Our mission is to help prevent today's children from growing up to be the 1 in 4 adults who suffer mental ill health each year.
Hi, I'm Jennifer Chesworth, the Founder of Be Happy Resources. After working in mental health, and finding that my passion was helping my own children understand their emotions, I decided to set up Be Happy Resources in 2021 to create fun wellbeing resources and activities for our little people.
Having suffered from anxiety and panic attacks from the age of six, I didn't really understand what was happening or why I was like I was. My mum and dad tried in vain to get me help and I was diagnosed with everything from hypochondria to an eating disorder! In 2017, at the age of 29, I was finally diagnosed with health anxiety, general anxiety disorder and borderline PTSD, and spent six months in therapy.
As a result of this, I made a pact with myself that my children would grow up understanding and openly discussing the importance of mental health and self care. If we can help prevent our young people from growing up to be the 1 in 4 adults who suffer mental ill health, wouldn't that be amazing?
Half of all mental health conditions are diagnosed before the age of 14, yet we don't equip our children with the knowledge of mental health or how to deal with their feelings from an early age. And so the idea for Be Happy Resources was born.
Although we have our subscription service and nursery programme launching soon, we also work in partnership with organisations, schools and councils on a bespoke basis, If you want to collaborate with us or work with us, please get in touch here.