For the last few years, I’ve been volunteering for a brilliant mental health charity based in the North-West of Ireland called Havin’ a Laugh. Havin’ a Laugh was founded in 2013 by Blaithin Sweeney who wanted to promote positive mental health through life-enhancing activities.
As well as running events Havin’ a Laugh provide activity vouchers for those going through mental health recovery. These vouchers can be used for outdoor activities like surfing or hiking, creative courses like painting, or even for gym memberships.
For myself, I find that getting outdoors and connecting with nature is highly beneficial for my own mental health, so I’m delighted to be able to help Havin’ a Laugh in a small way as their website administrator.
Havin’ a Laugh now wants to improve their offering by creating a new online Voucher Buddy System that will allow them to reach more people in the community and make it easier for people to choose and request vouchers.
With this in mind, they have published ‘The Book’ a great wee read that’s filled with inspirational stories, poems, illustrations, and photos. ‘The Book’ is easy to dip in and out of and would make a great gift for family and friends.