CareLoop Health, a digital therapeutics company using software to transform mental healthcare, has successfully completed the KQ Labs Accelerator Programme, which is run by the Francis Crick Institute and funded by LifeArc.

A spinout from the University of Manchester Innovation Factory, CareLoop Health deftly utilises digital therapeutics to predict and prevent relapse in schizophrenia and psychosis.

Built upon a decade of academic research and data, their platform is designed to recognise fluctuations in an individual’s mental health, identifying deterioration, and predicting acute events before they occur for early intervention.  This is not just a health recording app, CareLoop Health provide a bespoke, effective way to help patients prevent mental health relapse.

KQ Labs is a well-respected and established five-month accelerator programme for innovative early-stage startups using data as a core part of their business model to improve human health.

Photo showing 5 people standing in a semi circle smiling in front of brick wall (The CareLoop Team)

The CareLoop Health team (from left to right): Prof. Shôn Lewis (Chief Medical Officer), Dr Pauline Whelan (Chief Technology Officer), Prof. John Ainsworth (Chief Product Officer), Zoë Blake (Chief Executive Officer) and Prof. Sandra Bucci (Chief Scientific Officer)

Mandeep Dhillon, KQ Labs Lead, said: “This accelerator programme is designed to give data-drive health startups a robust set of skills, tools and mentoring from industry connections.  CareLoop has been a great addition to this programme and I cannot wait to see the positive impact their products will have on the mental health of people around the world.”

In addition to completing the accelerator programme, CareLoop has just published an informational video explaining how their system works and featuring interviews with the CareLoop team. Watch it here:

Zoë Blake, CareLoop’s CEO, said: “The CareLoop team is passionate about making the world a safer, more nurturing place for those who live with severe mental health conditions, such as psychosis.  We were proud to take part in KQ Labs accelerator programme, and we hope that our new video will help us meet our goal of transforming mental health care.”

Andrew Wilkinson, CEO of the Innovation Factory, said:  “The Innovation Factory’s mission is to help The University of Manchester’s world-leading academics turn their research into valuable, high-impact IP and spinout companies.  CareLoop Health is a fantastic new University spinout that employs its unique, digital therapeutic technology to help people with specific, isolating, mental health needs.  We are proud to support CareLoop on this journey and believe that the company will make a massive difference to people’s lives as it scales and delivers its products across the globe.”


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