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 out how Groups work

Find a Group near you:

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

Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead

Linda & Michelle
Wednesday Dec 6, 7:00 PM


Jenny & Wendy
Confirming next date

Abu Dhabi - in English

Christopher & Patrick
Thursday Dec 7, 7:30 PM

Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

Juliane & Debs
Thursday Dec 7, 9:30 AM

Adelaide, Australia

Meena & Aileen
Wednesday Dec 6, 6:30 PM


Eleni & Vicky
Thursday Dec 7, 8:30 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Monica & Maureen
Friday Jan 5, 12:00 PM


Cheryl & Ylan
Wednesday Dec 13, 7:00 PM

Beaumont, Alberta

Wednesday Dec 6, 1:30 PM


Quinnan & Saffron
Tuesday Dec 12, 7:00 PM


Karen & Joy
Wednesday Dec 13, 7:00 PM


Josh & Undine
Wednesday Dec 6, 6:00 PM


Julia , Ronnie & Liam
Monday Dec 4, 7:30 PM


Sophie, Clare & Phil
Thursday Dec 7, 7:30 PM


Eszter & Szabina
Tuesday Dec 5, 6:30 PM


Polly & Kathryn
Tuesday Dec 5, 7:00 PM


Elizabeth Sanyu, Tracey & Sharon
Monday Dec 4, 7:00 PM

Champ Fleurs, Trinidad & Tobago


Thursday Jan 4, 6:00 PM


Rachel & Claire
Wednesday Dec 6, 7:00 PM

Copenhagen - in English

Catarina & Heidi
Confirming next date


Barry & Carolyn
Tuesday Dec 5, 8:00 PM

Dublin - in Portuguese

Tatiana, Natashe &
Tuesday Dec 5, 7:00 PM


Sneha, Deepak & Deborah
Thursday Dec 14, 7:30 PM


Tuesday Dec 19, 7:00 PM

Fairmont, West Virginia


Michelle & Claire
Thursday Dec 7, 8:00 PM

Glasgow City Centre

Sharon & Victoria
Tuesday Dec 5, 6:30 PM


Jazmin & Malena
Wednesday Dec 6, 8:00 PM


Wendy & Sarah
Tuesday Dec 12, 6:30 PM


Moira, Rebecca & Vicki
Tuesday Dec 12, 6:30 PM


Lynne & Raj
Thursday Dec 7, 6:30 PM


Michael & Kiera
Wednesday Dec 13, 7:00 PM

Local Garden Centre, Woking

Bev & Hala
Tuesday Dec 12, 10:00 AM


Joe & Penny
Thursday Dec 7, 7:00 PM


Maria & Olga
Monday Dec 11, 7:30 PM

Manchester - Deansgate

Joanne & Zoe
Monday Dec 4, 5:00 PM


Eamon & Huda
Monday Dec 11, 6:00 PM


Sumayyah & Lavinia
Tuesday Dec 19, 7:30 PM

Mexico City

Alejandra & Catalina
Wednesday Dec 6, 6:30 PM


David & Anthony
Thursday Dec 7, 7:00 PM

North and Mid Kent

Steve & Bernie
Thursday Dec 21, 7:00 PM

North Calgary, Alberta

Inderjit & Adam
Tuesday Dec 5, 6:00 PM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey

David & Pete
Wednesday Dec 20, 10:00 AM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey London Rd

Ontario Power Generation

Nicola & Tracy
Thursday Jan 18, 11:30 AM

Ontario, Canada

Terry & Ana Maria
Tuesday Dec 5, 8:30 AM


Tam, Bill, Helen & Jo
Wednesday Dec 6, 5:00 PM


Sharon, Andy & Charlotte
Wednesday Dec 6, 7:00 PM


Clara & Jovy
Tuesday Dec 5, 7:30 PM


Claire & Sharron
Thursday Dec 7, 7:30 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robin & Peg
Monday Dec 11, 7:30 PM

Punta del Este - in Spanish

Daniela & Ernesto
Wednesday Dec 13, 8:00 PM


Christopher & Asha
Thursday Dec 7, 7:30 PM


Luciana Maria & Yan Lin
Thursday Dec 14, 8:00 PM

South Hampshire

Gary & Kelly
Wednesday Dec 6, 6:00 PM

South Manchester

Jane & Claire
Tuesday Dec 12, 7:30 PM

South Stafford

Ann & Trina
Confirming next date

St Neots

Karyn & joanna
Monday Dec 11, 7:15 PM


Bret & Debra
Monday Dec 4, 7:00 PM


Kate & Nada
Wednesday Dec 13, 7:00 PM


Karen & Courtney
Wednesday Dec 6, 7:00 PM

The Netherlands - in English language

Natália & Milena
Wednesday Dec 20, 5:00 PM


Jaber & Thanuja
Thursday Dec 7, 6:00 PM


Karolyn , Breandan, Julie-Ann, Gillian & Tracy
Tuesday Dec 12, 7:00 PM


Katrin, Katy & Philomena
Monday Dec 4, 7:00 PM


Kelly & Michele
Wednesday Dec 6, 8:30 PM


Ciara & Spencer
Tuesday Dec 12, 7:30 PM


Ali & Kate
Confirming next date


Debbie & Helen
Tuesday Dec 19, 10:30 AM

West Ottawa, Ontario

Catherine & Gail
Tuesday Dec 5, 7:00 PM

Westminster, Central London

Whitley Bay

Helen & Caron
Saturday Dec 9, 1:30 PM

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin & Leah
Wednesday Dec 13, 7:00 PM


Clair & Michael
Thursday Dec 14, 7:00 PM


Kathryn & Gemma
Wednesday Dec 6, 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 ‘Five Golden Rules’ which are designed to ensure participants agree to some ground rules to respect and support each other: 

We really listen to each other.
We practice giving each other our full attention and valuing the perspectives, experiences and insights that everyone brings.

We are open about our feelings.
We notice our feelings and practice being open about them, recognising that being a little vulnerable in this way helps us all to connect.

We focus on what is working well.
We practice turning our attention to the positive and valuable, such as the things we feel grateful for and can learn from.

We practice safe boundaries.
We recognise this is not a space with a lot of mental health support. With this in mind, we make wise decisions about how much we open up so we don’t feel too vulnerable or uncomfortable.

We maintain a spirit of kindness.
We find ways to be kind to ourselves and one another throughout the session, and practice this kindness regularly.


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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