"...fantastically energetic and engaging..."

Terry is a passionate, dynamic and engaging speaker on the topics of Mental Health and Personal Safety.

Sue Berry Assistant Director - Children’s Services, Barnardo's
Lord Simon Wolfson CEO, Next
Mark Hills CEO, YMCA
Nick Hawkins Safety, Security & Licensing Officer
Mela Davidson Conference Director, Retail Knowldge
Head of Profit Protection at a FTSE company
Claire Kershaw Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor, Next
Julia O’Hegarty Senior Content and Conference Producer, St John Ambulance
Louise Kadege Managing Director ORIS Forums
Iain Arnott UK North Security Consultant, Primark Stores Limited

Assistant Director - Children’s Services, Barnardo's

Terry has a unique presentation style – whilst dealing with a really difficult subject area he is both sensitive and very funny. Oakwood helped us to deliver Mental Health Awareness to approximately 100 staff in one day. I wanted a trainer who would engage with a range of staff with differing needs and experience levels and also be inspiring for them all. The feedback from all staff has been 100% positive – not only did they learn and engage they also really enjoyed the session and they are all thinking about how they look after themselves too

CEO, Next

Terry was an excellent trainer and we came away with a much clearer picture of how mental health issues affect people at work. The training was engaging, accessible, informative, important and mind-broadening. Most of all, the training helped to dispel the stigma and fear of mental health - giving delegates the confidence to recognise some of the symptoms and a desire to do what we can to help people through periods of mental ill-health.


In my twenty years in the third sector I have not come across a better trainer. I would highly recommend Terry to any organisation

Safety, Security & Licensing Officer

Terry was fantastic, very engaging and pitched at exactly the right level. He totally captivated the entire room of over 100 people.

Conference Director, Retail Knowldge

Terry is a great presenter who offers exciting new perspectives on people and risk management, based on years of hands-on experience. He definitely energizes the room!

Head of Profit Protection at a FTSE company

Terry is a dynamic, passionate and highly engaging presenter and facilitator. I've heard him speak at several events and his ability to engage and connect with the audience is fantastic.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor, Next

Terry is so approachable and personable and really connects with his audience. He is both engaging and inspirational with a wealth of knowledge and ‘real life’ stories.

Senior Content and Conference Producer, St John Ambulance

Terry is a great communicator and leader in the mental health field. As a key speaker at our recent conference in Birmingham (March 2020) on ‘Embedding Mental Health Best Practices’, I have no hesitation in highly recommending him as both a presenter and as a someone with a genuine commitment and drive for delivering mental health and wellbeing excellence to deliver transformational change.

Managing Director, ORIS Forums

On behalf of ORIS Forums I would like to thank you for attending our event and delivering a fantastically energetic and engaging presentation – our members loved it!

UK North Security Consultant, Primark Stores Limited

An excellent presentation Terry, really engaging.

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Terry is an expert in mental wellbeing and personal safety. He is not just an academic, his expertise is based on real world, extensive front line experience.

He is happy to speak about:

  • Embedding a culture of openess at work
  • Resilience to enhance personal productivity 
  • Managing stress in the workplace
  •  The rise of mental health problems in the UK
  • Building personal and team resilience
  • Line managing mental health-getting it right
  • Employment Law and mental health
  • The impact of lone working on wellbeing
  • Personal safety for lone workers
  • Managing conflict and aggression
  • Self defence in the workplace
  • The use of restraint