January 10, 2020

Hi, I'm Vaaruni (13) one of YHM young ambassadors and I wanted to talk about something that effects everyone: Finding a purpose in life. 

“What is my purpose in life?” This is a question everyone has asked themselves at some point or another, most often on their deathbe...

February 18, 2019

Hi, I'm Emma, 18, a Young Ambassador and I spend a week trying to cut down on my social media. 

Over the past 10 years social media has been growing to the point where most people can’t go an hour without looking at it, whether it be their Twitter feed, Facebook timelin...

September 20, 2018

Hey guys and gals- I hope you´re all good!  Today I want to tell you about a common problem people always come to me with.

Since sharing my positive psychology study hacks I’ve been overwhelmed with all kinds of people thanking me for giving them much nee...

April 13, 2018


My name’s Emma (18) and I’m taking part in the Being Grateful experiment. The idea is to spend a few minutes every day for a week to think about what you’re grateful for and see the difference that can make. This is the first post of a short series on what being...

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...

July 28, 2016

Hello I’m Vaaruni Nayak, a Young Happy Minds Ambassador and a Kung Fu Panda fanatic! I want to share a few cookies of wisdom I salvaged after watching the trilogy! P.S. (Don’t tell Monkey!)

Perched on my bed with a bag of delicious lightly salted Doritos and a bowl of h...

June 20, 2016

Hi, my name is Emma and I´m one of the YHM young ambassadors. Here are my thoughts and observations on young people and relationships.  

No doubt one you’ve asked yourself, who might your first kiss be with and when might it happen. You might ha...

May 29, 2016

What an amazing week this has been!!! But before I explain why, let's start with a quiz: "Where do Human Rights Activists dance (literally) with state leaders?" 


This week, Young Happy Minds has been at The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF). This event was described by The...

April 28, 2016

Vaaruni (14) shares a story of kindness about helping those around us that'll inspire you to do the same! 



“Thank you…” he said, his eyes wide with confusion and pleasant surprise. He hobbled over to the seat and sat down carefully, sighing in fatigue. I made my way t...

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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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We're on a mission to spread the science of happiness!


Here we share random happy hacks, mainly for youth and parents.