We are working to tackle the effects that bullying has on a child's mental health, this is an extremely important issue, which is close to our hearts. This project hopes to remove the stigma associated with mental health issues, opening up a positive and creative reaction, allowing those who are battling this issue to be able to confront it and fight back. We hope the project will be a form of therapy, to aid young children and adults alike by allowing those who experience this trauma to realise that there is a happy place, and that happy place exists where people will support them.
We want to be part of the fight to stop children experiencing all forms of mental health issues associated with bullying, therefore we are proud to announce that AWOL Snowsports has created this movement.
In August 2017, AWOL Snowsports founded The Happy Place Project (THPP), wanting to stand for something that isn't just about the profits that are made and is about more than the apparel. Therefore, AWOL and THPP are working to tackle the effects that bullying has on a child's mental health, this is an extremely important issue, which is close to our hearts.
After seeing the effects bullying had on a close friend's son, who had been bullied for over 5 years. We felt that we have to stand up and do something. Children do not deserve a terrible start in life and their childhood years are meant to create some of their happiest memories.
" Designer Ceilidh Dickson is the founder of AWOL, a U.K.-based venture that makes clothing for cold-weather sports enthusiasts. In addition to selling apparel, her business also houses The Happy Place Project, an effort to raise awareness and break down stigmas about mental illness." — The Story Exchange