We provide accurate, scalable, real-time measurement techniques that reveal previously undiscoverable insights.
Traditional psychological measurement techniques don’t provide the data required to support timely and fully-informed decisions.
A technique known as the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) has been advocated by the OECD as the “gold-standard” in measuring psychological states.
ESM samples people’s experiences in the here and now, regularly, providing a wealth of accurate, real-time, continuous data.
PsyT provides this technology to organisations, academics and market research agencies on a wide scale to provide unparalleled data-driven insights
“PsyT demonstrates exceptional innovation by taking the idea of 'Big Data' and making it both bigger and smaller. PsyT enables employees to voluntarily provide individual level data that no organisation has ever gathered in its metrics, like sleep time and heart rate, and combines this with existing metrics to provide realtime, innovative, never-before achieved levels of predictive power to enhance employee wellbeing and performance.”
David Lurie, People Services Manager, PwC
We provide interventions to enhance psychological wellbeing at an individual and organisational level
We specialise in mindfulness-based techniques shown to enhance cognitive performance and emotional resilience. At the individual level we have developed a suite of digital products to make mindfulness practice fun and engaging, so it becomes embedded — a habitual way of life. We can also deliver this scalable technology in tandem with live training to organisations, through our partnerships with Mindlab and Nuffield Health.
We further partner with PwC, who provide consulting on the experience sampling data to organisations, focusing on effectiveness and change management.
“PsyT have developed an invigorating blend of scientifically validated training techniques delivered in a stand-out manner. The functionality of the application is insightful and intuitive while being delivered in an elegant format that inspires me to use it time and again”
Jay Brewer, Head of Physiology, Nuffield Health
We provide measurement and intervention services separately, but for maximum efficacy we believe they're best combined. Measurement allows issues to be identified. Interventions can improve these issues, and in turn can then be measured to evaluate their efficacy.
For organisations we provide real-time measurement of mental capital so leaders can accurately evaluate the return on investment in engagement and psychological wellbeing. All data is anonymous, and the app provides insightful feedback to employees about their cognitive, emotional and social wellbeing. It enables the organisation to measure, evaluate and manage mental capital. On an individual level we can provide digital interventions directly to the individual, to help with anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia and other issues related to absenteeism and presenteeism.
“We know wellbeing, engagement and other psychological parameters are key predictors of company performance. But business leaders find it difficult to justify the investment that employee wellbeing programmes deserve. They’re obligated to maximise shareholder value, and with current tools they can’t properly capture the impact of these factors on financial performance. Pulse radically enhances the frequency, reliability and depth of psychological evaluation, revolutionising the way corporations value, manage and invest in wellbeing.”
Dan Law – Head of Corporate Wellbeing, Nuffield Health
The Experience Sampling Method provides numerous advantages over traditional retrospective methods. It provides a wealth of accurate, real-time, ecologically valid data which can be analysed to provide insights unobtainable by traditional techniques. We develop bespoke ESM apps for academics, such as Mappiness and Qwantify, and consult on the process to ensure appropriate question design, randomisation and other important characteristics of ESM design.
We also develop intervention apps for behaviour change, either for pure digital use or to accompany live training. We specialise in integrating biofeedback, journification and gamification to ensure maximum engagement.
“PsyT have developed an invigorating blend of scientifically validated training techniques delivered in a stand out manner. The functionality of the application is insightful and intuitive while being delivered in an elegant format that inspires me to use it time and again”
Jay Brewer, Head of Physiology, Nuffield Health
Nick is PsyT's founder and CEO. Previously he was Head of Research at mindfulness company Headspace. By profession he is an actuary however after 10 years in finance he retrained to follow his passion in psychology and neuroscience.
Dr. George MacKerron
George is PSYT's CTO (Chief Technical Officer). He's also the creator of Mappiness and an expert in experience sampling, the economics of subjective wellbeing, and iOS and web app technologies.
Jannus is an experienced designer and creative director, with expertise in service design and user experience. He's a mindfulness instructor too.
Warren is an experienced content producer with over 1,000 articles published online. Warren holds a BSc in psychology and an MSc in positive psychology.
Sebastian is a creative graphic designer and illustrator. He designs our apps, delivering effective user experience to our products.