What we believe:
Across the UK, there’s a growing concern about the well-being of children. Pressured by exams, their peers, social media and other factors, children are feeling the strain: the latest research shows that 1 in 10 of 5-16 year olds have a diagnosable mental health problem.
The good news is that healthcare professionals are working together to try and prevent such illness occurring and to develop better coping strategies if they do.
Support is often provided for teachers, and others involved in education, and increasing number of schools are giving their pupils a greater understanding of mental health but the parent body is often forgotten and left behind.
Parents now know that mental health problems in children can be as serious and life changing as physical illnesses. Every family has a unique journey and will need different tools along the way. As parents we wanted to know and do more to help our children flourish.
Huddl Parent Talks are the start, with future plans to include Huddl Communities to continue discussions and support one another when problems arise.
Who we are:
Huddl, a social business, was co-founded by Katie Lawson, a Suffolk mum who wanted to know more.
We are really excited about the support and interest Huddl has received. Over the next few years we want to build a Huddl community full of compassion and learning, we would love you to come #jointhehuddl.
10% of our profits will go to our local charities.
Katie Lawson – founder
After 15 years in sponsorship and events, most recently as Head of Events for the Essentially Group, I was looking for a new and more meaningful challenge. With 3 young children I wanted to gain further insight into all the possible problems they could face so that I can be better equipped and more confident in helping them. Huddl is a way for me and other parents to do this.
Huddl Helpers – Providing expert advice, knowledge and positivity
– helps Huddl through her depth of experience from her roles as MD and founder of platform505.com, Dance East Director and Co-Chairman of Suffolk Fundraising Committee for the Prince’s Trust.
– passionate about all things Suffolk, has helped connect Huddl for our first series of events through his network and experience, from the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival to TA Hotel Collection.
– director at Handbuilt marketing, is chief helper of Huddl’s online presence, website and social media marketing.