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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.
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
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web
A pilot study was conducted to determine 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 at a 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 1-month follow-up. (Economides et al, 2021)
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