Sarah Penn

Project Lead for Peer Support



When did you start at Happy Mums? I first came to a support group when I was pregnant in 2018, then kept coming through some really tough times, started volunteering in 2019 and got a paid job shortly afterwards. That turned into “Project Lead” for our Happy Mumbria project in 2020.

What is it like working at Happy Mums? Exciting, Kind, Energizing

Favourite place in Cumbria? In Bassenthwaite


Favourite place in the World? Rome

Cats or Dogs? Both

Mountain or Sea? Sea

Sunshine or snow? Sunshine

Best thing about lock down? Life being simpler

Worst thing about lock down? Not being able to make plans

Guilty pleasure? Agatha Christie audiobooks, Strictly, Greys Anatomy

What does self-care mean to me? Writing, reading and running


Happy song? Despacito by Luis Fonsi (I like to imagine I’m Janette Manrara doing the salsa and make up some Spanish sounding words) and Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen – with lyrics like “Show a little faith there’s still magic in the night, you ain’t a beauty but hey you’re alright” what’s not to like…


Most likely to be overheard saying? “Yes but what about…”

Her colleagues say: Sarah is an incredible mix of creativity, kindness and intelligence. She is always looking for ways to improve what we do and make it more accessible. She hates compliments and has no idea how amazing she is!