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.
The Core Team have been involved since My Way Code's inception bringing together all their professional experience of mental health development, independent financial management & large scale programme management.
We are lucky to also have advisors and supporters across many associated industries including Management Consultancy, Data and AI and Global Innovation for Health.
CREATOR - FOUNDER
Creator of the My Way Code Program
The expertise behind the creation of My Way Code lies in Soni's extensive career in mental health in various clinical settings. As a person-centred, BACP Accredited Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor she has 1000's of client hours, is now also a mentor and supervisor to other therapists and advises businesses of workforce wellbeing.
Programme Manager Business Strategy & Operations
With years of experience bringing large scale telecoms products from development to launch,
Chris focuses on the program scope and project management of bringing My Way Code to market.
Based in France
Financial Strategy and Partnership Development
With 23 years of experience in the wealth management industry. Pete's focus for My Way Code is to build relationships with potential investors, partners and corporate customers.
Based in France
Digital Transformation and Government Policy
Karen's expertise is in large sector digital transformation with a career in both the commercial sector and government in Dept of Business, Innovation & Skills and ACAS
Based in UK
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)
Only 32% of digital health for mental health meet minimum quality thresholds
My Way Code is acutely aware of the amount of apps claiming to help mental health that fall way below standards of Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility.
We will seek to exceed all standards for health apps, data governance and security from the outset. We will work with Dutch national organisations like Orcha Health BV, GGZ Appwijzer Mindex, National eHealth Living Lab (NeLL) and work towards the relevant EU ISO Standards for Data Privacy.