WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO?
Like many things in life, mental wellbeing is not binary, you are not either 'well' or 'depressed' and nobody stays at one point their whole life (and most not even on the same day for that matter).
We all experience periods of low or negative mood, sometimes we can handle these ourselves, but sometimes they can take us to darker places that are more difficult to escape from.
At Devas we want to make sure that when these low or negative mood states start to appear, we can get you out of them ASAP, before they manifest themselves in more sinister ways.
Devas relies on what we call 'Guardians', these are your best friends, partners, relatives or anyone else you feel you can trust.
We'll let them know if we think you aren't behaving like yourself and help them to try and help you out, no immediate professional intervention, no chatbots, just someone you trust to talk to.
WHY SHOULD YOU
We make our decisions based on what you do, not what you say.
This not only makes it harder to hide but also means you don't have to spend time self-reporting, deciding whether you feel like a 6.5 or a 7 today.
Any behaviour we observe will have to have been explicitly 'opted-in' to.
We don't take more information than is absolutely necessary and offer options that allow you to remain in complete control of your data.
STARTING THE CONVERSATION
We'll make that all-important 'first contact' for you, so you don't need to worry about being 'burdensome'.
From there we'll leave it to you and your Guardian to talk through, but we'll be here to support both of you if you have issues.
PASSING ON KNOWLEDGE
The data we collect, once anonymised, will be shared with researchers and academics.
This means by just sitting on your bed you can be helping to further developments in mental health research, cool eh?
WHAT DOES DEVAS LOOK LIKE?
WANT TO USE DEVAS?
Devas is currently just a concept, but with enough support it'll become a reality, here's how you can help...
We think Devas could really help people, if you think so too, whether it would help you or a friend, partner, relative or any other loved one then sign up and we'll keep you updated with our progress.
We'll also make sure you are first to know when we launch.
JOIN US TO HELP BUILD DEVAS
We are currently putting together our founding team for Devas. It truly is a project for those passionate about mental health. We're open to anyone who thinks they have something to offer.
Key roles we are on the lookout for are (click to apply):
But we are also looking for partners to help get Devas into as many peoples' hands as possible so we'd also love to talk to:
We'd love to hear from you if you have any feedback, ideas, challenges, have seen similar businesses we may not be aware of or think you would like to join the Devas founding team (or just fancy a natter).
We'll try to respond to all emails as soon as possible.