Cognacity are global experts in mental health and performance
We support some of the most successful organisations in the world to build better mental health, resilience and performance. Our experts operate across the mental health spectrum, whether it be working with teams under pressure, providing training to specific cohorts or targeted 1:1 support, our interventions offer assurance, discretion and impact.
We are one of the few consultancies to have the effectiveness of our work externally validated and published in independent, peer-reviewed journals.
“Cognacity’s workshops have radically changed the way our employees think at Octopus.”
Head of People, Octopus Group
Brief summary from Dr Mohring
We all need wellbeing more than ever – we were delighted this month to host a webinar by our Lifestyle Psychiatry expert and Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Judith Mohring, who reviewed the data around mental health in the pandemic, moving on to sharing practical tips to overcome the winter blues.
This free webinar brought together a variety of simple evidence-based life hacks to make working from home during the winter months, healthier, happier and more productive. These insights lead to small, but powerful, behavioural changes to promote your wellbeing.
Dr Judith Mohring covered the evidence-base gathered in the pandemic before looking at the power of the outdoors:
Movement – how our muscles help us manage stress and blood sugar levels- and how to move more without going for a run
The great outdoors – green space lowers stress levels within five minutes- but how can you access this in a city? Introducing house plants can help reduce your blood pressure
Light – daylight regulates everything from sleep to moods- low light levels in winter can cause real blues but there are simple ways to help
Social contacts – invest in your social capital to stay well connected in these difficult times and why we all need social contact
Control – in uncertain times a sense of control is vital to maintain mental equilibrium- plan what you can to keep on top of stress
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We have experience in a wide range of industries, including financial services, oil and gas, professional services, legal and many more. See example case studies below.
After our successful resilience training with Standard Chartered’s New York and London based teams, we were asked to create a cross-organisation resilience and mental health programme called ‘Realise Your Potential’.
The programme was rolled out globally across all four of the bank’s regions and played a significant role in its response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Private Law Firms
We have extensive experience of working within private law firms, to help support mental wellbeing and performance.
Our experts have worked with all the Magic Circle law firms in the UK as well as US-based firms like Norton Rose Fulbright, Skadden, Hogan Lovells and Mayer Brown. We understand the distinct demands placed on lawyers and the professionals who support them,
During the height of the Deepwater Horizon oil crisis, BP were under severe pressure. The challenge was to provide evidence-based tools and techniques to help them navigate the unrelenting pressure emerging from the crisis.
We delivered global resilience training which was shown to have a measurable impact on performance and health, with significant reductions in work-related fatigue (research published in the Journal of Occupational Psychology).
As PwC’s mental health partners, we offer a range of services to help boost mental health and performance, including board-level advisory work, new Partner Induction training, Partner support, cohort specific training (for example support to senior Associate population) and clinical work.
Cognacity supports the only two businesses awarded the CMHA’s highest workplace mental health accreditation mark, ‘Thriving at Work’. PwC is one of those businesses.
“We recently rolled out Cognacity’s Resilience: Performance Under Pressure programme and it was the most popular course we’ve ever run here at BDO.”