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.

Abu Dhabi - in English

Chris & Patrick
Thursday Jun 2, 6:00 PM


Eleni & Paraskevi Vicky
Friday Jun 3, 8:00 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Monica & Maureen
Friday Aug 5, 12:00 PM

Atlantic City NJ

Yolanda & Rashid
Wednesday May 25, 7:00 PM


Cheryl & Daniel
Wednesday Jun 8, 7:00 PM

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Swantica & Jasmine
Thursday Jun 2, 6:30 PM

Beaumont, Alberta

Dinah & Pam
Wednesday Jun 1, 1:30 PM


Quinnan & Saffron
Tuesday Jun 14, 7:00 PM


Karen & Joy
Wednesday Jun 8, 7:00 PM

Bern - in German

Reto & Yvonne
Confirming next date

Bexhill on Sea

Emma & Warren
Thursday Jun 2, 7:00 PM


Thursday Jun 9, 7:00 PM


Juan & Diana
Tuesday Jun 14, 6:00 PM


Joshua & Undine
Wednesday Jun 1, 6:00 PM


Julia , Peter & Ronnie
Monday Jun 6, 7:30 PM

Bristol Tuesday

Tuesday Jun 14, 7:00 PM


Tuesday Jun 7, 7:00 PM


Ildiko & Eszter
Thursday Jun 2, 6:30 PM

Bury St Edmunds

Annie & Sue
Wednesday Jun 1, 6:00 PM


Katja & Allison
Thursday Jun 9, 7:30 PM


Tracey & Caroline
Monday Jun 6, 7:00 PM

Chennai Be Well Happy Cafe - in Tamil and English


Stephanie & Faith
Thursday Jun 9, 6:00 PM


Claire & Rachel
Wednesday Jun 1, 7:00 PM

Copenhagen - in English

Catarina & Sarah
Thursday Jun 2, 7:00 PM

Đà Nẵng

Tuan Anh & Thi Lieu
Wednesday Jun 8, 8:00 PM

Des Moines, Iowa

Tuesday Jun 21, 5:30 PM

Dublin - in Portuguese

Tatiana, Giovana , Natashe, Lorena, Melissa & Tatiana
Monday Jun 13, 7:00 PM


Sabera, Sneha, Deborah & Deepak
Thursday Jun 16, 7:30 PM

Edinburgh North

Robert & Jacqui
Thursday Jun 2, 6:30 PM

Essex, Ontario

Jodie & Judy
Thursday Jun 9, 7:00 PM


Kimberly & Catherine
Tuesday Jun 14, 7:00 PM

Fairmont, West Virginia

Laura & Rachel
Wednesday Jun 1, 6:30 PM


Claire & Michelle
Thursday Jun 9, 8:00 PM

Glasgow City Centre

Jamieleigh & Sharon
Thursday Jun 2, 6:30 PM


Caroline & Alix
Wednesday Jun 8, 6:30 PM

Greater Boulder Area, Colorado

Jody & Yvette
Tuesday Jun 14, 6:00 PM


Paras & Pooja
Thursday May 26, 6:00 PM


Steve & Josephine
Thursday Jun 23, 6:30 PM


Jazmin & Malena
Wednesday Jun 1, 7:00 PM


Katie & Wendy
Tuesday Jun 14, 6:30 PM

High Wycombe

Anne & Agnieszka
Wednesday Jun 8, 8:00 PM


Morag, Jacqueline, Sue, Richard & Nicola
Thursday Jun 2, 4:00 PM


Monday Jun 6, 6:00 PM

Killick Coast, Newfoundland

Cassie & Crystal
Thursday Jun 2, 7:00 PM


Clare & Maureen
Tuesday Jun 7, 7:00 PM

Kuala Lumpur

Lee, Jasmin & Tien Cin
Saturday Jun 18, 8:30 PM


Dr. Hamid & Maida
Saturday May 28, 8:00 PM


Moira & Rebecca
Tuesday Jun 7, 6:30 PM


Kirsty & Lynne
Thursday Jun 9, 6:30 PM


Joe & Penny
Thursday Jul 7, 7:00 PM

Luxembourg Ville - in English

Denise & Edith
Thursday Jun 2, 7:00 PM

Manchester - Deansgate

Joanne & Rachel
Wednesday Jun 15, 5:00 PM


Lavinia & Sumayyah
Tuesday Jun 14, 7:30 PM


Steve & Bernie
Thursday Jun 23, 6:30 PM


David & Anthony
Thursday Jun 16, 7:00 PM

North Calgary, Alberta

Inder & Eva
Tuesday Jun 7, 8:00 PM

North London Alexandra Palace

Clare & Dorothee Claire
Sunday Jun 12, 7:00 PM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey London Rd

Northampton - Kingsley Park Terrace

Heather & Jeremy
Wednesday Jun 8, 6:30 PM

Oakland, California

Lisa & Fred
Wednesday Jun 8, 6:30 PM

Orange County, California

Ottawa, Ontario

Courtney & Amélie
Wednesday Jun 1, 7:00 PM


Tam, Bill & Helen
Wednesday Jun 8, 5:00 PM


Allan & Samantha
Monday Jun 6, 7:00 PM


Claire & Sharron
Thursday Jun 9, 7:30 PM

Portland, Oregon

Tammy & Jane
Saturday Jun 4, 3:00 PM

Punta del Este - in Spanish

Emmanuelle Laurence & Abril
Saturday Jun 4, 10:00 AM

San Antonio, Texas

Mo & Shaun
Monday Jun 20, 4:00 PM

Seattle, Washington

Terri & Yong
Saturday Jun 4, 7:00 PM


Marion & Nisha
Tuesday Jun 7, 6:00 PM


Paula & WenJing
Tuesday Jun 7, 7:30 PM


Mandy & Dawn
Tuesday Jun 14, 7:00 PM


Luciana Maria & Letchmi
Saturday Jun 4, 10:00 AM


Linda & Deborah
Wednesday Jun 1, 7:00 PM

South Manchester

Jane & Chris
Tuesday Jun 14, 7:30 PM

South Stafford

Ann & Trina
Friday Jun 10, 3:00 PM

St Cergue

Zoe & Muriel
Monday Jun 6, 7:30 PM

St Neots

Karyn & Cori
Monday Jun 13, 7:15 PM

St Petersburg

Vadims & Julia
Friday Jun 3, 8:00 PM


Deborah & Maggie
Tuesday Jun 14, 7:00 PM


Wendy & Kellie
Monday Jun 13, 7:30 PM


Siiri & Katerina
Tuesday Jun 21, 6:00 PM


Kate & Jo
Wednesday Jun 8, 7:00 PM

The Netherlands - in English

Natália & Milena
Wednesday Jun 15, 5:00 PM


Jaber & Israa
Thursday Jun 2, 6:00 PM

Ulaanbaatar - in Mongolian

Gunsenkhorol & Davaa
Friday May 27, 7:00 PM


Karolyn, Breandan, Julie-Ann & Gillian
Tuesday Jun 14, 7:00 PM


Katrin & Louise
Wednesday Jun 15, 7:00 PM


Kelly & Michele
Thursday Jun 9, 8:30 PM


Ciara, Sam & Spencer
Wednesday Jun 15, 7:30 PM


Ali & Kate
Monday Jun 20, 7:00 PM


Tuesday May 24, 10:30 AM

Whitley Bay

Helen & Sarah
Saturday Jun 11, 2:00 PM


Caroline & Bridget
Thursday Jun 2, 8:00 PM

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin & Leah
Wednesday Jun 8, 7:00 PM


Monday Jun 6, 8:00 PM


Abby & Ruth
Tuesday Jun 14, 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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