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 a positive narrative of conversation and engaging with diverse groups of people who each have their own unique stories.

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 the 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 passion 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 July 2022 Wiktoria Orlicka was appointed as the Director of Communications for Project Sonrisa.

Emma Prach the founder or Project Sonrisa. They have blonde hair and are wearing a black top.

Emma Prach - Founder of Project Sonrisa

Our Funders

Project Sonrisa operates projects through funding and grants. We have so far also held one fundraising event.