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Launch event

Building a Happier Society Together

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On 12 April 2011 our launch event brought 300 people together for an afternoon of inspiration, ideas, debate and celebration. Follow the links below to read more and watch videos of all the talks:

  • Interactive showcase: exhibition of 16 inspiring projects relating to happiness which members of Action for Happiness are involved with - including projects relating to community action, mental health, schools, relationships, museums, positive psychology and more
  • Introduction to Action for Happiness: co-founder Richard Layard and director Mark Williamson explain why the movement is needed and what it's all about
  • Panel Session: short talks from a series of experts covering Communities, Families, Education, Workplace and Consumerism, followed by Q&A debate
  • Happiness in Action: presentations from three inspiring showcase projects illustrating grass-roots community activities that are already having a positive impact in people's lives
  • Headspace group mindfulness session, led by Andy Puddicombe

Photos:  Check out the full set of photos from the event.

Thank you!

Huge thanks to everyone who was involved in making the event such a success.

We hope this was the first of many such inspiring events as the movement continues to build momentum.

Our Launch Event

Event brochure

Download the brochure from the Action for Happiness Launch Event (12 April 2011)

TV Coverage of Launch

BBC News: Action for Happiness movement launches


ITV News: Spreading Happiness