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 Jul 3, 7:30 PM

Aberdeen

Jenny & Wendy
Thursday Jul 4, 9:00 AM

Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

Juliane & Debs
Thursday Jul 4, 9:30 AM

Adelaide, Australia

Meena & Aileen
Thursday Jul 4, 6:00 PM

Athens

Vicky & Eleftheria
Wednesday Jul 3, 8:30 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Monica & Maureen
Friday Aug 2, 12:00 PM

Auckland

Cheryl & Ylan
Wednesday Jul 10, 7:00 PM

Beaumont, Alberta

Pam
Wednesday Jul 3, 1:30 PM

Bedford

Quinnan & Saffron
Tuesday Jul 9, 7:00 PM

Bermondsey

Karen & Joy
Wednesday Jul 10, 7:00 PM

Blackburn

Emma & Franki
Wednesday Jul 17, 7:30 PM

Bradford on Avon

Anna & Genevieve
Wednesday Jul 3, 7:00 PM

Brighton

Josh & Undine
Wednesday Jul 10, 6:00 PM

Bristol

Julia, Ronnie, Liam & Kim
Monday Jul 1, 7:30 PM

Broadstairs

Sophie, Clare & Phil
Confirming next date

Bromley

Xaviere & Emma
Thursday Jun 27, 7:00 PM

Budapest

Szabina
Monday Jul 8, 6:30 PM

Cardiff

Polly & Kathryn
Tuesday Jul 2, 8:00 PM

Carshalton

Tracey & Sharon
Monday Jul 1, 7:00 PM

Champ Fleurs, Trinidad & Tobago

Raquel & Simone
Monday Jul 8, 7:00 PM

Chester

Stephanie
Thursday Jul 18, 6:00 PM

Chippenham

Rachel & Claire
Tuesday Jul 2, 7:00 PM

Chiswick & Acton

Theya & Maryam
Tuesday Jul 2, 10:00 AM

Copenhagen - in English

Cotswolds

Barry & Carolyn
Tuesday Jul 2, 8:00 PM

Dallas-Fort Worth

Jeannette & Miste
Sunday Jul 21, 10:00 AM

Dublin - in Portuguese

Tatiana, Natashe & Marta
Monday Jul 1, 7:00 PM

Ealing

Sneha, Deepak & Deborah
Thursday Jul 4, 7:30 PM

East London

Dru & Caroline
Wednesday Jul 17, 7:30 PM

Exeter

Kim & Silke
Tuesday Jul 16, 7:00 PM

Fairmont, West Virginia

Farnham

Michelle & Claire
Thursday Jul 4, 8:00 PM

Fort Lauderdale

Estela & ShinYi
Tuesday Jul 9, 6:00 PM

Germany [in German]

Luise & Marilen
Wednesday Aug 7, 7:00 PM

Herefordshire

Rob & Caroline
Confirming next date

Hermosillo

Jazmin & Malena
Wednesday Jul 3, 7:00 PM

India

Subuhi & Heman
Saturday Jul 6, 10:00 AM

Jerusalem

Natacha & Laura
Friday Jul 12, 10:30 AM

Karachi

Bradley & Melaine
Sunday Jun 23, 10:00 AM

Kolkata

Sabitri
Saturday Jul 13, 8:00 PM

Leicester

Lynne & Raj
Confirming next date

Lethbridge

Iryna & Diana
Wednesday Jul 10, 7:00 PM

Lincoln

Kiera & Emma
Wednesday Jul 10, 7:00 PM

Lisbon

Alexandra & Giselle
Confirming next date

Local Garden Centre, Woking

Luton

Joe & Penny
Thursday Jul 4, 7:00 PM

Luxembourg

Maria & Olga
Tuesday Jul 9, 6:30 PM

Margate

Eamon & Huda
Monday Jul 15, 6:00 PM

Mauritius

Sumayyah & Lavinia
Tuesday Jun 25, 7:30 PM

Melbourne

Lorraine & Janene
Tuesday Jul 2, 6:30 PM

Mexico City

Alejandra & Catalina
Monday Jul 1, 6:30 PM

Midland, Ontario

Darlene & Janice
Confirming next date

Newquay

David & Anthony
Thursday Jul 18, 7:00 PM

North and Mid Kent

Steve & Bernie
Wednesday Jul 17, 7:00 PM

North Calgary, Alberta

Inderjit & Adam
Tuesday Jul 2, 6:00 PM

North London

Mourijn, Angela & Elmira
Tuesday Jul 16, 7:00 PM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey

David & Debbie
Wednesday Jul 24, 10:00 AM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey London Rd

Nottingham

Sara & Beth
Wednesday Jul 17, 7:00 PM

Ostrava [in Czech]

Libor & Lenka
Monday Jul 1, 7:00 PM

Oxfordshire

Tam, Bill, Helen & Jo
Wednesday Jul 3, 5:00 PM

Perth

Karen & Rebekah
Sunday Jul 21, 10:00 AM

Perth and Kinross

Janey & Kim
Wednesday Jul 10, 6:30 PM

Peru

Clara & Jovy
Tuesday Jul 2, 7:30 PM

Peterborough

Claire & Sharron
Confirming next date

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Julie Ann & Christin
Monday Jul 15, 7:00 PM

Plymouth

Hassi
Monday Jul 15, 7:00 PM

Preston

Terry
Monday Jul 8, 6:00 PM

Punta del Este - in Spanish

Saigon

Hieu & Chi
Sunday Jul 14, 6:00 AM

Santiago

Jovy & Cielo
Confirming next date

Sao Paulo [in Portuguese]

Estela & Aline
Wednesday Jun 26, 8:00 PM

Sevenoaks

Christopher & Asha
Thursday Jun 20, 7:30 PM

Shanghai [in English]

Debbie & Dalinda
Saturday Jul 6, 2:00 PM

Singapore

Luciana Maria & Yan Lin
Thursday Jul 4, 8:00 PM

South Hampshire

Gary & Kelly
Wednesday Jul 3, 6:00 PM

South Manchester

Jane & Julie
Tuesday Jul 9, 7:30 PM

South Toronto

Roxane & Marjorie
Tuesday Jul 9, 6:30 PM

Southampton

Valerie & Céline
Tuesday Jul 16, 7:15 PM

St Neots

Karyn & joanna
Monday Jul 15, 7:15 PM

Stoke-on-Trent

Bret, Debra & Samuel
Monday Jul 1, 7:00 PM

Teddington

Kate & Nada
Confirming next date

Tennessee

Karen & Courtney
Wednesday Aug 7, 7:00 PM

Toronto

Jaber & Thanuja
Thursday Jul 4, 6:00 PM

Trondheim [in Norwegian and Swedish]

Kathrine Koren & Veronica
Thursday Jul 4, 6:00 PM

Uganda

Najjuma & Genevieve
Saturday Jul 6, 9:00 PM

Ulster

Karolyn , Breandan, Julie-Ann, Gillian & Tracy
Tuesday Jul 9, 7:00 PM

Vauxhall

Katrin & Philomena
Monday Jul 8, 7:00 PM

Versailles

Michele
Wednesday Jul 10, 8:30 PM

Warminster

Ciara & Spencer
Wednesday Jul 10, 7:30 PM

Warwick

Ali & Kate
Monday Jun 24, 7:00 PM

Watford

Debbie & Helen
Wednesday Jul 10, 10:30 AM

Westminster, Central London

Whitley Bay

Helen & Caron
Saturday Jul 13, 1:30 PM

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin & Leah
Wednesday Jul 17, 7:00 PM

Worcestershire

Clair & Michael
Thursday Jul 11, 7:00 PM

York

Lenaia
Tuesday Jul 2, 7:00 PM

Yorkshire

Kathryn & Gemma
Wednesday Jul 3, 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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