Who We Are.
RealEyesRealise is a voluntary charity for all disabilities and mental health, located in Leicester that launched in 2017, but thought and planned in 2015, with the aim to raise awareness, combat stigmas and provide, non-judgemental, confidential support to those in need. Although RealEyesRealise works predominantly with those from an Islamic faith, we do not disregard any persons of differing backgrounds & ages. Our initial research showed many Muslims, found it difficult to seek help as they felt they would not be understood by someone who did not understand their faith or culture, thus they chose to remain quiet and not to seek help. We are here to change this for them and the wider BAME community and cater for this need.
To make you realise, this is common in society, to go through something within your lifetime. We want to reduce stigma, raise awareness and provide advice, support and encouragement to all.
Whether you see it or not, we will support you and help you walk the path of help, for help will give you hope that you need, that you will see the back of the problem, that you are facing.
Our core values form the foundation, beliefs and principles that lie at the heart of our organisation.
We are inspired, anchored and guided by our faith, which illuminates why we do what we do.
We continuously learn, improve and strive to be the best in everything we do.
We are determined to go the extra mile and make a lasting difference.
We attend to the needs of every person with sensitivity, empathy and kindness.
We treat one another with dignity, honesty and understanding; valuing differences and all contributions.
It is important to want to seek help, in order to make full recovery or learn to cope with an illness. This step is never easy and many obstacles stand in the way of making this a possibility. We understand that it could be daunting to speak about your symptoms – and feeling as though you will not be understood. We know how hard it can be to try and put your experiences into words that can be understood by someone who is not from the same faith or culture. Thus we took all these circumstances into consideration and decided to offer our services via a variety of methods.
RealEyesRealise wish to help you in any way possible, which will be most beneficial to you. Therefore, we provide support via the telephone, for those who wish to seek it.
RealEyesRealise understands how frustrasting it is at times that a person with a difficulty, whatever it may be, face. Often, the thoughts of speaking to someone can act as the main barrier to getting help. Emailing is easier, as you do not need to see the person you are speaking to and do it in your own time at your luxury, you can email as and when you are ready. Further, it may be that you do not want your family or friend to listen to what you are saying. This method will allow you to seek help without this fear.
Face-to-face support provides people with a chance to explore their experiences extensively with a better understanding; working with their advisors to overcome or control their illnesses. It gives both the client and the mentor a chance to tackle situations and questions without delay. We offer pastoral counselling on a non-judgemental basis and can refer for professional counselling. However, we understand that this method isn’t most comforting to everyone, therefore we do offer other forms of services to seek help.