“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….

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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Did someone say Prosecco 🥂

Make sure you check out The Grace Dear Trust @corksoccasions bar where all proceeds go to the Trust 💜

We are still accepting walk ins so get yourself down here ☀️ We can’t wait to dance the night away with you all, at this year’s VIVA Forever 💃

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Less than 24hrs till the big day!

VIVA Forever is promised to be bigger and better than last year

Get your tickets now
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Or you can buy your tickets on the door 🎫

All the money raised goes back into helping local schools in Surrey 💜

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One more sleep 😱

Stage ✅
Shade ✅
Inflatables ✅
Prosecco bar ✅
Face painting ✅
Wellbeing stalls ✅
Bands ✅
Food ✅
Weather ✅

What more could you ask for?
Tickets still available🎫

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Only two more sleeps 💤
Who’s getting excited?
This year’s VIVA Forever will be bigger and better than before so make sure you get your tickets! 🎫

Did we mention the weather is going to be the best it’s been all week ☀️ Ticket link in bio

VIVA Forever is a charity music festival where all profits made on the day go directly back into our local partnering schools 💜

VIVA Forever is a great family fun day out. We have inflatables/face painting/glitter painting/ mental wellbeing stalls/ local bands/licensed bar/food stalls and everything else in between!

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London Landmarks Half Marathon
Calling all runners, walkers, joggers 🏃‍♂ 🏃‍♀ @londonlandmarkshalf ballot is now open 🙌

Sign up online for the chance to get into this amazing half marathon🏅

It’s the gift that keeps on giving as The Grace Dear Trust have been lucky enough to be awarded some charity places. So for anyone who isn’t lucky enough to get an individual place via the ballot we’d be delighted if you’d like to take part and raise money for us!

Please email info@thegracedeartrust.co.uk for more details
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
🚨 Motivation Alert 🚨

Take 10 people who have never met each other before who found each other through social media. They were inspired by each other’s stories and journeys and they came together as a community 💜

If it wasn’t for @charlieroofroof we would never have met these incredible, inspirational, kind-hearted individuals.

Together we walked for just over 15hrs and everyone pushed themselves to complete their own goal, some made 50,000 steps, others 75,000 and one man completed the end goal of 100,000 steps 👏

The total money raised so far for this event is £1,748.74 including gift aid.

With this money, we can host nearly 5 specific mental wellbeing workshops for parents and teachers, this means up to 3,000 community members could develop a deeper understanding about how best to support young people who are struggling with mental ill health.

Thank you to everyone who donated and supported us in walking 100,000 steps for Grace💫

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Together we are stronger
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It’s less than a week to go till this year’s VIVA Forever festival 😱

Have you got your outfits ready and your dancing shoes by the door?

VIVA Forever Charity Music Festival🎼🎸🎼 SAT 22nd June 2019 @ Esher Rugby Club, Hersham 2PM-10.30PM

Advance Tickets: £25 (£30 on the door so don’t wait around)
11-17year olds: £5
Under 10s: FREE
Family tickets available in advance

Ticket link in bio

100% of the profit will be spent improving the mental health of the students at our local schools!

#VIVAFOREVER is a charity music festival for the whole family to enjoy whilst also raising #MentalHealthAwareness
Children’s inflatables/ face painting/ live music/ licensed bar/ mental wellbeing stalls
It’s ok not to be ok
Together we are stronger
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Is anyone else’s feet tapping?

Release your inner soul man and get your VIVA Forever festival tickets 🎫

VIVA Forever Charity Music Festival🎼🎸🎼 SAT 22nd June 2019 @ Esher Rugby Club, Hersham 2PM-10.30PM

Advance Tickets: £25 (£30 on the door so don’t wait around)
11-17year olds: £5
Under 10s: FREE
Family tickets available in advance

Ticket link in bio

100% of the profit will be spent improving the mental health of the students at our local schools!

#VIVAFOREVER is a charity music festival for the whole family to enjoy whilst also raising #MentalHealthAwareness

Children’s inflatables/ face painting/ live music/ licensed bar/ mental wellbeing stalls
It’s ok not to be ok
Together we are stronger
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What you want...is to support your local mental health charity 💜

What you need... is a VIVA Forever festival ticket! 🎫

VIVA Forever Charity Music Festival🎼🎸🎼 SAT 22nd June 2019 @ Esher Rugby Club, Hersham 2PM-10.30PM

Headline act @atlanticsoulorchestra 🔥

Advance Tickets: £25 (£30 on the door so don’t wait around)
11-17year olds: £5
Under 10s: FREE
Family tickets available in advance

Ticket link in bio
100% of the profit will be spent improving the mental health of the students at our local schools!

#VIVAFOREVER is a charity music festival for the whole family to enjoy whilst also raising #MentalHealthAwareness

Children’s inflatables/ face painting/ live music/ licensed bar/ mental wellbeing stalls

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

Congratulations to Georgia and friends, who recently took part in the @tough_mudder 5k in London on 4th May, for their friend Oliver Rusby who sadly took his own life earlier this year 💜💙 Thank you for choosing us as your chosen charity!

They raised £2865 including gift aid, which is amazing!

With this money we can provide a counsellor for a full day per week at one of our partnering schools for a whole term.

A school based counsellor can provide young people with the support they need earlier and reduce waiting times.

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Together we are stronger
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Introducing one of VIVA Forever 2019 silver sponsors 🎶🎵
The Indigo Group
We are delighted to be working with Indigo this year and very grateful for their support 💜

VIVA Forever Charity Music Festival🎼🎸🎼
SAT 22nd June 2019 @ Esher Rugby Club, Hersham 2PM-10.30PM

Advance Tickets: £25 (£30 on the door so don’t wait around)
11-17year olds: £5
Under 10s: FREE
Family tickets available in advance

Ticket link in bio
100% of the profit will be spent improving the mental health of the students at our local schools!

#VIVAFOREVER is a charity music festival that wants to raise #MentalHealthAwareness for the whole family to enjoy!

Children’s Inflatables/ Face Painting/ Live Music/ Licensed Bar/ Mental wellbeing stalls
It’s ok not to be ok
Together we are stronger
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Esher Rugby
Introducing one of VIVA Forever 2019 silver sponsors 🎶🎵 Optima Site Solutions Ltd

We are delighted to be working with Optima this year and very grateful for their support 💜

VIVA Forever Charity Music Festival🎼🎸🎼
SAT 22nd June 2019 @ Esher Rugby Club, Hersham 2PM-10.30PM

Advance Tickets: £25 (£30 on the door so don’t wait around)
11-17year olds: £5
Under 10s: FREE
Family tickets available in advance

Ticket link in bio
100% of the profit will be spent improving the mental health of the students at our local schools!

#VIVAFOREVER is a charity music festival that wants to raise #MentalHealthAwareness for the whole family to enjoy!

Children’s Inflatables/ Face Painting/ Live Music/ Licensed Bar/ Mental wellbeing stalls
It’s ok not to be ok
Together we are stronger