Rainbow After the Storm is an award-winning mental
health support group and Community Interest Company
Rainbow After the Storm was set up by personal wellbeing and business coach and teacher Nicky Price during the first UK lockdown after the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020. As a forward-thinking individual, Nicky realised the community would need support for mental health and wellbeing during the biggest peace-time change to daily living in a generation.
Nicky started out with a live Facebook video walk with her dogs and invited members of the public to join her virtually as she reassured everybody that there is help out there for people struggling with the stress of being told to stay at home. Since then, a worldwide membership of 7,500 and counting can log into a private Facebook page to chat and share their thoughts, feelings and anxieties in a safe environment, an environment where they can also receive and offer support to and from other members.
Nicky also teaches wellbeing classes on subjects like mindfulness, meditation and general healthy living and also runs Rainbow Wellbeing Warriors, a ladies-only group to help with self care.
And for a bit of fun and chill out at the end of the week, a live Friday Disco with her husband Justin (aka Mr P, who has a remarkable resemblance to our Padre looking after his Friday Flock!), with Pricey’s Picks music guessing game to test your knowledge.
At the Community Re-awards ceremony in January 2021, Nicky became the Covid-19 Hero 2021 award winner. Nine months earlier she received a BBC North West Tonight Everyday Hero certificate. After the Community Re-awards event, Rainbow After the Storm was nominated for Community Champions in the Warrington Guardian Lockdown Heroes Awards on 30 April 2021.
Nicky with two of her certificates for her achievements during lockdown.
I was delighted to accept the invitation to be one of the group’s Directors in February 2021. I am now also it’s Treasurer and ‘Promotions Manager’ plus – well – whatever other job Nicky can squeeze onto my ID card! Actually, it’s easy to get it onto the card, it’s just not easy wearing it on the bus as it is five feet wide!
As we all move forward, Rainbow After the Storm wishes to offer continued support to the community as we re-adjust to going out again, getting our lives back on track and making some new friends along the way.
If you are an individual who feels they can benefit from the private Facebook page, then look for our ‘Rainbow After the Storm Where Mental Health Matters’ page (rather than our ‘Rainbow After The Storm Your Mental Health Matters’ one – although you are very welcome to visit there too!), read and accept the group rules, especially rules 4 and 9 about privacy – no sharing outside the group, and join the expanding Rainbow Family with members in Canada, Australia, South Africa, USA, Wales and, oh yes, Mansfield and London in England too.
If you are a business who might wish to sponsor or support Rainbow After the Storm, whether by direct financial assistance to help with administration costs, such as wellbeing classes or with discounted schemes for members, then please visit the website and get in touch with us.
Rainbow After the Storm. Where Mental Health Matters.