About us

Welcome to HappyMaps

Developed in 2018 by a family doctor and parent with a background in Paediatrics, HappyMaps aims to address the increasing struggle parents face in accessing help for their child’s behaviour or mental health. With mental health specialist services stretched thin and long wait times for professional assistance, valuable advice and support for parents can often be found scattered across various websites or professional guidelines. HappyMaps was created to save parents time and effort by providing a single platform to quickly find the help they need for their child. After extensive research and focus groups, with support and ideas from colleagues, charities, and parents, HappyMaps UK was established in 2019. Since our launch, we have been continuously growing and refining our website, serving over 250,000 users in the UK and abroad. Our dedication to assisting children and young people has led us to add support pages specifically designed to direct them to the best places for help. HappyMaps is a valuable resource for parents, professionals, and young individuals alike. All our recommended books, websites, apps, and videos have been carefully selected based on expert and parental recommendations. We always welcome your ideas and suggestions, and you can further support us by donating, fundraising, or simply sharing our website with others in your network who work with young people. Together, we can make a difference

Jasmin Krischer, Founder and Director of HappyMaps UK. Mental Health advocate and GP Dr Jasmin Krischer



HappyMaps was developed  in consultation with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Bristol City Council, Off The Record and Bristol Mind as well as many other charities and individuals. Thanks go to Dr. Elaine Lunts (GP and Primary Care Paediatric Lead, Bristol ) and Dr. Cara Roberts Roberts-Collins (Clinical Psychologist) who co-wrote some of the content and gave expert advice and moral support. Many other people contributed to the website with their expertise, advice and support but particular thanks go to Dr. Clare Short (CAMHS Consultant in Bristol) and Tom Hore (CEO Bristol Mind) both of whom supported the idea from the beginning and Dr. Georgina Griffiths, who gave up her own time to run parent focus groups, which helped shape how the website has developed. Huge thanks also go to to family, friends and all the parents and young people who contributed comments and ideas, and to the team at 180 Degrees Consulting who helped with the website, social media and publicity. Special thanks to Lee D’arcy who has tirelessly offered his expertise to help with technical issues and much more.


In 2018 HappyMaps was given startup funding from Health Education England (HEE) in recognition of the increase in mental health problems in young people which allowed the website to be developed. HappyMaps was awarded Community Lottery funding In December 2020 and in April 2022 and was registered as a charity in January 2021. 

Please contact us with ideas or comments on happymapsuk@gmail.com
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