About Project Sonrisa
Project Sonrisa is a non-profit mental health campaign based in Scotland with the aim of raising awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.
Mental health is something that everyone has no matter age, gender, or background. It is a topic that many people still struggle to openly talk about.
Project Sonrisa aims to tackle the stigma through a variety of different projects that engage and involve people from all over the world. We do this by encouraging more meanignful conversations about mental health to create a positive narrative of conversation.
We aim to engage with a diverse range of people who each have their own unique stories. Storytelling is in the foundations of Project Sonrisa.
Our founder, Emma Prach started Project Sonrisa during the first 'lockdown' of the coronavirus pandemic with a virtual choir. It was originally set up as a mini project and a way of getting their local community of Cumbernauld involved in something during a difficult time. Emma developed a passion for storytelling and organising events where people could feel a sense of community. They combined this interest with their pre-existing passion for mental health and began generating new ideas and plans to turn Project Sonrisa into a long-term non-profit organisation.
Emma Prach founded Project Sonrisa in July 2020 and has continued to grow the organisation since. In September 2022 Wiktoria Orlicka was appointed as the Communications Assistant for Project Sonrisa.
Emma Prach - Founder of Project Sonrisa
Project Sonrisa operates projects through funding and grants. We have also, so far, held one fundraising event.