THE LUCY RAYNER FOUNDATION – LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT
The Lucy Rayner Foundation aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression and mental health challenges, especially in young adults, and to facilitate change in the way mental health is being perceived by society.
Ordinary People – Extraordinary Resilience
July 29, 2020
Our CEO Jenny Rayner recently featured in Josh Connolly’s interview series ‘Irrepressible: Ordinary People Extraordinary Resilience’ where they spoke on the subject of suicide bereavement. Find out more and watch the interview here…
Our Services – How We Help
Free Counselling Service
6 weeks of 1-1 counselling with a trained counsellor in a safe, therapeutic environment, to help young people who are suffering with mental health conditions. More…
Surrey Suicide Bereavement Service
Our suicide bereavement support service offers practical support, advice and, if needed, advocacy, for families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one through suicide. More…
As well as our counselling and suicide bereavement services, we offer a number of support meetings and drop-in groups open to everyone. See the Services tab in the main menu.
A heartfelt message to young people…
The Scale of the Problem
The number of suicides in the UK in 2018
Half of all mental health problems manifest by the age of 14, with 75% by age 24
The proportion of children and young people who deliberately self harm
The leading cause of death among 15–35 year-olds. It occurs at a higher rate in this population than any other age group
The increase in the rate of deaths by suicide amongst under 25s in 2018
1 in 6
The proportion of young people aged 16-24 who meet the clinical criteria for a mental health disorder
The proportion of students who were struggling with at least one mental illness in 2016
1 in 3
The number of adult mental health conditions relate directly to adverse childhood experiences
The number of people who say poor mental health impacts their concentration at school and at work
Raising Awareness – Changing Minds & Hearts
Talks & Workshops
As well as talks and presentations, we offer half-day, full-day or bespoke awareness workshops for schools, universities and workplaces. Here you’ll learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how to recognise them in yourself, friends and family, and what action you can take to help yourself and those you love.
The Lucy Rayner Foundation are accredited by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to offer Mental Health First Aid training.
On these courses you’ll learn how to recognise the crucial warning signs and symptoms of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone
to appropriate support, even in a crisis situation.
Film & Video Campaigns
From the multi-award winning documentary LUCY – Breaking the Silence, to short films we have helped to fund, and campaign videos we have devised and created ourselves, we have found that film is a powerful and effective way to spread the message of the need for a change in the way Mental Health is perceived and understood in society.
If you have a project in mind, please do get in touch.
Get Involved – Make A Difference
Volunteer or Pledge
Or maybe you have a fundraising idea? Whether you run, bake, swim, cycle, sing, or anything else, you can fundraise at school, work, or through an organised event.
We are hugely grateful to all the individuals, companies, foundations and agencies who sponsor our events.
If your company or organisation would like to support us in making a real difference, maybe sponsoring an event, fundraising, or helping for a whole year, why not ask about corporate sponsorship. We’d love to hear from you.