March 20, 2018

Today is the UN’s International Day of Happiness. It’s the 5th ever IDoH and a fantastic day to raise awareness of the fact that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.

We at Young Happy Minds have advocated thi...

July 17, 2017

 Another week, another happiness Q&A! 

This time we caught up with Michael Plant, who is completing a PhD in Happiness at the University of Oxford and is also the founder of a happiness app- Hippo

Sam: To you, what is happiness?

Michael: I think happiness is the sa...

July 10, 2017

Happy Monday everyone! 

What a better way to start the week than with a new series of interviews! Over the next few weeks we'll be chatting with loads of super interesting people about our favourite topic- Happiness! 

First up is Susanna Halonen, the Happyologist®....

July 2, 2017

Now the core message of this post is one perhaps a little trivial. However, we at Young Happy Minds believe it’s one overlooked by many.

You may know this already but we're huge advocates of actively expressing gratitude! We’re constantly seeking to help it become a hab...

July 2, 2017

"An unforgettable week at Panorama Camp". Vilmine shares her experience at our first ever summer camp in the Norwegian mountains! 

Hello, this is Vilmine, 16 years old! I was a participant at Panorama Camp from June the 25th to the 1st of July. In this post, I’m go...

June 12, 2017

One of the participants at Panorama Camp, our first ever summer camp in the Norwegian mountains, share her experience. "I felt only good vibes and it was life changing." 

The week at Panorama camp exceeded my expectations. I felt only good vibes and it was life changing...

April 17, 2017

“At the heart of everything we do is our values, it’s our compass, it’s how we set the direction in our life. And this is something we teach to young people as part of our programmes.”

We're delighted to bring you another "My Young Happy Minds Why" today! This time we h...

March 12, 2017

Last week Theresa May the UK Prime Minister talked at the Charity Commission of wanting "to employ the power of Government as a force for good to transform the way we deal with mental health problems right across society".

She cited the latest rising figures in mental h...

March 8, 2017

What does being yourself really mean? I'm Emma, 19, a Young Ambassador and I ask the question 'What it is that makes us who we are?'   

At some point in everyone’s life someone has said to them the words “Be yourself.” Whether it’s a parent, teacher or a friend, th...

February 2, 2017

Sophie Conijn is part of the Young Happy Minds team in The Netherlands. She is working on our proposition for Young Professionals over there. She has coached 100s of millennials over the past few years and here she writes them an honest letter.

Dear Millennial,

Today, I...

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Oh yes, difficult times will always come. There are also no quick fix to eternal happiness (too bad), but research shows that although our general mood levels and well-being are partially determined by factors like genetics and upbringing,
 
"roughly 40 percent of our happiness is within our control."
 
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