of our anonymous data whilst tracking its provenance. We use large language models that capture the generative structure of dialogue, not just discriminate between potential decisions, to enable accurate and precise predictions that explain how a conversation could evolve. Through all this, combined with our compliant software engineering processes and scientific rigour, we gain the trust to connect our community.

Channelling humanity through our transparent technological tools in this way, connects the appropriate people through their experience; how we characterise our tools in terms of their scope of service and effectiveness manages users’ expectations and allows support to blossom.

Join Us

As a team we all believe in good mental health and making a positive impact in the world. Our start-up working environment is small, fast paced, and incredibly creative. We offer a hybrid working model with an office space in Cambridge, flexible working and unlimited PTO.

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people to join our team. Please feel free to drop us a speculative application if you are interested in working with us, but don’t see a role listed below that aligns with your skills and experience. We will happily discuss other potential or upcoming opportunities.

Current Vacancies:

Senior Front End Developer

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Contact us at hiring@cam-ai.co.uk

Contact Cam AI

     

    Email: info@cam-ai.co.uk
     
    St John’s Innovation Centre,
    Cowley Rd,
    Milton,
    Cambridge
    CB4 0WS
     
    Registered Company: 13079097
     
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