Action for Happiness
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Meanwhile read what Action for Happiness is all about.
Lord Richard Layard: Professor of Economics at LSE. Previously founder director of Centre for Economic Performance and head of Programme on Well-Being. Wrote highly influential book "Happiness: Lessons from a New Science" in 2005.
Geoff Mulgan: Chief Executive of NESTA. He was previously CEO of the Young Foundation, director of Government's Strategy Unit, Head of Policy in Prime Minister's office and founder of think-tank Demos.
Dr Anthony Seldon: Master of Wellington College, where he has introduced happiness/well-being classes into the school curriculum. Political historian and commentator; author and editor of over 25 books on contemporary history, politics and education.
Nic Marks: Recognised expert in the field of well-being research. Founder the Centre for Well-being at the New Economics Foundation and has led the well-being programme since 2001.
Experienced advisor on leadership and organisation development and expert in positive psychology. Partner of Change Able and Director of The Change Space. Read more.
Dr Mark Williamson: Joined as Director of Action for Happiness in September 2010. Experienced leader with wide range of expertise across both commercial and non-profit sectors. Read more.
Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. We want to see a fundamentally different way of life - where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.
We bring together like-minded people from all walks of life and help them take practical action, drawing on the latest scientific research. We are backed by leading experts from diverse fields including psychology, education, economics and social innovation.
Members of the movement make a simple pledge: to try to create more happiness in the world around them. We provide ideas and resources to enable people to take action at home, at work or in their community. Many of our members form local groups to take action together.
We have no religious, political or commercial affiliations and welcome people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of society. We were founded in 2010 by Richard Layard, Geoff Mulgan and Anthony Seldon. Our patron is the Dalai Lama.