Action for Happiness is a grassroots movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Members want to see a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get for themselves and more about the happiness of others.
Action for Happiness was founded in 2010 by three influential figures who are passionate about creating a happier society: Richard Layard, Geoff Mulgan and Anthony Seldon. Their patron is the Dalai Lama. I was launched within The Young Foundation in April 2011 and been incubated over the following years as it has grown into a thriving global movement.
The movement brings together like-minded people from all different walks of life and helps them take practical action, drawing on the lastest scientific research backed by leading experts from diverse fields including psychology, education, economics, social innovation. It offers tips and tools for leading a happier and more fulfilled life, and advocates for wellbeing to be a political priority.
Action for Happiness has no religious, political or commercial affiliations and they welcome people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of society.
In January 2018 we were delighted to announce the spin-out of the movement as an independent charity.
Visit their website to find out more: Action for Happiness