Covid-19 has presented many with difficult and life changing situations, however there is no underestimating the huge toll the pandemic has had on child mental wellbeing globally.
Monex Europe are pleased to announce their support for the “Happy Space for All” campaign, created by preventative mental wellbeing charity “Happy Space”.
Supporting children’s charities has always been important to Monex, and we hope that the donation can make a real difference in helping vulnerable children at this difficult time.
Nick Edgeley, CEO at Monex Europe
Founded by students, for students, Happy Space is the only UK charity at present to focus solely on mental wellbeing in “transitional school years” (predominantly primary to secondary school and sixth form to university). The charity produce guidebooks and lesson plans to introduce mental wellbeing into the school curriculum. Happy Space aim to provide students with a wellbeing toolkit in order to help protect the minds of a future generation. The charity provides engaging content via their books and talks, foster partnerships and host events to enable students to reach their own Happy Space.
A non-profit organization which focuses on helping students ask and answer the question “why don’t I feel ok?” is on a mission to improve the accessibility of wellbeing resources following a spike in mental health issues during Covid-19.
In a recent government survey, 24% of parents rated their child as having had high levels of anxiety on the previous day (primary school age), and almost a quarter of secondary school-aged children reported the same.
Source: State of the Nation 2020: Children and young people’s wellbeing (October 2020), Department of Education
The charity previously worked with London-based schools and students, but with the onset of Covid-19, made it their mission to expand their reach nationwide. Their “Happy Space At Home” campaign during lockdown saw Happy Space distributing free copies of their wellbeing guidebooks to families across the UK, to help students manage their wellbeing during the testing and isolating period.
Happy Space for All was launched on the 10th October and runs until the 10th December. The campaign aims to raise £20,000 to provide their own invaluable mental wellbeing resources to 400 of the most in need schools across the country, providing guidebooks to 15,000 children across the UK.
Funding will cover printing, packaging and distribution. The campaign aims to support children from lower socio-economic backgrounds by providing students with their mental wellbeing guidebooks and teachers with an accompanying 7-week lesson plan.
With the current climate of intense uncertainty, it is more important than ever that schools learn the importance of prioritising student mental health. Research has shown that students from lower socio economic backgrounds often miss out on accessing mental well-being resources, and Happy Space want to play a part in changing that.
It is Happy Space’s mission to protect the minds of tomorrow.
Monex Europe are proud to be supporting such a terrific campaign in their aim to improve the accessibility of wellbeing resources, and wish the charity all the best in reaching their target and getting the support they deserve.
“We are beyond thrilled to receive the support and donation of £5000 from Monex for our “Happy Space for All” campaign. This donation itself will provide around 2000 children with our wellbeing books filled with tips and tools so these kids can learn to look after their mental health during these unsettling times. Monex’s money will also provide over 60 classrooms with our lesson plans for teachers to provide education around mental health for these kids. Thank you Monex for becoming part of the Happy Space family”
Nader Dehdashti, Founder of Happy Space
If you would like to donate and help them reach their goal, please visit Happy Space’s ‘Happy Space For All’ donation page here: https://justgiving.com/campaign/Happyspace