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. 

of CEO's

think their organisation supports staff with mental health problems very well

of UK workforce

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

of managers

said there are barriers to providing mental health support

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


CEO, Halfords

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

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.

Lord Simon Wolfson - CEO, Next

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.

John Neill - Chairman and CEO, Unipart Group

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!

Javed Khan - CEO, Barnardo's

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.

Nick Mackenzie - CEO, Green King