Jim Woods

Jim Woods

CEO, BetterSpace
United Kingdom
Jim Woods has been an entrepreneur for 20 years, with ventures ranging from motorcycles to hotels to recruitment. After losing 6 friends to suicide, Jim embarked on a quest to find a way to help people before they have a diagnosable problem or those with moderate mental health, which represents 60% of the population in western economies. In 2017, he founded BetterSpace with Alfredo Belfiori.

BetterSpace is now being used by progressive employers such as Linklaters and Accenture in the UK, with 71% reporting an improvement in their mental health. Underpinning BetterSpace is a belief that we can use citizen science to work out what works for whom, which could be a game-changer in building more mentally healthy lifestyles.