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Improving people’s working lives

Mental Health is a strategic imperative for business affecting your organisation’s Productivity, Risk and Culture. APeopleBusiness is a trusted advisor to help you address these issues with innovative techniques backed by deep business experience.

  • The NHS stress business case tool confirms the cost of workforce stress to a business is £1,136 per employee, therefore a 1,000 headcount organisation loses £1,136m per annum.

  • ACAS believe that mental ill-health, including stress, depression and anxiety, is thought to be responsible for 91 million lost working days in the UK each year, more than any other illness.

  • The HSE confirm in the Labour Force Survey that in 2015/16 stress accounted for 37% of work related ill health cases and 45% of working days lost due to ill health.

  • ACAS suggests that stress related illnesses equate to £30billion+ in reduced productivity, sickness costs and additional recruitment activity for UK businesses.

  • The OECD report into the cost of mental ill health to UK Plc recommended all UK employers carry out workplace screening for depression and anxiety.

  • The overall impact of stress and mental ill health on UK Plc is thought to be in excess of £100 billion according to the Independent Commission on Adult Acute Mental Healthcare.

What We Do

Mental Health Strategy

Mental Health Strategic Planning that will allow key stakeholders to agree and commit to an integrated comprehensive plan to improve performance, reduce risk and deepen culture.

Benchmark Analysis

Benchmark your organisation against a range of factors including; industry, geography and demographics. Comparable intelligence on your Stress ratings against other companies in any industry sector and geography.


Psychoanalytical tool that identifies hidden stress within the workforce presented as a heat map through a digital dashboard. Target critical areas of concern and understand the potential impact of future business change.

Mental Health Strategy Execution

Experienced trusted advisors and change management practitioners who can assist with benefits delivery, performance and programme management.

Latest News

Is Your Mental Health Approach Already Suboptimal

March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

When you go to the Doctor feeling unwell she/he won’t just put you on every generic treatment for all known illnesses, she/he will diagnose the specific issue and treat it accordingly. Same with a [...]

Decruitment – The optimum way to lose your best people

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Business has mastered how to spend £millions on attracting, onboarding, developing and successing talent. It has also perfected the art of wasting all of this effort and losing its best people and the associated investment! [...]

Things that could get the CEO sacked

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

We’ve been operating at full speed for 12 months now, which has meant 12 months of research and learning from HR and Business Leaders, and policy influencers, surrounding the subject of workforce stress and [...]

Stress – It’s not all about absenteeism!

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

As we put the finishing touches to the presentations for our inaugural senior HR leader stress debate, in London on 1st February, my view has strengthened that the impact of stress on people and [...]

So what are you now going to do about workforce stress?

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Throughout 2017 you heard and processed the facts, figures and business case for reducing workforce stress and supporting employee mental health, to increase productivity, reduce business risk and enhance employee wellbeing. From my experience businesses [...]

Is recruitment a key to better workforce mental health?

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

I think the recruitment strategy and function holds many of the aces! It’s been a year now since I made the conscious decision to add mental health campaigning / consultancy and stress diagnostic product [...]

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