One of Wales’ most successful businessmen, Alan Peterson, has announced that he will be a keynote speaker at a breakfast meeting at Wrexham’s Ramada Hotel on Thursday, September 19. 

The talk will urge business leaders and bosses to do more to support employees suffering from mental health problems, offering his insight and experience into the subject. 

Claiming that mental health training in the workplace will bolster regional prosperity, making Wrexham bosses more aware of such issues is to Peterson a business and ethical need. 

He said: “Mental health is a massive problem and all too often it’s an issue that gets ignored. 

“It’s an issue that means many people are going to work and due to the stress they have in their lives they are only working at 50 per cent of their mental capacity. 

“Think of a single mum who knows her child is being abused on line. Naturally she will take that abuse into work with her it will be a load on her shoulders that she can’t shake off. 

“As managers and business professionals we need to be sure we are aware of the issues and be ready to step in and help. Subtle changes in people’s lives can cause stress that will affect work performance. 

As the Chairman of HSS Hire, Peterson’s stance on mental health paints the hire brand in a great light, suggesting that its 2,900 employees found at its 250 branches are being looked after when it comes to mental health. 

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