Vote for Oakleaf to Help Provide Mental Health Support

Posted on 01 Dec 2022 by Emily Atkinson-Dalton
Oakleaf Enterprise are one of our wonderful charities taking part in the Discount Promo Codes charity poll this December. If you have yet to vote in the poll, can't decide who to vote for or just want to find out more about these incredible causes, then read on to find out all about this small, Surrey-based charity helping people who are managing mental ill-health. Find out what they do, why they need the donation and how you can support them below. 

What Does Oakleaf Do? 


Oakleaf Enterprise is a mental health charity providing work-related training, employment guidance and coaching, wellbeing activities and counselling services to adults throughout Surrey. Based in Guildford, Surrey for 25 years, Oakleaf aims to transform lives and build new futures with adults managing their mental health. 

Oakleaf is currently supporting over 400 individuals, and in the last financial year a total of 912 local people accessed their services – the highest number in their twenty-five year history. The charity supports clients to improve their mental health, remain out of hospital, find employment and positive focus in community settings.


What Services do Oakleaf Provide? 


Oakleaf provides three categories of support for people aged 16-67: wellbeing activities, employment guidance and training, and one-to-one support. 

Their free wellbeing activities and courses encompass a wide variety of options throughout the year ranging from physical (yoga, fitness, football) to creative (art therapy, photography, choir) to emotional (support groups, mindfulness) and practical (literacy tutoring, budgeting). These sessions aim to build confidence and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and teach new skills.

Oakleaf offers one-to-one employment support to guide clients through the job application process, from helping with initial searches to CV writing and interview prep, and into the first six months of a new role. In addition, their free work-related training enables clients to gain qualifications and practical experience in garden maintenance and IT. 

Oakleaf’s 1:1 support includes their counselling service, which is delivered by 22 part-time counsellors. There is unprecedented demand for this counselling, predominantly resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. They also offer ‘check in & chat’ emotional support calls weekly to those who are on the counselling waiting list. Oakleaf also hosts the Guildford Safe Haven and Young Adult Safe Haven, evening drop-in services available 365 days a year for those close to or experiencing a mental health crisis, in partnership with another local charity and the NHS. 

Oakleaf works with their clients to get them into training and help them to learn new skills, but they also help them to put those skills into practice. Oakleaf Gardening is a service provided to the public by those training with Oakleaf, and helps their clients to complete their gardening training. They offer a range of services such as maintenance, grass cutting, hedge trimming, plant advice, garden clearance and hanging baskets. Supporting these services helps people with mental health issues to live well and learn new skills. 

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How Can I Contact Oakleaf?

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, please do get in touch. 

To become a client with Oakleaf you can refer yourself by completing their online referral form. For general enquiries, you can contact Oakleaf via their social media linked in the ‘find out more about oakleaf’ section, email the team at [email protected] or call 01483 303649.

Oakleaf is located at: 101 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4UQ.


How Can I Support Oakleaf?

Please do consider voting for Oakleaf in the Charity Poll! It’s entirely free and if they get enough votes, they win a donation of 20% of our Discount Promo Codes profits. 

Additionally, consider supporting their ‘Give Kindness’ Christmas appeal by adding a decoration to their virtual tree, ensuring no one feels alone this winter. 

They also have an online Shop called Oakleaf at Home, where they sell a variety of homewares, greeting cards, gifts, notebooks, cushion covers and much more. All of their products are feature illustrations designed by their clients, who come to them for support. Whether you want to find the perfect Christmas gift or are looking for a little something for yourself, explore their shop and know that 100% of the money raised in the shop goes towards Oakleaf Enterprise.

If you want to fundraise, send in a donation or work with Oakleaf through your business, then they would love to chat to you. Simply email [email protected] if you are interested in supporting Oakleaf in any way or would like to discuss the charity further. 


How Can I Find Out More About Oakleaf?


If you want to learn more about the services that this incredible charity provides, then visit the Oakleaf website. You can also get in touch with their team and stay up to date with their latest campaigns via social media, so be sure to give them a follow on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

Make sure to give Oakleaf a vote via our Homepage. You will find the poll on the right hand side, or at the bottom of the page on mobile devices. Although you don't need to use vouchers in order to vote, don't forget that any vouchers you do use will add to the donation made to the winning charity!

Vote, share, save money and raise money this December and help transform lives and build new futures for adults in Surrey managing their mental health.

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