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BUNJI

A companion for your journey to mental wellness and health. Bunji is an emotional assistant built by researchers in the Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition at L a Trobe University. Bunji is an aboriginal word for ‘Mate’ or buddy, and we like to refer to it as your ‘critical friend’

AI driven Conversational Interface

The chat based interface uses Language and Emotional model driven by Artificial Intelligence to give you an personal conversational experience.

Activity Scheduling and Tracking

Has a large library of activities which you can customise, schedule and track to maintain an active lifestyle which will improve your mood and mental health.

Mood Monitoring

Helps you monitor how your mood is changing as you work through your activities and gives you the tools to analyse what contributes to a healthy mental state.

RESOURCES

Thes are some resources to help you with your journey to wellness and wellbeing.

Mindfulness

When scheduling activities that have a positive effect on your mood have you considered trying out mindfulness? There is evidence from well conducted studies that Mindfulness can be a helpful[…]

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Activity scheduling

Previous Next Bunjil encourages you to schedule activities each day that you enjoy doing.  1) Bunji will give you a choice of activities that you can schedule 2) Bunji will[…]

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Medication

Medication can be useful when people want help with their mood. Some people have strong opinions about medication that are not informed by research, it is important to get information[…]

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Reading is good for your mental health

Taking time to read can be good for your mental health! In fact there are studies that show that “bibliotherapy” (reading self-help materials) can be an effective depression treatment. For[…]

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These are some of things that Bunji can do

These are some of the features that Bunji provides which will help you adopt and maintain an active healthy lifestyle which will help you on your journey to Mental Wellness.

Mood Check

Bunji helps monitor how your mood is changing through your Behavioural Activation activities, giving you signs about what will contribute to your emotional state. Helping your approach to managing stress and increasing wellness.

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Activity Scheduling

Bunji has a large library of activities which you can customise and schedule to help you with adopting and maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. It also comes with reminder and evaluation features, which will to enable you to track how the activity affects your mood.

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Gratitude Journal

Bunji’s Gratitude  Journal allows you to focus your attention on the positive things in your life which can help you to prepare and strengthen you to deal with the rough patches when they pop up.

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Bunji – Is an emotional assistant built by researchers in the Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition (CDAC) at La Trobe University. 

Bunji is designed for you to talk to during both happy and difficult times. Built into Bunji is a method known as Behavioural Activation (BA) – built on 2 principles, Activity Scheduling and Mood monitoring. The aim of BA is to reverse the cycle of depression by increasing the engagement in valued activities. This increases our changes of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life. BA has been used for decades as stand-alone treatments for anxiety and depression, it is also as effective in treating depression as more complex psychological treatment and even medication. 


We are a research centre at La Trobe University focusing on the theoretical advancement of AI as well its practical contributions to organisations, the economy and society. We specialise in research and development of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence algorithms and Data Analytics platforms.

Our team consists of a group of AI and data science experts with outstanding research achievements coupled with many years of top industry experience. We build a fusion of operation and AI through the blend of our team expertise. Our team have designed and teach a top QS ranked Master of Business Analytics Course and teach into the Bachelor of Business Analytics.Our team consists of a group of AI and data science experts with outstanding research achievements coupled with many years of top industry experience. We build a fusion of operation and AI through the blend of our team expertise. Our team have designed and teach a top QS ranked Master of Business Analytics Course and teach into the Bachelor of Business Analytics.


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Built by researchers at the Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition, La Trobe University. Bunji is designed for you to talk to during both happy and difficult times. Built into Bunji is a method known as Behavioural Activation (BA). The service is available free of charge, download and install.

Other Places for Help

Head to Health

Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.

Black Dog Institute

As the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, Black Dog Institute's aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.

Headspace

Online tools for young people provides information and resources covering a wide range of issues and topics.

Beyond Blue

For anyone feeling depressed or anxious — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online