Top 10 Mental Health Startups in the UK

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, so we wanted to make some noise about some of the most impactful mental health organisations in the UK.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, so we wanted to make some noise about some of the most impactful mental health organisations in the UK.  

We all know the last couple of years have been particularly tough; over 800,000 people have reported suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety across 2020 and 2021.

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness week is something that ties into many, if not all, of these issues: loneliness. According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time.  

Fortunately for us, there are lots of organisations out there working hard to make sure everyone can access mental health support.

Here are our top 10 mental health startups in the UK...

Spill

Spill provides therapy sessions, manager mental health training, and regular feelings check-ins — embedded into your company's Slack or MS Teams. They give employees quick and easy access to qualified therapists. Fun fact – The Confido X Jobs For Good team recently signed up to Spill and we’re loving it!  

Location: London

Founded by: Calvin Benton

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MindLabs

MindLabs specialises in video classes for your mind - rooted in neuroscience, led by experts. With MindLabs you have access to hundreds of live and on-demand classes to help you stress less, sleep more and feel happier.

Location: London

Founded by: Adnan Ebrahim & Gabor Szedlak

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Unmind

Unmind is a workplace mental health platform that empowers employees to measure, understand, and improve their mental wellbeing. Their platform is home to clinically-backed digital tools to proactively improve mental health.  

Location: London

Founded by: Nick Taylor & Steve Peralta

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balance

balance has been created with a single mission in mind: to make menopause support inclusive and accessible to everyone, globally. By providing medical evidence-based perimenopause and menopause information, their passion is to help people become better informed and more prepared during this time of their lives. They want to empower women, and trans and non-binary people across the world to take control of their health and bodies.

Location: London

Founded by: Dr Louise Newson

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Sanctus

Sanctus is a purpose-driven mental health organisation, focused on providing support in the workplace. After all, that's where most of us spend most of our time. They provide this support through Sanctus Coaching: unique proactive and preventative 1:1 coaching, designed to help people navigate life's ups and downs, and enable them to be the best versions of themselves - in and out of work.

Location: London

Founded by: James Routledge & George Bettany

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Thrive

The Thrive team want to create a world where people are empowered to take control of their mental wellbeing and can learn to Thrive, not survive. Developed in the UK by specialists with many years of clinical experience, the app uses easy-to-learn clinically proven techniques to help you live a happier, more relaxed, stress-free life.

Location: London

Founded by: Andres Fonseca

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Thymia

Thymia uses video games based on Neuropsychology alongside analyses of video and speech to make mental health assessments smart, starting with depression. Their online platform empowers clinicians so they can assess depression faster, more accurately and objectively.

Location: London

Founded by: Emilia Molimpakis & Stefano Goria

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TalkLife

Life isn't always smooth sailing, but you're not alone! At TalkLife you can instantly meet supportive people who actually care and want to listen. Share what's on your mind and get the help you need. Meet new friends who really get you, you're not alone!

Location: London

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Clementine

Clementine is on a mission to reduce the stress and build the confidence of millions of women. Clementine is an app and a community that helps women who are feeling tired, stressed, anxious and a bit low - to feel calm and confident. Helping women to interrupt and shift their negative thoughts and replace them with empowering ones.

Location: London

Founder: Kim Palmer  

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InsideOut

The InsideOut team wants to help businesses become happier and healthier from the InsideOut. InsideOut is an award winning, mental health platform putting every day support into the palm of every employees’ hands. Underpinned by clinical psychology, the platform provides virtual talking therapies and a personalised mental fitness toolkit.  

Location: London

Founder: Laura Stembridge

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Looking for a Job For Good in the mental health space? Check out our jobs in Health & Wellbeing!