Our mission and why are we embarking on a van tour?
While researching about the need for mental health services here in Kent, including recovering from a pandemic and official “evidence of need”, we felt that our intention wouldn’t be properly met if we focussed solely on one premise, but in fact found there is a bigger need for a remote service outreach so we can reach more people and, in future, extend our outreach with more vans therefore helping more people.
Our Happy Here vans will be a remote service that naturally generates happiness with music, art, and creativity encouraging the people in each community it visits by finding the resources and professionals to help people break through the issues that are hurting their healthy mental wellbeing and for us to help bring a little more happiness to them that we all deserve.
On our tour bus we aim to provide: Conversation (and good coffee/tea!), business advice, energy healing, music and art therapy, vocal and performance coaching or just someone to help you finish a job application and more!
We also have a national phone helpline 0800 999 1907 to extend our services beyond where we travel and after hours support if they can’t visit us while we’re on the road, and indeed find out where we are next.
Our foundation is built on: Happiness in M.I.N.D
Music & Creativity
Interaction in the Community
Happy Here has been founded based on six core values that we believe are crucial to boosting mental wellbeing in communities:
What is Happy Here?
Happy Here provides conversational places with the space to connect both creatively and holistically. A place where you can be heard with compassion, non-judgement and care. We aim to provide a creative and calm remote space with our Happy van by way of *social prescribing, be that through connecting with nature in community gardens, healing through music and art or engaging with one of the many other artistic and creative options.
We are proud allies and PRIDE ourselves on being a safe space for ALL regardless of your sexuality, faith, age, gender, disability or race.
*Social prescribing is non-medical community support to contribute towards a better well-being and tackle social isolation. We do this through capability, opportunity and motivation.
Love HH Team <3
P.S We hope to see you in our Happy Bus! :)