The ‘Wellbeing Robot’ Offering Free AI-Powered Consultations to Frontline Staff

Award-winning Cari provides personalised, AI-powered mental health advice

• Public sector staff can access one of 4 free and exclusive 21-day online programmes, along with 2 –minute exercises (BENDs) that provide an instant lift to your wellbeing
• At-risk employees signposted to evidence-based 1-to-1 neuroscience-based coaching with a human expert
• Inventors hope to empower a community of ‘Joy Super Spreaders’ during the pandemic

Cari, the award-winning virtual wellbeing consultant, is being offered for free to public sector and essential workers fighting the battle to keep us healthy during the COVID-19 crisis. Cari supports isolated remote workers and staff continuing essential work in challenging environments with personalised support for their mental and emotional health.

To find out more and request your free access to Cari, please visit  County Councils and Schools are already signing up.

A robot can never fully take the place of a human being when it comes to mental health. But Cari is the tech that works with human support to enable an organisation to deliver optimal wellbeing results.

Wellbeing AI Cari provides an initial consultation to everyone now, and then links people ‘in need’ to access the right human beings who support them at the right time, and in the right way.

In the extraordinary environment of the pandemic, our wellbeing is in the spotlight like never before. Occupational psychologist and Wellbeing with Cari director Maria Paviour is on a mission to support the nation and spread positive mental health under these challenging circumstances.

Immediately providing personalised, compassionate and confidential support, public sector HR teams across the UK are treating Cari as their 24/7 employee counsellor. She empowers people to take control of their mental health, maintaining the high levels of performance and positive resilience they need during this difficult time.

One-of-a-kind and the culmination of over 25 years of rigorous scientific research, Cari is designed to combat all the key wellbeing issues that many of us are currently experiencing - such as stress, anxiety, low mood and fear. She provides instant relief and support to help people on their journey to positive mental health.

Maria Paviour, director of Wellbeing with Cari, said: “I’m delighted and excited to offer Cari COVID-19 for free to public sector organisations and their people. Bringing joy and happiness to individuals and eliciting our best human qualities is what Cari was designed to do, and now we’re bringing it to people when it’s needed most. I’ve long held the mantra that happiness is contagious and improves your immunity. With Cari, we plan to be the nation’s #JoySuperSpreaders by getting people into the driving seat of their brains and creating fabulous levels of happiness, performance and wellbeing!”

How does Cari work?

To develop AI wellbeing consultant Cari, founder Maria Paviour used her specialist background in biology and psychology alongside her understanding of how to actively stimulate the brains neurochemistry to promote positive mental health.

Championing individuals to take control of their wellbeing by providing logical, unbiased and bespoke support through AI-enabled personalised surveys that are fully GDPR compliant; Cari is the only engagement survey to measure both cognitive and emotional responses, providing an outstanding accuracy rate of an individual’s wellbeing of 92%. Seeing beyond a brave face, Cari determines subtle nuances often hidden to humans, providing individuals with the tools to better understand their relationship with mental health, while managing stress and anxiety. Using intelligent algorithms to ethically analyse mental health, Cari gives perfectly timed recommendations.

Wellbeing-boosting suggestions include Maria’s proven BENDs, or ‘brief emotional non-verbal displays’ - simple 2-minute exercises that provide an instant lift to your wellbeing whenever and wherever you need it. Scientifically proven to stimulate the brain’s neurochemistry with posture and physical movement, BENDs are designed to provide individuals with an immediate empowering lift to their mental state, as well as being fun - #BendWithCari is easy and quick to do.

Cari offers a supportive environment where stress is channelled into positive action - unlocking high performance and increased productivity in the workplace by improving happiness and the ability to control and cope with daily challenges. Complementing existing wellbeing systems, Cari can actually help to boost their effectiveness 10-fold, providing individuals with tailored support on a mass scale.

With a real duty of care the support doesn’t stop there, with those who may need extra support also being empowered to access evidence based 1 to 1 NeuChem Coaching through their free access to Cari.

Maria added: “Cari is the tech manifestation of our company purpose, which is simply to bring joy to life. Therefore, it is our duty to bring happiness to those who need it most during the crisis – spreading joy to our essential workers and subsequently creating more positivity for our country.”

A Director of Transformation, HR and Organisational Development at a South East-based Unitary Local Authority said: “We implemented Cari because we recognised that it was better to have useful insights, rather than remaining ignorant when it comes to mental health and wellbeing in our organisation. It's so important to have data about your workforce so you can act upon it to improve performance and reduce the risk of litigious issues. Cari enables us to offer genuine holistic and personalised support to everyone. But also gives the additional, powerful benefit of encouraging our staff to take their wellbeing seriously. They now feel more responsible for looking after their own mental health."

Visit to read a case study involving Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust.

Download a copy of the February 2020 report entitled Brain States: Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Public Sector  from  View the results, outcomes and ROI from 14.373 public sector employees being given access to a confidential, online wellbeing consultation with Cari - a unique artificial intelligence (AI).