Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

57%
working days lost

due to Stress Anxiety and Depression* (15.4 m working days lost)

£1,300

per employee

Centre for Mental Health 2017

25.8 days

ave days off per person suffering with Stress, Anxiety and Depression*

*Health and Safety Executive 2017/18

There are so many benefits to embedding a holistic approach to wellbeing in the workplace, and educating people about mental health. 

Better Recruitment and Retention

Higher Attendance

More Engagement

Improved Brand Image

Increased Productivity

Here's what some of our clients have to say about us

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Helen Mather Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group
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Matthew Posaner Director of People, WM Housing Group
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Julia Nicholls Learning & Development, Corporate Health, Injeus
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Head of Profit Protection at a FTSE company
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Sian White Health and Safety, Halfords
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Lesley Green Cancer Awareness Nurse Manager, Cancer Research UK
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Roy Clark Director of Retail and Trading, Barnardo's
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Andy Latham Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Next
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Kelly Dummer National Programme Manager - HITZ, Premiership Rugby
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Liz Cole Head of Health and Safety, Catch 22

Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group

Oakwood deliver both Mental Health and Personal Safety courses for us. They really understand the issues our staff have in their roles and were able to adapt to this rather than just a generic off the shelf module. All I can say is how pleased I am with the work they have been doing with us since 2016. The feedback from staff is not just excellent, but how it adds value to what they are doing.

Director of People, WM Housing Group

Terry and his Team at Oakwood Training have provided Mental Health Awareness Workshops for the Group. These have been exceptionally well received, providing real insight into the issue, whilst helping Managers develop the tools to support their colleagues in this area. The best thing about working with Oakwood is the knowledge and experience of the Facilitators. I am highly likely to recommend them to others.

Learning & Development, Corporate Health, Ingues

Working with Oakwood has been a fantastic experience. From the first time we engaged with Oakwood, they have taken time and care to understand our business, the needs of our learners and the challenges they face. The sessions are interactive, tailored, and delivered with the utmost professionalism and passion. So far, over 90 staff have attended these sessions, and 100% have said how informative & inspirational they found the training. I would highly recommend Oakwood as a provider of choice for raising awareness & understanding of this important issue in your organisation.

Head of Profit Protection at a FTSE company

Oakwood delivered some fantastic training for my Profit Protection team.  The blended course was tailored to our specific needs and included both Mental Health and Conflict Management. It was a great opportunity to explore the link between mental health and loss prevention and gave us the opportunity to share some of our personal experiences.

Health and Safety, Halfords

The Oakwood training team provided our Managers from the Distribution Centres with a two day Mental Health First Aid course. The training was engaging, informative and gave all of us involved a real insight into the many issues that seem to be part of every day life now. Without exception all members fed back at the end of the course that they now feel better equipped and able to help support colleagues, friends or family in the future. As for the trainers well what can I say other than they very quickly gaged the group dynamics and delivered two days that although at times due to the subject matter was hard with light and laughter so all I can say is a big Thank You and at every opportunity I would highly recommend Oakwood Training.

Cancer Awareness Nurse Manager, Cancer Research UK

Oakwood have delivered excellent sessions to our Roadshow and Hub teams. The company were extremely professional and tailored the training to meet our needs, something that not all training providers will do. The Trainers are extremely engaging and informed, using their expertise to bring the sessions to life. Courses were delivered in an interesting and interactive way, receiving very positive feedback from all who attended. They have provided excellent resources post training and we are all implementing the learning from the day. Thank you to Oakwood for your excellent training.

Director of Retail and Trading, Barnardo's

I would be happy to recommend Oakwood Training for professional, tailored and informative training. Terry and his team have delivered a number of training sessions for Barnardo’s nationwide and we will continue to use their service. They delivered bespoke training programmes to meet our needs and the courses were engaging and well received.

Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Next

Oakwood have helped Next to embark upon their journey to improve the way those who experience mental ill-health are recognised, heard and helped. From the development of corporate objectives and a Mental Wellbeing Charter to the creation and delivery of a comprehensive training programme and procedures, Oakwood have been incredibly supportive at every stage.

National Programme Manager - HITZ, Premiership Rugby

Oakwood are clearly passionate about the work they do, and that comes across in the training and the administrative function as well. Pre and post course contact has been great. Support and communication prior to the course was super efficient and informative, nothing was too much hassle. The training was really good as well, our team learnt a lot about different forms of mental health and ways to deal with different situations, which has made them more confident in their day to day work with young people. I would recommend to other organisations to use Oakwood!

Head of Health and Safety, Catch 22

We have worked with Oakwood Training for the past five years. Terry’s knowledge has been invaluable in designing courses and operational procedures that help us reduce risks to our staff. I consistently hear great comments from staff who have attended courses and I enjoy working with Terry on the different approaches we need for our diverse range of services.

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Roy Clark Director of Retail and Trading, Barnardo's

Director of Retail and Trading, Barnardo's

I would be happy to recommend Oakwood Training for professional, tailored and informative training. Terry and his team have delivered a number of training sessions for Barnardo’s nationwide and we will continue to use their service. They delivered bespoke training programmes to meet our needs and the courses were engaging and well received.

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Helen Mather Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group

Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group

Oakwood deliver both Mental Health and Personal Safety courses for us. They really understand the issues our staff have in their roles and were able to adapt to this rather than just a generic off the shelf module. All I can say is how pleased I am with the work they have been doing with us since 2016. The feedback from staff is not just excellent, but how it adds value to what they are doing.

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Julia Nicholls Learning & Development, Corporate Health, Injeus

Learning & Development, Corporate Health, Ingues

Working with Oakwood has been a fantastic experience. From the first time we engaged with Oakwood, they have taken time and care to understand our business, the needs of our learners and the challenges they face. The sessions are interactive, tailored, and delivered with the utmost professionalism and passion. So far, over 90 staff have attended these sessions, and 100% have said how informative & inspirational they found the training. I would highly recommend Oakwood as a provider of choice for raising awareness & understanding of this important issue in your organisation.

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Liz Cole Head of Health and Safety, Catch 22

Head of Health and Safety, Catch 22

We have worked with Oakwood Training for the past five years. Terry’s knowledge has been invaluable in designing courses and operational procedures that help us reduce risks to our staff. I consistently hear great comments from staff who have attended courses and I enjoy working with Terry on the different approaches we need for our diverse range of services.

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Lesley Green Cancer Awareness Nurse Manager, Cancer Research UK

Cancer Awareness Nurse Manager, Cancer Research UK

Oakwood have delivered excellent sessions to our Roadshow and Hub teams. The company were extremely professional and tailored the training to meet our needs, something that not all training providers will do. The Trainers are extremely engaging and informed, using their expertise to bring the sessions to life. Courses were delivered in an interesting and interactive way, receiving very positive feedback from all who attended. They have provided excellent resources post training and we are all implementing the learning from the day. Thank you to Oakwood for your excellent training.

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Sian White Health and Safety, Halfords

Health and Safety, Halfords

The Oakwood training team provided our Managers from the Distribution Centres with a two day Mental Health First Aid course. The training was engaging, informative and gave all of us involved a real insight into the many issues that seem to be part of every day life now. Without exception all members fed back at the end of the course that they now feel better equipped and able to help support colleagues, friends or family in the future. As for the trainers well what can I say other than they very quickly gaged the group dynamics and delivered two days that although at times due to the subject matter was hard with light and laughter so all I can say is a big Thank You and at every opportunity I would highly recommend Oakwood Training.

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Matthew Posaner Director of People, WM Housing Group

Director of People, WM Housing Group

Terry and his Team at Oakwood Training have provided Mental Health Awareness Workshops for the Group. These have been exceptionally well received, providing real insight into the issue, whilst helping Managers develop the tools to support their colleagues in this area. The best thing about working with Oakwood is the knowledge and experience of the Facilitators. I am highly likely to recommend them to others.

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Kelly Dummer National Programme Manager - HITZ, Premiership Rugby

National Programme Manager - HITZ, Premiership Rugby

Oakwood are clearly passionate about the work they do, and that comes across in the training and the administrative function as well. Pre and post course contact has been great. Support and communication prior to the course was super efficient and informative, nothing was too much hassle. The training was really good as well, our team learnt a lot about different forms of mental health and ways to deal with different situations, which has made them more confident in their day to day work with young people. I would recommend to other organisations to use Oakwood!

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Head of Profit Protection at a FTSE company

Head of Profit Protection at a FTSE company

Oakwood delivered some fantastic training for my Profit Protection team.  The blended course was tailored to our specific needs and included both Mental Health and Conflict Management. It was a great opportunity to explore the link between mental health and loss prevention and gave us the opportunity to share some of our personal experiences.

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Andy Latham Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Next

Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Next

Oakwood have helped Next to embark upon their journey to improve the way those who experience mental ill-health are recognised, heard and helped. From the development of corporate objectives and a Mental Wellbeing Charter to the creation and delivery of a comprehensive training programme and procedures, Oakwood have been incredibly supportive at every stage.