Welcome to Oakwood

We are Mental Health and Personal Safety 

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To understand what the future of workplace well-being looks like in the retail sector

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Mental Health and Personal Safety... what's the connection? 


 days lost are due to 

Stress Anxiety and Depression HSE 2019/20

17.9 million

Working Days lost due to mental illness HSE 2019/20

£45 billion

Cost of poor mental health to UK employers Deloitte 2020

The HSE tell us that among the main causes are a lack of support, pressure and violence at work

A more holistic approach to health, safety and welfare is the right thing to do and makes good business sense.

Better Recruitment and Retention

Higher Attendance

More Engagement

Improved Brand Image

Increased Productivity

What we do...


Inhouse training for all levels of your business. Virtual or face to face.


Learn at your own pace and on computer, phone or tablet.


Training delivered over several sessions to enhance learning.

Trainer courses 

We train your people to deliver training in your company.


We can help you understand the issues and measure impact.


We are here to support in your journey, sharing best practice. 

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.

Lord Simon Wolfson CEO, Next

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!

Javed Khan CEO, Barnardo's

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.

John Neill Chairman and CEO, Unipart Group

Halfords is a large diverse organisation with multiple locations so when looking for a training partner, we needed an organisation that has experience in delivering services to large complex retailers. We needed to be confident that the services would deliver the right level of impact across our workforce. Halfords prides itself in prioritising colleague care and given the challenges of the past 15 months, we are stepping up activity to fine-tune our Mental Health strategy. We look forward to working in partnership with Terry and the team at Oakwood Training going forward. Further to Terry's thought-provoking and informative executive session, we are more conscious of the work we need to do to better support our teams and elevate our mental health commitments in the coming months. This includes coaching for our senior leaders, refreshing training for our current cohort of Mental Health First Aiders and expanding the programme across the Group. We are looking forward to embedding more positive change and see great potential in using Terry's services to enhance the wellbeing and care of colleagues making them feel more confident and able to raise issues they have in the workplace further supporting our One Halfords Family value.

Graham Stapleton CEO, Halfords

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.

Nick Mackenzie CEO, Green King

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We know that you and your staff will love our courses.

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 are proud to be an Approved Licensed Centre of the 

Our Mental Health First Aid Courses are approved and certificated through