How we got here
Companion was created in 2013 by psychologist Dr Robin Hart and product designer Dan Bladon. They met when Dan was struggling with stress and anxiety triggered by work and health-related challenges, and Robin introduced him to the world of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). That helped Dan get back on track.
Dan knew that the techniques Robin had taught him could help other people too, so he set out to create a supportive and effective tool that would use his skills and Robin's expertise to help all kinds of people in all kinds of workplaces. Companion was the result.
The first version of Companion was released
Companion was included in the NHS Apps Library
Companion became available for teams as well as individuals
First-round funding enables Companion to think even bigger
Companion launches its training programmes
Our team of expert advisors are clinicians and psychologists, researchers, designers and developers. Together they enable us to deliver the most effective tools and techniques in the most effective way.
Dr Robin Hart
Chief Psychologist, co-founder
Dr Julia Dabrowski
Voice of Companion
Advisor - Product
Dr Cordelia Peel
Mental Health Coach
Career & Leadership Coach