“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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Whatever life is throwing at you right now, remember to keep fighting back 💪

We won’t stop fighting for better mental health support and neither should you 💜

You’re not alone!

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David Lloyd Clubs
Mindfulness & Yoga workshop with @yogawithyasmine 🧘‍♀.
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.We are super excited for this workshop which is hopefully the first of many 🧘‍♂.
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Saturday 7th September
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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

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Don’t give up 💪

Don’t be afraid to tell your story, it’s not weak to speak!

Your story could be the reason someone is still here today 💜

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This year’s Dinner & Dance is fast approaching 💃 🕺

Save the date.... .
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****Friday 8th November ****
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We’d love you to join us to celebrate our success!
Its been a busy year for us and we can’t wait to share all our news!

Booking details coming soon!

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Prudential RideLondon
Congratulations to Peter Boatright on completing the #ridelondon2019 cycling 100 miles around London 🚴‍♂️.
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.Peter raised £852.50 including gift aid for the Trust, which can pay for our Eating Disorders workshop for up to 600 teachers and parents in September as well as train 10 teachers in Mental Health First Aid.

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Men’s mental health 💜

The terminology we use in today’s society when a man shows his emotions, needs to change!

Throw away with terms like; man up, men don’t cry only girls do, why can’t you be more manly?

If we don’t start correcting these terms, the younger generation may be even more at risk to higher male suicide rates.

We need to change the way we communicate, and know that it’s ok to show our emotions 💜

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The first of many 🏌️‍♀️ 🏌️‍♂️ The Grace Dear Trust Charity Golf Day ⛳

Registration sheet available at The Griffin Pub, Claygate
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email info@thegracedeartrust.co.uk to sign up 📧

Friday 11th October 2019 @leatherheadgc

9:00am registration

Teams of four £60 per person

Any profits will go to supporting more schools in Surrey

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When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Sometimes our eyes and our mind plays tricks on us and we can’t see our inner beauty 💜

When this happens we just need to change our glasses and we can see things from a different view 👀

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Our core values, is what helps the Trust drive forward in helping young people in Surrey 💜

What are your core values?

It’s important for us to value ourselves and others 💪

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