We're bringing together academic, clinical and industry expertise to make a real impact. We continually evolve our platform and are committed to publishing all research, regardless of the results.

Research with impact and integrity

95% of mental health apps aren't backed by credible research. We are.(01)

There's been an explosion in mental health apps over the last decade. Hundreds of studies show they can have positive effects on our health, wellbeing and job performance. But despite big promises, many claims about the benefits of these solutions haven't been tested.

We’re combatting the culture of empty promises by rigorously evaluating our platform. Everything we do is grounded in evidence.

what we do

The Unmind research roadmap is made up of three distinct strands:

We developed our research roadmap in collaboration with our academic partners.

Evaluating impact

We conduct randomised controlled trials (RCT) of our platform. We look at the mental health and wellbeing of employees who use it, as well as wider organisational outcomes.

Client studies

We study the impact of Unmind post-launch with our clients, ensuring that our efficacy findings translate to real-world settings.

Validating measures

Our platform features reliable, credible and robust measures of mental health and wellbeing. We also think globally – by validating our tools for use across territories.

Our latest scientific findings

We’re committed to the highest scientific standards. These include pre-registering our studies before we conduct research, and ethical approval that prioritises the wellbeing of our participants.

40% of participants reported clinically important improvement in depressive symptoms, compared to just 7.9% in the control group.(02)

Our low mood study compared three Unmind Courses to a control group who weren’t given access to Unmind. We found reduced depressive symptoms and improved wellbeing after completing a Course, as well as at a four week follow-up.

16.5% reduction in presenteeism for participants experiencing sleep difficulties, compared to 3% in a control group.(03)

We trialled our sleep solutions (Nightwaves & Sleep Tales) with participants experiencing sleep difficulties. Groups who used Unmind for four weeks had improved sleep quality, wellbeing and productivity compared to the control group.

Findings from the Unmind Lab

PLOS One: validating our wellbeing tracker in UK, US & ANZ populations

Sleep: Feasibility and efficacy of Unmind Shorts to improve sleep

JMIR FR: Examining the effect of Unmind Courses on depressive symptoms

JMIR FR: Feasibility and efficacy of Unmind Courses targeting common mental health problems

JMIR MH: Development and validation of the Unmind wellbeing tracker

From the Unmind Lab: Our sleep study findings

Meet our experts

Our team is made up of leaders in digital mental health and clinical practice

Collaborating with top mental health experts, we live our values by contributing to mental health knowledge and supporting academic research

Dr. Heather Bolton

Director of Science

Dr. Kate Daley

Director of Science (interim)

Becky Minton

Head of Therapies and Coaching

Dr. Marcos Economides

Head of Research

Dr. Ramesh Perera-Delcourt

Head of Psychology (interim)

Dr. Max Major

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Liza Jachens

Senior Organisational Psychologist

Dr. Katie White

Research Scientist

Dr. Jazz Croft

Science Liaison

Dr. Katere Adeseko

Applied Positive Psychologist

Dr. Anthony Newtown

Counselling Psychologist


The proof is in the partnership

Collaborating with top mental health experts, we live our values by contributing to mental health knowledge and supporting academic research

"As an academic collaborator, it is a pleasure to work with Unmind.
Unmind are delivering important research, leading with transparency and making
a real contribution to the mental health research community.”

Professor Kate Cavanagh

Professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Sussex

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(01) Leong, Q., Sridhar, S., Blasiak, A., Tadeo, X., Yeo, G., Remus, A., & Ho, D. (2022). Characteristics of Mobile Health Platforms for Depression and Anxiety: Content Analysis Through a Systematic Review of the Literature and Systematic Search of Two App Stores. J Med Internet Res, 24(2):e27388, DOI: 10.2196/27388
(02) Taylor, W.R., Male, R., Economides, M., Bolton, H., & Cavanagh, K. (2023). Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of digital interventions for depressive symptoms in working adults: multi-arm randomized controlled trial. JMIR Form Res, 7:e41590, doi: 10.2196/41590
(03) Economides, M., Male, R., Bolton, H., & Cavanagh, K. (2023). Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of mobile tools to improve sleep health in working adults experiencing poor sleep: a multi-arm randomized pilot trial. Sleep, zsad053,

Putting the theory to practice
That's the science behind Unmind. To see how we bring it to life in the platform, book a demo. We'd love to show you.