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Bring the Gift of Happiness into your world this festive season!

Fireflies' exclusive Science of Happiness programme blends online group-based activities and self-paced online and at-home practice.
  • Next group starts January 2022. Book HERE
  • Gift vouchers available. Buy HERE

Charitable and Voluntary sector

*Creating Sparks in Communities*, for volunteers, community members and front-line staff, integrates accredited training to be a qualified first aider for mental health, with self care and confidence building activities, at no extra cost. Self care and confidence are essential to support volunteers and community members to build and maintain their personal resilience and recovery, and to use their mental health action plan skills
  • Book your programme HERE.

Business and Corporate sector

FAA First Aid for Mental Health Level 2 Awards are regulated and accredited by SQA in Scotland and Ofqual in England, providing a recognised qualification, and contributing to HSE guidance. Remote learning ensures that delegates can learn where they are, saving time and allowing for flexibility. 
  • Book individual places on scheduled Level 2 online blended learning courses at £110 pp HERE
  • If you have between 8 and 20 delegates in your own organisation locally or nationally, a commissioned course gives potential savings of over 40%. Book your commissioned course HERE.

Workplace packages are tailored to the needs of your business or community organisation.
These can include:

Wellbeing programmes for Staff Teams
  • Science of Happiness, for a resilient team
  • Mindful Living and Meditation, for focused working
  • Managing Your Stress, for a productive and healthy workplace
Organisational Development in the Community Sector
  • Creative Evaluation Methods 
  • Project Design
  • Grants and funding support
Email Joy for an initial chat on hello@fireflies.org.uk or use the contact form HERE

Consultancy & Project Management

After working with teams and communities in the voluntary sector for over 25 years, in various management and practitioner roles, I continue to support the sector through my experience, now as a consultant and freelance project manager. From single development sessions to full wraparound services, I can support your strategic and operational aims through bespoke and tailored solutions in the following ways:

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Mental Health First Aid

***03/09/21 Update about SMHFA, click learn more*** There is no health without mental health. There is no us and them. All of us experience ups and downs with our mental health and recently this has impacted on our daily life and wellbeing more than ever. In fact, more than 1 in 4 of us will have a diagnosable mental health condition at some point, and 82% of adults have experienced stress as a result of the pandemic. We can do something about this!

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Find Your Spark with Fireflies

Feeling a bit flat, uncomfortable and out of sorts? Lost your motivation? Stressed out, lost your confidence and wondering, as the song asks... "How did I get here?!" Build your self confidence, find that positive thinking and sense of purpose, and get some control back in your life! Find your spark with our online communities and courses.

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The Science of Happiness shows us that we can improve our happiness levels in the short term and the long term. Sometimes it is simple small actions that can start us off on our happiness journey. Create your own happiness plan with Fireflies. Drop us a quick note on our contact form and we'll get right back to you!

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  •  10/10/2021 08:00

Depression has increased over the past 18 months. It is important to talk to someone you trust about how you feel. Look after your health and wellbeing through self-care, take care of each other.

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Creating Sparks in Communities in this Blue-Green World


Fireflies' mission is to support organisations, communities of place and interest, and the individuals within them, to find their spark and generate their own and their community’s health and wellbeing. Our vision is a community where people use their individual and collective light for change.

Joy Mitchell

Trainer / Consultant

Joy Mitchell is Fireflies' main trainer/consultant and founder, working with skilled associates as relevant. A qualified trainer, community development practitioner and project manager, Joy has many years’ experience helping people live without fear.