Who are Happiness Heroes?
We want to celebrate the people and organisations, and in particular mental health practitioners, who make a positive difference to the lives of people with autism. So we're collecting stories about Happiness Heroes - people who have helped someone with autism to be healthy and happy.
A Happiness Hero might be a clinical psychologist, a teacher, someone from Brownies, a youth group worker, a football coach or someone at the local church. It might also be a company or venue that's been really helpful to you.
Our first Happiness Heroes
Nominees so far include singer/actor Keith Duffy, nine-year-old Jaymes Shoreman and our very own Old Barn Cottages service in East Anglia. Find out more.
How do I nominate someone?
Just complete our online form to tell us who you are, who you're nominating and why. You can decide whether or not you want to give us your permission to publish your story in future.
What happens after that?
As soon as you nominate someone, they are a Happiness Hero. We will read your nomination and post you a certificate to give to your Happiness Hero if you want to. If you don't receive your certificate straight away, don't worry - you will get one. We'll be sending them out in batches to help us manage the volume of nominations, so it may take a while to post it out to you.
We'll choose a range of stories that we'd like to publish, so we may contact you to ask if we can use some or all of your story to promote this campaign and our work through local media. We may also choose some stories to publish on our website.