BSG CEO discusses the 'virtuous circle’ of proactive mental health support
Jurie Schoeman, CEO of BSG, explains the ‘virtuous circle’ of proactive support, and how Unmind helped power staff engagement throughout the Covid pandemic
Announcing our Series B funding
We’ve closed a $47 million Series B round of funding to improve the mental health of organisations around the world.
Watch: How to promote employee wellbeing in the new working world
Watch five HR and business leaders discuss how to bring positive change to the workplace at the recent Wellbeing @ Work Asia Summit.
5 minutes with... resilience and diversity speaker and trainer Winston Clements
We take 5 minutes with resilience and diversity speaker Winston Clements to learn about his journey and the importance of harnessing a positive mindset.
Lessons on how to socialise again
Unmind Senior Client Success Manager Ashley Carter offers tips on minimising an anxious transition for managers, leaders and just about everyone.
Infographic: The state of workplace resilience
We partnered with WELCOA to examine the state of workplace resilience and explore how employers can future-proof their organizations for what could be a mental health pandemic.
Watch: HR leaders discuss their pivotal role in nurturing employee mental health
Unmind's CEO and Co-Founder Dr Nick Taylor moderates a panel discussion as part of the National HR Directors Summit in Australia - 'The CHRO’s role in mental health and employee wellbeing strategies'.
5 minutes with... author, broadcaster and public speaker Josh Roberts
Author, broadcaster and public speaker Josh Roberts takes the Unmind hotseat to talk about his background, generalised anxiety disorder, and the joys of reading and exercising.
Tune into sleep
Friday 19 March marks World Sleep Day, an annual celebration of sleep. At Unmind, we're devoting the whole week to investigating the topic. Here's what to look out for.
Launching Unmind #4: Keeping the conversation alive at Nationwide
Part 4 explores how Nationwide used storytelling and live events to keep the topic of mental health front of mind and boost platform engagement.
Launching Unmind #3: How Entain framed the benefits of a healthy mind
In part 3, we look at how Entain (formerly GVC Holdings) used internal comms and content to frame the benefits of nurturing mental health.
4 reasons why compassion is key to your mental wellbeing
In this post, we explore the findings of our latest webinar with Michaela Thomas, and understand how kindness can have an impact on our mental wellbeing.
5 minutes with... fashionpreneur and mental health campaigner George Hodgson
Fashionpreneur and mental health campaigner George Hodgson takes the Unmind hotseat to talk about his story, his favourite books and his self-care routine.
Launching Unmind #2: How M&S planned for success
Part 2 of our series looks at how M&S bolstered their mental and financial wellbeing strategy following a month-long launch campaign.
Launching Unmind #1: Virgin Media's compelling comms strategy
This series explores the ways clients have rolled out the Unmind platform to promote mental health at work. Part 1 looks at Virgin Media's creative comms.
Parenthood, children, and mental health: four experiences
As Children's Mental Health Week draws to a close, we talk to four Unmind parents, who share their perspectives on parenthood, children, and mental health.
How to talk to your children about mental health
With 1st to 7th February marking Children’s Mental Health Week, we talk to Dr Mark Johnson about on how we can talk to children about mental health.
Redefining resilience: Why we need to take a whole-person, whole-organisation approach
Why are leaders rallying around resilience? What’s wrong with our understanding of it? How can employers take steps to support wellbeing at work?
Five steps you need to follow to build healthy habits that last
In our newest guide developed with Dr Heather McKee, we outline the five steps to follow when you want to start a new healthy habit.
5 daily habits that help boost your mental wellbeing
Habits make up around 40% of our daily routine. When it comes to our mental health, a single change can make a huge impact. Here are five habits to try.
5 minutes with... former child soldier and life performance coach Emmanuel Jal
Former child soldier and Unmind collaborator Emmanuel Jal tells us about his experiences of trauma, mental health, and meditation in this quick-fire Q&A.
Nurturing mental health for the next generation of employees
In this guest post, Alex Blake of PMA - Obviously, explains why nurturing the mental health of younger employees joining the workforce is so important.
Mental Wellbeing Calendar 2021
Get inspiration and plan your activities for the year ahead with this 2021 mental wellbeing calendar.
3 HR leaders give tips for long-term remote working
Looking to embed long-term remote working habits that are conducive to wellbeing and productivity? We asked HR experts for ideas.
7 ways we're planning to Unmind this holiday season
As a challenging year draws to a close, we ask our team members to share how they will be nurturing their own mental health during the holidays.
How Nationwide are driving cultural change around mental health
Nationwide Building Society redoubled its efforts this year to support the mental health of its employees across the country. Here's what they did.
5 minutes with... mindfulness expert Choden
A former lawyer-turned-Buddhist monk, Choden sits down with us for a chat and shares his philosophy on cultivating positive mental health.
What it feels like to experience trauma
Olivia grew up in a household that was constantly in conflict. Here, she shares her experiences of her childhood, trauma, diagnosis, and learning to cope.
Digital mental health training: Why it works, and how to implement it successfully at your organisation
We take a look at the benefits behind digital mental health training, how it works, and how you can implement it successfully in your organisation.
How to make self-care a priority when caring for others
In today's world, it's not always easy to prioritise self-care – especially when caring for others. In this post, we outline how and why to do it.
5 things you might not know about burnout
Burnout is impacting more people than ever – especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. We talk to Culture Amp’s Charlotte Mosley to find out more.
Why four men are taking on the ultimate challenge to support mental health
Four men, one boat, and the Atlantic Ocean. Find out why team Oardacity are manning the oars for mental health a 3000-mile epic voyage.
Four stories of cancer, health, and mental health - part four: Justin
In our final Movember post, testicular cancer survivor Justin Birckbichler tells us how life after cancer brought some surprising mental health challenges.
Easing Loneliness with psychologist Dr Guy Winch
In this post, Dr Guy Winch explains his personal approach to mental wellbeing with the launch of his new series 'Easing Loneliness' on the Unmind platform.
5 reflections on our conversation with Dr Fabienne Palmer and Winston Clements
We recap our recent webinar featuring Dr Fabienne Palmer and Winston Clements on empathy, and why it's important for a mentally healthy workplace.
Four stories of cancer, health, and mental health - part three: Kevin
In the third post of our Movember series, we talk to Kevin on how his cancer diagnosis changed his outlook on health and mental health.
How Simply Business cultivated a culture of wellbeing through Covid
Kelly discusses how Simply Business is bolstering its wellbeing strategy to support its people through Covid – and beyond.
How we're supporting Movember at Unmind
It's Movember - and it's time for our team to grow some facial hair in support of men's mental and physical health. Here's how we're marking the month.
Four stories of cancer, health, and mental health - part two: Robert and Elaine
In the second post of our Movember series, we talk to testicular cancer survivor Robert and his mum Elaine on the power of a positive mindset.
Introducing: Plus One
We’ve just launched Plus One to let users give friends and family free access to Unmind.
Four stories of cancer, health, and mental health - part one: Matt
As part of Movember, we speak to four cancer survivors on their health and mental health journeys. In part one, Matt Ode shares his journey.
The new vision for supporting employee mental health
Our new handbook, The New Vision for Supporting Employee Mental Health, outlines the four key pillars that support mental health at work today.
Race, racism and mental health – part 3: The future of racial equality and mental health
In the final part of this series, Dr Heather Bolton and Dr Fabienne Palmer talk about the future of racial equality and mental health.
2021: The year of digital mental health training?
Business and HR leaders are turning towards digital mental health training to future-proof the wellbeing of their organisations. But what's driving this trend?
Race, racism and mental health - part 2: Bias and prejudice in access to care
Our second post in this series sees Dr Heather Bolton and clinical psychologist Dr Fabienne Palmer examining the barriers to access in mental health care.
Introducing: Mental Health Foundations Training
We’ve just launched Mental Health Foundations Training to offer practical, accessible and digestible support to entire organisations.
A Tale of Two Cities: 5 things we learned at MADWorld London and New York
This year's MADWorld summits highlighted that supporting employee wellbeing at work is a must-have, not a nice-to-have. Here are our five key takeaways.
5 things we learned in conversation with Origin Energy’s Deirdre Lewis
Our CEO and co-founder Nick Taylor talks to Origin Energy's Deirdre Lewis, who shares her top five learnings of leading through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Race, racism and mental health - part 1: Interpersonal versus institutional racism
The first post in this 3-part series explores interpersonal vs institutional racism, and why we need to challenge assumptions to build a more equal society.
5 things you might not know about the menopause
18th October is World Menopause Day. We take a look at 5 things you might not know about the menopause – and why it's so important to shatter the stigma.
What's it really like to live with OCD?
More than most mental health conditions, OCD is widely misunderstood and misconstrued. Richard Taylor explains what life is really like for those with OCD.
What Black History Month can teach us about mental health
Each October, the UK celebrates Black History Month. In this post, we explore how race, racism and mental health intersect among Black people living in the UK.
5 reflections on our #WorldMentalHealthDay conversation with Ruby Wax
We caught up with writer, actor and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax, to explore the WMHD 2020 theme, ‘Mental health for all’. Here are our highlights.
Watch: We asked our community what mental health means to them
In the spirit of this year's World Mental Health Day theme – 'Mental health for all' – we asked friends of Unmind what mental health means to them.
10 activities to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2020 in your workplace
World Mental Health Day 2020 is on 10th October. Here are 10 ways organisations can celebrate the day and start a conversation on mental health at work.
5 things we can learn about wellbeing from Māori culture
We looked at New Zealand's Māori model for health to identify the five key foundations of wellbeing.
New restrictions: What this means for mental health at work
With new restrictions announced in the UK, we explore the implications to mental health, and how employers around the world can help teams to deal with ambiguity.
Inside Unmind: Meet the Sales and Marketing teams
Meet Jenn Smith, Mental Health Technology Executive, Danny Brennan, Commercial Director, and Oliver Matejka, Copywriter, at Unmind
Suicide Prevention Day 2020: Let's talk
Suicide Prevention Day is about creating a world where fewer people die of suicide. This post explores the phenomenon, and the things we can all do to help prevent it.
Coping with bereavement with Dr Olivia Merriman-Khanna
Our latest Series is designed to help you navigate the emotional challenges of grief and mourning. We spoke to its creator to find out more.
How to play to your strengths
Dr Hazel Harrison explores how to identify and capitalise on our finest assets to get the most from life.
9 considerations for future-proofing your mental health strategy
Our new handbook, How to build a proactive mental health strategy in a post-Covid world, will help you to future-proof your wellbeing programme.
Watch: Being your fullest self with Lady Phyll and Remi Arnold
In our latest Firesides podcast, Remi Arnold and Lady Phyll discuss the importance of bringing our fullest selves to all aspects of life.
The impact of L&D with Unmind
We analysed the impact and outcomes of our four Foundational Series. Here's what we found.
Improving sleep with Unmind
Here's how our Maximising Sleep campaign improved the quality of sleep for Unmind users by 9%.
Inside Unmind: Meet the Product and Engineering teams
Meet Dan Clark, Full Stack Developer, and Sophie Owen, Product Manager
The importance of technology in improving workplace mental health
Now more than ever, technology is proving to be an essential tool in effectively improving mental health at work.
5 minutes with Maria Arpa, Conflict Resolution Expert
Our new platform collaborator, Maria Arpa, Conflict Resolution Expert, discusses her Dialogue Road Map, why cockneys are a dying breed and more.
Life after lockdown – 6 steps to a mentally healthy transition
‘Anxiety’ and ‘optimism’ are the two overriding emotions people feel about returning to work after our lockdown, according to our live webinar poll.
Keeping race on the agenda
Clinical psychologist Dr Fabienne Palmer outlines how employers and business leaders can continue conversations about race equality in the workplace.
Supporting Unmind users through Covid-19
When the coronavirus seized the world, we were able to help people to manage their wellbeing in the face of many unknowns. Here's what happened.
Life After Lockdown with Dr Kate Daley
With restrictions beginning to ease, we’ve collaborated with Dr Kate Daley to create the Life After Lockdown Series.
7 HR leaders share their predictions on the future of mental health at work
Never before have we been in a position to define a new normal – and it doesn't have to be exactly like the old one.
Finding fulfilment at work with Dr Joe Oliver
Dr. Joe Oliver discusses the importance of fulfiling work, and how employers can help their teams to find it.
How the John Lewis Partnership embedded a company-wide mental health strategy
Here's how the iconic retailer provides mental wellbeing support for its diverse and distributed workforce – from delivery drivers to office workers.
Has Covid-19 shifted perceptions of mental health for good?
We teamed up with REBA to explore how Covid-19 has impacted employee mental health and what this means for organisations.
Working well in isolation #2: Health
Part two of our working well in isolation series explores the importance of physical health to our mental wellbeing.
Ep6. In conversation with... Louise Aston
Are we ready to return to work? This episode explores the psychological challenges posed by the easing of lockdown and returning to the workplace.
Working well in isolation #1: Coping
This series explores the seven areas of mental wellbeing to look out for while working in isolation. 'Coping' is how well we're managing with new demands.
Webinar Recording: Supporting the mental health of a distributed workforce
Two-thirds of employers say supporting employee mental health is a key challenges during the coronavirus crisis. In this webinar, we explore how.
How to drive cultural change around mental health through communication
Celebrities, royals and politicians have helped to destigmatise mental health, but the greatest opportunity lies with employers.
Ep5. In conversation with... Josh Krichefski
Maintaining a sympathetic inner voice and amplifying employee wellbeing initiatives. Episode 5 welcomes Josh Krichefski.
Food to boost productivity with Sue Luscombe
Sue Luscombe – the creator of our new Series, Eat For Energy – explores the ways a nutritious diet can help us to thrive in life and work.
Ep4. In conversation with... Dhiren Master
Financial wellness and mental health are intertwined, and both are being impacted by unfolding events. Episode 4 welcomes Salary Finance's Dhiren Master.
Navigating COVID-19 with Dr Heather Bolton
Dr Heather Bolton discusses the launch of our new Series, Navigating COVID-19, designed to tackle the mental health challenges presented by the pandemic.
Ep3. In conversation with... Monika Misra
Why it's now more important than ever to fully know, listen to, and connect with your employees. In episode three, we're in conversation with Monika Misra.
Ep2. In conversation with... Poppy Jaman OBE
Navigating coronavirus at work and the light at the end of the tunnel: Episode two of the ‘In conversation with…’ podcast welcomes Poppy Jaman OBE.
Why we gave NHS workers access to Unmind amid COVID-19
As unprecedented pressure is exerted on our health service, we’ve opened up the Unmind platform to anyone with access to an nhs email address.
Ep1. In conversation with... Yulia O’Mahony and Dr Heather Bolton
As workplaces across the world navigate the challenges posed by the coronavirus, we’ll be discussing the implications with experts in our new podcast.
How Gymshark Got Proactive About Workplace Mental Health
Here's how Amanda Webb, Head of People Projects at Gymshark, launched a proactive and measurable mental health strategy with Unmind.
Supporting workplace mental wellbeing as the coronavirus develops
While the coronavirus is a physical condition, its impact on our workforces' mental wellbeing mustn't be overlooked.
Reflections on Overcoming Anorexia
Unmind team member Vicki Pope shares her personal experience of beating anorexia.
How Landsec Got Talking About Mental Health
Here's how Sue Greenland, Head of HR at Landsec, launched a data-driven and proactive mental health strategy with Unmind.
We’ve Just Raised $10 Million to Improve Employee Mental Health
Over the last three years, things have moved fast here at Unmind. High growth, iconic clients, and most importantly, inspiring stories from our users.
Inside Unmind: Meet the Operations and Finance teams
Meet Sarah Margetson, Operations Lead, and David Kay, Finance Director at Unmind.
Introducing the Great Unminds community Slack channel
In these uncertain times, it's never been more important to stay informed and connected. Come join our open Slack community channel.
Inside Unmind: Meet the Content and Psychology teams
Meet Unmind's Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Steve Peralta, and Head of Psychology, Dr Heather Bolton.
Mind Your Mood
Dr Kate Daley shares her thoughts on Blue Monday and explains why it’s important to pay attention to our feelings all year round.
Mental Wellbeing Calendar 2020
To kick start the year we've collated the key dates that you should be aware of in 2020!
Mental Health and Masculinity
As part of Men's Health Awareness Month, we spoke to Edward Corrie about masculinity and mental health.
Exploring men's mental health
For Men's Mental Health Awareness Month, we've explored some of the influences on men's mental health and what helps maintain healthy wellbeing.
Everything you need to know about stress
We speak about stress a lot. But what is stress and how do our everyday choices affect the way we cope with it?
Mental Health 101: PTSD
The next instalment of Mental Health 101 is on PTSD. Dr Heather Bolton explains the neurological basis of it and how you can treat it.
Menopause and Mental Health
Women have a more comfortable experience of the menopause when armed with the right knowledge, so we need to understand menopause more.
Yoga: The latest addition to the Unmind Tools collection
Yoga benefits mental wellbeing, so we've teamed up with four yoga teachers to film over 60 videos for the platform. We sat down with a few to find out more
Introducing Unmind 2.0
A healthy mind is the most powerful factor in fulfilling our potential, which, when looked after becomes an opportunity to thrive.
Understanding Menopause with Professor Myra Hunter
Professor Myra Hunter explains what impact the menopause can have, and what to expect from our new Understanding Menopause Series.
Mental Health 101: Panic
In this instalment, we look at the link between anxiety and panic and how CBT can help people break their panic cycle.
Introducing Emma, our positive body competition winner
Meet Emma our amazing Positive Body Image competition winner and find out what she's been up to with her prize money.
Cultivating Mindfulness with Choden
Former Buddhist monk and Unmind collaborator, Choden, tells us his story and shares his thoughts about mindfulness in the modern world.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2019
To mark the awareness day, we take a look at the latest UK statistics on suicide and consider the importance of prevention.
In an increasingly digital society, there has been growing interest in what effect the use of social media might ultimately have on our mental health.
Food to Boost Mood with Raewyn Guerrero
Our Food to Boost Mood Series was created by Raewyn Guerrero. We asked her to tell us a little bit more about herself and her work in nutrition.
In Conversation With...William Hill
Sam Watson from William Hill shares how they are using Unmind to help employees thrive in the workplace.
Mental Health 101: Depression
We briefly look depression at what feeds its development and maintenance and we touch on approaches to treatment.
Mental Health 101: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a robust approach for treating a wealth of common mental health issues.
Ellie's Work Experience at Unmind
Ellie is a 16-year-old student who joined us for her work experience week. Read about her experience and learnings here.
Tackling Panic with Dr Blake Stobie
Dr Blake Stobie created our Tackling Panic Series. We talked to him about his clinical work and his love for CBT.
Mental Health 101: Generalised Anxiety
Worry is something that most of us experience, we explore different ways of managing worry to reduce its impact on our lives.
Mental Health 101: Emotions
Emotions are essential for humans to thrive, and certainly not something to shy away from. Our latest blog explores some of the functions of emotions.
Mental Health 101: OCD
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the most misunderstood of all common mental health problems.
Five Tips To Help Prevent Burnout
Our body gives us warning signs when burnout is approaching but what are they and what can we do to help overcome burnout?
Employee Mental Wellbeing - A Diverse and Rich Spectrum
Mental health is diverse and rich, read about our top tips on taking a holistic approach to workplace mental health.
Mental Health 101: Positive Psychology
We explore the science of positive psychology and consider how we can embed its core principles.
Introducing Mental Health 101
A series, driven by our Head of Psychology, that sets to explain key mental health questions.
Unmind with Pride
We’re committed to measurably improving the mental health of 10 million people – that’s at least 700,000 LGBTQ+ people.
In Conversation With...Just Eat
We sat down with Just Eat's, Global Culture and Inclusion Partner, Hannah Millard to talk all things Imposter Syndrome in the workplace.
Persistent Pain with Dr Christine Bonathan
Dr Christine Bonathan, creator of our Persistent Pain Series explains her experience working in pain management.
Dr Jane McNicholas on Body Image
Dr Jane McNicholas talks about the importance of appreciating and respecting your body.
Jonny Benjamin on Body Image
Jonny Benjamin MBE joins us to talk about all things body image, from the role of social media to the impact of sexuality and gender.
3 Tips for Working With Worry
Dr Kate Daley, the creator of our Working With Worry Series talks about her top tips for tackling worry.
Music for the Mind
Composers, James Hannay and Jonjo Grisdale, tell us what it was like to work on our music-based tools.
Health Anxiety with Jo Rodriquez
We interviewed Jo Rodriguez, the creator of our Health Anxiety Series, about herself and how she found writing her first Unmind Series.
The power of practicing compassion
Compassion is important, here we explore the importance of understanding it's power.
The Women of Unmind
We sat down with the women of Unmind including to discuss working in technology, startups, and female leadership.
Children's Mental Health Week 2019
For Children's Mental Health Week we asked Dr Hazel Harrison gives some tips to help boost wellbeing in children.
Dr Jane McNicholas, the creator of our new Series, gives us a few tips on how to make lasting, effective changes.
Unmind in 2018
As the year draws to a close we've been reflecting on an incredible twelve months at Unmind.
Dr Jane McNicholas shares her thoughts on the unrealistic expectations we sometimes set for ourselves.
Coping in Hard Times
Our Series is designed to help people adapt and adjust to stressful life events.
Employee Mental Wellbeing
Supporting employee mental wellbeing in the workplace is, rightfully, a growing priority for organisations worldwide.
Teaching Children About The Brain
Ever wondered how to teach the children about the brain? Dr Hazel Harrison explains some methods.
Mental Wellbeing in Men
Compared to women men are much less likely to talk about their mental health, but why?
Dr Kate Daley on Procrastination
Dr Kate Daley, tells us a bit more about herself and what her thoughts are on her Series - Beat Procrastination.
Eating Your Way to Happiness
What's the link between food and mental health and does changing the way we eat affect it?
Jonny Benjamin on Talking About Suicide
Jonny Benjamin is an influential activist and mental health campaigner, read his story here.
8 Years of Insomnia to 8 Hours Sleep a Night
Our Chief Content Officer talks about his personal journey with sleep and insomnia.
Stress: A Matter of Perception
The World Health Organisation refers to stress as the “health epidemic of the 21st century”, but how do you perceive stress?
A Data Scientist Spotlight on The Unmind Index
Find out about some of the amazing work Juan and the Data team at Unmind do.
Sleep, Stress and Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is often described as a ‘lifestyle disease’, but other factors outside of our control play a role too.
Meet our New Head of Psychology
With a clinical background in the NHS, we can't wait for Dr Heather Bolton to start work on our content.
(Un)mind the Gap
Find out how to narrow the gap between our attention and what's happening in the present.
What's The Craze About Praise?
Praise helps you feel good about yourself, and all of your hard work, especially in the workplace.
Unmind in 2017
Find out what life at Unmind was like in 2017 and what's in store for 2018.
Stress: Behaviour and Mindset
The role that our own behaviours and mindset play when it comes to our experience of stress.
A New Dawn for Preventative Mental Wellbeing
How we define mental health, and why adopting an aspirational approach is so important.
Phantom Limbs and Virtual Reality
Technology is fast-moving read how virtual reality is being used for treating phantom limb syndrome.
The Rise of AI within health care
Explore how technology has pushed the envelope of what is possible in health and mental wellbeing.
The Secret to Happiness
Do the secrets to happiness lie within genetics, circumstances or both? Find out what makes up happiness.
Our Top Tip for Greater Work Wellbeing
It's not easy to achieve a perfect working environment but with this one tip, you'll be well on your way.
A Changing Landscape of Mental Health
The landscape of mental health at work is changing, find out more here.
The Benefits of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is about noticing your thoughts and feelings, non-judgmentally and has lots of benefits.
The Best Way to Cope With Stress
Knowing the role of stress in the development of mental health problems is important for our understanding of how to cope.
Introducing: Sleep Tales
Explore distant lands from the comfort of your own bed and drift off to sleep with our new category of Tools: Sleep Tales.