Sanctus has secured £4.25 million to advance its mission of bringing mental health coaching to the workplace.

Sanctus offers a tech platform and one-to-one coaching for employees at more than 100 companies including dentsu, Vice, Cleo, Workday, Octopus Energy, KFC and Sports Interactive. 

The company’s first investment round was led by ScaleUp Capital and follows consecutive years of record growth for the business.

It will enable Sanctus to strengthen its team, invest in its platform and service, and expand into new geographies.

“Since 2016 we’ve done a lot with relatively little investment, steadily building a strong foundation of incredible partners and world class coaches,” said co-founder James Routledge. 

“I’m so proud of what we’ve done to pioneer a real movement around workplace wellbeing and now is the right time for us to invest in amplifying our impact.”

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Frank Hyman, COO of ScaleUp Capital, added: “We’re excited to be supporting Sanctus on their scaleup journey. 

“Their ‘human-first’ approach to coaching has already delivered outstanding growth, as well as impressive outcomes for their clients, and we are delighted to be part of the next chapter.”

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