About our children's mental health service


Passionate about Mental health

Hello, my name is Jodie Smart and I created Sunny Kids Shine in 2018 to help children grow up as confident, resilient and content young people. I have a background in education and am passionate about supporting Parents, Carers and Professionals alike to create emotionally enabling environments for children, so 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. 

Please click the button below to read our featured article on how we are supporting children's mental health and find out more about why our program is so important.  


Passionate about supporting families

Our unique programme has supported many children and families,  learning and growing together through play. Here's what some of our families have said:

"Jodie is lovely and her workshops are very well planned with very useful content. Lots to learn on the day and to take away.
We'll be back. " - Belen 

"Jodie is amazing and her wisdom has been really invaluable with providing strategies that I can use with my 7 year old daughter. We also love love love the Rainbow of Feelings cards which provided us with some brilliant dialogue around the fact that ALL feelings are valid! I’m so excited to see Jodie and Sunny Kids Shine just go from strength to strength!" - Bea

"Our sessions with Jody were always really fun. She does have a special way to communicate with young children and was able to make my son smile in the most adverse situation. She has also gone the extra mile in supporting us as a family and at school. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!" - Clara

We were also voted one of the top 3 for "Best Family Service" in the 2019 Raring2Go Awards.


Working together for a brighter future

Our innovative and forward-thinking program supports children to learn from a young age that feelings are a normal part of everyday life and everyone has them. With help from our ‘Feelings Family,' shown above, children soon become secure in themselves, their feelings and the feelings of others, understanding that we all have a beautiful rainbow of feelings inside and that every feeling is ok.

Our ethos is working together for a brighter future and so our program is available to professionals working in a range of disciplines including: education, health and social care. We also provide a range of workshops and talks to support the community,  working with businesses, charities and attending special events.

"Sunny Kids Shine did a wonderful interactive mindfulness session with the children at our Festival in the Bell Tent - the children loved it - Jodie really does have a special connection with young people and I would highly recommend her - she made our mental health awareness event very special by bringing in the sunny side"  

Michelle from Bedford Open Door

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