Press Release: February 07, 2017
HappiMe, a free, non-profit app aimed at raising self-esteem in children and young people have just launched a fantastic art competition to raise awareness for their app. The app, which is due to be released in May, teaches youngsters how to recognise negative thoughts and how thinking positively can help them feel more optimistic about life.
HappiMe would like children and young people to design the HappiTars characters for the app aimed. HappiTars are Happiness Avatars - the part of the brain responsible for happiness!
They can be whatever the children want them to be from a Pokemon type character to an animal of some type (and anything in between as long as it looks happy!)
The winning school wins a £2500 training day and the winning 'artist' wins a £100 Amazon voucher. The competition is open to schools in the BS postcode area closing date is Tuesday 22nd Feb 2017
HappiMe founder and social entrepreneur, Jo Richings believes that children and young people need a new set of tools to help them cope with life. "The number of children suffering with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and self-harming are at an all time high. There are nearly a million children in the UK that are suffering in this way and that's only the ones we know about. I think this number is sadly going to explode. Kids need a new set of tools in their emotional resilience toolbox and HappiMe will help them develop new ways of coping with life"
Bristol based inspirational and motivational speaker Jo Richings is currently running a GoFundMe campaign to raise the funds needed to develop the app. Currently, 89% funded, the HappiMe app is due to be released in May 2017. Www.happi-me.org
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