The Grace Dear Trust

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4 Hinchley Close,
Esher,Surrey
KT10 0BY

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1175955

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The Grace Dear Trust is a mental health charity recently set up after losing our daughter & sister Grace Dear to suicide aged just 27 in February 2017. We started this charity hoping 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.

To have met Grace you would never have known she was struggling. Grace was bubbly, caring, full of laughter and a beautiful person. However, she was able to hide her feelings behind a mask and eventually when Grace spoke out, despite the help we were able to give, it wasn’t enough to save her.

What Does The Grace Dear Trust Do?

. We deliver presentations to schools and organisations of the importance of good mental health.

. Partner with local secondary and primary schools in Surrey.

. Provide various mental health training courses for teachers.

. Provide schools with counsellors to reduce waiting time for young people.

. Facilitate guest speakers, in local organisations and schools, who have an experience of mental health themselves either through completing training or personal experiences.

. Partner with local sports clubs to set up a mental health strategy which aims to support all their members within their club.

. Set up and fund the Grace Dear Youth Theatre for supporting young people.

Mental health affects 1 in 4 people and too many of them suffer without the help they need. We want change, letting people know “it’s ok not to be ok”.

"Together We Are Stronger"

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