• Shoreham Happy Cafe

    The Pond Coffee Shop

    Our new Monthly Happy Cafe invites you to find out more about Action for Happiness (AfH) and the scientifically proven 10 Keys to Happier Living. This is a great opportunity to connect with others and explore how you can make your own life happier and perhaps also create more happiness in the community you live in. Our aim is to spread happiness and joy - and help each other find ways to live our best possible life, whatever that might mean to you.

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  • Monthly Happy Cafe - Meaningful May

    Al Campo Lounge

    This month's Happy Cafe is themed around Meaningful May. A Happy Cafe means getting together over activities, games and discussion points to really bring to life what makes us more happy and resourceful in our lives. 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. General Info: Our Monthly Happy Cafe at Al Campo invites you to find out more about Action for Happiness (AfH) and the scientifically proven 10 Keys to Happier Living. This is a great opportunity to connect with others and explore how you can make your own life happier and perhaps also create more happiness in the community you live in. Our aim is to spread happiness and joy - and help each other find ways to live our best possible life, whatever that might mean to you.

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  • How to Grow a 'Resilience Tree' for a Happier, Healthier Life

    During this interactive talk, led by Eleanor Armitage from local positive psychology consultancy Bailey & French, we’ll explore the Psychology of stress, the power of our perception and the connections between positive relationships and overcoming adversity. We’ll work together to identify practical ways that we can all manage the stresses and strains of daily life and build a stronger foundation of resilience. Read here for an article that explains what a resilience tree is: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-grow-resilience-tree-eleanor-armitage/ Eleanor is driven to help people, teams and organisations use their minds more effectively, by transforming scientific learning into application. She enjoys building and nurturing relationships and her dependable, guiding nature encourages others to leverage their unique strengths to flourish and thrive in work and beyond.  Eleanor Armitage has a BSc in Psychology, and MSc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology and works for Bailey & French, a Brighton-based organisation that works across all industries to empower people be their best for wellbeing and performance. With a passion for science, Eleanor enjoys applying psychological theories to enhance performance, engagement and wellbeing within the workplace. See www.baileyandfrench.com for more info. see also http://www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk/ for more info about our Brighton AFH group. If you know of someone who is taking action to create a happier Brighton and Hove then please nominate them for the Happy List which will shine a light on their 'happiness activism' https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjkYeE-EcrrEoCpIuXAMlswMV8VyuKfpf04Ur3IbLilKS4nA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0Gmdu49VCbUuhk6d0JyfEjeyQEFltWPccLKM2Fo1Q0zlTCM9lYLMriX0c

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  • Shoreham Happy Cafe

    The Pond Coffee Shop

    Our new Monthly Happy Cafe invites you to find out more about Action for Happiness (AfH) and the scientifically proven 10 Keys to Happier Living. This is a great opportunity to connect with others and explore how you can make your own life happier and perhaps also create more happiness in the community you live in. Our aim is to spread happiness and joy - and help each other find ways to live our best possible life, whatever that might mean to you.

  • Monthly Happy Cafe - Active April

    Al Campo Lounge

    This month's Happy Cafe is themed around Active April! A Happy Cafe means getting together over various table activities, games and discussion points to really bring to life what makes us more happy and resourceful in our lives. 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. General Info: Our Monthly Happy Cafe at Al Campo invites you to find out more about Action for Happiness (AfH) and the scientifically proven 10 Keys to Happier Living. This is a great opportunity to connect with others and explore how you can make your own life happier and perhaps also create more happiness in the community you live in. Our aim is to spread happiness and joy - and help each other find ways to live our best possible life, whatever that might mean to you.

  • Silent Disco with Action for Happiness

    Latest Music bar

    Action for Happiness' Brighton's first Silent Disco, generously donated by the fabulous Hush Beats Disco! https://www.facebook.com/hushbeatsdisco/ Exercise is a proven key to happier living, as is trying new things out and connecting with others. So looks like it could be a very happy evening! The songs will be themed around the Ten Keys to Happier Living: Giving, Relating, Exercise, Awareness, Trying Out, Direction, Resilience, (Positive) Emotions, Acceptance, Meaning. If this inspires any song ideas for you let us know below and we'll add it to the playlist! see also http://www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk/

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  • Shoreham Happy Cafe

    The Pond Coffee Shop

    Our new Monthly Happy Cafe invites you to find out more about Action for Happiness (AfH) and the scientifically proven 10 Keys to Happier Living. This is a great opportunity to connect with others and explore how you can make your own life happier and perhaps also create more happiness in the community you live in. Our aim is to spread happiness and joy - and help each other find ways to live our best possible life, whatever that might mean to you.

  • Celebrating the International Day of Happiness at the Al Campo Lounge

    As part of the Happy Cafe Network Al Campo Lounge will be given over to celebrating the International Day of Happiness on Wednesday, 20 March. The cafe will be suitably decorated with bunting etc, the AfH banner and posters with our AfH materials (Ten Keys postcards and badges) being freely available. This year’s theme is Happier Together, which is described as follows “Happier Together, focuses on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. Everyone wants to be happy - and life is happier when we're together. So let's celebrate our common humanity. Join the community and be part of this special day.” You can play your part by visiting Al Campo on this date (and the days before and after) and spreading the AfH message to Al Campo’s customers and/or creating Walls and Pillars of Happiness there. This will be done by filling in post-its on what makes you happier together and sticking them on the walls and pillars of Al Campo (this site shows what Walls of Happiness look like https://www.livehappy.com/tags/happiness-walls). Note this is more of a drop in activity throughout the whole day than a time-focused meetup, so if you fancy participating just pop in whenever suits you :-). By wearing your badge you can also connect with other AfH members at the cafe at any to time and with the celebration running through the whole week this is a great opportunity for not only leaving your happiness thoughts on a Happiness Wall but getting to know other members of our group.

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  • Monthly Happy Cafe - Walls of Happiness

    Al Campo Lounge

    It's time for the March Happy Cafe! In line with this year’s theme of the International Day of Happiness on 20th March, sharing happiness, we'll be helping create a Wall of Happiness as well as our usual social discussions. See here to find out more about the Walls of Happiness Project: https://www.livehappy.com/tags/happiness-walls The aim of Happy Cafes are to get together over various table activities, games and discussion points to really bring to life what makes us more happy and resourceful in our lives. 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. General Info: Our Monthly Happy Cafe at Al Campo invites you to find out more about Action for Happiness (AfH) and the scientifically proven 10 Keys to Happier Living. This is a great opportunity to connect with others and explore how you can make your own life happier and perhaps also create more happiness in the community you live in. Our aim is to spread happiness and joy - and help each other find ways to live our best possible life, whatever that might mean to you.

  • Make your goals, ideas and ambitions happen with Ambigo

    Ambigo brings people together to make their goals, ideas and ambitions happen. In this workshop, we will help each other to achieve our personal goals. HOW? In small groups we will each have the opportunity to consider and express a personal goal, idea or ambition you have. It can be anything. Then, in a fun and dynamic activity, we'll exchange info, contacts, advice and other support to help each other closer to making them a reality. WHAT KIND OF GOALS, IDEAS AND AMBITIONS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? Anything at all that would lead you closer to personal fulfilment. They tend to be around topics like... *Taking up a new hobby *Developing a new skill *Starting a community project *Changing career *Finding your passion WHAT COULD I GET OUT OF THIS? Feel more inspired, confident and empowered to achieve what's specifically important to you. These sessions are fun and uplifting. If you don't have a goal in mind, but still want to come and join in to support others, please do! Nobody will have to speak in front of the group and you only share what you're comfortable sharing. WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY? - "I would recommend it to anybody with any type of goal" - Liana - "I've been really surprised by the amount of help people have been able to offer for my specific needs. It's given me a massive confidence boost!" - Nathan - "I was feeling alone with my idea, but people have offered suggestions about how I can do this. It's given me a lot of confidence in the viability of what I want to do" - Jess This event will draws on the following keys to happier living: Giving - we'll all be generously sharing our knowledge to help others around us Relating - we'll work in small groups to carefully listen and understand each other's ideas, passions and obstacles Trying Out - this is an opportunity for you to seek guidance and support for something you've never done before Direction - you'll set ambitious but realistic goals to give yourself a future to be excited about Resilience - you'll find out about others who may have had similar experiences to you and learn from them how to tackle challenges Acceptance - We'll be showing each other what's truly important to us. This will lead us to accept, value and support each other as unique individuals Meaning - the support you'll receive towards your goal will strengthen your sense of purpose