Do you want to help create a happier and more caring society? If
so, please join our movement, add your pledge and we'll send you
practical action ideas to make a difference at home, at school, at
work or in your community
I will try to create more happiness and less unhappiness in the world around me
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Action for Happiness puts on regular live events for
supporters and these are run entirely by volunteers who want to
help support the cause.
So far we've run over 45 events attended by over 18,000 people
and previous speakers have included Jon Kabat Zinn, Dan Goleman, Chade-Meng Tan, Ruby Wax, Tal Ben-Shahar, Ilona Boniwell, Matthieu Ricard, Richard Layard, Karen Armstrong, Mark Williamson and many more.
Most events so far have been in London, but we are hoping to do
more events in other locations too.
Would you like to be part of the event volunteer
team? If so, please contact email@example.com and we'll
connect you with Tracy who leads the
Our event volunteers normally help with:
Connect with people
Happiness is contagious
Our happiness influences the people we know and the people they know.
Research shows that the happiness of a close contact increases the chance of being happy by 15%. The happiness of a 2nd-degree contact (e.g. friend's spouse) by 10% and the happiness of a 3rd-degree contact (e.g. friend of a friend of a friend) by 6%.
Together we're stronger
Having a network of social connections or high levels of social support has been shown to increase our immunity to infection, lower our risk of heart disease and reduce mental decline as we get older.
Not having close personal ties has been shown to pose significant risks for our health.
Giving is good for you
Altruistic behaviour releases endorphins in the brain and boosts happiness for us as well as the people we help. Studies have shown that giving money away tends to make people happier than spending it on themselves.
Happier people live longer
Happiness doesn't just feel good. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers.
Anxiety, depression, pessimism and a lack of enjoyment of daily activities have all been found to be associated with higher rates of disease and shorter lifespans
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We just need a little bit of information about you before we can add this to ouractions for happiness.
We’ll be in touch soon to give you updates on how the movement is growing