Children's books and resources that explore important topics.
Hi, I'm Jennifer Chesworth, the founder of Be Happy Resources. After working in marketing for 10 years, including three years for a mental health and advocacy charity, I decided to set up Be Happy Resources to create resources that explore important messages about mental health and life events 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! At the age of 28, I was finally diagnosed with health anxiety and general anxiety disorder and given help.
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.
I try to make all our resources as accessible as possible, so you will find that most of our downloadable resources are free. We set up the shop in March 2021 to help continue to fund our free resources.
If you want to collaborate with us or work with us, please get in touch here.