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Small steps to happiness

Action for Happiness

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

Small steps to happiness

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Event Details

Join us for an inspiring evening with author Rachel Kelly in conversation with Jane Garvey (BBC Woman's Hour) about her journey from darkness to happiness.

Rachel Kelly was trying to have it all as a journalist, wife and mother, yet she nearly lost everything through depression. Having overcome a very dark time in her life, she now campaigns for mental health and is on a mission to help others discover the simple steps which have helped her lead a happier life.

"Age-old wisdom delivered with new magic, this book is a balanced and gentle companion on the road to a happier life" ~ Oliver James

"I absolutely LOVE this book. It's so gracefully accomplished and full of hope and practicality. Stretches out a hand to the lonely, the lost and the exhausted. It's a great gift of hard-won wisdom" ~ Matthew d'Ancona (The Guardian)

About The Speakers

Rachel Kelly is an author, journalist and mental health campaigner from London. Her memoir Black Rainbow won the Spear’s Best First Book Award and her new book Walking on Sunshine shares 52 small steps to happiness from her experience of what works.

Jane Garvey is a radio broadcaster and was the first voice on BBC Radio 5 Live when it was launched in 1994. She then co-hosted the Drivetime programme for 13 years alongside Peter Allen. Jane now presents BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

Location and Timings 

This event will take place at Conway Hall in central London on Weds 10 February 2016. Doors will open at 18:30 and the event will start at 19:00


This event is in support of Action for Happiness. We want to make it accessible to as many people as possible, so rather than charging a fixed fee we're instead asking you to make a donation. It would be great if you could donate £20, but if you can spare more, or feel unable to give that much, then please give what you feel is appropriate.

Any funds raised (beyond the costs of the event) will contribute directly to Action for Happiness' work relating to growing the movement and supporting local action groups relating to happiness and well-being. Action for Happiness is part of the Young Foundation, a Registered Charity (274345) in England and Wales.

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When & Where

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
WC1R 4RL London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to creating a happier society by making positive changes in their personal lives, homes, workplaces and communities. Join the movement, be the change.

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