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Dené (Nai) struggled with poor mental health from a young age. As she grew up, the daily battles that she courageously fought became more and more challenging. At times during her teenage years she received help from CAMHS. It never seemed enough or that the right questions were asked. She never felt like it really helped.
In August 2016 Dené was referred to AMHS and assessed as a medium to high risk of suicide and diagnosed with a personality disorder. She was discharged in November and told to refer herself to another service. She was not seen before she was discharged and there was no follow up by AMHS.
On the 21st February 2017, aged 22, Dené ended the battle, the war that raged in her head on a daily basis, and she took her own life.
She was a mother, a daughter, a sister and a friend.
Her passion was helping others, and she was just beginning her journey towards becoming a qualified psychotherapist.
We consider Nai’s House to be Dené’s final gift to all those she would have gone on to help, if she had received the professional support she asked for, but never got.
To offer a holistic service that saves lives, provides customised support and projects, and that promotes positive emotional and mental well-being and suicide prevention through training and community engagement.
Nai’s House is a blended youth and well-being service that offers a new way to access and receive mental health support.
Prevention is the best approach to investing in the emotional and mental well-being of future generations and in reducing the number of deaths by suicide.
We offer consistent, confidential support that is delivered in a non-clinical environment and is tailored to meet individual need.
Created and delivered by people powered by passion and by personal experiences, and motivated by the need to ensure that our future generation’s well-being is properly invested in.
Life can be hard enough without the stress and isolation of lockdown restrictions. If you're struggling, we offer remote support and advice on how to cope at this time.
"Nai's House is mega supportive to their clients with holistic support and positive goals."
I'm the founder of Nai's House and Dené's (Nai's) mum. I have many years experience of youth work in both the public and charity sector and am motivated by both my personal and my professional experiences. My role is to manage the day-to-day running of Nai's House and to ensure that we're continuously progressing towards meeting our vision and aims for the future.
As a counsellor, I recognise that building and maintaining healthy self-esteem and mental wellbeing depends upon having both a sense of purpose and a feeling of belonging. I choose to be part of Nai’s House because I see that this charity offers belonging and purpose to guests and supporters alike. I hope that my work with Nai’s House will help to reduce loneliness, increase hope and develop greater self-acceptance in those who connect with us.
I have been a yoga teacher for 7 years and I am passionate about sharing well-being tools and practices to support and elevate mental health. I teach many different styles of yoga as well as meditation. I feel strongly that we all need space and time to heal and cultivate self-love. I am very grateful to be part of Nai’s House team which provides a safe place for young adults to be supported. I also run a yoga and events platform and I also have a 7 year old daughter Amaryllis who often comes to Nais House with me.
I strongly believe that everyone should have a voice and be heard. Having worked in person focused roles for the whole of my life and in an education setting for 13 years, I am very much aware that life for young people does not always run smoothly. Anything that can be done to support in a positive way, giving coping skills for life and an introduction to holistic therapies has to be valued.
I have been a holistic therapist for over 20 years and have been working with Nai’s House since it started in September 2019. Nai’s House has come to play such an important part of my life. There’s something about being able to help young people with the symptoms they experience as part of their poor mental health and improve their general wellbeing by providing a safe, calm space for them that I find fulfilling.
Fuelled by personal experiences I have been volunteering at Nai's House since September 2020 with the hope to provide a space of safety and sanctuary for our guests. I believe we all have the right to access support and education on mental health and wellbeing, and that being given these tools can be life-changing. Additionally, I have been professionally supporting people for 6 years. I am a Mental Health First Aider and I'm currently doing my Psychology Masters. I love the work we do and I'm here to listen, learn and grow.