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 Sep 6, 7:00 PM


Jenny & Wendy
Thursday Sep 14, 9:00 AM

Abu Dhabi - in English

Christopher & Patrick
Thursday Sep 7, 7:30 PM

Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

Juliane & Debs
Thursday Sep 7, 9:30 AM

Adelaide, Australia

Meena & Aileen
Wednesday Sep 13, 6:30 PM


Eleni & Vicky
Monday Sep 4, 8:30 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Monica & Maureen
Friday Sep 1, 12:00 PM


Cheryl & Ylan
Wednesday Sep 13, 7:00 PM

Beaumont, Alberta

Dinah & Pam
Wednesday Sep 6, 1:30 PM


Quinnan & Saffron
Tuesday Sep 12, 7:00 PM


Karen & Joy
Wednesday Sep 13, 7:00 PM


Josh & Undine
Wednesday Sep 6, 6:00 PM


Julia, Ronnie & Liam
Monday Sep 4, 7:30 PM


Sophie & Clare
Thursday Sep 7, 7:30 PM


Eszter & Szabina
Wednesday Sep 6, 6:30 PM


Polly & Kathryn
Tuesday Sep 12, 7:00 PM


Elizabeth Sanyu & Tracey
Monday Sep 4, 7:00 PM

Champ Fleurs, Trinidad & Tobago

Raquel & Simone
Monday Sep 11, 7:00 PM


Thursday Sep 7, 6:00 PM


Rachel & Claire
Wednesday Sep 6, 7:00 PM

Copenhagen - in English

Catarina & Heidi
Wednesday Sep 6, 7:00 PM


Barry & Carolyn
Tuesday Sep 5, 8:00 PM

Dublin - in Portuguese

Tatiana, Natashe &
Confirming next date


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


Kim & Godelieve
Tuesday Sep 19, 7:00 PM

Fairmont, West Virginia


Michelle & Claire
Thursday Sep 7, 8:00 PM

Glasgow City Centre

Sharon & Victoria
Tuesday Sep 5, 6:30 PM


Jazmin & Malena
Tuesday Sep 5, 8:00 PM


Wendy & Sarah
Tuesday Sep 12, 6:30 PM


Steve & Bernie
Thursday Aug 31, 6:30 PM


Moira, Rebecca & Vicki
Tuesday Sep 12, 6:30 PM


Lynne & Raj
Thursday Sep 7, 6:30 PM


Michael & Kiera
Wednesday Sep 13, 7:00 PM

Local Garden Centre, Woking

Bev & Hala
Tuesday Sep 12, 10:00 AM


Joe & Penny
Thursday Sep 7, 7:00 PM

Manchester - Deansgate

Joanne & Zoe
Wednesday Sep 13, 5:00 PM


Eamon & Huda
Monday Sep 11, 6:00 PM


Sumayyah & Lavinia
Thursday Sep 28, 7:30 PM

Mexico City

Catalina & Alejandra
Wednesday Sep 6, 6:30 PM


David & Anthony
Monday Sep 11, 7:00 PM

North Calgary, Alberta

Inderjit & Adam
Tuesday Sep 5, 6:00 PM

Northampton - Delapre Abbey London Rd

Ontario, Canada

Terry & Ana Maria
Tuesday Sep 5, 8:30 AM

Orange County, California

Cher & Caprice
Wednesday Sep 6, 6:30 PM


Tam, Bill, Helen & Jo
Wednesday Sep 6, 5:00 PM


Sharon, Andy & Charlotte
Tuesday Sep 5, 7:00 PM


Clar & Jovy
Tuesday Sep 5, 7:30 PM


Claire & Sharron
Wednesday Sep 6, 7:30 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robin & Peg
Monday Sep 18, 7:30 PM


Anna & Cristina
Confirming next date


Tuesday Sep 5, 7:00 PM

Punta del Este - in Spanish

Daniela & Emmanuelle
Wednesday Sep 13, 7:00 PM


Confirming next date


Luciana Maria & Yan Lin
Thursday Sep 7, 8:30 PM

South Manchester

Jane & Chris
Tuesday Sep 12, 7:30 PM

South Stafford

Ann & Trina
Friday Sep 1, 3:00 PM

St Neots

Karyn & joanna
Monday Sep 11, 7:15 PM


Bret & Debra
Monday Sep 4, 7:00 PM


Kate & Nada
Wednesday Sep 13, 7:00 PM


Karen & Courtney
Wednesday Sep 6, 8:00 PM

The Netherlands - in English language

Natália & Milena
Wednesday Sep 20, 5:00 PM


Jaber & Thanuja
Thursday Sep 7, 6:00 PM


Karolyn , Breandan, Julie-Ann & Gillian
Tuesday Sep 12, 7:00 PM


Confirming next date


Kelly & Michèle
Wednesday Sep 6, 8:30 PM


Ciara & Spencer
Tuesday Sep 5, 7:30 PM


Ali & Kate
Monday Sep 18, 7:00 PM


Debbie & Helen
Tuesday Sep 19, 10:30 AM

West Ottawa, Ontario

Catherine & Gail
Tuesday Sep 5, 7:00 PM

Westminster, Central London

Lama & Malena
Tuesday Sep 19, 6:00 PM

Whitley Bay

Helen & Caron
Saturday Sep 9, 1:30 PM

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin & Leah
Wednesday Sep 6, 7:00 PM

Wyre Forest

Clair & Michael
Thursday Sep 14, 7:00 PM


Kathryn & Gemma
Wednesday Aug 23, 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:

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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