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Great Dream - Ten Keys to Happier Living

Waverley Care has teamed up with Action for Happiness to launch a new, monthly group for people living with HIV or hepatitis C.

Launching in April, the online group will support people to learn about the '10 Keys to happier living' - an evidence-based approach to a happier and more meaningful life. Each month, participants explore one of the 10 Keys, setting personal actions to put them into practice, alongside getting the chance to meet new people.

The group will start on Thursday 15 April from 6.30-8.00pm and is free to attend (though donations are welcomed to support Action for Happiness' work). The group sessions will take place on Zoom.

For more information, or to sign up, contact or visit

Read on to find out more about the 10 Keys.

What are the 10 Keys to Happier Living

Action for Happiness believe that everyone's path to happiness is different. However, based on the latest research, they have identified 10 Keys to Happier Living that consistently tend to make life happier and more fulfilling. Together they spell "GREAT DREAM". The 10 Keys are:

  • Giving - Doing things for others
  • Relating - Connecting with people
  • Exercising - Taking care of your body
  • Awareness - Living live mindfully
  • Trying out - Learning new things
  • Direction - Having goals to look forward to
  • Resiliance - Finding ways to bounce back
  • Emotions - Looking for what is good
  • Acceptance - Being comfortable with who you are
  • Meaning - Being part of something bigger

You can find out more about the 10 Keys in this guidebook.

Who are Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is charity that is committed to building a happier and more caring society - where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.

The charity brings together like-minded people from all walks of life and help them take practical action, drawing on the latest scientific research and backed by experts from diverse fields including psychology, education, economics and social innovation.

They have no religious, political or commercial affiliations and welcome people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of society. Their patron is the Dalai Lama.

They were recently featured on BBC News and you can watch the report below.


Simon Wallis of Action for Happiness, who will be involved in delivering our workshops, also recently appeared on Radio Scotland, talking about the organisation's work. You can listen to the programme here. (skip to 9min15sec).

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