"Our only mission is to help you be a little bit kinder to yourself, one story at a time".

-Max Hovey


Happy Smiley is a place where we want you to feel safe, seen and heard. Founded by Max at the start of 2020, his aim was to create some light in the darkness that is social media. We're here to share stories that others are not yet ready to talk about, share advice that isn't readily available and encourage discussions that we should already be having.



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“Please know there are therapists out there who are truly in it for the right reasons, deeply care about your wellbeing, and (often) have been where you are, too. You are not alone, and I love you. Even if we’ve never met. I honour the goodness in you, and I know others will too”.

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“I’m writing my book right now, called Your Unconscious Is Showing, and one stat I am using is that the IHME reports that 13% of the global population struggles with mental health issues. Thirteen percent. We should care enough about these individuals, myself as one of them as well, to make sure they live in a world they can thrive in without being judged or stigmatized”.

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