As part of Unmind 2.0, we've been doing a lot of work to improve our features and your experience. One of the key areas we've improved is the Unmind Index.
Our previous Index was a very robust measure of wellbeing. It correlated with gold-standard measures of depression (PHQ-9) and anxiety (GAD-7), as well as measures of general wellbeing (CORE-OM, WEMWBS). It has served as an excellent outcome measure but we recognised that we could make some improvements.
🤔 What's changed?
- We've revised all of our questions.
- We've increased the number of questions from 18 to 26.
- We've replaced the Energy scale with Connection and Fulfilment scales.
- We've changed the reporting period from the past month to the past two weeks.
❓What difference does this make?
By making changes to our questions, we're better able to capture key indicators of wellbeing and symptoms of mental health. Along with the two new scales, this allows the Index to give you more accurate recommendations so that you can choose to do the things that will have maximum impact on your personal wellbeing.
We'd also heard from you that it was difficult to recall how you'd felt in the past month. Taking a fortnightly Index will give you a more accurate and up-to-date sense of how you're getting on.
💾 Where's my previous Index data?
To ensure we're providing you with accurate scores that relate to the new and improved Unmind Index, we'll be starting fresh with 2.0.
This means that once you move to Unmind 2.0, you won't be able to see any Index data that you completed before that.
If you completed an Index before Unmind 2.0, we'll be sending round an email on Friday, 11th October with further information and a record of your data.