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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You’re invited to our picnic!! 🧺✨

Come and share food, drinks and experiences with like-minded people wanting to build community. It will be a great opportunity to have human connection, make new friends and just be.🤗

🙌🏼 🙌🏼 BOOK USING LINK IN BIO 🙌🏼🙌🏼

Date: 29th June (Saturday)
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: We will meet at Primrose Hill Viewpoint
Who: All are welcome!
Cost: Please donate what you can, we recommend £4-10. Your donations will help us sustain our support groups and events like this.
What to bring: We will bring some snacks for everyone to share but please bring water and food for yourself.

You don’t need to bring anything with you if you like, you can just turn up. Your presence will be enough ☺️

Hope to see you there! 🥳
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Feeling overwhelmed or lost? Need time to take care of yourself? Vent, reflect and connect with others in a safe nourishing space. We’re here to listen. 🤗

In Partnership with @wcclibrariesandarchives 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

👉🏼👉🏼 Seats go quickly, please register using link in bio (London Support group) or DM us 👈🏼 👈🏼

✨Date and time✨
Sun, 30th June 2024, 15:00 – 16:30pm

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

🙌🏼 Last Sunday of every month 🙌🏼

Our support group attendees are usually aged 18-35. You don’t have to be diagnosed with anything or be ‘struggling’ with something. Many of our attendees use this space simply for mental maintenance.

Bring a loved one with you if you like. You don’t need to speak or participate if you don’t want to, your presence is enough.☺️

Our support groups are free, although we do appreciate donations. 🙏🏼

We look forward to welcoming you. 🧡
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For me, being patient is one of the kindest forms of love. Thank you to all who have offered me this powerful gesture. It means more than you know.

Send this to someone you appreciate. 🙏🏼❤️
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My trauma made me question everything about myself. But with support from my family, therapist, and friends, I learned to stand up for myself. Speaking up about mental health and challenging societal norms has been hard but empowering. I refuse to stay silent about issues that matter.

Stress has taken a physical toll on me recently, but I’m fighting my inner demons. I often feel like giving up, but I remind myself why I started writing: to help others who are scared to speak up.

Carl Jung’s quote, “I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become,” resonates deeply. It’s brave to examine your emotions instead of ignoring them. My therapist taught me that we must condition ourselves for appropriate emotional responses and keep moving forward.

I believe healing is a journey back to oneself. I’m learning to own my story and love myself through the process. Life is about betting on yourself and taking one step at a time, even when it’s hard.

-Reflection by @parika.bhatli
If you’d like to read more from her see-
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In this session, through a series of interactive exercises, we’ll explore the depths of our fears and negative thoughts. Join us as we discuss overcoming fears in a supportive group, cultivating gratitude for our inner strengths and empowering ourselves for the future. 💪🏼✨

🙌🏼 BOOK USING LINK IN BIO (International Well-being Support Group) or DM US 🙌🏼

Free and open to all countries. 🌍

You don’t have to speak or do the exercises if you don’t want to. No one will pressure you, your presence will be enough. 🤗

Bring a loved one with you if you like.
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Doesn’t mean it’s not difficult, but just shifting my mindset one thought at a time. 🙌🏼
Asking myself, what is this situation trying to teach me? How can I use this difficultly to benefit my growth?
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I’ve been scared to write, uncertain of how to express being content and scared at the same time. I know it’s okay to feel this way. After enduring so much, the return to everyday life sometimes feels surreal. Bad days and okay days come and go, and I struggle to accept that it’s normal.

My healing journey continues with its ups and downs. I focus on being present, listening to my body and emotions, and resting when needed. I’ve learned that self-care and self-love are essential, though challenging to practice.

My power lies in resilience, not in overcoming trauma but in living joyfully while acknowledging my wounds.

We’re all works in progress, constantly learning and unlearning. It’s important for me to not be too hard on myself; keep moving forward and never give up. As a survivor, I often question my good days, but my therapist reminds me that feeling safe is unfamiliar but okay.

I think life is about perspective. I’m not fully healed, but I’m progressing. Life happens by me, not to me. I’m trying to embrace uncertainty and find strength in it.

I like to believe in this quote by Pema Chodron, “Sticking with uncertainty, learning to relax amid chaos, and not panicking—this is the spiritual path.” ✨

Reflection by @parika.bhatli
If you’d like to read more from her see-
parika-bhatli.medium.com
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Do you lack trust in yourself, in your capabilities?

Questions to raise self-awareness. Please be gentle with yourself when facing the answers that come up for you. 🙏🏼🧡
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I read this somewhere and it stuck with me so I wanted to share. 🙏🏼
But at the same time it made me think that the more resilient I become, the easier life feels. But yes.. to become resilient I am overcoming my most difficult obstacles. One being my own mindset. The process is not easy but yes in the long run, does result in an easier life.
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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.

Donations are appreciated
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.