Schools

“It’s ok not to be ok”

The Grace Dear Trust are pleased to be partnering with six local schools.

Rosebery School For Girls

Tolworth Girls’ School

Esher C of E High School

Chessington School

Hinchley Wood School

Southborough High School

We are working collaboratively with six local schools to promote mental health and wellbeing. We are doing this is by providing funding which can be used for a variety of activities which have a focus on mental wellbeing. Our financial support in this area means they don’t need to divert as much of their limited resources away from core education.

We are delighted that all the schools already have a platform in helping and supporting students’ mental wellbeing and we believe moving forward we can enhance this by:

• Providing training for students to become Mental Health Ambassadors

• Providing specific mental health training courses for staff to help develop their knowledge and skills further

• Delivering monthly assemblies supporting mental wellbeing and promoting young people to speak out about how they are feeling, with the support of guest speakers

• The provision of after school clubs that help relieve stress and improve wellbeing, e.g Yoga and Pilates

• Reducing the waiting time for suitable interventions by providing the funding for vulnerable students to have counselling when they need it.

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Who else enjoyed walking into the Dinner and Dance last week listening to @rock_choir ?

They were amazing! Thank you again for getting everyone ready for an evening of entertainment 🎶

Getting involved with a group doing something you love, either performing arts or sports, can improve your mental health. It can give you a purpose and help prevent your mind going into overdrive.

It’s ok not to be ok
Together we are stronger
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The Grace Dear Trust Dinner & Dance 2019 💃

Starting last year in a small Italian restaurant in Surrey to last week, having nearly 200 people supporting us. Our annual Dinner and Dance is our opportunity to share with you all the great work we are doing in partnership with our local schools.

We won’t stop until our young people are getting the support they so desperately need!

Thank you just isn’t enough! We are overwhelmed with the support and generosity of everyone who joined us last Friday and made the night one to remember 💜

It’s ok not to be ok
Together we are stronger.
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Mondays can make everyone feel blue.

Just remember today is a new day, November is a new month and Mondays are the start of a new week!

Go out today and set yourself a measurable goal. Sometimes, when we feel we have completed something then it can give us a new burst of energy 🔋

What are your goals this week?

It’s ok not to be ok
Together we are stronger
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Tolworth Girls' School
Thank you @hopevirgo_ for sharing your story so openly, providing staff and parents information on how we can best support someone who is struggling, and opening up the conversation around eating disorders 💜

Hope delivered sessions for us last night at our partnering school @tolworthgirlsschool

We hope everyone who came found the evening useful.

This is just the beginning!

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