Current News

  • January has earned a reputation as gloomiest month of the year. In addition to the hardships that come with a third national lockdown, Blue Monday is usually loaded with post-Christmas pressures, miserable weather,

  • 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

  •   What will Christmas be like during Coronavirus? There are few things as anticipated as Christmas. After months of social distancing, the promise of eventual normality has been keeping many of us going. But as

  • 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, w

  •   We are delighted to announce that HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey Michael More-Molyneux has accepted our invitation to become a Patron for Oakleaf. He will be joining fellow Oakleaf Patrons Dame Penelope Keith a

  • In September last year, Oakleaf became one of two chosen charities to be recipients of the 2019-2020 RAG fundraising efforts made by the University of Surrey Students’ Union. We are so pleased to have kept the title

  • Summer 2020 During these extraordinary times with Covid-19 our creativity and mental health workshops have found a new virtual platform, forming an online community for our clients. At Oakleaf, we believe that creat

  • Mental Health First Aid Training: It is safe to say that the widespread Covid-19 lockdown has caused seismic changes to our daily habits and routines. Perhaps more importantly, regular sources of support like counse

  • Here’s how to try and overcome it:   As various Coronavirus measures and restrictions fluctuate and change across the world, you may be experiencing mixed emotions. For most of us, the Covid-19 restrictions hav

  • The 18th-24th May is Mental Health Awareness Week for 2020. This year’s theme is kindness. Many of us worry about Coronavirus and how it will affect us and those we love. That’s why, this #MHAW, we encou

  •   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 a

  • Mental Health Awareness Week: 18-24 May 2020. This year’s theme is Kindness. Mental health awareness week challenge – walk, cycle or run a total distance of a marathon over the course of the week (18-24

  • 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

  • Covid-19 Update: In light of England’s third national lockdown, we will remain open for clients on a limited basis with Covid-19 safety measures in place in line with the latest government guidance.  From Wedn

  • As the Covid-19 crisis continues, all face-to-face Oakleaf services are on hold until further notice. As a result, our fundraising streams are being badly impacted; from having to cancel events to businesses cutting

  • As cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) continue to rise in the UK, we will all be self-isolating and social-distancing for some length of time. This means fewer face-to-face connections and more time being alone. It

  • An update from our Chief Executive, Clive Stone As the Coronavirus epidemic continues to have a massive impact on our global community, we wanted to give you an update from our Chief Executive on what we are doing a

  •   For the second year in a row, Kelly’s Storage Charity Events in partnership with the University of Surrey Student Union has chosen to support Oakleaf. At the inaugural Kelly’s Guildford 10k, runne

  • 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

  • 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 f

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