What we're about

This is the Meetup site for the Brighton-based local group of Action for Happiness (www.actionforhappiness.org) - a global movement of people taking action to create a happier society. For for more details about the Brighton group see www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk.
Our events include monthly meetings (talks or workshops) at the Latest Bar and a monthly Happy Cafe.

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.

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. Local group website: www.actionforhappinessbrighton.org.uk .

Check out the national site for resources, FAQs and much more.

Upcoming events (4+)

Too Busy to be Happy?

Latest Music bar

Are you often too Busy? So are many people. Time Management is a continuing training subject in the Corporate world. We will look at suggestions and approaches by two established speakers, watching their on-line talks, then considering how we can Act on their insights to increase our own Happiness.
Matthew Brown speaks at national AfH on 'Worry Less, Achieve More, Love what you do'. In a TedX talk Brad Aeon addresses the Philosophy of Time Management in a calm way: "Time is not Money when you know you are going to die".

This is our regular meeting in the Latest Bar, on the first Tuesday of each month. We provide ideas and information on the science of happiness. Afterwards you can contemplate this with yourself, then discuss with a few others, and maybe in the whole room. An opportunity to discover new ways of increasing the happiness of yourself and those around you. We will appreciate a donation of £5 in CASH if you can (no shrapnel please) ; if this is difficult for you, less is acceptable. Groundrules for this meeting. Doors open 6:30; get a drink and chat; event starts 7pm prompt.

See here for more about Action for Happiness, the 10 Keys to Happier Living. and why 'Doing good feels good' :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc6WW1GGjbk (1 min video)

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

ONLINE: April 10 Keys Group with Action for Happiness Brighton

Online event

### 10 Keys Groups offer an online chance to meet others near you who care about happiness, learn more about how to live a happy life and take action that makes a meaningful difference.

Each month we explore one of the 10 Keys to Happier Living - evidence-based ways to create a happier and more meaningful life.
Currently these 10 Keys groups run on Zoom (see our calendar for other face-to-face events).

They give you the chance to check in with others in the group, explore the monthly theme and set personal actions to take forward in your own life.

We recommend you RSVP by officially joining the 10 Keys Group here https://actionforhappiness.org/groups/brighton. We can then send you additional info and resources relevant to the session as well as the right zoom link as due to the organisation of these sessions with Action for Happiness the link can change in the lead-up to the event.

Online Happy Cafe - Meet New People and Learn about Happiness

Online event

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. Find out more about our movement here: www.actionforhappiness.org

This month's theme will be our calendar theme of Active April which links the 'Exercising: Taking care of the body' key to happier living..

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.

Happy Cafe at the Lion and Lobster

The Lion & Lobster

(This is a face to face event with no online option.).
The Lion and Lobster is an old fashioned pub with a cosy atmosphere.

The Happy Cafe is a way to find out more about scientifically based happiness techniques in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Happy Cafe focuses on changing how you feel by playing games that subtly make you think in a happier way. It is hoped that you feel better when you leave the Lion and Lobster than when you arrived!

We very much look forward to seeing you all. The event starts at 5 pm but we will just chat until 5.15.pm when the games will start.

How to find us:
Coming from Waitrose go down the hill to the sea and take the first right turn (Silwood Street). The Lion and Lobster is along there on the right.

See you there.
Liz xx

Past events (561)

Happy Cafe at the Lion and Lobster

The Lion & Lobster