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We are very proud of the amazing feedback we have received.
Here's how some of our students felt about us and the course...
Neil: Drugs and Alcohol Worker
Excellent trainer whose enthusiasm and knowledge for the subject shone through in this interactive and though provoking course.
Very well received, very useful course which will assist in practice. The trainer was excellent and I would definitely recommend this training to others.
Terry and the team delivered 3 mental health and wellbeing training days for managers at Barnardo's Scotland. They were extremely responsive to our requirements and adapted the training to meet the needs of our organisation. Oakwood have an evident enthusiasm and passion for mental health and wellbeing and a willingness and ability to quickly adapt the training programme to suit the audience - the 2nd and 3rd sessions were changed following an astute 'reading' of the audience for the first. I would happily recommend Oakwood to other clients and in fact have done so to internal colleagues who have also gone on to use them for training.
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.
I have now attended two sessions of training carried out by Terry covering both mental health first aid and personal safety. Terry made both sessions very engaging, thought provoking and fun. The depth of experience and clear passion of the trainer about the subjects covered - very inspirational. I am very likely to recommend Oakwood Training to others and and already have done.
Oakwood have proved a great training provider to work with. Terry always strives to understand the organisation and context of the training. His design and delivery very much hit the mark for us resulting in great initial feedback and subsequently behavioural change. In addition Oakwood are flexible and easy to communicate with.
Oakwood really understood the issues our staff had 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, the feedback from staff is not just excellent, but how it adds value to what they are doing.
We feel protecting our staff in their day to day jobs is vital, and as such its vital they are trained effectively, and Oakwood has delivered consistently for us since we have used them, thank you!”
I have experienced the Mental Health First Aid training previously and have always found it incredibly informative. What was different about Oakwood training was how they delivered. Terry is clearly an expert in the field but delivers in a way that facilitates empathy and thus brings the learning to life. The classroom element was relaxed yet highly informative and Terry was able to answer any questions we posed. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Oakwood training again
The post course follow up information is brilliant Terry, it really finishes off what I believe was an excellent training day. I have received really good feedback from a number of colleagues who said they got a great deal out of the training
Oakwood Training provide brilliant and engaging trainers. The courses are designed so that the delegate is fully involved with lots of group activities and discussion, a great way to learn. It's easy booking courses with the admin team, nothing is too much trouble and courses can be tweaked to suit the group’s needs. The training style is very enjoyable and engaging, I would 100% recommend Oakwood Training.
We have worked with Oakwood Training for the past four 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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We know that you and your staff will love this course. Remember, we can alter any content to suit your specific needs to ensure you get the most out of your training. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the course, we will give you a full refund.
We all have mental health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.
1 in 4 British adults will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives.
Stigma, lack of awareness and general mental health illiteracy means that many people don't know what to do if someone is experiencing mental distress or crisis. This can lead to delays in people seeking help and getting support.
As well as the human cost of mental ill health there is also a financial cost. Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £26 billion per year, which equates to an average of over £1,000 per employee. In 2013, 15.2 million days of sickness absence across the UK were caused by stress, anxiety and depression.
By learning to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, you will increase your confidence in feeling able to approach, assess and assist someone who might be experiencing a mental health issue and encourage them to the support they need to recover. Early intervention can make a huge difference in recovery.
Our courses are delivered in house: We come to you!
All we need is a meeting room large enough to comfortably accomodate 16 people plus 2 trainers, access to electricity, and some tables and chairs for delegates to work on and carry out group activities and discussions.
Due to the sensitive subjects on our courses, we limit numbers to a maximum of 16 delegates.
Yes. On successful completion of the course you will be a certified Mental Health First Aider!
Certification is through Mental Health First Aid England and you will receive it in the post.
There is no additional cost for certification either.
No you don't.
What you share is entirely up to you. There are 16 people on a course, and given that 1 in 4 adults will have experienced some from of mental ill health, it is almost gauraunteed that you will not be the only one.
And it's important to stress that this course is not a councelling or therapy session.
If you want to let one of the trainers know before the session, your experience will be held in the utmost confidence.
We pride oursleves on creating a safe learning environment. We are all individuals, with a wide variety of experiences that have shaped who we are.
Absolutely. You will receive your manual to keep on the morning of day 1.
The manual has just been updated and includes almost 300 pages of information and best practice guidance.
It contains further reading and details of organisations who provide practical help, support and guidance.