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APeopleBusiness was commissioned by FOW Insights during the lock down period in the Spring / Summer of 2020, to conduct a study of the primary issues affecting mental wellbeing across the globe. If you want to read our report please send a note to info@apeoplebusiness.com......

Paul Finch, the Founder and CEO of APeopleBusiness is delighted to be confirmed as a role model on the 2020 InsideOut LeaderBoard, #SmashingTheStigma of mental ill-health in the workplace. Speaking out about #MentalHealth helps create cultures where employees can seek help when they need it......

If you are interested in the results or any aspect of our work, please make contact with Paul. APeopleBusiness recently surveyed 170 HR Managers and Senior Professionals using their newly launched Stress Analytics product StressFactor. Paul Finch, Founder and CEO, says ” we have established......

Mental Health First Aid England are delighted to kick off 2019 by announcing that the planned Parliamentary debate on mental health first aid has been rescheduled for Thursday 17th January. Support for the ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ campaign means MPs are now being urged to answer the......

A legal adviser who was fired after developing post-traumatic stress from debriefing a terrorist serial killer has won her claim for unfair dismissal. Wendy Lewis, who worked for the Public Defender Service, debriefed the terrorist – described as “dangerous and violent” – in an assignment......

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 mechanic with your (modern) car. Good mechanics will hook your car......

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! Here’s a leading practice approach to losing your most valuable......

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 mental health. It is clear that there are two main conversations:......

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 business could be reported differently by industry commentators and the media,......

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 now have four options: 1. Do nothing – Despite leadership......

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 development to my professional toolkit. This year of learning, personal development......

I am regularly asked what businesses can do to approach and succeed in optimising employee mental health and wellbeing, and the answer is always bespoke to each organisation. Businesses come in all shapes, sizes, geographies, industry sectors, purposes, etc, so no single, off the shelf,......

Both personally and commercially I must add! ‘Personally’ because stress is a trigger for mental health challenges. Many experience heightened stress when transitioning from holiday mode back to work mode, so this time of the year can be a taxing time for some. It’s also......

I am delighted to share the latest research on ‘Stigma’. I contributed to this with some amazing people via Roffey Park Institute, following its recent mental wellbeing event. Please read the link below and share the outputs to fuel the understanding and effort to remove......

I’ve had a tough month which started with me pulling a muscle cluster in my backside whilst dancing around the house in some Batman pants I found in the draw and didn’t realise I had (long story that involved a lot of dunanananananananananah). It meant......

I can’t stress enough that any approach to mental wellbeing needs to be strategic not tactical. There is a huge amount of mental health awareness now, which is amazing. However, I am worried that the conversation with some businesses still centres around implementing off-the-shelf activities......

We are on the road to ensuring mental wellbeing is discussed continuously in the board room, and investment in mental wellbeing programmes will naturally increase seismically when the C suite automatically prioritises employee wellbeing, due to its potential to the bottom line, as it does......

This is an observation about my current mental health, and that of others, as I/we continue to focus on the mental health of UK Plc….. So I refer to my efforts to promote the exceptional benefits and outcomes mental difference can bring, and the support......

I can’t say where or who because it was a confidential internal session, but I was at an event this morning where one of the panellists described his type one bipolar as his ‘Super Power’. I chuckled and we had an extremely humorous discussion afterwards......

The volume of conversation and focus surrounding mental health and wellbeing in the UK is heart-warming. It’s on everyone’s lips following the work and campaigning of a great number of amazing people, including; mental health champions, charities, the Royal Family, celebrities, politicians and business leaders.......

I couldn’t be happier because mental difference is on everyone’s lips following even more positive coverage of Prince’s William and Harry over the weekend. I’ve always admired them but what they are doing now is absolutely amazing for those living with mental illness, and those......

I’ve noticed something I think most of us do? I chaired the amazing HRcoreLAB in Barcelona this week and went to Changeboard’s tremendous Future Talent Conference on Thursday, and witnessed something multiple times. People (including me) were starting presentations or networking interactions with the usual......

Why am I writing this? I have chronic and ferocious OCD! I have also learnt to battle it, to the extent that when it attacks me, I have the confidence, tools and strength to fight back and win! So on a morning seven mile bike......

Since opening up personally about my own mental difference I have campaigned tirelessly on two fronts: To celebrate the capabilities, skills and gifts mental difference gives to people and how business can leverage these. Changing the language and narrative away from ‘Project Doom’ to a......

As a kid I was taught that proof of being a good person and pillar of society was to do nice things like helping old ladies across the road! In my mind as a child it was one of those things that good people aspired......

I read with interest that the Institute for Public Policy Research suggests businesses in the UK are not doing enough to address the problem of people leaving work and moving onto sickness benefits, and that the biggest rise is from people claiming benefits because of......

It’s been six months since I ‘opened up’ about my mental health experience and every day since has been a school day in one way or another, as I continually learn from others and institutions and build the Mental Health in Business community. Walking home......

As I continually immerse myself deeper and deeper into raising the awareness of mental difference capability (www.mentalhealthinbusiness.com), whilst simultaneously strengthening my day job activities (www.bigideatalent.com) with my learning and experiences, it occurred to me that employment discrimination could be a thing of the past sooner......