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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Never let the world’s negativity or pain touch the light inside of you.✨

I usually refrain from telling people what to do here.. but this is not only a reminder for myself but also a genuine request to everyone here. Because perhaps there’s a part of me that needs that sense of hope too. Knowing that there are kind people in the world gives me hope and encourages me to keep trying.

I know it might feel like too much effort sometimes, especially when you’re facing resistance from your surroundings. But please stay kind. It’s a real gem to have in this world. May you always hold it close. 🙏🏼💕
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Have you ever wanted to ask this question to a stranger clearly in distress?or perhaps an acquaintance/colleague?

But something stopped you from reaching out.
You thought, of course I can tell they’re not ok, they’ll think it’s a stupid question.
Or what if they don’t want to be disturbed? What if they reject my care and say something that might hurt my feelings?
Or I’m sure they’ll be fine.

I’ve had moments where I’ve seen a person crying on the street and I’ve felt hesitant to reach out because of all these thoughts.
But I overcome my doubts after I remember that it’s not about me in that situation, and it’s not about their response either.

When I ask are you okay? It’s a way I can indirectly find out without overstepping any boundaries if they actually want to talk about it or not. I’m not necessarily looking for a specific response, I’m just letting them know in a gentle way that they’re not alone, and that people are around to help if they need it.

And sometimes, that’s enough. 🙏🏼💕
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Are you comparing yourself to others? This reminder is for you. 🤗💕

Art- @jangandfox
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When we feel overwhelmed or helpless, it can seem like we have no power over our life. Sometimes we just need to look at the picture from a different perspective.

Come sit with us and explore how you can take control but also how you can let go when needed.✨

It’s free and open to all countries. Bring a friend if you like.
Please DM to register or use the link in Bio. 🙏🏼

All reminders and updates in the stories through the week.👏🏼
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We at Rain On Me are excited and honoured to be taking part in @wearebey0nd ‘s Mental Health festival again this year.🎉🎉🎉

If you work in a school/college or know someone who may be looking for mental health support for their students, please reach out! 🙌🏼✨

On the 8th February, we are offering free presentations and workshops to schools/colleges so we can create more safe spaces for young people to share personal experiences, build resilience and empathy.

For 16-18 year olds only. 🙏🏼
Workshops can be catered to your students’ needs.

DM us for more info or click on the link in @wearebey0nd ‘s bio. 👏🏼
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Something I’ve realised over time is that.. my inner critic is just trying to tell me something.

Those thoughts that I might see as negative, that inner critic whether I like it or not is a part of me. Like every other part of me needs kindness and compassion...that inner critic needs that love too. It’s afraid. It’s scared of getting hurt or failing.. it’s upset or angry. I’ve started to understand that it just needs attention, comfort and security.

So now instead of telling it to shut up or leave me alone.. I imagine that little lost girl in me wanting reassurance. I comfort it, give her a mental hug.. tell her that it’s ok.. we’ll be ok. I know you’re scared but trust me, even if things don’t work out the way we want them to.. we’ll be able to handle it. 🤗💕
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Are some of your said boundaries boundaries? or limits?

What if you’re so stuck in your ways.. you never allow yourself an opportunity to be challenged and open your mind?

Be aware of not letting your boundaries restrict you from listening to other perspectives and growing.

Just a moment to self-reflect and raise awareness within you. 🙏🏼💕
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If you’re feeling overwhelmed or looking for a place where you can feel heard and accepted, join our monthly, in-person Peer Support Meetings at the Charing Cross Library.

🙌🏼 Last Sunday of every month 🙌🏼

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).

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

We look forward to welcoming you. 🧡
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Choose to do the work. 👏🏼

I noticed I did this to someone the other day in my head. Had to immediately stop to reflect and correct myself. My reaction to my emotions is a choice. 🙏🏼
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Not giving in to the short-term gains is a different kind of self-love.

Being patient with the results of your hard work is a different kind of self-love.

Staying disciplined, even when you don’t feel motivated is a different kind of self-love.✨

Just my thoughts for the day. 🙏🏼
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Start 2023 by taking care of your mental-wellbeing and standing up to stigma in the South-Asian community!👏🏼

We're excited to be working with @jazsinghauthor @prana_coaching @_tanyamarwaha to bring you this special, collaborative space.✨

You will be safe here to share your hardships (if you want to) and listen and learn from other people's experiences.

Invite your children (17+), spouse, siblings and friends.🤗
Seats are limited so book soon! Link In Bio.

All funds raised will be invested back into serving the community. 🙏🏼

Hope to see you there.😊
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Raise your self-awareness and use this session to ground yourself.
We will be exploring our emotional/mental landscape and needs through therapeutic arts. Our exercises are curated to bring us back into the present and back in touch with our current selves. 🤗

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

All reminders and updates in the stories through the week.✨
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Self-awareness Checkpoint 👏🏼
Have you eaten today?
Have you had enough water?
Have you been outside today?
Have you interacted with another person today?
How are you? How are you really? 💕
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Are your new year goals based on self-doubt or self-empowerment?
It’s ok either way, be gentle with yourself. Just something to think about. 🙏🏼💕

Thank you @art.by.sunshine for this thought-provoking art.
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Thank you for making me smile in the darkest of times.
Thank you for reminding me of my strength when I thought I didn’t have any.
Thank you for assuring me that I’m not alone.
Thank you for listening.
Thank you for existing.
You’ve been important to me this year. ❤️✨
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“A lesson my trauma taught me -
A part of coming home to myself was becoming okay with dead ends. And realising that not every ending can be as clean and peaceful as I’d like it to be. I acknowledged that I dont need closure. The end itself and the way it happened is the closure. So, it’s okay, as there comes a point where you feel lost, and that’s okay.

The path can be complicated. At the time, it may be hidden, an unexpected detour. But I have realised lately that it’s okay to be scared. What matters is you know whichever way you go, it will be okay.

I rarely think about how proud my future self will be when she sees me continuing the journey despite the pain, fear and confusion. Sometimes all you need is a perspective.

To zoom out a little and see all the progress you’ve made and will continue to make. Never underestimate yourself because you got this.

Believe in yourself. And dont forget you’re a powerful fucking human being. It’s in your blood to preserve no matter what you are going through; always remember the strength you have within.”

- thank you @parika.bhatli for sharing your experience as a PTSD survivor.
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It’s ok to feel anxious during this time. Come sit with us. 🤗

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

All reminders and updates in the stories through the week.✨
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We have found someone eligible for this giveaway! 🥳
They wanted to share this gift with another dear friend in need of support. Such loving gestures warm our hearts. ❤️

They have been sent a £180 voucher for 6 therapy sessions each with @frontlinetherapist

We want to respect their privacy so we will not be revealing their identity. 🙏🏼

As our funds increase, we hope to sponsor therapy for more individuals in need. If you would like to fundraise for us please do get in touch. Your efforts will leave a life-changing impact on someone. 💕✨

Wishing our giveaway receivers a powerful start to the new year. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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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.

Imogen

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.

Marta

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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Private
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.

Dorra

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.

Matt

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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No
judgement

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

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No
pretence

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.


Polly

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.

Oli

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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.