York St John Communities Centre
Support group for students who identify as female, and are affected by suicidal thoughts.
The first Lauren's Ladies group will be starting in February 2024.
This group will be a judgement-free, comfortable space with no expectations, to receive peer-led and therapeutic support in times of crisis.
Kayleigh and Cheryl, Co-founders of Lauren’s Ladies
Lauren’s Ladies’ has been created to honour the memory of our beautiful, clever and kind friend Lauren. Lauren never failed to bring the sunshine on a rainy day, her smile and infectious laugh brought joy and happiness to all lucky enough to meet her. However, Lauren was battling demons that no one knew about and heartbreakingly chose to take her own life in August 2023, aged just 22. Lauren was the ‘cheerleader’ friend, bringing encouragement and support to her friends. We want to embody that energy with Lauren’s Ladies and show you that you are loved, we’ve got you, and you are not alone.
If you would like support in the meantime, you can contact the student wellbeing team or visit the external support and resources webpage through the buttons below.
Supporting York St John Communities Centre
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Your gift helps cover the cost of providing free services such as our community language school, bereavement group and café's, student suicide support group 'Laurens Ladies' and drop-ins such as the weekly breastfeeding group.
As our income grows, so too does our staff team of receptionists, administrators, co-ordinators, assessors, supervisors, counsellors, coaches, and group facilitators, and your support is needed to ensure they are actively involved in service delivery and are remunerated for their work. Anything that you are able to donate can help support the work we do and the services that we offer to our community.