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 Aug 7, 7:30 PM


Jenny & Wendy
Thursday Aug 1, 9:00 AM

Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

Juliane & Debs
Thursday Aug 1, 9:30 AM

Adelaide, Australia

Meena & Aileen
Thursday Aug 8, 6:00 PM


Vicky & Eleftheria
Friday Aug 2, 8:30 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Monica & Maureen
Friday Aug 2, 12:00 PM


Cheryl & Ylan
Wednesday Aug 14, 7:00 PM

Beaumont, Alberta

Wednesday Aug 7, 1:30 PM


Gwen & Andrea
Monday Sep 9, 12:30 PM


Quinnan & Saffron
Tuesday Aug 13, 7:00 PM


Karen & Joy
Wednesday Aug 14, 7:00 PM


Emma & Franki
Tuesday Aug 20, 7:30 PM

Bradford on Avon

Anna & Genevieve
Wednesday Sep 4, 7:00 PM


Josh & Undine
Wednesday Sep 4, 6:00 PM


Julia, Ronnie, Liam & Kim
Monday Aug 5, 7:30 PM


Sophie & Clare
Wednesday Aug 7, 7:15 PM


Xaviere & Emma
Thursday Jul 25, 7:00 PM


Szabina & Ildikó
Monday Aug 12, 6:30 PM


Polly & Kathryn
Tuesday Aug 6, 7:00 PM


Tracey & Sharon
Monday Aug 5, 7:00 PM

Champ Fleurs, Trinidad & Tobago

Raquel & Linda
Monday Aug 12, 7:00 PM


Stephanie & Jack
Thursday Sep 5, 6:00 PM


Rachel & Claire
Tuesday Aug 13, 7:00 PM

Chiswick & Acton

Theya & Hajra
Tuesday Aug 6, 10:00 AM

Copenhagen - in English


Barry & Carolyn
Tuesday Aug 6, 8:00 PM

Dallas-Fort Worth

Jeannette & Miste
Sunday Aug 18, 10:00 AM

Dublin - in Portuguese

Tatiana, Natashe & Marta
Monday Aug 5, 7:00 PM


Sneha, Deepak & Deborah
Thursday Sep 12, 7:30 PM

East London

Dru & Caroline
Wednesday Aug 21, 7:30 PM


Kim & Silke
Tuesday Aug 20, 7:00 PM

Fairmont, West Virginia


Michelle & Claire
Thursday Aug 1, 8:00 PM

Fort Lauderdale

Estela & ShinYi
Tuesday Aug 13, 6:00 PM

Germany [in German]

Luise , Marilen & Sandra
Wednesday Aug 7, 7:00 PM


Tam & Hoan
Saturday Aug 3, 8:00 PM


Rob & Caroline
Monday Aug 19, 1:00 PM


Jazmin & Malena
Wednesday Aug 7, 7:00 PM


Anna & Rita
Monday Sep 9, 11:00 AM


Natacha & Laura
Confirming next date


Bradley & Melaine
Sunday Aug 18, 11:00 AM


Monday Sep 2, 7:30 PM


Saturday Aug 17, 8:00 PM


Adam & Lisa
Thursday Aug 15, 7:30 PM


Lynne & Raj
Thursday Aug 1, 6:30 PM


Iryna & Diana
Wednesday Aug 14, 7:00 PM


Kiera & Emma
Wednesday Aug 14, 7:00 PM


Alexandra & Giselle
Confirming next date

Local Garden Centre, Woking


Joe & Penny
Thursday Aug 1, 7:00 PM


Maria & Olga
Tuesday Aug 6, 6:30 PM


Eamon & Huda
Monday Aug 19, 6:00 PM


Sumayyah & Lavinia
Tuesday Aug 13, 7:30 PM


Lorraine & Janene
Tuesday Aug 6, 6:30 PM

Mexico City

Alejandra & Catalina
Monday Aug 5, 6:30 PM

Midland, Ontario

Darlene & Janice
Confirming next date

New Jersey

Phyllis (Flood) & Lisa
Wednesday Aug 14, 7:30 PM


David & Anthony
Confirming next date

North and Mid Kent

Steve & Bernie
Wednesday Aug 14, 7:00 PM

North Calgary, Alberta

Inderjit & Adam
Tuesday Aug 6, 6:00 PM

North London

Mourijn, Angela & Elmira
Tuesday Aug 20, 7:00 PM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey

David & Debbie
Confirming next date

Northampton - Delapre Abbey London Rd


Sara & Beth
Wednesday Aug 21, 7:00 PM

Ostrava [in Czech]

Libor & Lenka
Confirming next date


Tam, Bill, Helen, Jo & Fero
Wednesday Aug 7, 7:00 PM


Sunday Aug 18, 10:00 AM

Perth and Kinross

Kim & Amy
Wednesday Aug 7, 6:30 PM


Tuesday Aug 13, 7:30 PM


Claire & Sharron
Confirming next date

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robin & Peg
Monday Aug 12, 7:30 PM


Julie Ann & Christin
Monday Aug 19, 7:00 PM


Tuesday Aug 13, 4:00 PM


Terry &
Monday Sep 9, 6:00 PM

Punta del Este - in Spanish


Hieu & Chi
Confirming next date


Jovy & Cielo
Tuesday Aug 13, 8:00 PM

Sao Paulo [in Portuguese]

Estela & Aline
Wednesday Jul 31, 8:00 PM


Christopher & Asha
Confirming next date

Shanghai [in English]

Debbie & Dalinda
Saturday Aug 3, 2:00 PM


Luciana Maria & Yan Lin
Sunday Aug 11, 4:00 PM

South Hampshire

Gary & Kelly
Wednesday Aug 7, 6:00 PM

South Toronto

Roxane & Marjorie
Tuesday Aug 13, 6:30 PM


Valerie & Céline
Tuesday Aug 20, 7:15 PM


Hayley & Alvaro
Wednesday Sep 18, 8:00 PM

St Neots

Karyn & joanna
Monday Aug 12, 7:15 PM


Bret & Debra
Confirming next date


Kate & Nada
Confirming next date


Karen & Courtney
Wednesday Aug 7, 7:00 PM


Jaber, Thanuja & Zhen (Will)
Thursday Aug 1, 6:00 PM

Trondheim [in Norwegian and Swedish]

Kathrine Koren & Veronica
Thursday Aug 1, 6:00 PM


Najjuma & Genevieve
Saturday Aug 3, 9:00 PM


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


Katrin & Philomena
Monday Aug 12, 7:00 PM


Wednesday Aug 7, 8:30 PM


Ciara & Spencer
Tuesday Aug 20, 7:30 PM


Ali & Kate
Monday Aug 5, 7:00 PM


Debbie & Helen
Wednesday Aug 14, 10:30 AM

Westminster, Central London

Lama & Ruth
Tuesday Aug 13, 6:00 PM

Whitley Bay

Helen & Caron
Saturday Aug 10, 1:30 PM

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin & Leah
Wednesday Aug 7, 7:00 PM


Clair & Michael
Thursday Aug 8, 7:00 PM


Lenaia & Lucy
Tuesday Aug 6, 7:00 PM


Kathryn & Gemma
Confirming next date

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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