Hi everyone, my name is Jenny and I recently set up a company called Be Happy Books with the aim of creating mental health resources and books for children.
I have suffered with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 6 years old, and most recently my oldest son who is 4 has developed anxiety as a result of the lockdown and starting school. I also work at a mental health charity, which is where I have seen how many children are impacted by mental health around the country.
Half of all mental health disorders are diagnosable by age 14. I wish to create books around anxiety, panic attacks and even topics such as grief and loss to explore feelings and unwanted thoughts from an early age.
Recently, I have been working on a new project; 'Monster Cards,' which are emotion flashcards depicting positive and negative emotions as a talking point for young children, on the back of the cards will be exercises to complete and learn to promote positive mental health.
I'm crowdfunding to cover the costs of setting up and printing the first bulk of cards and all funds raised will be used to creating these resources and future books, depending on the amount.