Jenny Rayner and her family were faced with the impact of mental illness and the challenges associated with this tragedy. Lucy Marie Rayner was a beautiful and sensitive soul. A daughter, sister, girlfriend, grand-daughter, cousin, auntie and best friend. Lucy helped others, she worked hard and was the life and soul of the party. On the 5th May 2012, aged 22, Lucy took her own life.
This life changing event inspired Jenny and her family to passionately campaign about the mental health challenges young adults face. Jenny quickly recognised that her vision was shared by many and her journey to raise awareness of this critical situation began. She realised that her experience in marketing, media and events positioned her perfectly to instigate a campaign and The Lucy Rayner Foundation was born.
In 2018, Jenny Rayner and Anne-Marie Khouri launched Can Anyone Hear Me? a series of Summits with one main objective – to give children and young adults a voice. Both Anne-Marie and Jenny, are passionate about raising awareness and removing the stigma associated with mental health. By having a conversation, by getting key figures from the mental health sector together and by giving young adults the opportunity to share their experiences, only then do we the really start to work together to correctly diagnose and recognise the issues faced in early adulthood. We want to affect change, to empower these young people to be heard, so that they can help others to get the help and support they so desperately need.