Taking action to increase happiness in Brighton
A new branch of Action For Happiness was born in Brighton on March 22nd 2012; there are now over 400 members. Action for Happiness is a national organization. Watch the Video "Doing Good feels Good". The national website is full of tantalising resources (great dreams: 10 keys to happiness, and a reading list) - have a look! great dream postcards
Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. We're bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone. For fifty years we've aimed relentlessly at higher incomes. But despite being much wealthier, we're no happier than we were five decades ago. At the same time we've seen an increase in wider social issues, including a worrying rise in anxiety and depression in young people. It's time for a positive change in what we mean by progress.
Usually at Latest Music bar, Manchester St. BN2 1TF ; payment by donation (suggested £2).
|Tuesday December 3rd
Latest Music bar
|January 7th 2014
Latest Music bar
Happy - the movie
This is a powerful film which we have shown twice now
to audiences who were moved by the experience.
Afterwards there will be a short discussion. This film
gives us insights which we can build into our plans for
the new year of 2014.
HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
|February 4th 2014
Latest Music bar
|event to be announced|
The 'ideas and action' steering group usually meets 7-9pm on the last Monday of each month at Earth & Stars (upstairs), 46 Windsor St BN1 1RJ (North Laines). For next meeting, see
Organizations and events in Brighton that may enable you to find more happiness:
|May 31st 2012
of the Brighton Action for Happiness group
Talk by Mark Williamson (director of UK Action for Happiness) followed by discussion.
sound on RadioFreeBrighton (including fascinating answers to questions after the talk)
slides Mark's talk in Australia
||"Happy" - the
The film features people living lives of happiness and gives lots of ideas on how we can all become happier both personally and as communities. trailer
to be happy in the 21st century - a Buddhist
Mokshini - Brighton Buddhist Centre more
happiness and why it matters
Juliet Michaelson New Economics Foundation nef slides
for Well-being: Lessons from Making Slough Happy
Dr Richard Stevens, Open University more slides handout
Individual Happiness, Planetary Well-being and the
role of our Consumer Culture
Wenceslao Unanue, University of Sussex slides
|Dec 4th||Gratitude Event Anne O'Keife An evening of developing an attitude of gratitude!|
|Jan 1st 2013
||"Happy" - the movie
to Positive Psychology Bridget Grenville-Cleave
Willing to be happy: can willpower and
self-control make you happier? Dr Andrew Eagle
and Singing for Happiness
||The neurobiology of happiness - an embodied experience Dr Harry Witchel|
||Embodying the Great Dream – Dancing the 10 Keys to Happiness Helen Thatcher|
- Ten Keys to Happiness
Vanessa King, Action for Happiness
updated November 24th
2013 by Paul Tofts