CONTACT   |   T: 0844 800 1701  

Nina jackson happiness awards judge

Nina Jackson, happiness award judge, explains what she’ll be looking for in this year's nominations

Here at the National Happiness Awards, we pride ourselves on setting the standard for happiness best-practice in the UK. Which is why all our winners are scrutinised to make sure they truly deserve the accolades they win. Not only do winners need to be happy, they also need to demonstrate that the measures they are taking to spread happiness are sustainable and innovative. Our judges are eagle-eyed happiness experts who know what makes a winner. Here’s Nina Jackson to explain what she’ll be looking for in this year's National Happiness Awards.

Continue reading

  • Created on .
crown house publishing national awards sponsor

Crown House Publishing sponsor the National Happiness Awards four years in a row

Mutual support is one of core elements of happiness and The National Happiness Awards are lucky enough to have support from some wonderful friends. Without our sponsors, the awards would not be the all-singing, all-dancing affair they are. Instead, we’d probably be in a draughty community hall somewhere, clutching a platter of stale sandwiches and trying to make ourselves heard above the sound of the Line Dancing class next door.

Continue reading

  • Created on .
Hollie-Grace Gough, happiness award nominee

Hollie-Grace Gough, happiness award nominee, grows and flourishes with the help of her teachers and classmates

Hollie-Grace Gough from Maidstone, Kent, knows the value of a smile. The brave 10-year-old was born with a cleft lip and palate and needed major surgery as a baby to correct the condition. The anxiety she suffered as a small child meant that for the first four years of her life she was selectively mute. She only communicated with a few people and used sign language, even though she wore wearing hearing aids. At school Hollie-Grace never took part in assemblies, church services, Christmas carols or any form of activity and would sit and cry with a teacher instead.

Continue reading

  • Created on .
Stephanie Davies - Laughology CEO

Happiness guru Stephanie Davies launched the National Happiness Awards four years ago. Here she explains why.

“Fifteen years ago, after a decade working as a stand-up comedian, I had an idea for a business venture and went to see my manager for a loan. I explained my proposal. I wanted to establish a learning and development company, working in the public and private sector, which used the psychology of happiness and humour to improve lives and boost productivity and wellbeing. The bank manager listened, then laughed. It was not the reaction I was hoping for.

Continue reading

  • Created on .
big chat about mental health logo


Are organisations and companies just paying lip service?
Join some of the most interesting and respected voices in positive psychology for our Our Big Chat about…Thinking outside the tick box, inaugural webinar. Our two and half hour interactive event will look at the best mental health strategies for organisations, identifying what works and what doesn’t.

Dave McPartlin:

Dave is the Headteacher of Flakefleet Primary School.
Creating the right environment for people and communities to flourish

Sunita Hirani

Sunita is one of the BBC’s key equality, diversity and inclusivity experts.
Why inclusion is essential for mental wellbeing

Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Cary is one the world’s most influential voices in occupational health and wellbeing.
Enhancing Mental Wellbeing at Work. Evidence based strategies for creating a wellbeing culture at work.

Ask us a question

You can call us on 0844 800 1701, or use this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Sign up to our weekly Laughology bulletin

Suite 869, Kemp House,
152 - 160 City Road,
London EC1V 2NX

T: 0844 800 1701
E: Laughology
F: 0208 337 9262