The Grace Dear Trust

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4 Hinchley Close,
KT10 0BY


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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.

The purpose of our charity is to raise awareness for young people in secondary schools, giving support to those who need it & preventing others suffering so long in silence. We hope to do this by funding seminars in schools and allowing a guest speaker to help young people understand the importance of mental wellbeing. We would like to fund councillors to visit schools, giving those in need the help they require, promptly and in an environment that isn’t intimidating. We also want to create a local network of professionals that young adults could reach out too. 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”

"It's OK not to be OK"

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