Cultural Change Is Lead From The Top

Initiatives driven at board level have a meaningful impact.

The way employees are managed and supported back into work during challenging and uncertain times has a huge impact on long-term wellbeing and performance. 

20%
of CEO's

think their organisation supports staff with mental health problems very well

30%
of UK workforce

have been diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their life

70%
of managers

said there are barriers to providing mental health support

30%
of employees

say work was a contributing factor in the last year

Mental Health at Work Summary Report 2019, Business in the Community

So, what's in the course?


Our courses are designed individually and tailored to your organisations processes and policies, so the content may vary. If you don't already have a holistic approach to wellbeing, we can help.   

  • The relationship between work and wellbeing (including legal considerations) 
  • Promoting wellbeing in the workplace (both physical and mental health) to challenge the myths and stigma. 
  • Understand HSE Management Standards for work-related stress 
  • Understanding a continuum approach to wellbeing 
  • Recognise the most common forms of workplace related mental ill health; Stress, Anxiety and Depression 
  • How to support someone displaying signs of poor wellbeing  
  • Sign post others towards professional support to help them recover faster 
  • Looking after your own wellbeing 

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

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John Neill Chairman and CEO, Unipart Group

Chairman and CEO, Unipart Group

As a company, Unipart has long been committed to the well-being of all our colleagues and has put in place many programmes and facilities to benefit both their physical and mental wellness.

Facing the dual challenges of an ever-increasing pace of change and the impact of the pandemic, we have particularly engaged our leadership in understanding their role in meeting these 21st-century challenges.

That's why it was so important for us to have an acknowledged expert like Terry Streather work with both with small groups and to address our entire leadership team in an online presentation that was highly informative and engaging and has gained many plaudits from those who attended.

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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.

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Nick Mackenzie CEO, Green King

CEO, Greene King

The session was a great opportunity to reflect on how and why we should always talk about Mental Health, and how we can support one another.

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Lucy Finn Assistant Director People – Scotland and North of England, Barnardo’s

Assistant Director People – Scotland and North of England, Barnardo’s

"We worked with Oakwood to implement mental health and wellbeing training across our workforce- this consisted of classroom based training for managers and a shorter online course. The online course was specifically designed to be lighter touch than the management course and focused on individual wellbeing. The online platform worked well in terms of delivering this as it allowed staff to undertake the training at their own pace at a time that suited them. The ability to start the course and then return to it later was also beneficial to staff in support roles as it allowed them to manage their time effectively and still carry out the day job. Feedback from staff has been very positive and they have commented that they were surprised how much they learned and took away from the online course"

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Tania Holcroft People and Culture Director, Greene King

People and Culture Director, Greene King

The best thing about working with Oakwood was their collaborative approach. They understood our needs from MHFA training through to Leading & Managing Wellbeing, as well as short immersive webinar sessions on looking after ourselves in Lockdown and bouncing back to reopening.

Our work with Oakwood gave us permission to discuss mental health at the leadership level and has changed the way our managers think about their team's wellbeing.

We've been able to measure the impact of these changes through our Lockdown 3.0 Engagement Survey and our annual survey.

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Lord Simon Wolfson CEO, Next

CEO, Next

Oakwood's approach to Mental Health training was perfectly pitched for a senior team. The training was engaging, accessible, informative, important and mind-broadening. We came away with a much clearer picture of how mental health issues affect people at work. 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.

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Frank Nigriello Director of Corporate Affairs, Unipart Group

Director of Corporate Affairs, Unipart Group

Unipart has already invested significantly in wellbeing programmes for our people. In an online workshop with our leadership team, it was important to work to a brief that brought together existing activities, harmonised with our culture, and yet created challenging thinking for our leaders. Terry was able to achieve this and create a compelling event that was rated highly by the audience.

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Javed Khan CEO, Barnardo's

CEO, Barnardo's

Oakwood's approach is highly professional and bespoke. The training I attended with them, along with the top 25 senior leaders at Barnardo's was one of the most profound learning experiences I have had in a while. High quality, fast paced, deep, challenging, thought provoking and humorous. Brilliant!

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Sarah Crawley Director, Barnardo's Cymru

Director, Barnardo's Cymru

Working with Oakwood training has been an excellent experience from the moment we engaged them through to the actual training sessions being delivered to over 40 of our managers in Barnardo’s Cymru. The session itself was delivered with so much passion and understanding ensuring staff really engaged. Staff are so interested in building on their initial learning we are now looking at mental health first aid training for all our staff. For an introduction to mental health and wellbeing for everyone in the organisation I would thoroughly recommend Oakwood Training.

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Lee Chambers Distribution Director, Unipart Group

Distribution Director, Unipart Group

The key to any content is in its delivery. Nothing short of world class Terry at our Operations Leadership training. Many, many of our colleagues have been discussing this today. That’s testament to your articulation of such a difficult topic. The content is so thought provoking and I’m already trying to embrace some new approaches for
my personal ‘wellbeing’ but importantly my team members.

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Paula Timms UK Assistant Director, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Barnardo's

UK Assistant Director, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Barnardo's

Oakwood's trainers were very personable, informative, interactive and inspiring.