London-based Unmind raises €9.1 million to improve employee mental health

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UK startup Unmind, the workplace mental health platform, has announced it has raised €9.1 million  in a Series A funding round. This mental health platform is growing fast, at a time when employee wellbeing is an increasing focus of both small and large companies, already supporting employees in more than 50 countries.

Unmind, founded in 2016, is built on the belief that everyone has the right to a healthy mind. Its workplace mental health platform empowers employees to proactively measure and manage their mental wellbeing through scientifically-backed assessments, tools, training, and signposting. It also gives organisations tools too, compiling aggregated and anonymous data about their employees, allowing them to make informed decisions about their wider mental health strategy. Its digital content has been created with the help of top clinicians, academics, and authors, and covers topics like optimising sleep, overcoming burnout, and positive body image. Whats more, the startup has already garnered global recognition, being used by major brands like Just Eat, ASOS, William Hill, British Airways, and The John Lewis Partnership, with over 350,000 people having access to its services. 

This funding round was Led by Berlin-based Project A, with the continued support of Felix Capital, the funding, and will support company growth, and its commitment to measurably improve the mental health of employees in workplaces around the world. 

Dr. Nick Taylor, Co-founder of Unmind and Clinical Psychologist comments, “At Unmind, we believe that looking after our health means caring for the whole human, and by weaving work and wellbeing into one, we can build organisations where everyone can fulfill their potential. This funding will help us to meet growing international demand, offer new services to our users, and further realise our vision of a world where mental health is universally understood, nurtured, and celebrated.”  

Antoine Nussenbaum, Partner and Co-Founder, Felix Capital comments, “Over the years we’ve seen an enormous shift in how we think and talk about mental health – but little has been done in terms of practical solutions. Unmind continues to demonstrate how their technology is being used to help organisations and their employees measure, manage, and improve their mental wellbeing.”

Thies Sander, Founding Partner, Project A comments, “Unmind is a world-leader in digital mental health and continues to innovate across all verticals and geographies in a highly competitive space. Across the globe, we are seeing a continued, positive shift in the way that society and the workplace think about mental health. This is driving greater demand for innovative solutions to a growing problem and we believe that Unmind is best-placed to meet this considerable opportunity”.