Dr Philip Hopley
Phil is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Business Coach and Speaker with extensive leadership and managerial experience across the NHS and private sector. He works closely with business leaders and organisations advising on employee mental health, resilience and wellbeing strategy aimed at enhancing productivity and minimising the negative health impacts of our modern ways of working. Phil holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at UCL. As a former professional rugby player for Wasps also representing England Students & the Barbarians along the way, he now recognised as the UK’s leading expert in elite sport mental health. Despite years experimenting, he has found no better way of de-stressing than hitting a small white ball around the green fields of England. However his thoughtful family ensure that his handicap stays safely in double figures.
Phil has worked in private practice for ten years specialising in stress, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and drug / alcohol problems. His passion is for working with elite athletes and people in sport. Phil is honoured to be leading the LPP team providing on-call Specialist cover to the 10,000 competing athletes at the 2012 London Olympics. He provides consulting to a range of organisations on people performance and psychological health issues. Phil is also nationally recognised as an accomplished expert witness in a wide range of medico-legal areas.
What we do
Phil worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist with the NHS for 7 years before founding Cognacity, a specialist Mental and Performance Consultancy in 2008. This came about because of a shared vision to bring the best experts in mental health and performance together, to create interventions that make a meaningful difference to their clients’ lives and businesses and help to optimise health and enhance performance.
Phil has worked in private practice for ten years specialising in stress, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and drug / alcohol problems. His passion for working with elite athletes took Cognacity to the 2012 Olympics as on-call Mental Health Specialists. Cognicity now provides consulting to a range of sector leading global organisations on people performance and psychological health issues. Phil is also nationally recognised as an accomplished medico-legal expert.