June Meeting: Action for Happiness

When: Thursday 3 June, 7.30pm
Where: Online via Zoom: link

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. The movement wants to see a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.

Action for Happiness aims to bring together like-minded people from all walks of life and help them take practical action, drawing on the latest scientific research. It is backed by leading experts from diverse fields including psychology, education, economics and social innovation.

The talk will focus on the various resources that Action for Happiness provides to enable people to take action to create more happiness in the world around them.  The talk will share some of these resources including the Ten Keys to Happier Living. Many members of the Action for Happiness movement form groups to take action together.  Karen Woodward, our speaker, set up such a group in Bermondsey which meets one evening a month and will share how these meetings run and their plans for the future.

The movement was founded in 2010, originally created and launched within The Young Foundation, an organisation which came out of The Institute for Community Studies (ICS), an urban studies think tank set up by social researcher and innovator Michael Young in 1954. Action for Happiness is a registered charity. Action for Happiness has no religious, political, or commercial affiliations and welcomes people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of society. 

You can find out more about Action for Happiness at their website.