About

Development of My Way Code ...

Soni Cox has been innovating and developing the My Way Code process since 2015. As an experienced and BACP accredited Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience, Soni has fine tuned the process during this time through research, community co-development work and adapting for a children's program as well as her continuing therapy practice.


During her therapeutic work, she identified some common questions about client's health and wellbeing, their relationships and who they have to support them were great foundations for understanding how they could make the changes they sought help for. 


Knowing that mental health services are in crisis and thresholds becoming hard to qualify for help;  she wanted to bring easy to understand, engaging and fun resources within an aspirational and progressive metaphor to people to help them navigate the inevitable ups and downs life. 

Why we must help

Mental health problems affect about 84 million people across EU countries - 1 in 6 europeans

Mental illness will cost the global economy US $16 trillion by 2030. The economic cost is primarily due to early onset of mental illness and lost productivity, with an estimated 12 billion working days lost due to mental illness every year. (4)

In 2015, the overall costs related to mental ill-health are estimated to have exceeded 4% of GDP across the 28 EU (pre-Brexit) countries. This equates to more than EUR 600 billion (2)

1 study showed that for every $1 spent on wellness benefits employees recouped between $1.40 and $4.60 in avoided medical costs and productivity losses*

Close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. For each adult who died by suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide. In the UK, 75% of deaths by suicide are men. (1)

1 in 5 Rates of emotional disorders were higher in children of parents who showed signs of a common mental disorder (17.5%). (3)

WHY NOW - impact of covid19

Working from home has lead to more people needing to self manage stress because isolated from support by colleagues, increased workload and loss of work-life balance.


My Way Code offers these users all of this learning and support and can be provided by workplace as benefit whilst offering feel-good factor of donated licences helping others (CSR)

Increase in need for remote workforce support

But also provides the opportunity to build on increase in use of tech

Wellbeing and health apps have seen an increase in downloads and in the 22% of people who increased their health during Covid19 and this is what My Way Code could help people realise the following:

The Covid 19 pandemic has undoubtedly negatively impacted wellbeing.

A recent survey*(10th Feb 2021) by Harvard Business Review shows the self reported impact on affect of Covid19 on general wellbeing.


Answers for workplace wellbeing were similar.

THE TEAM

Soni Cox

CREATOR - FOUNDER

Creator of the My Way Code Program

Based in Netherlands

Karen Pile

NON-EXEC DIRECTOR

Digital Transformation and Government Policy

Based in UK

Chris Savage

CO-FOUNDER

Programme Manager Business Strategy & Operations

Based in France

Anna Lythgoe

NON-EXEC DIRECTOR

Mental Health, Ethics & Best Practice

Based in UK

Pete Brooke

CO-FOUNDER

Financial Strategy and Partnership Development

Based in France