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Counselling Services

Our counselling services are available for anyone in Surrey between the ages of 14 and 39

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Suicide Bereavement

The Surrey Suicide Bereavement Service gives families the support their need to come to terms with their loss

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We provide a range of mental health support services, training & events

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The Lucy Rayner Foundation Supporting & Raising Awareness for Mental Health

Welcome to The Lucy Rayner Foundation.

We provide a range of mental health support services, including mental health support groups throughout Surrey. We passionately believe that mental health support should be accessible to all and are strong advocates of raising mental health awareness, especially among young adults.

Established in 2013, The Lucy Rayner Foundation has several key objectives:

raise awareness

To raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression and other mental health issues in young adults

emotional support

To provide emotional support and education to young adults with mental health issues and their families

work alongside

To work alongside other charitable organisations who have the same objectives as our charity

facilitate change

To facilitate change in the way mental health is perceived by society

emotional resilience

To build emotional resilience in young adults

Providing Support

To enable young adults to thrive in our society

COULD THIS BE YOU?

Whilst we offer several support services for those suffering from mental ill health, our counselling service is our prime and often most used facility.

With the number of monthly referrals increasing every month and the service becoming our largest financial drain, we have now opened up the opportunity for individuals or corporates to underwrite 1 out of 6 of the sessions that we provide to each individual referral. This will allow us to move forward comfortably and sustainably, ensuring that we can help as many young adults as possible in their journey to better mental health.

We are delighted to say that Kingswood Golf Club/Lodge and Silvermere Golf Complex have sponsored the first session for the next 571 referrals, and we look forward to finding other partners who can help in this goal to make a real difference.

Mental Health Week – Finding Wilson (Fact Not Fiction)

In 2020, The Lucy Rayner Foundation collaborated with Film company ‘Fact not Fiction’ to create a short film called ‘Finding Wilson’ which highlights the story of a young girl named Jess, suffering with her mental health. The film also shares how she was being bullied at school and how this caused her mental health to decline.

The film includes themes such as; Anxiety (which is the theme for Mental Health Week 2023), PTSD, Depression and Suicidal Ideation.

This Mental Health Week we are really excited to be able to release the film publicly for the very first time!

Just a few of the things we achieved in 2022

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School Teachers Mental health First Aiders trained
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Self-harm Workshops - School staff members
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Children reached through our School Programme
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Counselling school check-in sessions with 20 referrals
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People seen through our support groups
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People seen through our SSBS
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People seen through our counselling service
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Money Spent on free counselling in 2022

We are proud to work in conjunction with other leading charities that share our common values, including:

Mental Health Support Groups & Counselling based in Surrey

Our mental health support services include:

Available for those in the Surrey area aged between 14 and 39. The service will give six counselling sessions with a trained professional. The cost of these sessions will be based on a sliding scale of affordability. We are offering counselling at £35 per session, however, we will assess affordability individually and ensure that each client only contributes an amount that they are comfortable with, whilst still being able to offer free sessions if absolutely necessary. The short-term counselling programme offers a safe space to talk openly about any struggles you are facing - completely free of judgement.

Weekly face to face and online group session encouraging men to talk openly about mental health, with the opportunity to meet like-minded people and share experiences.

Weekly face to face and online group sessions for women from all walks of life to offer support and advice on their mental health.

A monthly coffee morning to talk all things mental health. An opportunity to get things off your chest and speak openly in a safe and supportive environment.

A 6-week programme for young people struggling with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. Using mindfulness tools, including meditation and journalling, this programme helps individuals connect with themselves on a deeper level and challenge negative thought patterns.

This service is for families who have faced the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. We provide assistance during the initial aftermath and offer access to long-term resources to support families going forward.

A range of ad-hoc training programmes to help gain a deeper understanding of mental health.

Raising Mental Health Awareness

Did you know that each year approximately 1 in 4 people experience a problem with their mental health?

We firmly believe prevention is better than cure, and for us, that means giving people a voice to talk about their feelings without shame or judgement.

We aim to break down barriers around mental health awareness in schools, universities and workplaces, and we do this by holding regular half-day talks and workshops throughout the Surrey region.

Buy A Brick for our new Wellbeing Centre

Having exceeded our initial fundraising target of £50,000, we are now aiming to raise £100,000!

We are building an all-purpose wellness centre in the heart of the community, designed specifically for young people.
Get involved by buying a brick and be part of something amazing.

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

Get in Touch

Would you like to learn more about our mental health support services? Our friendly team are here to talk to you. Call us on 01737 910 907 to book an appointment. Alternatively, you can email us at info@thelucyraynerfoundation.com and a member of our team will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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