What we're about

This is the Meetup site for the Brighton-based local group of Action for Happiness (www.actionforhappiness.org (http://www.actionforhappiness.org/)) - a global movement of people taking action to create a happier society. For for more details about the Brighton group see http://www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk .

Our events include monthly meetings (talks or workshops) at the Latest Bar and a monthly Happy Cafe. We also run the 8-week course on Happiness, 'Exploring What Matters' about twice per year - look out for this as a listed event.

We continue to appreciate the support from the Latest Bar.

You can drop in to most of our events.

For events that could become busy or booked up, please click on to the RSVP at the site. If you RSVP to an event but realise you cannot come, it would be appreciated if you would remove your RSVP at least 24 hours before the event to free up your space for someone else.

ABOUT ACTION FOR HAPPINESS

We all want to live happy and fulfilling lives and we want the people we love to be happy too. So happiness matters to all of us.

Happiness is about our lives as a whole: it includes the fluctuating feelings we experience everyday but also our overall satisfaction with life. It is influenced by our genes, upbringing and our external circumstances - such as our health, our work and our financial situation. But crucially it is also heavily influenced by our choices - our inner attitudes, how we approach our relationships, our personal values and our sense of purpose.

Action for Happiness works to support evidence based practices and theories that support well being.

Check out the national site (http://www.actionforhappiness.org/) for resources, FAQs and much more.

Upcoming events (4+)

We SHINE brighter together! Let's meet face-to-face finally again!

We have met for a few weeks now, got to know each other again, welcomed some new people, and started to dip our toes into indoor venues.

On Wed 20th we will start at the peace statue (at 4:45), then at 5:00 pm move to the Brighton Beach Club cafe. This is about 5 minutes' walk East, in the building that sticks out over the beach (used to be Al Fresco), near bottom of Little Preston St. https://www.brightonbeachclub.com/ and https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16954065.new-restaurant-will-replace-al-fresco-brighton-seafront/

Alas Shining Happy Undine has left us to return to Germany; however the good news is that Liz and Susy have agreed to lead this cafe group, and they will be finding their feet in the next few weeks. We hope to bring back some of the games we had previously. And we encourage discussion around Happiness.

For the next few weeks we will be meeting on Wednesdays at 4:45 pm directly at the Peace statue at the beach in Brighton/Hove. (The Peace Statue is near the bottom of Waterloo St.) We are going to stay there until 5 pm and then to a cafe nearby.

Best wishes & see soon again!

Paul and Liz

Action for Happiness Brighton back in the Latest Bar!

Latest Music bar

Hi everyone!
Let's celebrate our return to the Latest Bar in Brighton! It's been a while and has always been a popular event, leaving people excited, energised and happy. And here we are again ... happy to invite you to our AfH meeting, after a long time.

At the start we will be watching a film 'Happy' together and then inviting your responses.

This is your chance to enjoy conversations with many long-standing friends again, in person, and also meeting some newcomers.

Join us - it is great fun and focused on creating an uplifting experience! We are looking forward to welcome you in the Latest Bar.

See here for more about Action for Happiness and the 10 Keys to Happier Living.
https://www.actionforhappiness.org/10-keys-to-happier-living

Be proud to be part of the movement for a happier society for all and take the Action for Happiness Pledge here: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/take-action/take-the-action-for-happiness-pledge

The next meetings at the Latest Bar will be at the 2nd of November and the 7th of December.

PS: Covid precautions: hand sanitizer stations will be available. Seating will be at tables, well separated. Mask wearing will be appreciated by the Latest Bar as you enter and go to your table or the bar. At your table no mask is requested (especially when you are drinking!).
Also, if you'd like, you can listen to this song focused on the topic of Covid jabs: https://thelatest.co.uk/brighton/2021/09/29/jab-today-safer-tomorrow-song-to-encourage-vaccination/
It stars Latest's very own Angi (who has supported AfH since our start).

Online Happy Cafe - Meet New People and Learn about Happiness

Al Campo Lounge

These online happy cafes originated in Brighton UK, but seeing as it is virtual then wherever you live you are welcome to join us at this event (time differences permitting) to explore the 10 keys to happier living.

This month's theme will be our calendar theme of New Ways November which links to the many of the 10 Keys to Happier Living such as 'Trying Out/Learning New Things'.

This video explains more fully how our virtual Happy Cafes work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePxzC9A76sM.

Attending a Happy Cafe is a can help you learn more about the science of happiness, including the related benefits to our physical/mental health and personal effectiveness. Actions we look at can support people who are feeling overworked, and suffering from depression or anxiety (all of which should be seen as complementing any advice a trained doctor can give). The cafe can help us make a positive difference in our society, playing our part in creating a happier, more compassionate world.

Happy Cafes are also good fun, and a way to connect with people across our local community to learn from and inspire each other. We are a friendly, inclusive and supportive bunch of people so even if you haven't been before, come and join us, you'll be made to feel more than welcome.

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Action for Happiness Brighton back in the Latest Bar!

Latest Music bar

Hi everyone!
Let's celebrate our return to the Latest Bar in Brighton! It's been a while and has always been a popular event, leaving people excited, energised and happy. And here we are again ... happy to invite you to our AfH meeting, after a long time.

At the start we will be watching a film 'Happy' together and then inviting your responses.

This is your chance to enjoy conversations with many long-standing friends again, in person, and also meeting some newcomers.

Join us - it is great fun and focused on creating an uplifting experience! We are looking forward to welcome you in the Latest Bar.

See here for more about Action for Happiness and the 10 Keys to Happier Living.
https://www.actionforhappiness.org/10-keys-to-happier-living

Be proud to be part of the movement for a happier society for all and take the Action for Happiness Pledge here: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/take-action/take-the-action-for-happiness-pledge

The next meetings at the Latest Bar will be at the 2nd of November and the 7th of December.

PS: Covid precautions: hand sanitizer stations will be available. Seating will be at tables, well separated. Mask wearing will be appreciated by the Latest Bar as you enter and go to your table or the bar. At your table no mask is requested (especially when you are drinking!).
Also, if you'd like, you can listen to this song focused on the topic of Covid jabs: https://thelatest.co.uk/brighton/2021/09/29/jab-today-safer-tomorrow-song-to-encourage-vaccination/
It stars Latest's very own Angi (who has supported AfH since our start).

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