“It’s ok not to be ok”

The Grace Dear Trust is expanding and will be working with three more schools.

2019 Watch This Space….

“It’s not weak to speak”

Mental health affects 1 in 4 people

75% of mental illnesses start before a child reaches their 18th birthday and 50% of mental health problems in adults take root before the age of 15. Many young people struggle to understand their own feelings and don’t know how to talk about them. This can lead to them suffering in silence, without the help they need. We want to change that and let young people know ‘it’s ok not to be ok’.

We believe that the treatment available for those suffering with mental illness is severely limited because of gross under-funding, and there could, and should be more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment. By helping to change this, we hope that other families might avoid the unnecessary and tragic loss of a loved one in the way that the Dear family experienced last year.

The Grace Dear Trust is a mental health charity we set up recently after losing our daughter and sister, Grace, to suicide aged just 27 in February 2017. Our aim is to help save the lives of other young people suffering with mental health issues. Grace had been suffering with depression and anxiety from the age of 13, but hadn’t felt she could reach out to anyone to help her make sense of her feelings.

Not knowing why, she suffered in silence for many years. Eventually when Grace spoke out we tried to give the best help possible, but unfortunately it was too late.

Grace Dear Trust Simply Asset Finance chosen charity of the year

Proud to be Simply Asset Finance chosen charity of the year

“We want to raise awareness amongst school children, giving support to those who need it and preventing others from suffering so long in silence. We do this by funding seminars in schools, where guest speakers help young people understand the importance of mental well‐being.

We want to fund counsellors to visit schools, giving young people the help they need promptly and in an environment that isn’t intimidating. We also want to create a local network of professionals that young adults can reach out to.”

(Written by Graham, Karen, Jake, Rhys and Hope)

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Holiday Inn London - Kingston South
It’s that time of year again 🍾

Dust off your ball gowns and tuxes 🤵🏽 Get ready for this year’s dinner and dance black tie event 💃

Please join us for a night to remember and celebrate this year’s achievements 💜

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Together we are stronger
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#worldsuicidepreventionday

One Suicide is too many!

Don’t forget to check in on your friends, colleagues, teammates or family you never know what is going on behind closed doors.

According to the World Health Organisation, every 40 seconds someone in the world takes their own life 💜💙
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Together we are stronger
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Hope and Graham had a meeting with @surreycountyfa this morning, smiles all round.

Watch this space for exciting partnerships to follow 💜

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Well done to Surrey County Council employees for becoming qualified Mental Health First Aiders 💜

We’re glad you found the course useful and delighted to hear that you’ll be looking at ways to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Thank you to @embird1 and @nikki.bird.94, who we supported to qualify as MHFA instructors, for delivering the sessions at SCC.
If you want to get your company involved in MHFA training, get in touch with us and we can pass your details over to Nikki and Emily 💜

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Together we are stronger
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Don’t stop trying just because you’ve hit a wall, progress is progress no matter how small.

We are often too hard on ourselves, we compare our achievements to others and often get disappointed with the outcome 💜

Whatever you have achieved today, this week or this year, no matter how big or small, be proud👏

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Together we are stronger
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David Lloyd Clubs
Mindfulness & Yoga workshop with @yogawithyasmine 🧘‍♀.
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Saturday 7th September
@davidlloydkingston
1:15pm-3:15pm

Tickets 🎫 £10
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Please note this event if for David Lloyd members or Guests of a person with a membership

It’s ok not to be ok
Together we are stronger