Coaching, Facilitation, Training, Mentoring, Action Learning, Teaching

Cognivity currently delivers a number of Arts and Health programmes for adults managing complex mental health difficulties. Creativity is used as a therapeutic tool to aid recovery with amazing results for those who attend.
Cognivity aims at all times to recognise the strengths, values and goals of those we work alongside, and offer the most appropriate form of support and development, realising the many tangible and intangible benefits obtained by delivering safe, yet challenging, empathic and supportive training, coaching, mentoring and teaching.

Additionally Cognivity provides Specialist Mental Health Mentoring as well as Academic Study Support for Higher Education Students (BA & MA); those in receipt of DSA. Specialist 1-1 Study Skills and Strategy Support, Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and Study Skills and Strategy Support, Specific Learning Difficulties(SpLD).

Cognivity currently support students studying at University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marjon University, University Centre South Devon, University Arts Plymouth, University of West of England (Bristol).

Cognivity support Creative Clients referred from the following organisations
Mount Gould ASR
Wolseley Trust
Insight Team (Early Intervention & Psychosis)
NHS CMHT’s and Link Personnel
Social Prescribed GP Patients

Cognivity collaborate with, and host Placement Students from the University of Plymouth, University Arts Plymouth and City College Plymouth. Please get in touch is you would like to apply.

Creative Wellness runs weekly in Plymouth – please contact to arrange an appointment
Creative Development runs weekly in Plymouth
Specialist Mental Health Mentor
Academic Study Skills Tuition

The difference between Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching is usually short-term and focused on achieving specific, immediate goals or areas for development.
Coaching is structured in nature and meetings are scheduled on a regular basis where the agenda is set by the client. Coaching can benefit any aspect of a person’s life, personal or work related. A coach steers and is strategic in assessing, challenging and monitoring a clients progress. Coaching is impartial, focused on improvement and effectiveness.

Mentoring can be more informal and meetings can take place as and when the mentee needs some guidance and or support.
With mentoring the agenda is set by the mentee with the mentor providing support and guidance to prepare them for future educational challenges, roles or specific skills development. Mentors can be more ‘directive’ and provide specific advice where appropriate – a coach would not offer their own advice or opinion, but help the individual find their own solution.

Action Learning offers a powerful learning method of enquiry and problem solving, used by teams and groups for organisational and business development and improvement.
It involves a process which addresses real problems, deemed important and critical, this process promotes curiosity, inquiry, and reflection that converts into action offering a solution through a commitment to learning

Teaching and Lecturing is delivered in a range of subjects at Secondary, Further and Higher Education including Art, Design, Textiles, Fashion, Textile Technology, Painting, Drawing, Business and Marketing, Fashion Marketing, Garment Engineering, Garment Manufacture / Production. Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

Training delivered for a range of industries which involve Manufacturing, Product Development, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Productivity, Shipping, Export and Import, International and Cultural Relations, Staff and Team Developments.