We help organisations look after the personal safety and mental well being of their staff


Why are we so passionate about Personal Safety and Mental Wellbeing?

Simple really...our health and the way we feel has a huge impact on the way we behave, the decisions we make and our productivity. We believe that looking after both the personal safety AND mental wellbeing of employees benefits both. 

Happy, safe employees make better employees. 

Better Recruitment and Retention

Higher Attendance

More Engagement

Improved Brand Image

Increased Productivity

Based in the East Midlands and working across the UK, we are specialist consultants and training providers in:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Risk Assessment and Policy Guidance
  • Positive Handling in Education
  • Bespoke Mental Health Awareness (HR and Managers)
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Lone Working and Personal Safety
  • Positive Handling (Social Care)
  • Stress in the Workplace
  • Conflict Management
  • Self Defence and Breakaway Skills
  • Knife and Edged Weapon Awareness

Meet The Team...

Terry Streather

Director and Head of Training

We founded Oakwood Training in 2012 to help clients focus on both the personal safety and positive mental health of their staff as proactive, rather than reactive areas of business.

Historically Personal Safety and Mental Wellbeing have been thought of as totally separate, but I believe they are fundamentally linked. The way we think and feel has a huge impact on the way we behave, the decisions we make and how we perform at work.

I'm passionate about helping organisations create a safer and healthier workplace. Not only because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes good business sense. Happy, safe employees make better employees.

I am a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Advanced Physical Intervention and Breakaway Instructor with 15 years frontline experience. When I'm not teaching or developing courses, I'm being chased around by my 7 and 4 year olds, and mostly doing everything Gemma tells me to.

Gemma Streather

Director and Head of Everything Else!

I ensure all our clients receive the highest quality of service. I understand how important it is to have a friendly voice on the end of the phone and enjoy supporting our clients from initial contact through to post course information, feedback and certification.

I have over 15 years experience managing service delivery within the public and private sectors and believe that excellent service should be expected as standard.

I'm a keen (and ever so slightly competitive) Saturday morning Park Runner, and I am arranging for an Oakwood team to take part in a "tough mudder" type event, (or maybe one similar without all the mud!)

click the button...I dare you...

Let's meet the team:

First, our Personal Safety specialists...

Lee Westbury

Personal Safety Lead

Rob Chamberlain

Personal Safety Lead

Chris Burnard

Personal Safety Trainer

Ian Bradbury

Personal Safety Trainer

and this is our Mental Health and Wellbeing team...

Pete Bumpus

Mental Health Lead

Mairead Turner

Mental Health Lead

Andy Flockton

Mental Health Lead

Karen Daybell

Mental Health Trainer

Carol Riddlington

Mental Health Trainer

Jeremy O'Dwyer

Mental Health Speaker

Mark Ellis

Mental Health Trainer

Coming soon...

Mental Health Trainer