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Dr Kate Daley on Procrastination
Dr Kate Daley on Procrastination

Unmind collaborator, Dr Kate Daley, tells us a bit more about herself and what her thoughts are on the recent Unmind Series she created, Beat Procrastination.

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
A “new dawn” for preventative approaches to mental wellbeing
A “new dawn” for preventative approaches to mental wellbeing

Our CEO and co-founder, Dr Nick Taylor, shares his thoughts on how we define mental health, and why adopting an aspirational approach is so important.

September 27, 2017
Dr. Nick Taylor
Guest Blog: Jonny Benjamin on Talking About Suicide
Guest Blog: Jonny Benjamin on Talking About Suicide

Jonny Benjamin was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at the age of 20 and he is now an influential activist and mental health...

July 13, 2018
Dr. Heather Bolton
From 8 years of insomnia to 8 hours of sleep a night
From 8 years of insomnia to 8 hours of sleep a night

Okay, it was a fair bit more than eight years, but it made for a catchier title...For a long time, sleep defined my life.

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
Spotlight on the Unmind Index
Spotlight on the Unmind Index

Juan Giraldo is our in-house Data Scientist and he does magical things with numbers. He is currently working to evaluate the Unmind Index. I stole 5 minutes with him to ask him why...

July 13, 2018
Dr. Heather Bolton
Men and mental wellbeing: why the secrecy?
Men and mental wellbeing: why the secrecy?

What do Stormzy, Jonny Wilkinson and Prince Harry all have in common? It’s not a trick question: they’ve all spoken out publicly about their own struggles with mental health.

July 13, 2018
Dr. Heather Bolton
Sleep, Stress and Type 2 Diabetes
Sleep, Stress and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is often described as a ‘lifestyle disease’. This would suggest that our choices are a significant feature in its development or prevention.

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
Meet our new Head of Psychology
Meet our new Head of Psychology

This week, we welcomed Dr Heather Bolton to the Unmind team. I asked her a few questions to help us get to know her a little better.

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
The best way to cope with stress
The best way to cope with stress

At Unmind, we help people look after their minds and improve their mental health. Knowing that stress plays a role in the development of mental health problems...

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
Five-minute brain-boosting breakfast
Five-minute brain-boosting breakfast

The humble egg and banana pancake

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
(Un)mind the gap
(Un)mind the gap

Narrowing the gap between our attention and what’s really going on in the present moment can be challenging. Many of us experience a relatively constant...

July 13, 2018
Daisy Corfield
How to teach children about the brain
How to teach children about the brain

When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices.

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
Time to Unmind
Time to Unmind

Today is Time to Talk day 2018, a campaign to highlight that anywhere can be the right place to talk about mental health, including at work.

July 13, 2018
Daisy Corfield
Unmind in 2017
Unmind in 2017

In the previous post, we looked at how perceiving ourselves to not be equipped to deal with demands can lead to stress. Today we’ll be picking up where we left off, by exploring in more detail the importance of proactive stress-busting habits and mindset when it comes to successfully facing our day-to-day challenges.

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
Stress: Behaviour and mindset
Stress: Behaviour and mindset

In the previous post, we looked at how perceiving ourselves to not be equipped to deal with demands can lead to stress. Today we’ll be picking up where we left off, by exploring in more detail the importance of proactive stress-busting habits and mindset when it comes to successfully facing our day-to-day challenges.

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
Stress: A matter of perception
Stress: A matter of perception

The World Health Organisation refers to stress as the “health epidemic of the 21st century”. Just reading that is enough to make you feel a little stressed. Still, although it can be a disruptive force for many of us, understanding why we feel stressed in the first place...

July 13, 2018
The Unmind Team
A Culture of Employee Mental Wellbeing
A Culture of Employee Mental Wellbeing

Supporting employee mental wellbeing in the workplace is, rightfully, a growing priority for organisations worldwide. However, businesses that focus exclusively on the individual employee risk no longer being able to see the woods from the trees.

July 13, 2018
The Unmind Team
Why Checking In is better than Checking Out
Why Checking In is better than Checking Out

Doing a Check-In on Unmind may only take a few seconds to complete, but if you use it everyday it is going to give you a wealth of information that will help you understand yourself better.

September 27, 2017
Dr. Nick Taylor
What’s with the craze about praise?
What’s with the craze about praise?

We all know that receiving praise is a wonderful thing: you feel good about yourself when someone praises you for all of your hard work, especially in the workplace.

September 27, 2017
Dr. Nick Taylor
Phantom Limbs and Virtual Reality
Phantom Limbs and Virtual Reality

Technology is moving forward so quickly that it is impossible to predict what new applications will be developed. And some of the most interesting developments are in the field of health and wellness, including some unexpected uses of Virtual Reality or ‘VR’.

September 27, 2017
Andrew Verrijdt
Can you eat your way to happiness?
Can you eat your way to happiness?

There seems to be a new food fad every other month. Juice diets, low fat diets, high fat diets, high protein, low carb… One month the common wisdom is that a glass of red wine in the...

July 13, 2018
The Unmind Team
The Rise of AI within Healthcare
The Rise of AI within Healthcare

We are witnessing an accelerated increase in technology innovation, which has pushed the envelope of what is possible across all industries.

July 13, 2018
Nick Tong
Razzle Dazzle Statistics
Razzle Dazzle Statistics

Although it may not seem like a musical about twisting the truth and putting on a show would have much in common with statistics, it can be tempting to make use of the same tactic used by the lawyer in Chicago...

July 13, 2018
The Unmind Team
The Secrets to Happiness?
The Secrets to Happiness?

50% of the variance in happiness amongst people comes down to genetics. 10% comes down to circumstances. 40%, down to intentional behaviour. Do the secrets to happiness lie herein?

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
The Achoo Paradox
The Achoo Paradox

I’m sick right now… As I type this, I’m on the sofa with a hot lemon drink, paracetamol capsules, and throat spray. I’ve been fighting something off this week – almost certainly passed on by my now-recovering girlfriend (thanks, dear) – and it struck me as a salient point to write a blog post about.

September 27, 2017
Ry Morgan
What Depression Is: Three Key Facets of the Illness
What Depression Is: Three Key Facets of the Illness

Depression is one of the most widespread psychological illnesses.

September 27, 2017
Andrew Verrijdt
One Simple Tip for Greater Work Wellbeing
One Simple Tip for Greater Work Wellbeing

“Work is love made visible”. Those were the words emblazoned on a waiter’s uniform at a restaurant in South Africa many years back. I remember reading that line and thinking, “That’s really beautiful…it’s not true though.”

September 27, 2017
Steve Peralta
A Changing Landscape for Mental Health
A Changing Landscape for Mental Health

We are reaching an interesting time in mental health. After many years of it being something hidden from public conversation – for example questions like ‘how are you?‘...

September 27, 2017
Dr. Nick Taylor
How Mindfulness Helps with Almost Everything
How Mindfulness Helps with Almost Everything

I’ve been doing mindfulness in one form or another, for about 8 years now. Informally you can think of it as noticing your thoughts and feelings, non-judgmentally, and then choosing what to focus on next.

September 27, 2017
Andrew Verrijdt