How to set up your own happiness club

Join us in our year long experiment to create a happier life for you and your friends. We have joined forces with charity Action for Happiness and are encouraging to create a 'happiness club' once a month in your own home. Want to join us? First register here and then invite your friends, get together and get happy!

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What is the Happiness Club?

12 monthly book club-style gatherings at your home where you tune in to what lights you up and discuss how you can put happiness – yours and other people’s – at the heart of your life philosophy. It’s about working together and ‘being the change we want to see in the world’.

What’s the vision?

To create more happiness in the world through the way we approach our lives. We’ll provide monthly ‘happy experiments’ for you to take part in, with inspiration and practical ideas to enable you to take action in all areas of life – at home, at work or in the community.

What’s the goal?

To help create a genuinely happier society – through positive changes in all aspects of our lives.

So, you've decided you want to spread a little happiness, found four like-minded friends and set up your very own Happiness Club. What next?

Want to get started right now?

Register your happiness club here:

  • Decide who you’d like to invite your club – choose people you like or who you’d like to know better.
  • Arrange a date and time suitable for all of you. The magazine comes out at the beginning of the month so perhaps meet earlier rather than later in the month so you can have time to put your ‘action for happiness’ into action!
  • The idea is to meet in each other’s houses – book club-style – so don't invite too many people or you won’t be able to fit everyone in! We would suggest inviting four members as a minimum.
  • Come to the Happiness Club having read the article in Psychologies. We’d like to offer you a special rate to subscribe to Psychologies for Happiness Club members. Go to: and get a 36 per cent discount
  • It should take around 90 minutes to host a happiness club but allow two hours or more if you want to sit and chat afterwards.
  • The host reads out the ‘Happiness Club’ Psychologies article to the group and then you discuss the five questions set by Action for Happiness. You all commit to one ‘action for happiness’ a day/week or month.
  • Arrange your next date at another person’s house so you all get a turn to host.

Suzy Walker

Editor of Psychologies, Psychologies

I am proud to be editor of Psychologies, a magazine that champions, challenges and coaches us to think differently so we can solve our own problems and create a life that nourishes us. Author of Making The Big Leap and The Big Peace, Suzy believes that the secret to happiness is living life to the full right here, right now, committing to a few goals now and again and taking Oscar, the Psychologies dog for a walk round the field when it all gets a bit too much.


Go to the profile of Bev Tighe
about 6 years ago
Dear Suzy, I'm setting up a Happiness Club for & with my friends in Horsell, Woking, Surrey in 2016. I've registered my details for the club however I'm not sure what happens next, am I meant to have received a reply acknowledging my registration? How do I send the details to the friends I'm inviting? Also my preference is to follow the 2015, are all the materials still available? Where can I find them? Thanks in anticipation for your reply. Best wishes Bev x
Go to the profile of Suzy Walker
about 6 years ago
So wonderful you are joining us. You don't receive any automated emails but you will receive emails about other Happiness Club business along the way. All of the content is kept on Lifelabs and our Psychologies website. All the ten 'key's to happiness are the website. Start Here: All blogs and supporting videos are on the lifelabs Happiness Club Channel Fantastic!