Sydney-based resilience startup Driven announces a partnership with FirstWatch to improve the mental health of first responders such as paramedics, firefighters, crisis call centre staff and police officers. “First responders are extraordinarily caring people with extensive practical training to do their work, yet we find that little training is provided around the mental impact from the challenges they face,”
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Driven, an AI chatbot scientifically proven to build resilience, today announced that they have raised $700,000 in seed capital. This first funding round was led by FirstWatch with participation from venture capital firms Giant Leap and Pangaea Impact Investments. Already used by global and large scale organisations such as 3M, Unilever, IAG and Suncorp, Driven helps people stay on top
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- Relationship break ups
- Work stress
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Driven is transforming preventative healthcare through an innovative approach to scientifically enhance the resilience of people and communities.
We are challenging the status quo of reactive healthcare. The current reactive approach has caused the cost of care to spiral out of control with no solution in sight. 300 million people struggling with depression, 260 million with anxiety, $16 trillion in mental health expenditure projected by 2030.
Our vision to reverse this trend is a virtual coach in the pocket of every person – this is Driven. Driven helps people proactively build mental and physical resilience, creating a new pathway for innovative preventative health.
The two most popular features on Driven are a resilience assessment based on the Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Assessment Scale (PR6) to determine a person’s level of resilience for the domains of Vision, Tenacity, Composure, Health, Collaboration and Reasoning. Driven also contains an automated AI-driven personalised coach with over 200 resilience activities tailored to the strength and potential of each individual including brief chats, engaging videos, meditations techniques, and Driven Masterclasses on topics like depression, anxiety, stress and other courses for mental strengths to help people get on top of life. The AI system also provides in-the-moment help for people struggling with specific issues, providing a judgement-free zone to work through challenging situations.
One of the fastest-growing parts of Driven is the Human Exposome, a holistic map for mental healthcare. It comprises activities of all kinds of impacts on people’s lives including finances, lifestyles, work and many more.
We’ve published ground-breaking peer-reviewed research, establishing the first holistic resilience model that incorporates both mental and physical aspects linked together through neuroscience.
Because of this scientific innovation, over 20 universities around the world now use our model to better understand human resilience in different contexts, such as major depression, anxiety, trauma, and more.
Psychologists and coaches worldwide use our platform to better understand and enhance client resilience. We help organisations better understand the mental and physical health needs of their people. We also work with school and uni students, teachers, top athletes, emergency workers, police, and many more. Our technology enables preventative healthcare in a scalable way.
The Driven app is free to download but a paid subscription to Driven Premium gives access to a full resilience assessment report and over 200 tailored activities, including an ever-growing library of advanced exercises, interactive chats, calming, reappraisal and breathing techniques, and Driven Masterclasses.
Driven is reshaping the landscape of preventative healthcare. Through our proactive approach, Driven is making a measurable impact on the quality of life of people around the world.
Driven's original research
2019 - Driven
2017 - Predictive
6-Factor Resilience Scale
How an improvement in resilience boosts job satistifaction
2016 - PR6 & Neuroscience Fundamentals Original Paper
Neurobiological fundamentals of the PR6 resilience scale and organizational application