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 Jun 5, 7:00 PM

Aberdeen

Jenny & Wendy
Thursday Jun 6, 9:00 AM

Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

Juliane & Debs
Thursday Jun 6, 9:30 AM

Adelaide, Australia

Meena & Aileen
Wednesday Jun 5, 6:30 PM

Athens

Vicky & Eleftheria
Friday Jun 7, 8:00 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Monica & Maureen
Friday Aug 2, 12:00 PM

Auckland

Cheryl & Ylan
Wednesday Jun 12, 7:00 PM

Beaumont, Alberta

Pam & Tracey
Wednesday Jun 5, 1:30 PM

Bedford

Quinnan & Saffron
Tuesday Jun 11, 7:00 PM

Bermondsey

Karen & Joy
Wednesday Jun 12, 7:00 PM

Bradford on Avon

Anna & Genevieve
Wednesday Jun 5, 7:00 PM

Brighton

Josh & Undine
Wednesday Jun 5, 6:00 PM

Bristol

Julia, Ronnie, Liam & Kim
Monday Jun 3, 7:30 PM

Broadstairs

Sophie, Clare & Phil
Confirming next date

Bromley

Xaviere & Emma
Thursday May 30, 7:00 PM

Budapest

Eszter & Szabina
Monday Jun 3, 6:30 PM

Cardiff

Polly & Kathryn
Tuesday Jun 4, 7:00 PM

Carshalton

Tracey & Sharon
Monday Jun 3, 7:00 PM

Champ Fleurs, Trinidad & Tobago

Raquel & Simone
Monday Jun 10, 7:00 PM

Chester

Stephanie
Thursday Jun 13, 6:00 PM

Chippenham

Rachel & Claire
Tuesday Jun 4, 7:00 PM

Copenhagen - in English

Cotswolds

Barry & Carolyn
Tuesday Jun 4, 8:00 PM

Dallas-Fort Worth

Jeannette & Miste
Sunday Jun 16, 10:00 AM

Dhaka

Betsy & Sabitri
Thursday Jun 13, 1:30 PM

Dublin - in Portuguese

Tatiana, Natashe & Marta
Monday Jun 3, 7:00 PM

Ealing

Sneha, Deepak & Deborah
Thursday Jun 6, 7:30 PM

East London

Dru & Caroline
Wednesday Jun 19, 7:30 PM

Exeter

Kim & Silke
Tuesday Jun 18, 7:00 PM

Fairmont, West Virginia

Farnham

Michelle & Claire
Thursday Jun 6, 8:00 PM

Fort Lauderdale

Estela & ShinYi
Tuesday Jun 11, 6:00 PM

Hermosillo

Jazmin & Malena
Thursday Jun 6, 8:00 PM

India

Subuhi & Heman
Saturday Jun 1, 10:00 AM

Jerusalem

Natacha & Laura
Friday Jun 14, 10:30 AM

Karachi

Bradley & Melaine
Sunday Jun 16, 10:00 AM

Leicester

Lynne & Raj
Thursday Jun 6, 6:30 PM

Lethbridge

Iryna & Diana
Wednesday Jun 12, 7:00 PM

Lincoln

Michael, Kiera & Emma
Wednesday Jun 12, 7:00 PM

Lisbon

Alexandra & Giselle
Saturday May 25, 9:00 AM

Local Garden Centre, Woking

Luton

Joe & Penny
Thursday Jun 6, 7:00 PM

Luxembourg

Maria & Olga
Confirming next date

Margate

Eamon & Huda
Monday Jun 17, 6:00 PM

Mauritius

Sumayyah & Lavinia
Tuesday May 28, 7:30 PM

Melbourne

Lorraine & Janene
Tuesday Jun 4, 6:30 PM

Mexico City

Alejandra & Catalina
Tuesday Jun 4, 6:30 PM

Midland, Ontario

Darlene & Janice
Tuesday Jun 4, 1:00 PM

Newquay

David & Anthony
Thursday Jun 13, 7:00 PM

North and Mid Kent

Steve & Bernie
Wednesday Jun 19, 7:00 PM

North Calgary, Alberta

Inderjit & Adam
Tuesday Jun 4, 6:00 PM

North London

Mourijn, Angela & Elmira
Tuesday Jun 18, 7:00 PM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey

David & Debbie
Wednesday Jun 19, 10:00 AM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey London Rd

Nottingham

Sara & Beth
Wednesday Jun 19, 7:00 PM

Ontario, Canada

Ana Maria
Confirming next date

Ostrava [in Czech]

Libor & Lenka
Monday Jun 3, 7:00 PM

Oxfordshire

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

Perth

Karen & Rebekah
Sunday Jun 16, 10:00 AM

Perth and Kinross

Janey & Kim
Wednesday Jun 12, 6:30 PM

Peru

Clara & Jovy
Tuesday Jun 4, 7:30 PM

Peterborough

Claire & Sharron
Tuesday Jun 11, 7:30 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robin & Peg
Monday Jun 17, 7:30 PM

Pittsburgh

Julie Ann & Christin
Monday Jun 17, 7:00 PM

Plymouth

Hassi
Monday Jun 10, 7:00 PM

Preston

Terry
Monday Jul 8, 6:00 PM

Punta del Este - in Spanish

Daniela & Ernesto
Wednesday Jun 12, 8:00 PM

Saigon

Hieu & Chi
Sunday Jun 9, 6:00 AM

Santiago

Jovy & Cielo
Tuesday Jun 11, 8:00 PM

Sao Paulo [in Portuguese]

Estela & Aline
Wednesday May 29, 8:00 PM

Sevenoaks

Christopher & Asha
Thursday Jun 20, 7:30 PM

Singapore

Luciana Maria & Yan Lin
Thursday Jun 6, 8:00 PM

South Hampshire

Gary & Kelly
Wednesday Jun 5, 6:00 PM

South Manchester

Jane & Julie
Tuesday Jun 11, 7:30 PM

South Toronto

Roxane & Marjorie
Tuesday Jun 11, 6:30 PM

Southampton

Valerie & Céline
Tuesday Jun 18, 7:15 PM

St Neots

Karyn & joanna
Monday Jun 17, 7:15 PM

Stoke-on-Trent

Bret, Debra & Samuel
Monday Jun 3, 7:00 PM

Teddington

Kate & Nada
Wednesday Jun 12, 7:30 PM

Tennessee

Karen & Courtney
Wednesday Jun 5, 7:00 PM

Toronto

Jaber & Thanuja
Thursday Jun 6, 6:00 PM

Trondheim [in Norwegian and Swedish]

Kathrine Koren & Veronica
Thursday Jun 6, 6:00 PM

Ulster

Karolyn , Breandan, Julie-Ann, Gillian & Tracy
Tuesday Jun 11, 7:00 PM

Vauxhall

Katrin, Katy & Philomena
Monday Jun 10, 7:00 PM

Versailles

Michele
Wednesday Jun 5, 8:30 PM

Warminster

Ciara
Tuesday Jun 11, 7:30 PM

Warwick

Ali & Kate
Monday Jun 24, 7:00 PM

Watford

Debbie & Helen
Wednesday Jun 12, 10:30 AM

Westminster, Central London

Lama & Ruth
Tuesday Jun 11, 6:00 PM

Whitley Bay

Helen & Caron
Saturday Jun 8, 1:30 PM

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin & Leah
Wednesday Jun 5, 7:00 PM

Worcestershire

Clair & Michael
Thursday Jun 13, 7:00 PM

York

Lenaia
Tuesday Jun 4, 7:00 PM

Yorkshire

Kathryn & Gemma
Wednesday Jun 5, 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:

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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