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.

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Irrepressible:
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…

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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…

Support Groups

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

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.

Learn more…

MHFA Training

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.

See our courses page…

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

Come to an Event

Family fun days, Music gigs, Community events, Fishing competitions, Golf tournaments, Gala balls, Social media campaigns, Prize auctions – We are always busy organising fundraising events.

Check out our events calendar, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date.

Volunteer or Pledge

There’s always plenty of things to do, so if you’re looking to make a positive difference, why not come along and volunteer, or make us a 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.

Sponsor us

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.

We’ve got BIG plans, can YOU help us?

The Lucy Rayner Foundation is proudly sponsored by these very generous organisations, THANK YOU!

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