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Nick Taylor
Co-Founder & CEO at Unmind

Profile

Dr Nick Taylor is the Co-Founder and CEO of Unmind, a workplace mental health platform that provides clinically-backed
tools and training to create healthier, happier more human organisations.


Unmind provides a positive, proactive solution that empowers employees to improve their mind, asses their own mental
wellbeing, or find support in times of need. It also enables organisations, by aggregating and anonymising their employee
mental health data, to create mental health strategies that are most appropriate for their people in a truly data-led way.


From a young age Nick had a deep fascination with the human mind. This interest was further cemented while
volunteering as a Samaritan and working as a Support Worker for the mental health charity, Mind. Nick chose to further
pursue this interest, studying psychology at the University of Cardiff, before later gaining a doctorate in Clinical
Psychology from the University of Sheffield and embarking on a long career with the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist.


It was while working in a leadership role for the NHS that Nick became interested in corporate wellness and how
organisations can benefit by looking after their employees. Determined to implement a strategy that would enable the
NHS to best support its workers, Nick realised that there was a clear gap in the market for a platform that would provide
all organisations with the tools to do this. It was this belief in the importance of offering a proactive solution that led Nick
to co-found Unmind in 2016.


Three years later, Unmind is a widely used digital platform which offers bite-sized exercises for everyday wellbeing,
personalised assessments and customised programmes to help improve on specific areas such as stress, focus and sleep.
All the content on the platform is produced by expert clinicians, authors and academics and Unmind has built up an
impressive client base including John Lewis & Partners, Just Eat, William Hill and Made.com. With over half of all working
days reportedly lost due to stress, depression or anxiety (HSE, 2018), Unmind provides businesses with a readily
accessible platform helping them be more proactive and preventative in their approach to mental health.


With significant funding recently secured, Nick continues to lead the team behind Unmind, partnering with organisations
who are committed to supporting the mental health of their employees and believe in the importance of creating a
workplace environment where mental health is universally understood, nurtured and celebrated.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel discussion: Covid Unplugged: Mental Health

    15:45