Spreading happiness,
one Do at a time

At last, scientists are starting to discover what really makes us happy. And now you can put it into action. The brightest minds at Action for Happiness and Do Something Different have come together to create Do Happiness, designed to bring all the good stuff we know about happiness directly into your life.

The programme pillars

Created by psychologists from Do Something Different and Action for Happiness, this programme is based on the pillars known to have a positive impact on happiness:

  • Awareness
  • Giving
  • Relating (deepening and broadening)
  • Direction
  • Trying Out
  • Resilience
  • Emotions
  • Acceptance
  • Exercising


Would you like to be happier? (most people would)

When asked, most people say that they would rather have more happiness than more wealth.* And yet so few of us deliberately spend time developing our own happiness. Do Happiness is a unique online programme that sends you special positive actions designed to boost your own happiness and help make others around you happier too.

* Results from a nationally-representative YouGov poll of adults in the UK by Action for Happiness.


  • Small positive actions
  • Tailored to your life
  • Crafted by psychologists
  • Boosting happiness
  • Rewarding and fun

How often do we actually stop and ask ourselves what we will do for our happiness?

  • 12 weeks of happy Do’s
  • Tailored to you
  • Builds happy habits
  • Helps you spread happiness
  • Sustains a happier way of life

Bring more happiness into your life

Do Happiness unites Action for Happiness’ 10 Keys to Happier Living with Do Something Different’s proven change approach, from top psychologists Professors Karen Pine and Ben Fletcher. It recognises that knowing what makes us happy isn’t enough. We have to do it. This is a simple, fun way of putting happiness at the top of your to-do list. Why not start your happiness journey today?


  1. Feel good about yourself
  2. Connect more
  3. Target your goals
  4. Be positive
  5. Have fun
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