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The Happiness Project presents S.M.I.L.E (Social Meets in Loving Enviroment...

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Chapter One Book Stores

Chatsworth House

Lever St

Manchester

M1 1BY

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In May 2017, after my own battle with mental illness, I started the Happiness Project as a means of eradicating the isolation and loneliness that's often felt and experienced when in the grips of a mental health crisis. Understanding myself the importance a social support network plays during the recovery process, I have made it my goal to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness by offering those affected the opportunity to safely and freely open up about their experiences and troubles and to feel supported when doing so.

The Happiness Project will act as a platform which will host a range of social events to act as safe spaces for those affected by mental illness, including sufferers themselves as well as their loved ones. We aim to not only create a selection of events to allow people to interact with each other and have fun but to also create an environment of loving, supportive peers of whom can listen and encourage one another as we believe that this is imperative during recovery from mental illness. Participants may be already receiving treatment for their respective difficulties or they may not yet be in the services; regardless, I came to understand the need for a dedicated support network during my own battle with mental illness and know how hard it can be to seek one out. The Happiness Project acts as a community offering love and support to anyone who finds themselves in a bad place, be that related to mental illness or not.

All events are absolutely free to attend and will be funded solely by myself, The Happiness Project is a not-for-profit local organisation run by and for those affected by mental illness. However, we always welcome offers of support, be they through volunteering, donations of resources, advice, or other forms of aid. Details of all our events can be found via our Facebook page, ‘The Happiness Project’, or via Eventbrite. We hold regular two-hour meetups on two Sundays of each month locally in the Manchester area within calming, safe environments to allow for free and candid discussion. There is never any pressure to attend but all meetups and events are open to everybody as we welcome all to joining us in tackling the stigma and isolation of mental illness.

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