Share your feelings without fear of consequence or judgement

Peer support and befriending services for young people

No expectations

No judgement

No pretence

Everyone deserves someone they can open up to

When you’re struggling with your mental health or find day-to-day life is taking its toll, being around people who don't accept you for who you are can hinder you from accepting yourself and becoming the person you want to be. You need a safe space where you can work on overcoming your individual challenges with a community of like-minded people who will welcome any feelings or experiences you'd like to share.

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Rain On Me is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) – a not for profit organisation that invests all funds generated by our services back into supporting young people. Your financial support will enable us to reach out to more young people who find themselves isolated by their mental health challenges. We are grateful for all contributions, no matter how modest.

You never need to feel alone with Rain On Me

Don’t live life feeling isolated and misunderstood. You’re not alone. We promise. Book a peer support group meeting or befriending session and meet with like-minded young people who understand how the smallest things in daily life can sometimes feel like the greatest challenges. It’s OK. Let’s talk it through so you can feel strengthened with the empowerment you need to cope better, be who you want to be and live the fulfilling life you deserve.

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Sometimes I get so comfortable in my misery that I can’t even accept the solutions in front of me. 🙈 Can you relate?

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How do you deal with conflict? Let’s talk about it.✨

Please DM to register or use the link in Bio.👏🏼

For our international members, sessions will now be at 5:30pm BST instead of 5:30pm GMT. 🙌🏼
All reminders and updates in the stories through the week. 🙏🏼

My needs are my responsibility. But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate when others look out for my needs.

Most of the time I’m quick to notice when I’m not receiving what I need from people around me. But what am I doing to also support them back?

Here are some I thought of-
-Randomly checking in if I haven’t heard from them in a while
-words of encouragement
-give them a listening ear when they’re feeling down, offer them my full attention
-giving them space when they need it

Such questions help me raise my self-awareness and appreciate my efforts towards others. But it also shows me ways in which I need to improve.

Join our fortnightly International Support Meetings or our monthly in-person meetings in London. We’ll accept you as you are.✨

DM us for more info or click the link in our Bio 🙏🏼💕

Yesterday’s support meeting topic was Accept Life. 2 of the questions we explored were-

-How do I react to my surroundings or people when I refuse to accept a reality?

-What do you do to cope with this reality? What are your coping mechanisms?

That’s when I realised that yes there’s a part of me not accepting certain truths about my present but how I’m reacting to this is what’s actually causing me to suffer.

I’m more irritable, less patient, isolating myself more, sleeping late, sleeping too much, eating more, procrastinating, avoiding/delaying tasks, watching mindless Netflix, the list goes on.

Growing also means me accepting the part I play in my own suffering.

There are certain situations I can’t control right now, but I can control how I react to them. I understand that everything I’m doing right now is my body’s way of protecting itself but I can choose healthier coping mechanisms and work towards overcoming my hardships.

It’s a choice.

Need a safe, welcoming community where you can vent your stress and work on your self-growth? Come sit with us. 🤗

✨Date and time✨
Sun, 26 March 2023, 15:00 – 16:30 BST

Charing Cross Library 4-6 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0HF

🙌🏼 Last Sunday of every month 🙌🏼

Seats go quickly so please register soon!
👉🏼DM for more info or register using the Link in Bio.👈🏼

❗️Please be aware that clocks go forward in the U.K. on the 26th March so plan your trip accordingly.

This group is facilitated by like-minded people with lived experience. We are here to listen and offer you support so you can find your own answers. 🙏🏼

Our support group attendees are usually aged 18-35 but we welcome anyone who needs a safe space. All discussions are completely confidential (unless yours or someone’s safety is at immediate risk).

We look forward to welcoming you. 🧡

Really excited and honoured to announce that we won a Marsh Award by @mindcharity in Dec’2022 for our peer support services! 🥳🥳🥳

This award means a lot to us because our hard work as a team feels acknowledged and appreciated. We have come a long way but it couldn’t have been possible without this community right here. Thank you to each one of you for believing in this safe space, trusting us with your personal experiences and supporting our cause. If we work together we can create a kinder, stronger community. 💪🏼

Our support group attendees have regularly taken out time to not only look after themselves but also lend a listening ear and acceptance to others. I have learnt so much from you. 🙏🏼

Our team of volunteers and advisory board members have always very kindly offered their skills and enthusiasm which has allowed Rain On Me to reach greater heights. You are simply amazing!✨

I want to thank my loved ones for their unconditional encouragement. And last of all, as Snoop Dogg famously said, I wanna thank me. For not giving up, for persevering, for learning to ask for help and rely on other people, for always holding on to hope. 💕

Only onwards and upwards from here! 👏🏼

- Deepanshi x

Is there something you’re avoiding or denying? What are you finding difficult to accept right now? Come sit with us and let’s work through it together. 🤗

Please DM to register or use the link in Bio.👏🏼

All reminders and updates in the stories through the week.✨

I love that more and more of us are working on raising our self-awareness. We’re reading self-help books, following MH accounts on social media, more ‘self-care’, meditation etc.

But I’ve also often noticed that we’re talking about our feelings but not actually feeling them.

I can explain what I’m feeling, why I’m feeling the way I am, what might have triggered it, I can even tell you how I’ll overcome this feeling.

I can do all this without allowing myself to deeply feel the emotion I’m talking about.

Maybe I’m afraid of delving too deep? I mean intellectualisation is a defence mechanism and it’s not always bad. It’s been manifested in me to protect me. Sometimes we need them to help us get through something really hard.

But still.. does it stop me at times from facing some of the fears I’ve been avoiding?

Can you relate?

Supporting and empowering young people to overcome daily stress and mental health struggles

There’s nothing worse than not being able to express who you really are and what’s troubling you. That’s why Rain On Me offers a safe, confidential space for young people all over the world to speak freely and explore their own personal development. We provide free peer support meetings, low-cost befriending sessions and workshops where young people can share how they feel without fear of consequence and can learn to build resilience. We use therapeutic arts to enable freedom of expression and raise self awareness, because finding the right words to reflect how we feel isn’t always easy. The arts build empathy within us and allow us to connect on a deeper level.

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The exercises that Deep leads us through are super helpful. They can shift your thinking about your life and everybody in the group is so understanding. The support group is an incredibly positive space. Most people feel comfortable speaking up but there is never any pressure to share. I’d really recommend this group to anyone on a healing journey.


It was an absolute feeling of relief to know that many others struggle with their mental health and function. They go to work, they have friends, relationships, just like I do. But these things come with added hardships provoked by mental health issues. The activities and safe space created around you leave me feeling very peaceful. The group has truly changed my life.


We offer the following services:

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Virtual and face-to-face
peer support meetings

Our groups provide an easy-to-access non-medical safe space for young people who wish to ease their mental distress or work on their self growth. Everyone is welcome, you don't need to be diagnosed with anything to attend.

While we have doctors and mental health professionals on our advisory board to guide our team, there’s no one telling you what to do or say.

Groups are facilitated by someone with lived experience of mental health challenges. Our virtual groups welcome young people globally. Our face-to-face groups welcome young people from across London and the South East.

All our support meetings
are free to attend

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befriending service

Rain On Me also offers a private befriending service for young people who feel too anxious to share in a group setting right now or just need a friendly face to turn to.

We support you on your terms, in 1-2-1 sessions, always tailored to what feels right for you. It could be a walk in the park, a companion at the cinema or even someone to sit with in a café and spend some time sketching with.

You can use our time in whatever way feels comfortable to you and know you have someone who you can speak freely with who will listen to you with empathy and without judgment.

There is a small charge
for our befriending service

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Painful experiences and ill mental health can have a lifelong impact. At Rain On Me, we work together to build resilience and self-compassion.

  • 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year.
  • At any given time, 1 in 6 working-age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health.
  • In an average classroom, ten children will have witnessed their parents separate, eight will have experienced severe physical violence, sexual abuse or neglect, one will have experienced the death of a parent and seven will have been bullied.

The sessions made me reflect on myself and how I live my life specially during this pandemic. Talking freely without being judged and be able to hear other people's stories and share our worries together was really helpful for my mental health. I am going to be okay. We all are going to be okay. I encourage everyone to attend the sessions.


I have been attending these online support meetings since the start of Covid and it's really helped me keep in touch with other people and manage my anxiety better. I feel less alone and actually notice genuine growth in me. Having these meetings made lockdown so much easier to handle.


At Rain On Me you can expect:

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No expectation
of commitment

There is never any pressure to attend regularly, although those that do enjoy the greatest benefit.

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We all understand what it’s like to struggle with your mental health and feel misunderstood.

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This is a safe space to be authentic, vulnerable, true to your feelings and discover who you want to be.

Rain On Me also delivers a range of interventions to schools, colleges, universities and youth groups that we shape to your needs. We offer assembly presentations and webinars and run person-centred support sessions and workshops, which help young people build the resilience they need to take ownership of their lives. Our free trial sessions are a great introduction to how Rain On Me can support your organisation.

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It was the first time I've sat down with a small group of strangers on a Zoom Call, ready to discuss the topic of confidence. Brilliantly structured by the facilitator, the talk became a kind, honest, and vulnerable exchange of lived experience, learned advice and caring conversation.


I found Rain on Me at a low point. The structure of sessions and the collaboration, honestly I have found here have been a strong source of support. Meetings have allowed me to share as much or as little as I felt able to in a safe reflective environment, and to understand some of the experiences of others. A great way to feel less alone.


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Rediscover your inner strength

  1. START – You’ve taken a powerful step forward in visiting the Rain On Me website. The next step is simple. Attend a group for free or request a 1-2-1 befriending session for a small fee.

  2. SHARE – Be in the welcoming company of others who understand how alone mental health challenges can leave you feeling. We’ll take your lead on how much or how little you feel comfortable sharing with us. Just know that you can and that we will accept you whatever you share.

  3. LEARN – Feel empowered in the presence of people you can turn to without fear and rediscover your inner strength to manage your mental health challenges and daily life with confidence.

Discover what you're really capable of

Life's too short to let toxic thoughts hold you back from being the person you want to be. Join our community and see how peer support and companionship can empower you with the confidence you need to live your life authentically.