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

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Jenny & Wendy
Thursday Aug 10, 9:00 AM

Abu Dhabi - in English

Christopher & Patrick
Thursday Sep 7, 7:30 PM

Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

Juliane & Debs
Thursday Aug 10, 9:30 AM

Action for Happiness North Africa


Eleni & Vicky
Tuesday Aug 1, 8:30 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Monica & Maureen
Friday Aug 4, 12:00 PM


Cheryl & Ylan
Wednesday Aug 9, 7:00 PM

Beaumont, Alberta

Dinah & Pam
Wednesday Aug 2, 1:30 PM


Quinnan & Saffron
Tuesday Aug 8, 7:00 PM


Karen & Joy
Wednesday Aug 9, 7:00 PM


Joshua & Undine
Wednesday Aug 2, 6:00 PM


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


Sophie & Clare
Thursday Aug 3, 7:30 PM


Eszter & Szabina
Wednesday Aug 2, 6:30 PM


Allison & Emily
Thursday Aug 10, 7:30 PM


Polly & Kathryn
Tuesday Aug 1, 7:00 PM


Tracey, Elizabeth Sanyu & Tracey
Monday Aug 7, 7:00 PM

Champ Fleurs, Trinidad & Tobago

Raquel & Simone
Monday Aug 14, 7:00 PM


Thursday Sep 7, 6:00 PM


Rachel & Claire
Wednesday Aug 2, 7:00 PM

Copenhagen - in English

Catarina & Heidi
Wednesday Sep 6, 7:00 PM


Barry & Carolyn
Tuesday Aug 1, 8:00 PM

Dublin - in Portuguese

Tatiana, Natashe &
Tuesday Aug 1, 7:00 PM


Sneha, Deborah & Deepak
Thursday Aug 3, 7:30 PM


Kim & Godelieve
Tuesday Aug 15, 7:00 PM

Fairmont, West Virginia


Michelle & Claire
Thursday Aug 3, 8:00 PM

Glasgow City Centre

Sharon & Victoria
Tuesday Aug 8, 6:30 PM


Jazmin & Malena
Tuesday Aug 1, 8:00 PM


Wendy & Sarah
Tuesday Aug 8, 6:30 PM


Morag, Susan, Richard & Nicola
Confirming next date


Steve & Bernie
Thursday Aug 31, 6:30 PM


Moira, Rebecca & Vicki
Tuesday Aug 1, 6:30 PM


Lynne & Raj
Thursday Aug 3, 6:30 PM


Michael & Kiera
Wednesday Aug 9, 7:00 PM

Local Garden Centre, Woking


Joe & Penny
Thursday Aug 3, 7:00 PM

Manchester - Deansgate

Joanne & Zoe
Tuesday Aug 15, 9:00 AM


Eamon & Huda
Monday Aug 14, 6:00 PM


Sumayyah & Lavinia
Tuesday Aug 15, 7:30 PM

Mexico City

Catalina & Alejandra
Thursday Aug 3, 6:30 PM


David & Anthony
Confirming next date

North Calgary, Alberta

Inderjit & Adam
Friday Aug 11, 7:00 PM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey London Rd

Ontario, Canada

Terry & Ana Maria
Tuesday Aug 1, 8:30 AM

Orange County, California

Cher & Caprice
Wednesday Aug 2, 6:30 PM


Tam, Bill, Helen & Jo
Wednesday Jul 26, 7:00 PM


Sharon, Andy & Charlotte
Tuesday Aug 1, 7:00 PM


Claire & Sharron
Wednesday Aug 16, 7:30 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robin & Peg
Monday Aug 14, 7:30 PM

Punta del Este - in Spanish

Daniela & Emmanuelle
Wednesday Aug 9, 7:00 PM

San Antonio, Texas

Mo & Shauntenette
Confirming next date


Asha & Christopher
Saturday Jul 22, 12:30 PM


Luciana Maria & Yan Lin
Thursday Jul 20, 8:00 PM


Linda & Michelle
Wednesday Aug 2, 7:00 PM

South Manchester

Jane & Chris
Tuesday Aug 8, 7:30 PM

South Stafford

Ann & Trina
Friday Aug 4, 3:00 PM

St Neots

Karyn & joanna
Monday Aug 14, 7:15 PM


Bret & Debra
Monday Aug 7, 7:00 PM


Kate & Nada
Wednesday Aug 9, 7:00 PM


Karen & Courtney
Wednesday Sep 6, 8:00 PM

The Netherlands - in English

Natália & Milena
Wednesday Aug 16, 5:00 PM


Jaber & Thanuja
Thursday Aug 3, 6:00 PM


Karolyn , Breandan, Julie-Ann & Gillian
Tuesday Aug 8, 7:00 PM


Monday Aug 14, 7:00 PM


Kelly & Michèle
Wednesday Aug 2, 8:30 PM


Ciara & Spencer
Tuesday Aug 8, 7:30 PM


Ali & Kate
Monday Aug 14, 7:00 PM


Debbie & Helen
Tuesday Aug 15, 10:30 AM

West Ottawa, Ontario

Catherine & Gail
Tuesday Aug 1, 7:00 PM

Whitley Bay

Helen & Caron
Saturday Aug 12, 1:30 PM

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin & Leah
Wednesday Aug 2, 7:00 PM

Wyre Forest

Clair & Michael
Thursday Aug 10, 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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