“Sunny Kids Shine warm and bright, each and everyday. A smiley face and happy heart is how we start our day.” – Sunny Kids Shine 2018
Hello, my name is Jodie Smart and I created Sunny Kids Shine in 2018 to help children grow up as content, resilient and confident young people.
I previously worked for many years in various roles within the education sector, including supporting children with behavioural and special educational needs. Through these experiences, as well as my own personal journey with mental health, I saw just how stretched our society truly is. The impacts of which are having a huge effect on mental heath and wellbeing for all.
To change the future we must start with our future generation.
Sunny kids Shine is a mental health initiative that aims to promote and protect positive mental health and wellbeing in children and young people by laying strong foundation during those crucial Early Years of brain development.
We all have Mental Health and any one of us can experience a mental health illness at any given time. Whilst we cannot predict the future for our children, we can equip them with the tools they need to be able to SHINE through any storms that they may face; as confident, resilient and content young people. We want children to SHINE, feeling Secure, Healthy, Independent, Nurtured and Empowered!
I gained a wealth of knowledge through my studies towards my degree, BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth via the Open University and in 2018 I qualified in Mindfulness for children with a distinction.
As a Registered Clinical Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, you can be reassured that I have undertaken rigorous measures to achieve the standards set by the IAHT. These include undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Training.
I am passionate about supporting Parents, Carers and Professionals alike to create emotionally enabling environments for children and ensuring that all children develop a love and zest for learning and life, able to shine their light to become the best versions of their true authentic selves.
‘We share a smile before we sleep, because we shone bright today’ – Sunny Kids Shine 2018