#74 - Embracing Tech to Revolutionise Mental Health: Emilia Molimpakis, CEO & Co Founder at thymia

Published on July 4, 2023

In this thought-provoking episode, host Gareth Davies delves deep into the world of mental health diagnostics with Emilia Molimpakis, the visionary CEO of thymia; an online platform transforming the landscape of mental well-being using a powerful combination of gamification, AI, and neuro-linguistics. 

Drawing on her lifelong fascination with neuroscience, Emilia shares her compelling insights on the critical role empathy plays in effective leadership and emphasises the need for ethical guidelines in the realms of technology and healthcare. 

Throughout the interview, Emilia fearlessly addresses the inadequacies of our current mental health support system, shedding light on the alarming reality that countless individuals slip through the cracks due to its inherent failures. She also discusses the bureaucracy that is ultimately preventing the NHS from adopting technological advancements within mental health diagnostics. 

Reflecting on her entrepreneurial journey, Emilia imparts her most valuable lesson learned: the importance of staying true to one's vision and not succumbing to the allure of easy money. By steadfastly holding onto their goals, entrepreneurs can build impactful solutions that align with their core mission and values. 

Wrapping up the episode, Emilia offers heartfelt advice to individuals facing mental health struggles. Encouraging them not to lose hope, she emphasises the significance of making their voices heard. 


  • What does good leadership mean to Emilia (03:00)  
  • What did Emilia want to be when she grew up (05:00)  
  • How much does language shape our reality? (06:50)  
  • Academic ambition (09:15)  
  • The correlation between video games and brain function (12:00)  
  • Emilia’s personal experience with mental health tragedy (13:00)  
  • NHS vs. tech modernity (18:05)  
  • Experience with Entrepreneur First (20:30)  
  • Biggest lessons learnt (24:20)  
  • How Thymia works (29:15)  
  • How effective are current mental health diagnoses? (39:00)  
  • Bureaucracy in the NHS (42:40)  
  • Emilia’s advice to those struggling with their mental health (47:30)  
  • Advice to her 21-year-old self (50:00)  
  • What is Emilia most excited about in the AI revolution (52:00)  
  • Emilia’s productivity advice (56:10)