Leah Sian Davies

Youth Coach, Speaker and Writer

Leah speaks, comments and writes about issues relating to young people's happiness and wellbeing. She coaches and teaches young people simple positive habits so they can take care of their own mental and physical health. With over ten years experience of working with drug and alcohol addiction and young people in the care system, she now uses her experience to help young people feel positive about themselves and their future. For more info visit her website

Could Morning Raving Be The Antidote To Loneliness?

In a society where so many of us feel isolated or unable to fully express ourselves for fear of being judged, a community like Morning Gloryville can give that much needed outlet for people to be creative, try something new, meet like-minded or completely different people, or to find a way to connect with others in a different way.
04/10/2017 11:29 BST

Why Going Dry Is The New High For Young People

Last month I got to deliver a lunchtime talk to staff at Cardiff University about the change in attitudes to alcohol amongst young people. I find this topic fascinating because having spent 10 years working in the field of drug and alcohol addiction before starting my own business I'm noticing how much has changed in relation to alcohol.
21/08/2017 14:16 BST

What I Learned About Happiness After Losing My Family To Unhappiness

When I heard the news that my brother had ended his own life, I knew I would never be the same again. In the car journey to my family that night, in the midst of the feelings of shock, fear, sickness and confusion, there was something inside telling me that I had to step up, something that took over me and I knew I would have to be something that I had never been before.
12/05/2017 11:26 BST

How To Create A Revision Plan And Still Have A Life

So you know you need to start your revision, as you keep getting told by every adult around you, but where do you start? It's all a bit of a mystery. You know you need a plan, but you still want to have a life! How can you revise, get to Zumba class, go to your mates party and actually sleep?!
01/02/2017 14:11 GMT

The Instagram Challenge To Make You Happier This Christmas

Imagine if Rudolph was around today? He would love Instagram and Snapchat. He could filter the hell out of his selfies! His red nose would be turned sepia, side profile only, the perfect pout, and a flower garland around his antlers! He could be anything but Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.
02/12/2016 14:51 GMT

Could Our Holidays Be Making Us Unhappier?

Postponing happiness until the right time, or until we have earned enough brownie points to have the permission to enjoy ourselves. The idea that fun and play is a luxury item kept in a box, only to be opened on special occasions.
11/10/2016 17:33 BST

Why Young People Need to Train Their Minds to Be More Positive

When I suggest this idea to young people I sometimes get a weird look at first, but those who give it a go and stick with it start to see things in a new light, they start to feel better about themselves, enjoy things more, lighten up and stop comparing themselves with others. It's pretty cool actually and I guess you could say they ditch the 's**t smeared specs' for a pair of 'rose tinted' ones instead.
12/08/2016 12:12 BST

Why Schools need a Pro-Active Approach to Mental Wellbeing

I see so many young people who feel they have no control over their lives and when things go wrong they have no trust in themselves to be able to resolve things. We need to give them the knowledge that their mental wellbeing is not fixed and that they have the capacity to change this in the same way they can change their bodies through exercise or practicing a new skill.
19/07/2016 16:53 BST