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
BIPOLAR & SCHIZOPHRENIA
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!
Front End Developer
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