The Wolverhampton-based NHS Leadership Development Team 'educate, develop and support other teams and individuals to maintain their happiness at work', according to Catherine Lisseman, who nominated the team for a National Happiness Award 2018. We are 'champions of positivity and ok-ness', she added in her nomination.
Despite winning Happiest School in the 2017 National Happiness Awards, it appears there is still space in Fourfields Community Primary School's bulging trophy cabinet - and it looks Happiest School Person 2018 shaped.
Here at the National Happiness Awards, we never miss the opportunity to shoehorn in a clumsy 1980s cultural reference. So, to slightly paraphrase Spandau Ballet, we’d like to introduce Fit2Communicate, who also believe in our goals, and whose dedication to positive communication in education is indestructible. In fact, they are gold.
School life makes Toby one very happy little boy, according to his mum, Amy Gilmour.
Boo Coaching & Consulting, based in a magnificent 19th-century, grade II listed Bolton church called All Souls, is rooted in its community.
The nominations for the National Happiness Awards 2018 have only been open a few days, and already entries have started to roll in. One of our favourites so far is from Lindsey Kelly who nominated the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust Podiatry Admin team in St Albans for the Happiest Team award.
Over the last 12 months, the team at BUPA UK have been on a 'journey to a happier place'. That place has become known as 'BUPA Place' a new state-of-the-art building, in Salford Quays, Manchester.
Here at the National Happiness Awards, we believe in the proverb that you can judge a person by the company they keep. Which is why we love to work with people who share our values and support our mission to celebrate the people and places making the world better through happiness.
We know what it’s like. It’s been a long hot summer already. You’re looking forward to the holidays and there’s that issue with Dave in accounts that you need to deal with. In the middle of it all, here we are, cropping up in your inbox to announce the 2018 National Happiness Awards. Hooray!
According to Fionna Byre, Deputy Headteacher, it is, and that's why she has nominated them for the Happiest School in the National Happiness Awards 2108.
The National Happiness Awards are a team effort. Once a year, Laughology HQ activates a crew of people and organisations who leap into action to make sure the ceremony goes with a bang.
It’s been another bumper year with almost 200 entries from some of the happiest people and places in the UK.
After hours of deliberation, gallons of burnt midnight oil, mouthfuls of nail-biting suspense and some very tough decisions, our independent judging panel have done their duty and are now having a lie down in a darkened room.
Like a premiership winning side they continue to perform at the top of their game after a period of transition and expansion, along with a move to new premises. They have bonded quickly', and go out of their way for each other.
We have had some great Nominations for the National Happiness Awards 2018 during the last few days. This nomination for the schools and education category of the awards comes from Vanessa Loubier, a Modern Foreign Language Teacher at Regents Park Community College in Southampton.
'Loretta is a light in everyone’s day...she has brought so much joy to our wider school community', according to David Tully, her colleague and an English Teacher at Crestwood Community School, who has nominated Loretta Gray in the Happiest School Person category of the National Happiness Awards 2018.
Kingfisher Special School has the most uplifting, beautiful kids you will ever meet - and it rocks!, according to Nicola Found, Director of Creative Learning at the school, a designated primary special school for children with complex and severe learning needs in Oldham.
Here at the National Happiness Awards we like clumsy, overblown metaphors. Which is why we like to describe our long-standing relationship with Crown House Publishing as a deeply spiritual bond. In fact, if the story of the Awards were written in biblical terms, Crown House Publishing would be there with us at the beginning, in the Garden of Eden. An Adam to our Eve.
There’s been no end of happiness following the success of the National Happiness Awards. Like a big smiley-faced ink blot, the happiness awards effect has been spreading out across communities.
The National Happiness Awards winners have basked in the glow of positive media attention and the awards have been covered across the UK in regional newspapers and nationally on platforms as diverse as Mailonline, Huffington Post, The Sun and BBC radio.
Buoyed by victory, our Happiest Primary School, Flakefleet Primary, has been making waves with a bid for the Christmas number one spot in the charts. Staff and pupils at the school have produced a charity single, Light Up, and even managed to talk their way into the BBC Radio 2 studios earlier this month when they were invited in by Breakfast Show host Chris Evans.
Money raised from the sale of the song will go to the Alzheimer’s Society and pupils of the Fylde Coast school have now sold enough copies to make the Top 40 at Christmas with no budget, no PR and no record label. The video for the single features children from the school taking elderly residents from nearby Fleetwood Hall Care Home to Blackpool for a day of fun and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media.
Over in Ross-on-Wye, our Happiest Workplace Person, Natalie Morgan-Dew, put her prize money to good use by buying pizza for all the students at her dance studio she runs. Natalie beat a range of mental health problems and set up the alternative dance studio – Mizz Twisted Cherry - where mental health wellbeing is just as important as fitness and fresh moves. She uses her empathy to help other women at the studios and they all settled down to a pile of pizza earlier this month courtesy of Natalie’s winnings.
Our Happiest Team also gave something back. Theodora Children’s Charity funds and manages a team of specially trained performers who bring joy and laughter to sick and disabled children. Last year these ‘Giggle Doctors’ visited over 33,000 children in hospitals, hospices and care homes. The winning team donated all their winnings to the charity they work for. And we at Laughology thought that was such a lovely gesture, that we matched it with our own donation.
At Laughology HQ we are overjoyed that the Happiness Awards continue to make a positive impact on winners and finalists and, believe it or not, we’ve already begun to plan next year.
Since the beginning of the National Happiness Awards, one of our favourite categories has always been Happiest Pupil, won in 2017 by Callum Carr from St Matthews Primary School in Luton.
Meet Debs Gallagher, the happiness superhero who won the coveted title of Happiest Workplace Person in 2017. Debs, is a manager at Virgin Active gym in Nottingham and her staff and customers love her.