Transforming care for people living with most severe and enduring mental illnesses

5% of the global population has a severe mental health problem. Many of these people will experience episodes of crisis that require acute care. As healthcare systems struggle to meet need, the human cost increases. We use software to predict and avoid or minimise these acute events

Before breaking point there is CareLoop Health

At CareLoop Health, our vision is predictive, personalised, care for people living severe mental illness by accurately predicting future mental health problems we can help prevent escalation or relapse and work towards eliminating crisis in mental health

What we do

We create digital products that are co-designed by patients, clinicians, engineers and researchers. Our products are available as part of a package of care alongside in person care. For people living with psychosis and schizophrenia, CareLoop is proven to accurately predict early warning signs to help prevent relapse. For perinatal mental health, CareLoop identifies mums, dads and partners at risk of postnatal depression for timely intervention by a health worker
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Our People

Our founding directors bring with them decades of clinical, commercial, software engineering and academic experience
Professor John Ainsworth
Professor John Ainsworth
Chief Product Officer & co-Inventor
John is Chief Product Officer at CareLoop Health. A software engineering veteran with a career spanning commercial R&D and academia. John is Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Manchester and was the Director of the Centre for Health Informatics. Since 2009 he has undertaken pioneering research into the use of smartphones in mental health for connected care.
Professor Shôn Lewis
Professor Shôn Lewis
MD FMedSci
Chief Medical Officer & co-Inventor
A psychiatrist for over 30 years, Shôn’s keen interest in the use of digital technology within mental health was the genesis of CareLoop Health. He trained at the Maudsley Hospital and has worked within the NHS throughout his career. His many accolades include the platinum clinical excellence award for contribution to the NHS.
Zoë Blake
Zoë Blake
Chief Executive Officer
Zoë is our Chief Executive Officer, before joining CareLoop Health she served as CEO of the digital mental health platform Kooth (previously XenZone). Zoë is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years leading dynamic teams operating in fast changing, innovation lead organisations.
Sandra Bucci
Sandra Bucci
Chief Science Officer & co-Inventor
Professor Bucci is the first ever NIHR Research Professor in Digital Mental Health in the UK, Professor of Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester, and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH). With over 20 years clinical experience working with people with complex mental health needs, Sandra is also co-Director of the Complex Trauma and Resilience Research Unit in GMMH.
Pauline Whelan
Pauline Whelan
Chief Technology Officer
In her 20+ years working in software engineering, Pauline has led high performing teams in consultancies, large corporates, and academia. Over the last decade, Pauline has built and implemented digital solutions targeted at both physical and mental health, many of which are deployed in the NHS. She is a Digital Health Lead at the University of Manchester, and the Digital Director of GM.Digital at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation trust.

Thank you to the organisations that support our research, and our partners

Science led

We work with leading researchers and clinicians across extended timeframes to validate our products as safe, accessible and effective at improving outcomes for people living with and at risk of severe mental illness
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