When setting up the Happy Confident Company, our mission was clear. We want to create a future where children are resilient, have self belief, are emotionally articulate and understand and value themselves.
Everything that we do, the courses we run, the products we develop and the partnerships we make are planned with this goal in mind. That all children can be happy and confident and live their best lives.
We are proud that after only 3 months since launching our Happy Confident Me Journals and courses we are already being sent incredible reviews and feedback from parents and children. We’re also thrilled that we have been approached by a number of educators and charities who wish to partner with us. And we’re proud to announce our first charity partnership with Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University with a donation of 833 Happy Confident Me journals.
The Hull Children’s University is on a mission to raise the aspirations of young people in Hull and East Yorkshire by building their confidence with unique learning experiences. Their works is entirely focussed around helping children living in care and children growing up in disadvantaged areas.
With routes into some of the communities that need it the most, we have launched our partnership providing Happy Confident Me Journals for some of the children and families who need it the most. Over the lockdown period in the UK during the height of COVID19.
Director Natasha Barley, told BBC Radio, “We would like as many of the children that we work with as possible to have a copy of the ‘Happy Confident Me Journal’. Children living in care have sadly experienced stress and trauma and often their mental health and confidence is impacted. Having a journal that helps them to express and understand their feelings is very important for them, helping them with their development and regulating their emotions. Focusing on the positives in their lives by writing the things they are grateful for each day will help them to cope with the impact of Covid 19 and help them through this difficult period. The health and wellbeing of children less fortunate is a serious issue at the best of times and the situation we find ourselves in now is shining a light on inequalities. It’s fantastic that a resource like the ‘Happy Confident Me Journal’ exists and that we can help children by providing them with it.”
Moving forward, we will be donating a journal to a disadvantaged child for every journal purchased on our website, hoping to help more children and more families in need.
To find out more about the project, take a look at this short video.