Our foundation is built on:

Music & Creativity

Interaction in the Community

New Hope




Happy Here has been founded based on six core values that we believe are crucial to boosting mental wellbeing in our local communities:

  • Inclusion

  • Creativity

  • Happiness

  • Empathy

  • Diversity

  • Community



Kris Searle and Matt Rowlands, co-founders of Happy Here, have a vision to develop physical spaces in our local communities in East Kent end beyond to give all access to support for mental wellbeing.

Centred around an accessible café with low cost food and drink Happy Here centres will allow people to drop in and share their concerns about mental wellbeing and the many issues that impact on it with our supportive staff.


We will be resourced to offer safe and confidential spaces to just talk things through and then move onto supportive creative activities and events if people want them.

Happy Here will act as a vital high street link to other services that people may need to access such as mental health professionals, Citizens Advice, LGBT groups, GPs, the police, schools and universities and local businesses.

We want Happy Here to be a hub that naturally generates happiness with social events, music, art, and creativity encouraged to grow into our communities. Backing it we want to have the resources and professionals to help people break through the issues that are hurting their mental wellbeing and give them the happiness we all deserve.


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