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£1,250raised of £7,000 target by 33 supporters

Weʼre raising £7,000 to Support Nai's House, a CIC that will offer a transitional and community mental health support and prevention service to 16-25 year olds.

Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

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Born out of a frustration over a lack of investment in the well being of all children and young adults.

Set up in honour of Dené and her commitment to helping others.

Why? - Dené struggled with her mental health from a young age and battled with the triggers and stressors on a daily basis. In August 2016 she asked for professional help through the Adult Mental Health Team.

She did not get it and was discharged in November 2016.

On the 21st February 2017, aged 22, she fought her last battle.

Dené ended the pain...the mental war....and took her own life.

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We believe had Dené got the help she needed, and asked for: consistent, regular support, help in understanding herself and tools for coping with her pain and suicidal urges, then she would still be here today.

We know she battled hard. We know she wanted to live to raise her son and achieve her ambition of becoming a psychotherapist.

We also know that the mental health requirements of children and young adults are not being met.

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What we did - We decided to 'build' Nai's House to ensure that young adults are getting the help they need to manage their mental health their way and so that Dené could continue to help people.

Nai's House will offer - Support for 16-25 year olds experiencing poor mental health and suicidal thoughts and feelings, delivered using our LUSH model.

* A transitional service providing assistance to achieve successful outcomes

* Drop in counselling

* An holistic approach to supporting mental well being

* Mental health and suicide prevention and awareness programme to empower participants through creative learning

* To compliment the work of statutory services and work collaboratively with other agencies to ensure 16-25 year olds with poor mental health are getting the support they need.

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  • Gem Barrett19 days ago
    Gem Barrett

    Gem Barrett

    19 days ago

    Thank you for all your donations. We are going to use the money to set up our first social enterprise. We are incredibly excited as this is our first step (of so many!) towards becoming financially independent. Thank you for giving us this opportunity. We shall keep you updated of our progress!

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  • Gem Barrett1 month ago
    Gem Barrett

    Gem Barrett

    1 month ago

    The ladies did good! Jo, Michelle, Lucy and Clare all finished the run, raised a load of money and are now currently enjoying a well deserved pint!! Thank you to everyone for donating so generously...please keep checking and Nai's House Bicester on Facebook...twitter will be launching soon...for updates on our progress. Thank you again to the fabulous running ladies and all you gorgeous donators. Much love xxx

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  • Gem Barrett1 month ago
    Gem Barrett

    Gem Barrett

    1 month ago

    Thank you to each and everyone of you for your generosity in supporting Jo, Michelle, Clare and Lucy in their 10k run tomorrow and Nai's House. Ladies, we wish you the best of luck! Xxx

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 7/31/2018 7:26 PM



  • Marie Barrett

    Marie Barrett

    Jul 29, 2018

    For her birthday. Love always. ❤️


  • Helen Lashbrook

    Helen Lashbrook

    Jul 26, 2018

    Dear GemmaYou've collected an impressive amount of donations; I hope you manage to get some real help to those who need itRegards Helen Lashbrook


  • John Lashbrook

    John Lashbrook

    Jul 25, 2018


  • Lucy Lee

    Lucy Lee

    Jul 25, 2018



  • Adam Green

    Adam Green

    Jul 25, 2018


  • Daf, Em, Eleri & Mari Haf

    Daf, Em, Eleri & Mari Haf

    Jul 15, 2018

    Good luck with this.Love and hugs from us lot.


  • Jan gray

    Jan gray

    Jul 15, 2018

    Good luck gem and jo michelle an all. Phew hope its not too hot. Go steady. Love jan n steve


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Gem Barrett

Gem Barrett

Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Mum to Dené, Nana to her son, founder of Nai's House and career background in children and youth services. Passionate about making things better for the generations to come.

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