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.

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Eleni & Paraskevi Vicky
Monday Jul 4, 8:00 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Monica & Maureen
Friday Aug 5, 12:00 PM

Atlantic City NJ

Yolanda & Rashid
Wednesday Jun 29, 7:00 PM


Cheryl & Daniel
Wednesday Jul 6, 7:00 PM

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Swantica & Jasmine
Thursday Jul 7, 6:30 PM


Quinnan & Saffron
Tuesday Aug 9, 7:00 PM


Karen & Joy
Wednesday Jul 13, 7:00 PM

Bexhill on Sea

Emma & Warren
Confirming next date


Karina & Michael
Thursday Jul 7, 7:00 PM


Juan & Diana
Tuesday Jul 19, 6:00 PM


Joshua & Undine
Wednesday Jul 6, 6:00 PM


Julia , Peter & Ronnie
Monday Jul 4, 7:30 PM


Tuesday Jul 5, 7:00 PM


Ildiko & Eszter
Monday Jul 4, 6:30 PM

Bury St Edmunds

Annie & Sue
Confirming next date


Katja & Allison
Thursday Jul 14, 7:30 PM


Tracey & Caroline
Monday Jul 4, 7:00 PM

Chennai Be Well Happy Cafe - in Tamil and English


Stephanie & Faith
Thursday Jul 21, 6:00 PM


Claire & Rachel
Wednesday Jul 6, 7:00 PM

Copenhagen - in English

Catarina & Sarah
Thursday Jul 7, 7:00 PM


Sinead & Emily
Wednesday Sep 14, 7:00 PM

Đà Nẵng

Tuan Anh & Thi Lieu
Friday Jul 8, 8:00 PM

Des Moines, Iowa

Tuesday Aug 16, 5:30 PM

Dublin - in Portuguese

Tatiana, Giovana , Natashe, Lorena, Melissa & Tatiana
Monday Jul 11, 7:00 PM


Sabera, Sneha, Deborah & Deepak
Thursday Jul 14, 7:30 PM

Edinburgh North

Robert & Jacqui
Thursday Jul 7, 6:30 PM

Essex, Ontario

Jodie & Judy
Thursday Jul 14, 7:00 PM


Kimberly & Catherine
Confirming next date

Fairmont, West Virginia

Laura & Rachel
Wednesday Jul 13, 6:30 PM


Claire & Michelle
Thursday Jul 7, 8:00 PM

Glasgow City Centre

Jamieleigh & Sharon
Confirming next date


Caroline & Alix
Wednesday Jul 13, 6:30 PM

Greater Boulder Area, Colorado

Jody & Yvette
Tuesday Jul 12, 6:00 PM


Paras & Pooja
Friday Jul 15, 6:00 PM


Steve & Josephine
Thursday Jun 30, 6:30 PM


Jazmin & Malena
Wednesday Jul 6, 8:00 PM


Katie & Wendy
Tuesday Jul 12, 6:30 PM

High Wycombe

Wednesday Jul 6, 7:00 PM


Morag, Jacqueline , Sue, Richard & Nicola
Thursday Jul 7, 4:00 PM


Monday Jul 4, 6:00 PM

Killick Coast, Newfoundland

Cassie & Crystal
Thursday Jul 7, 7:00 PM


Clare & Maureen
Tuesday Jul 5, 7:00 PM

Kuala Lumpur

Lee, Jasmin & Tien Cin
Saturday Jul 9, 8:30 PM


Dr. Hamid & Maida
Saturday Jul 30, 8:00 PM


Moira & Rebecca
Tuesday Sep 6, 6:30 PM


Confirming next date


Joe & Penny
Thursday Jul 7, 7:00 PM

Luxembourg Ville - in English

Manchester - Deansgate

Rachel & Joanne
Wednesday Jul 20, 5:00 PM


Lavinia & Sumayyah
Tuesday Jul 12, 7:30 PM


Steve & Bernie
Thursday Jul 7, 6:30 PM


David & Anthony
Thursday Jul 14, 7:00 PM

North Calgary, Alberta

Inder & Eva
Tuesday Jul 5, 8:00 PM

North London Alexandra Palace

Clare & Dorothee Claire
Sunday Jul 10, 7:00 PM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey London Rd

Northampton - Kingsley Park Terrace

Heather & Bonnie
Wednesday Jul 13, 6:30 PM

Oakland, California

Lisa & Fred
Wednesday Jul 13, 6:30 PM

Orange County, California


Tam, Bill & Helen
Wednesday Jul 6, 5:00 PM


Allan & Samantha
Monday Jul 4, 7:00 PM


Claire & Sharron
Wednesday Jul 6, 7:30 PM

Portland, Oregon

Tammy & Jane
Tuesday Jul 12, 3:00 PM

Punta del Este - in Spanish

Emmanuelle Laurence & Abril
Saturday Jul 2, 10:00 AM

San Antonio, Texas

Mo & Shaun
Monday Jul 18, 4:00 PM

Seattle, Washington

Terri & Yong
Saturday Jul 2, 7:00 PM


Marion & Nisha
Tuesday Jul 5, 6:00 PM


Paula & WenJing
Tuesday Jul 5, 7:30 PM


Mandy & Dawn
Tuesday Jul 12, 7:00 PM


Luciana Maria & Letchmi
Saturday Jul 30, 10:00 AM


Linda & Deborah
Wednesday Jul 6, 7:00 PM

South Manchester

Jane & Chris
Tuesday Jul 12, 7:30 PM

South Stafford

Ann & Trina
Friday Jul 1, 3:00 PM

St Cergue

Zoe & Muriel
Monday Jul 4, 7:30 PM

St Neots

Karyn & Cori
Monday Jul 11, 7:15 PM

St Petersburg

Vadims & Julia
Friday Jul 8, 8:00 PM


Deborah & Maggie
Tuesday Jul 12, 7:00 PM


Wendy & Kellie
Wednesday Jun 29, 6:30 PM


Siiri & Katerina
Saturday Jul 16, 11:00 AM


Kate & Jo
Confirming next date

The Netherlands - in English

Natália & Milena
Wednesday Jul 20, 5:00 PM


Jaber & Israa
Thursday Jul 7, 6:00 PM

Ulaanbaatar - in Mongolian

Gunsenkhorol & Davaa
Confirming next date


Karolyn, Breandan, Julie-Ann & Gillian
Tuesday Jul 19, 7:00 PM


Katrin & Louise
Wednesday Jul 13, 7:00 PM


Kelly & Michele
Thursday Jul 7, 8:30 PM


Ciara, Sam & Spencer
Wednesday Jul 13, 7:30 PM


Ali & Kate
Monday Jul 11, 7:00 PM


Tuesday Jul 19, 10:30 AM

Whitley Bay

Helen & Sarah
Saturday Jul 9, 1:30 PM


Caroline & Bridget
Thursday Jul 7, 8:00 PM

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin & Leah
Wednesday Jul 6, 7:00 PM


Monday Jul 4, 8:00 PM


Abby & Ruth
Tuesday Jul 12, 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:

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.

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. 

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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