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  • The Talbot partners with local mental health charities Oakleaf and Eikon The Talbot, a premier hotel in Ripley owned by Bespoke Hotels, is delighted to be partnering with local charities Oakleaf and Eikon in 2024 to

  • Steve highlights how there is help for alcohol addiction in Surrey A former aircraft engineer has spoken out about how his alcohol addiction threatened to wreck his life. Steve Saunders, 66, from Pyrford, Woking say

  • In light of #TimeToTalkDay, taking place on February 1st this year, we feel it is so important to normalise conversations surrounding mental health to help reduce stigma within our communities.  We are therefor

  • £1.4 million needed to support vulnerable people in Surrey Charities from across Surrey gathered at Painshill Park this week to celebrate the success of a project which supports some of the county’s most vulnerable

  • Oakleaf’s weekly Wellbeing Café, based at our premises in Guildford, has become one of our most popular activities since it launched in late 2022. Clients at Oakleaf are managing mental ill-health among other challe

  • This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental Health is a Universal Human Right’ set by the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH). The day provides an opportunity to increase conversations surrounding

  • By Enya Galway 1. The tendency to compare ourselves to others: Social media platforms often portray an idealised version of people’s lives; showcasing their accomplishments, holidays, relationship milestones and per

  • During its second year (5th May 2022 – 4th May 2023), the project has exceeded our expectations by providing support to 210 clients, far surpassing Oakleaf’s initial target of 60 individuals. The project conti

  • Summer 2023 Petroplan is a global energy recruitment company with offices around the world, including in Guildford. A long-time supporter of Oakleaf and member of our Mental Health Leaders Network, the company’s HR

  • Mental health charity Oakleaf’s Safe Haven space in Guildford sees huge transformation   We are thrilled to announce that the Safe Haven in Guildford has undergone a remarkable transformation, thanks to the dedicate

  • In light of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we thought we would share a story from one of our wonderful former clients, Julie with the aim of continuing and normalising the conversation surrounding mental health while o

  • The 15th-21st May is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) for 2023, a time for increased conversations about mental health and what we can do to improve the wellbeing of ourselves and those around us. This year’s the

  • To all of our valued clients, supporters and volunteers, We are pleased to announce Oakleaf’s new mission, vision and values with you all, which we feel better reflect the charity today and encompass the growt

  • We are thrilled to announce that Oakleaf won the Gold Award in the ‘Community Business of the Year’ category on Thursday 9th February as part of the SME Surrey Business Awards! The prestigious black-tie event, held

  • At Oakleaf, we are always encouraging people to share their stories and experiences in the hope it will encourage others to do the same. We feel it is so important to normalise those conversations surrounding mental

  • Award-winning stand up comedian and author, Dave Chawner has joined Oakleaf as a new patron of the charity. Dave Chawner is a number one best-selling author, award-winning stand up, presenter and mental health campa

  •   Pro Drive IT’s Journey to a 4-Day Working Week: A Win/Win for All Watch Oakleaf’s Jen Clay interview Chris Morrell from Pro Drive IT on their journey to a 4 day working week here. If there was something you c

  • Vote for Oakleaf Enterprise in the Discount Promo Codes December Poll and Help Us Win a Donation! This December, we are taking part in the Discount Promo Codes charity poll, competing with two other charities to win

  •   With the month of November, comes ‘Movember’ – a campaign dedicated to changing the face of men’s health by raising awareness of men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicula

  • In 2021 we were delighted to welcome market-leading software and business services provider C&C Group as a corporate partner of Oakleaf. Nearly two years on, we want to highlight the positive impact their suppor

  • On Thursday 3rd November, local mental health charity Oakleaf Enterprise won the ‘Community Hero’ award as part of the Surrey Business Awards for 2022. The much-anticipated awards, organised by The Platinum Media Gr

  • On Thursday 6th October 2022, we raised an incredible £55,000 after costs at our 25th Anniversary Gala. Our generous headline sponsor Something Big enabled us to carry out our biggest and grandest event to date at t

  • At Oakleaf, we are always encouraging people to share their stories and experiences in the hope it will encourage others to do the same. In light of the World Mental Health Day 2022 theme ‘Make Mental Health a

  •   “I would like to emphasize that every one of us matters. We all have a voice – let’s use it to make the world a better place.” – Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro MBE, Secretary General, WFMH[1] This year’s theme fo

  • Summer 2022 As part of the ‘Changing Futures’ Government initiative (jointly funded by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and The National Lottery), Surrey County Council has partnered with a nu

  • We are pleased to announce that one of our wonderful Oakleaf At Home artists, Chloe has secured a new role working for the Guildford Safe Haven as a Peer Support Worker at Oakleaf HQ! She shares with us what working

  • 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

  • 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 encouragemen

  • The 9th-15th May is Mental Health Awareness Week for 2022, a time for increased conversations about mental health and what we can do to improve the wellbeing of ourselves and those around us. This year’s theme is ‘L

  • 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 h

  • Our 25th Anniversary Quiz Night was a huge success! We were unable to host our 10th Annual Quiz Night in-person last year; we are therefore especially pleased to have hosted our 25th Anniversary Quiz Night in person

  •   The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias; whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. We therefore feel today is an opportune time to suppor

  • 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 men

  • Oakleaf At Home – beautiful home accessories that help others. We are extremely proud to be launching ‘Oakleaf At Home’– our brand-new social enterprise, offering an exclusive range of home accessories and gifts, al

  • This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10th October is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ set by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). The day provides an opportunity to advocate making qu

  •   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 ser

  • We were so grateful that The Community Foundation for Surrey provided invaluable support to Oakleaf before and during the pandemic. Now, with the year behind us, we wanted to highlight some of the ways in which the

  • Summer 2021 Here at Oakleaf, we are very pleased to be able to continue running our ‘Kickstart’ Wellbeing Programme, one of our latest projects which began in January of this year to help 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 individu

  •   The 10th-16th May is Mental Health Awareness Week for 2021, a time for increased conversations about mental health and what we can do to improve the wellbeing of ourselves and those around us. This year’s the

  • Here at Oakleaf, we encourage our clients to share their stories and experiences so others can see that they’re not alone in the challenges they’re facing: “I first heard about Oakleaf from staff at Farnham Road Hos

  • 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 i

  • 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 t

  •   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

  • Summer 2021 The pandemic has highlighted just how widespread mental health issues are today, and as a result, mental health is being addressed on a much larger scale. But due to the stigma associated with mental ill

  • January 2021 Lovetts Solicitors has been a supporter of Oakleaf for several years, and in 2020 we were thrilled to become their Charity of the Year. This award-winning UK and International business debt collection a

  • January 2021 At the start of 2020, we were delighted to hear that the award-winning Surrey-based print and packaging company, Stag Print, had chosen Oakleaf as their Charity of the Year. Little did we know they woul

  • January has earned a reputation as gloomiest month of the year. 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

  •   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

  • We thought we would share a story from one of our lovely clients Wendy, 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. We want t

  •   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