Join a Local Group

Groups offer the chance to meet others near you who care about happiness, learn more about how to live a happy life and take action that makes a meaningful difference.

Find a Group near you:

Enter your location below to find your nearest group, or feel free to browse the map also.

Athens

Eleni & Paraskevi Vicky
Wednesday Sep 7, 8:00 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Monica & Maureen
Friday Sep 2, 12:00 PM

Atlantic City NJ

Yolanda & Rashid
Friday Sep 2, 7:00 PM

Auckland

Cheryl & Daniel
Wednesday Sep 7, 7:00 PM

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Swantica & Jasmine
Thursday Sep 1, 6:30 PM

Bedford

Quinnan & Saffron
Tuesday Sep 13, 7:00 PM

Bermondsey

Karen & Joy
Confirming next date

Bexhill on Sea

Emma & Warren
Confirming next date

Birmingham

Karina & Michael
Thursday Sep 1, 7:00 PM

Bogotá

Juan & Diana
Tuesday Aug 23, 6:00 PM

Brighton

Joshua & Undine
Confirming next date

Bristol

Julia , Peter & Ronnie
Monday Sep 5, 7:30 PM

Budapest

Ildiko & Eszter
Confirming next date

Bury St Edmunds

Annie & Sue
Wednesday Oct 5, 6:00 PM

Cambridge

Katja & Allison
Confirming next date

Carshalton

Tracey & Caroline
Confirming next date

Chennai Be Well Happy Cafe - in Tamil and English

Chester

Stephanie & Faith
Thursday Sep 8, 6:00 PM

Chippenham

Claire & Rachel
Wednesday Sep 7, 7:00 PM

Copenhagen - in English

Catarina & Sarah
Thursday Sep 1, 7:00 PM

Cork

Sinead & Emily
Wednesday Sep 14, 7:00 PM

Đà Nẵng

Tuan Anh & Thi Lieu
Thursday Sep 8, 8:00 PM

Des Moines, Iowa

Jenny
Tuesday Aug 16, 5:30 PM

Downtown Bakersfield, California

Samantha & Jacob
Saturday Sep 24, 7:00 PM

Dublin - in Portuguese

Tatiana, Giovana , Natashe, Lorena, Melissa &
Monday Sep 12, 7:00 PM

Ealing

Sabera, Sneha, Deborah & Deepak
Thursday Sep 15, 7:30 PM

Edinburgh North

Robert & Jacqui
Thursday Sep 1, 6:30 PM

Essex, Ontario

Jodie & Judy
Thursday Sep 8, 7:00 PM

Exeter

Kimberly & Catherine
Tuesday Sep 6, 7:00 PM

Fairmont, West Virginia

Laura & Rachel
Wednesday Sep 7, 6:30 PM

Farnham

Claire & Michelle
Thursday Sep 8, 8:00 PM

Glasgow City Centre

Jamieleigh & Sharon
Thursday Sep 1, 6:30 PM

Godalming

Caroline , Alix & Joy
Wednesday Sep 14, 7:00 PM

Greater Boulder Area, Colorado

Gurgaon

Paras & Pooja
Saturday Aug 20, 7:00 PM

Haverhill

Steve & Josephine
Thursday Aug 18, 6:30 PM

Hermosillo

Jazmin & Malena
Wednesday Sep 7, 8:00 PM

Hexham

Katie & Wendy
Tuesday Sep 13, 6:30 PM

High Wycombe

Agnieszka & Angus
Wednesday Sep 7, 7:00 PM

Horsham

Morag, Sue, Richard & Nicola
Thursday Sep 1, 4:30 PM

Ipswich

Ray
Monday Sep 5, 6:00 PM

Killick Coast, Newfoundland

Cassie & Crystal
Thursday Sep 1, 7:00 PM

Kirklees

Clare & Maureen
Tuesday Sep 6, 7:00 PM

Kuala Lumpur

Lee, Tien Cin & Daniel Loh
Saturday Aug 13, 8:30 PM

Lahore

Dr. Hamid & Maida
Saturday Aug 27, 8:00 PM

Lancaster

Moira & Rebecca
Tuesday Sep 6, 6:30 PM

Leicester

Lynne
Thursday Sep 1, 6:30 PM

Local Garden Centre, Woking

Skye & Bev
Tuesday Sep 6, 10:00 AM

Luton

Joe & Penny
Thursday Sep 1, 7:00 PM

Luxembourg Ville - in English

Manchester - Deansgate

Rachel & Joanne
Wednesday Aug 24, 5:00 PM

Mauritius

Lavinia & Sumayyah
Tuesday Sep 13, 7:30 PM

Medway

Steve & Bernie
Thursday Aug 18, 6:30 PM

Newquay

David & Anthony
Thursday Sep 8, 7:00 PM

North Calgary, Alberta

Inder & Eva
Tuesday Sep 6, 8:00 PM

North London Alexandra Palace

Clare & Dorothee Claire
Sunday Aug 14, 7:00 PM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey London Rd

Northampton - Kingsley Park Terrace

Heather & Bonnie
Wednesday Sep 14, 6:30 PM

Oakland, California

Lisa & Fred
Wednesday Sep 14, 6:30 PM

Orange County, California

Oxfordshire

Tam, Bill & Helen
Wednesday Sep 7, 5:00 PM

Perth

Allan & Samantha
Monday Aug 29, 7:00 PM

Peterborough

Claire & Sharron
Thursday Sep 8, 7:30 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robin & Mary
Wednesday Sep 14, 7:00 PM

Punta del Este - in Spanish

Emmanuelle Laurence & Abril
Thursday Sep 1, 6:00 PM

San Antonio, Texas

Mo & Shaun
Monday Aug 15, 4:00 PM

Seattle, Washington

Terri & Yong
Saturday Sep 3, 7:00 PM

Shekou

Paula & WenJing
Tuesday Sep 6, 7:30 PM

Shepperton

Mandy & Dawn
Wednesday Sep 14, 7:00 PM

Singapore

Luciana Maria
Saturday Aug 13, 10:00 AM

Slough

Linda & Deborah
Wednesday Sep 14, 7:00 PM

South Manchester

Jane & Chris
Tuesday Sep 13, 7:30 PM

South Stafford

Ann & Trina
Friday Sep 2, 3:00 PM

St Cergue

Zoe & Muriel
Monday Sep 5, 7:30 PM

St Neots

Karyn
Monday Aug 15, 7:15 PM

St Petersburg

Vadims & Julia
Friday Sep 9, 8:00 PM

Stourbridge

Deborah & Maggie
Tuesday Sep 20, 7:00 PM

Swindon

Wendy & Kellie
Wednesday Aug 24, 6:30 PM

Tallinn

Siiri & Katerina
Saturday Aug 20, 11:00 AM

Teddington

Kate & Jo
Wednesday Sep 14, 7:00 PM

The Netherlands - in English

Natália & Milena
Wednesday Aug 17, 5:00 PM

Toronto

Jaber & Israa
Thursday Sep 8, 6:30 PM

Ulster

Karolyn , Breandan, Julie-Ann & Gillian
Tuesday Sep 13, 7:00 PM

Vauxhall

Katrin & Louise
Wednesday Sep 14, 7:00 PM

Versailles

Kelly & Michele
Thursday Sep 8, 8:30 PM

Warminster

Ciara, Sam & Spencer
Wednesday Sep 14, 7:30 PM

Warwick

Ali & Kate
Monday Sep 12, 7:00 PM

Watford

Debbie
Tuesday Aug 23, 10:30 AM

Whitley Bay

Helen , Sarah & Caron
Saturday Aug 13, 1:30 PM

Winchester

Caroline & Bridget
Confirming next date

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin & Leah
Wednesday Sep 7, 7:00 PM

Witney

Barry
Monday Sep 5, 8:00 PM

Wokingham

Abby & Ruth
Tuesday Sep 13, 7:00 PM

How Groups Work

 

Each group is set up by volunteers who want to help people connect, learn and spread happiness locally.
 

Introduction to groups


Groups offer Action for Happiness supporters the chance to meet up with others near them and practice taking action to support their own and other's happiness.


Each month we explore one of the 10 Keys to Happier Living - evidence-based ways to create a happier and more meaningful life.
Currently these groups mostly run on Zoom, and involve a 90 minutes session.


They give you the chance to check in with others in the group, explore the monthly theme and set personal actions to take forward in your own life.


Groups are a great way to meet like-minded people locally, learn more about how to live a happy and meaningful life and find actions you can take to support yourself and others.

Underpinning the sessions are our ‘Three Golden Rules’ which are designed to ensure participants agree to some ground rules to respect and support each other: 

We listen to what everyone has to offer 
Everyone has something valuable to offer and we give them our full attention without judgment.

We speak from the heart, not just the head 
When we share our lived-experiences and feelings, not just opinions or advice, we offer something really meaningful.

We are kind to ourselves and each other 
We take care of own needs as well as the needs of others and commit to creating an inclusive, kind, and safe space for everyone.
 

 

Group Structure

Each session follows the same format, which has been designed to be inspiring and interactive, including:

TUNING IN
We use mindfulness, checking-in and gratitude to help us tune in to what matters and to focus on what’s good. Tuning in gives us an opportunity to get to know each other, recognise how we’re feeling in a safe space of mindfulness and gratitude.

CONNECT
We get inspired by hearing a reflection on the theme from the science of happiness, sometimes with a short video too, and speak to one another about our own experiences too. Connecting like this gives us the opportunity to learn about this month’s topic as well as putting our own experience in the context of how others live too. 

TAKE ACTION
Inspired by the discussion, everyone commits to an action they’d like to take over the month ahead, which reflects where they are at personally and fits well with their life. Taking action gives us an opportunity to put into practice what we’ve learnt and engage really feel different by doing something different. 

Monthly Themes

Happier January (The 10 Keys to Happier Living)
We reflect on all of the 10 Keys to Happier Living. The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on our intentions and choose a focus that will bring happiness to ourselves and others.

Friendly February (Relating - Connect with people)
We can explore the role of relationships in our happiness and wellbeing. One thing that science has shown is that relationships are critical, not just for survival, but for our sense of connectedness, meaning, and wellbeing. 

Mindful March (Awareness - Live life mindfully)
All about helping us to live more fully in the present moment - rather than losing ourselves in regrets about the past or worries about the future.

Active April (Exercise - Take care of our body)
There is a wealth of research showing the connection between our body and mind and the better we do at keeping our bodies active and healthy the better we tend to feel.

Meaningful May (Meaning - Be part of something bigger)
Whether it comes from our relationships, purposeful work or our connection to the wider world, meaning is something we can all benefit from understanding and developing.

Joyful June (Emotions - Look for what’s good)
Numerous studies have shown that experiencing positive emotions, even just briefly, can result in greater creativity, attention, connection, trust, resilience and resourcefulness.

Jump-Back July (Resilience - Find ways to bounce back)
Life is rich with ups and downs and we find happiness in how we manage both. When difficulties arise, we can learn to lean on our natural resilience and science shows that there are lots of practical ways we can support ourselves through tough times.

Altruistic August (Giving - Do things for others)
Helping other people is not only good for them and a great thing to do, it also makes us happier and healthier too. Caring for others creates stronger connections between people and helps to build a happier society for everyone.

Self-Care September (Acceptance - Be comfortable with who you are)
Focusing on what we’re not rather than what we’ve got makes it much harder to be happy. Learning to accept ourselves and being kinder to ourselves when things go wrong increases our enjoyment of life, our resilience and our well-being.

Optimistic October (Direction - Have goals to look forward to) 
Feeling good about the future can be very supportive to our present happiness. Choosing ambitious but realistic goals gives our lives direction and brings a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when we achieve them. A sense of direction can help us relax and feel like things are on-track.

New Ways November (Trying Out - Keep learning new things)
Learning new things exposes us to new ideas, helps us stay curious, gives us a sense of accomplishment and helps boost our self-confidence and resilience.

Do-Good December (Giving - Do things for others)
When we're kind, everything goes better. We help others, we help ourselves and we encourage others to be kinder too. During the festive period, we take our attention off buying things, and back onto helping each other.

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