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Volunteers' Week 2022 will be running from 1st to 7th June during the #MonthofCommunity, which brings together organisations with a range of events in order to encourage us all to think about and join in with activities in our local communities. At Oakleaf, we feel it is...

This #MentalHealthAwareness week, we thought we would share a story from one of our brilliant clients, Matthew with the aim of continuing the conversation surrounding mental health online while offering encouragement and support to those who might be struggling. Matthew was diagnosed with mental illness about...

We thought we would share a story from one of our lovely clients George, in the hope of reminding those of you who might struggle with your mental health that you are not alone and help is always available. George has been attending Oakleaf for three...

We are extremely proud to announce that this year is Oakleaf's 25th Anniversary! For over a quarter of a century we have been working tirelessly to support adults, aged 16-67, who are struggling with their mental health in Surrey. We help clients overcome huge barriers and work with them to rebuild...

  If you would like to donate to the appeal, please click here.   Oakleaf Counselling Bursary Appeal- Please help us to support some of our most vulnerable clients At Oakleaf we offer counselling services, to help clients manage their mental ill-health and cope with difficult life events. We ask clients...

  Guildford-based mental health charity, Oakleaf Enterprise, is today celebrating after being awarded three years of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to increase support for hundreds of individuals struggling with mental ill-health in Surrey. Oakleaf has been helping the community manage its mental ill-health since...

More than 50% of households in the UK are estimated to own at least one pet. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there has been an unprecedented increase in people seeking animal companionship to tackle feelings of isolation and anxiety. Pets have been incredibly beneficial to owners...

March 2021 We are delighted to announce a new corporate partnership between Surrey/Tyne & Wear-based C&C Group and Oakleaf. C&C Group provide market leading software solutions and products in the cloud to national UK critical infrastructure companies operating in the electricity, gas, water and the pharmaceutical sectors.  Through...

  During these extraordinary times with Covid-19 our virtual Wildlife Group has helped to form an online community for our clients. Research suggests that a thriving, wildlife-rich environment can benefit both your physical and mental health. Nature, through the role it plays in stimulating and encouraging physical activity,...

January has earned a reputation as gloomiest month of the year. In addition to the hardships that come with a worldwide pandemic, Blue Monday is usually loaded with post-Christmas pressures, miserable weather, and the struggle, for many, of adopting a new habit or routine, deeming...

This blog is written in conjunction with Shipleys, chartered accountants and professional business advisers based in London and Godalming It's no surprise that in a world where our jobs account for most of our time, our mental health affects our working lives just as our profession can...

Blue Christmas Written by an Oakleaf client So, it’s Christmas time again, shops full of people rushing to and fro, looking for that perfect gift. There’s the hassle of defrosting the traditional Christmas turkey, which probably won’t fit in the oven despite having left it in the...

  We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting: Oakleaf Live: Virtual Spring Festival Saturday, 30th May (afternoon - evening) We are running this event to raise much-needed funds for Oakleaf and awareness around mental health in the Surrey community. While also promoting the profiles of local singers...

Client Volunteering Opportunity: Are you a current Oakleaf client? Would you enjoy working with Oakleaf’s Board of Trustees? We are looking for someone to lend a client's perspective on all things Oakleaf. To find out more about our client volunteering opportunity, please contact Lorraine Andrews, Oakleaf’s Chairperson: lorraineandrews@oakleaf-enterprise.org Why...

Covid-19 Update: Both face-to-face and virtual support is currently available. We offer wellbeing activities, work-related training, employment support, one-to-one emotional support and counselling. Oakleaf HQ is open for: A variety of wellbeing activities and groups, both online and in-person (visit our Client Calendar) IT Courses, available...

The start of a busy February weekend – 160 supporters and businesses put their general knowledge to the test at St. Catherine’s School in Bramley, taking part in our annual Oakleaf Quiz Night. Our quizmasters Clive Stone and Eli Beckett did a fabulous job hosting the...

It was so wonderful to see such a big turnout for our annual Oakleaf Client Christmas Party on 17th December. Christmastime can be especially tough for those struggling with mental ill-health. When it comes to the festive period, research by mental health charity Mind, found the consequences...

In celebration of World Mental Health Day, Oakleaf hosted one of its hottest fundraising challenges yet - the Oakleaf Firewalk. The theme for World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2019 was suicide prevention. Research suggests that over 800,000 people worldwide take their own life each...

The sun was shining and the crowds were out, with over 3,000 people attending Albury Music Festival on Sunday 21st July! It was a fantastic afternoon of music, showcasing many local musicians including; Ghosts, Annouska Assisi, Straight Circles, Fetcham Draught, The Jackie Lynton Band, and many...

Dame Penelope Keith, patron of Oakleaf, introduced the Guildford in Harmony concert before handing over to our emcee of the night Matt Pinches of the Guildford Shakespeare Company who presented our wonderful choirs! First to sing was Guildford Vox, with a mixture of contemporary and traditional...