Newsletter 8: Building a happier society together
05 May 2011 | Action for Happiness
It's been an incredible few weeks for our movement. We
officially launched on April 12 and created a huge buzz across
television, radio, newspapers and online. Over 12,000 of us
have now joined from more than 100 countries which is a fantastic
Our new website
You can now find a wide range of content on our new
website www.actionforhappiness.org, including 10 Keys
to Happier Living, 50 practical actions to take, news and much
more. Please take a moment to register on the new site so you can make
full use of its features.
An action-packed launch
April 12 saw our official launch in London. Thanks so much
to the 300 people who helped make it such a wonderful afternoon.
Sorry to all those who wanted to be there but couldn't. Find out
what happened on our Launch Event page, including videos,
photos and more.
Action for Happiness
It's fantastic that lots of you are keen to set up Action for
Happiness groups. Real change happens when we connect and take
action locally. Please tell others about your group ideas on our
website or Meetup page. Find out more about why and how to
form a group here.
Happiness in the
There has been an encouraging amount of media coverage
relating to Action for Happiness recently. Below is a short
Thank you !
We want to say a huge thanks to everyone who's contributed
recently: our amazing volunteers, our wonderful event team, our
supporting agencies, our partner organisations and everyone who has
joined the movement.
We're passionate about creating a happier society where we
prioritise the things that really matter - including loving
families, strong communities, positive workplaces and good mental
health. Please continue to help spread the word and take action.
Together we really can create something better.
I'll leave you with these words from one of our most well-known
members, the Dalai Lama:
"No matter what our situation, we all share the same aspiration
for happiness. However, genuine and enduring happiness results not
from material development alone, but also from the cultivation of
inner peace. Moreover, we are all dependent on others for our
happiness and therefore, we not only have a right to be happy, but
are also responsible for the happiness of others. In encouraging
people from all walks of life to play a part in creating a happier
society, Action for Happiness is taking an admirable initiative. I
wish the project every success and am happy to give it my
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