Welcome to Chearful!

We are an online mental well-being platform based in the United Arab Emirates, connecting practitioners and clients across the world, providing access and support on their journey to mental well-being.

Today, the World Health Organization, United Nations, American Psychological Association, and the National Health Service have all recognized there is significant demand for mental health services to be accessible, affordable, and holistic to fully support communities in desperate need. Studies have identified a significant gap between the need for support and the availability of trained, and experienced practitioners.

Overall, an alarming 6.16 million+ people in the GCC are facing one or more of the following issues

289k

Anxiety

264k

DEPRESSION

68k

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

69k

BIPOLAR & SCHIZOPHRENIA

19k

EATING DISORDER

Although people like to seek or suggest seeking help from a mental health professional, there is a severe shortage of qualified professionals to meet this demand. For example, for every 100,000 people in the UAE, there are less than 3 mental health practitioners and under 5 therapeutic practitioners accessible.

Our founders, Ms. Devika Mankhani is an experienced and licensed practitioner, and worked in the region for over 25 years with adults and children, and Varun Boughram, an entrepreneur with over 10 years of tech experience. Having realized first-hand the increase in need for mental health services, and the challenges practitioners face in being able to provide for their clients, the idea to develop Chearful was born. A safe and secure space for people to seek mental health support, an environment that will in turn offer support to practitioners so they can focus their time and energy on helping their clients.

Our technology has been developed to ensure security and adheres closely to regulations on patient confidentiality. It has also been designed to provide tools that will help practitioners guide their clients in a responsive manner, allowing them to offer more holistic services, through assessments and building awareness.

Passionate experts across various domains have come together to positively impact the wellbeing space!

Devika Mankani

Co-Founder
Therapist
(Exp.+15yrs)

Priya Cima

Platform Manager
Counsellor
(Exp. +20yrs)

Varun Boughram

Co-Founder
Entrepreneur
(Exp.+10yrs)

Ashwin Jayram

CTO
Entrepreneur
(Exp.+9yrs)

Rashid Akram

Technology Manager
Technologist
(Exp. +12yrs)

Dharmik Moradiya

UI/UX Lead
Designer
(Exp. +6yrs)

Sagar Jikadara

Jr. UI/UX Designer

Jahanzaib Shakeel

Backend Developer

Zeeshan Sohail

Backend Developer

Abhishek Joshi

Front End Developer

Our Advisor

We are guided by the brightest minds in the field who are advising us on our journey!

Dr. Christopher Willard

(PsyD) & Faculty at Harvard Medical School

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