YOU'LL BE HAPPY HERE.
Happy Here is a community interest company (CIC) dedicated to providing a space where people of all ages and all walks of life can access creative expression, social interaction and support to help cope with mental health issues.
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What is Happy Here?
Happy Here is a conversational place 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 creative and calm spaces throughout our community hub by way of *social prescribing, be that through connecting with nature in our community garden, healing through music and art or engaging with one of the many other artistic and creative opportunities we aim to provide.
We are proud allies and PRIDE ourselves on being a safe space for ALL regardless of your sexuality, faith, age, gender, disability or race - HH
*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.
HAPPY HERE will have a creative room allowing people to express themselves through creative songwriting, performance coaching, Vocal classes and more...
Arts & Crafts
Our Arts & Crafts are specially designed to complement the day to day activities of our members — providing an opportunity for them to learn a new skill or change their daily routine. All of our programs and activities are designed to provide entertainment, education and fun in a warm and inviting environment.
We're teaming up with Enchanted Gardens in Whitstable to provide an environment that will promote health, healing, creativity and growth.
Donna and the rest of the lovely people at Enchanted Gardens will do regular classes and provide education on ecological matters and the importance of plants and mental wellbeing; all with a delicious cup or tea or coffee from our cafe. Our very own Herne Bay In Bloom will be helping us with the upkeep of our outside garden and we will both be providing spaces for people to access calm and inspiring spaces.
Cafe and Tea Bar
Happy Here is centred around a vibrant creative cafe and Happy Teas Therapy Bar where you can learn about different teas and the connection with mental health. We aim to make our tea and coffees subsidised for those who need it and will have a Pay It Forward scheme to help the people in our community who need a conversation but may not be able to afford a drink. We are here to make you feel at home. In the cafe there will be a quiet corner, art supplies and access to a laptop and internet.
A safe room will be provided to the public for anyone suffering with severe anxiety or just needing some quiet.