Rays Corner is for anyone of us across our City who are in need of support – for themselves or for others. This corner is a place where anyone can visit and find information about accessing support and local services.

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About Ray’s Corner

Following Ray’s tragic suicide in 2020 his family donated in his
memory to Washington Mind, to support us in making a difference. Ray’s Corner is part of this legacy. Ray was 55 years of age, working hard and with loving family members and friends around him and yet he didn’t feel able to ask for the help he needed. The stigma that is still associated with mental health stopped him from reaching out.

We have hope that in memory of Ray we can change this.

Rays Corner is for anyone of us across our City who are in need of support – for themselves or for others. This corner is a place where anyone can visit and find information about accessing support and local services. Whether people feel they are ready to access services yet, or are just looking for self-help tips, this safe space will be available for all in our communities.

Speaking to families & friends who have lost loved ones the message is clear… ‘If suicide ever crosses your mind, just know I would rather listen to your story than attend your funeral.’

There are 2 size options for Ray’s Corner, you can see a better idea of the sizing difference below.

Ray’s Corner across the community

Talking is vital, it can make a difference and we want everyone to know that support is available, and they are not alone. We hope that by having Ray’s corner available in workplaces and community settings across our local area, people will be able to find the right support.

With two different sized corners available for your building, counter top and table top, we have something suitable for everyone to start sharing mental health and wellbeing information. Once your corner is in place, the support you receive from Washington Mind doesn’t end there, you will be signed up to our regular Wellbeing Plus newsletter to keep you up to date with mental health and wellbeing information and campaigns which you can share organisation/company-wide.

You will also be able to keep in contact with us about the stock of resources in your corner and when you start to run low, we can provide you with additional information to ensure your Ray’s Corner provides continued support.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to Ray’s Corner so far.

Useful Links

Whether you’re looking for a corner in a supermarket, factory, office, hairdressers or anything in between, we want to hear from you. Click here to find out more about the corner and to complete our sign up form. After completing the sign up form a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible with more information to discuss setting up your corner.

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Whilst there is no payment taken at the time of booking your fully funded space via our online booking system Washington Mind reserves the right to charge a £50.00 fee as agreed with funders for the following:

  • Cancellation of attendance within 0 - 7 days before the training session
  • None attendance on the day of the training session ( DNA)
  • None completion of all sessions that apply to delivery of the course in full.
  • An alternative delegate may be substituted by an organisation without charge for the whole course. Delegates can NOT be substituted partway through the training course.
  • The delegate is aware that Washington Mind’s mental health training programme covers emotive subjects such as suicide, self-harm, death and dying.
  • By submitting the booking form, the delegate agrees to the dates, times and the subsequent charge referenced
  • The delegate must be able to attend the training session in FULL
  • Washington Mind reserve the right to cancel a training session for operational reasons at any time
  • Please contact Washington Mind if you wish to discuss or clarify anything further before making a booking

How we use your information

We take your privacy seriously and promise to never sell your data. You can find out more about your rights, how we use your personal information and how we keep your details safe and secure by reading our Privacy Policy. For more information, to update your choices or to stop us sending you updates contact jemma@washingtonmind.org.uk or 0191 4178043

Data is stored on our secured servers; these systems are only accessible to Washington Mind and authorised third party support personnel. If we retain a hardcopy of your information, it will be kept in a secure place

By opting in to be contacted by email and telephone, you are consenting to Washington Mind contacting you in regards to cancellation of training, feedback on our training or to let you know about any other training opportunities that you may be interested in.

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