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National Bereaved Parents Day 2021

Blue Spirit Sailing Bursaries

My son, Laury, died by suicide from suspected schizophrenia on 1st July 2020 and a friend and I have set up a bursary fund to help young people go sailing.

One in four people will face a mental health challenge at some stage in their life, and none are more affected these days than our youth. At the same time, research has shown that being in blue spaces (like the sea) can have a positive effect on stress reduction and wellbeing.

This is why the Blue Spirit – Laury Gratiet Bursary Fund – set up in memory of Laury – grants sailing bursaries to young people aged 18 to 25 who are experiencing a mental health challenge or facing social/economic disadvantage.

A video about Laury and the fund is below.



Solen, Laury's dad

Comments: 1 (Add)

Helen Evans on 2 July 2021 at 13:12

Laury looks such a wonderful person. This bursary is such a great idea because without a doubt spending time by and on the sea is without a doubt incredibly healing.

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