We are a movement of people taking action to create a happier and kinder world, together.
The mission of Action for Happiness is to promote a happier world, through a culture that prioritises happiness and kindness.
We do this by helping people get together regularly (face-to-face where possible) to learn evidence-based skills for happier living, feel a sense of belonging and commit to personal action to create more happiness, both for themselves and others.
We have no religious, political or commercial affiliations and welcome people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of society. Members of the movement make a simple pledge: to try to create more happiness in the world.
People's overall wellbeing is the 'ultimate good' and everything else in our society should contribute to this.
Everything we value in life (such as health, fairness, freedom, the economy, the environment or anything else) matters because it contributes to the wellbeing of current and future generations, We want to build a world where happiness is at the heart of everything we do as individuals, communities, organisations and governments.
Our Actions make a difference
Happiness is something we do. We can change how we feel by taking small daily actions at home, at school, at work and in wider society.
We can’t choose our circumstances and there will always be good and bad times, but we can learn about what makes us happy and we can take actions with the aim to create more happiness for ourselves and the people around us.
It’s ok to not be ok
Happiness is not about ignoring difficult feelings. Being present with all our emotions - and feeling sad when we need to - contributes to wellbeing in the longer term.
It's helpful to look for what's good and be optimistic about life. But we also need to accept our full range of emotions and make space for difficult feelings when they arise. Trying to numb unpleasant emotions blocks pleasant ones too; accepting them helps us understand them and move on. It's helpful to talk about how we're feeling with people that we trust.
Our happiness is part of something bigger
A happier world comes from bringing happiness to others as well as ourselves.
We are all at different points on our happiness journey, from surviving to thriving.
When we're Surviving, daily life can be tough; our wellbeing is low and we lack the capacity to provide much support for others. When we're Supporting, we do a lot to help others', but we don't give enough priority to our own wellbeing.
When we're Self-caring, we find ways to feel good and take care of ourselves, but we don't necessarily make a difference for others. When we're truly Thriving, we are generally happy ourselves (despite life's ups and downs) and we are also doing meaningful things to bring happiness to others too.
That's why Action for Happiness helps people take action to boost happiness for themselves AND others.
We make the biggest difference together
Happiness is a not a solo pursuit. When we connect together it's easier to make happiness a habit, feel a sense of belonging and have a positive impact.
We can provide your organisation with expert insights to help support individual wellbeing and build a shared culture of happiness.
We draw on thousands of peer-reviewed studies and distil them into accessible, enjoyable, practical sessions for your staff. We can also offer consultancy to help you make happiness a priority in everything you do.
When you chose to work with Action for Happiness you support a movement of people building a happier world and help us to keep providing free resources for everybody.
Keynotes and talks
Inspiring sessions to get people talking and thinking about happiness at work.
Programmes and Workshops
Bespoke experiential sessions that dive deep and help build new habits.
Advisory and Consultancy
Integrate the science of wellbeing into how you work and through the fabric of your organisation.
How it Works
Investing in employee wellbeing brings multiple benefits. From improved mental health, resilience and coping skills for individuals to increased levels of job satisfaction, staff retention and productivity across the organisation.
When people are happier at work they are better at collaborating, problem-solving and taking care of the people around them. That means their team and their clients, but the tools we teach ripple out beyond that and support people to grow in all aspects of their lives.
Who We Work With
We work with organisations that care about the happiness and wellbeing of their staff.
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