As Sally mentioned last week, for the past couple of months we’ve been working on a film for the Beyond #BrakeTheSystem campaign – and the campaign, and film, has finally launched! Thanks to the incredible work of Jonny, Louisa, the inspirational Youth Board and Sally and the Happynesshub team, the crowdfunder is now live – check it out here. The campaign is aiming to raise £500,000 to get much-needed, immediate and urgent mental health support into schools right now. The pandemic has only exacerbated existing problems and there are thousands of children across the country who need help right now that government services simply can’t provide – which is where this campaign comes in. Although I didn’t attend the shoot, hearing about it from Sally and watching the footage of the interviews with the youth board members was so moving. I’m so glad that we get to share the film with you here, since the young people in it communicate the message of the campaign best themselves. So, please watch, enjoy, listen, and, if you can, donate. And remember that, together, we can #BrakeTheSystem.’
Hello! I’m Sally, Head of Happyness, as the team calls me. Silly title, I know, but it makes everyone giggle including me, so we’ve stuck with it. I’m the founder of the Happynesshub and I am passionate about our work. I’ve spent years reading about happiness and emotional wellbeing, putting the research into practice, and trying to navigate the ups and downs of life’s rollercoaster ride. My dream is to share the work and the love, for each of of us to fulfil our individual potential, and to ultimately
make the world a happier place.