aat’s inaugural Wey Ahead event on 19 May 2018 is supporting a number of local mental health charities – including Guildford-based charity Oakleaf.
Oakleaf’s aim is to make life work with mental illness. Their primary focus has historically been vocational training for adults with mental illness (in horticulture, upholstery and IT). Clients train with experienced staff, securing vocational qualifications and work experience. 250 people a year are supported by the charity.
Recently Oakleaf have added social activities to their offer. These include literacy lessons, yoga and meal nights. These help clients to regain confidence and build social connections, crucial elements in their return to employment.
Over the last three years, Oakleaf have supported an average of 45 clients per annum to move onto gainful employment.
Sign up to participate in the Wey Ahead event and part of your entry fee will go directly to Oakleaf, helping them to continue to do their great work in the local community. Enter now.