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Wolves launch partnership with mental health platform Unmind

Wolves have become the first professional football team to partner with revolutionary workplace mental health platform Unmind.

After being rolled out across the workforces of some of the biggest brands in the world, including John Lewis, British Airways and Just Eat, Unmind’s scientifically backed digital platform has been made available to help support the mental health and wellbeing of Wolves’ employees and professional players.

The proactive and preventative platform can be accessed through mobile and desktop devices by all Wolves staff totally anonymously, as the club seeks to provide innovative support to its employees during the current uncertain times and beyond. 

Unmind is designed to enable individuals to assess, manage and improve their wellbeing over time, offering positive and preventative solutions for all areas of life; helping the mind in the same way as taking care of teeth by brushing twice daily and exercising to keep in shape.

The platform caters to individual’s needs, providing a range of interactive courses, in-the-moment exercises, and informative assessments to help with areas including sleep and nutrition, coping with work and life stressors, and supporting others.

Unmind uses content created by the world's top clinicians, authors, and academics; combining the latest research from positive psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, neuroscience, and mindfulness.

Zoe Brough, human resources director at Wolves, said: “We are delighted to be the first football club in the world to partner with Unmind, a truly revolutionary platform which is already seeing positive results at Wolves.

“Mental Health exists on a continuum - from surviving to thriving – and we all have it, all of the time, and Unmind has provided our employees with a great range of digital resources to support them in maintaining good mental health practices and preventing ill health.

“Wolves has a commitment to creating a caring and united workplace environment where each member of staff feels valued and knows the club has their best interests at heart, so being able to offer them access to Unmind’s platform has really helped that.

“This ethos has never been more important than during these tricky times where some of our colleagues are working remotely and away from one another, but together with a host of other initiatives being undertaken at the club, Unmind is helping support us in our aim give our workforce the tools to stay healthy and feel positive.”

Dr Nick Taylor, CEO of Unmind and clinical psychologist, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the team at Wolves, our first professional sports team, to empower their people across the UK to proactively look after their mental wellbeing.

“Checking-in and managing our mental wellbeing is more important than ever and so it’s been fantastic to see the level of engagement with the platform and the positive feedback being shared."