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Unmind Review

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4 / 5.00

Overall Score: 12/15

Consumer Ratings: 1/2
Clarity of Purpose: 2/2
Mechanism of Action: 1/1
Software Updates: 0/2
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Research on Development Process: 1/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 1/1
Research Independence and Review: 2/2
Research Base: 3/3

Last Review Date: November 2022

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Unmind is a web and mobile application offered through employers. Unmind uses principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) including third wave approaches, mindfulness, and positive psychology to help provide proactive mental wellness support to employees. The app aims to improve areas such as sleep, stress, anxiety, mood, productivity, and general well-being. Consumers start with an assessment, or an Index, which measures a person’s overall mental health and well-being. Once complete, Unmind provides recommendations for Tools and Series to support that person. Tools include audio clips and meditations centered around a specific topic, while Series are psychoeducational courses designed to increase awareness around topics such as Mental Health at Work, Suicide, Trauma, and Relationships. There is also a mood-tracking feature, a tool for sending Praise to peers and co-workers, and a section for connecting to important resources such as crisis support and internal company supports.

Technical Details

Available for iPhone Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Android 7.0 and up. Web
Developer: Unmind Ltd
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Gratitude, Mindfulness, Productivity, Psychoeducation & Information, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Assessment/Screening
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Adults, Workplaces
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web

Research on this App

A pilot study was conducted to determine the feasibility and acceptability of study methods and interventions in preparation for a large-scale trial. 383 adult users were recruited and randomly assigned to Stress, Worry, or Resilience interventions within Unmind, or a no-intervention control group. The intervention lasted for a 2-week period. Outcomes were measured using self-report measures capturing stress, anxiety, depression, and resilience at baseline, post-intervention, and 1-month follow-up. 67.8% of all participants randomized to an intervention arm completed their intervention. 86% of participants reported being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their intervention, and 87% rated the quality of their intervention as “good” or “excellent”. All intervention groups reported significantly greater improvements than the control group on at least one secondary outcome at post-intervention. All improvements were maintained at the 1-month follow-up. (Economides et al, 2021)

A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of three digital interventions for depressive symptoms from the Unmind app. The study used a sample of 405 working adults age 18 or older based in the UK who were experiencing sub-threshold, mild, or moderate symptoms of depression. The sample participated in a parallel, multi-arm, randomized controller trial. The participants were randomly assigned to one of three digital interventions from the Unmind app or to a waitlist control group. Over the course of three weeks, the participants completed 6-8 short self-guided sessions with the intervention assigned to them. Participants received subjective feedback assessment questionnaires to determine changes in depression and anxiety symptoms, well-being, and health-related productivity loss. The assessments were distributed prior to the intervention, week 0, during the intervention, week 3, and a follow-up assessment after the intervention was completed week 7. The results show that all intervention groups showed significant, maintained improvements in well-being, functioning, and depressive and anxiety symptoms vs the control group. The study also showed that all interventions tested were feasible and acceptable. (Taylor et al., 2022)

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One Mind Psyberguide Update
Thank you for your interest in One Mind PsyberGuide. Due to a loss of funding, we are no longer updating or maintaining the One Mind PsyberGuide website. Reviews have been updated as of the last date indicated on each review. Other activities at One Mind PsyberGuide stopped in June 2023. We hope this website can still serve as a resource for those interested in using technology to support people and their mental health. We thank everyone for their support of One Mind PsyberGuide over the years.