15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sept, 12 Sept, 19 Sept, 26 Sept, 5 Oct
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: The School of Positive Psychology

EXPLORING WHAT MATTERS: The Action For Happiness Course


Exploring What Matters is an inspiring 8-week course where you can explore some of life's big questions with a friendly group of like-minded people. It is based on the latest scientific evidence and is intended for people of all backgrounds. 

The Exploring What Matters course is aimed at people of all backgrounds and has been shown to help people become happier and more caring. Each session has a theme, based on a 'big question', such as What really matters in life? What actually makes us happy? or How should we treat others? The course is run over 8 sessions, which take place weekly and last 2 hours. Each follows a similar interactive format with an inspiring mix of learning and discussion.


To keep this course accessible to the widest range of people, participants are asked to make a donation of your choice to sign up for the course. The recommended donation is S$180, but if you cannot afford this, you are able to donate what you can instead. And of course if you wish to donate more (to help support those who have less) that is encouraged too!


Week 1: What really matters in life?

Lots of things are important in life, but how should we decide what really matters to us? This session explores whether a greater focus on happiness and wellbeing might be better for all of us.

Week 2: What actually makes us happy?

We’re told that happiness comes from having more and earning more, but is this really true? Does happiness come from our circumstances or our inner attitudes? And can we learn how to be happier?

Week 3: Can we find peace of mind?

Life can be highly stressful. In this session we’ll explore how to deal effectively with life’s ups and downs and cope with adversity. And we'll look at some skills which can help us be more resilient.

Week 4: How should we treat others?

Our society appears increasingly individualistic and competitive. Is this just human nature or are we naturally altruistic too? How should we behave towards others - and can we learn to be more compassionate?.

Week 5: What makes for great relationships?

We're a social species and most of us know that our connections with others are vitally important. But what really affects our relationships and are there practical things we can do to enhance them?

Week 6: Can we be happier at work?

Work is a huge part of our lives, but many of us find our work to be stressful and frustrating. Do happier organisations get better results? What makes us happy at work? And what can we do about it?

Week 7: Can we build happier communities?

What does it mean to live well together - and why are some communities or societies much happier than others? In this session we'll explore how to create communities that are more caring, connected and happy.

Week 8: How can we create a happier world?

This session brings together everything we've covered during the course. It aims to inspire each of us to live in a way that contributes to a happier world, not just for ourselves but for others too.


For questions about this particular course please contact:
Bernie (

We hope you enjoy the course. Thanks for helping to create a happier world.


Please note: although the content and materials for this course have been developed and tested by Action for Happiness, this specific course is being run independently by TSPP who support the aims of Action for Happiness, rather than being put on directly by the organisation itself.

Action for Happiness is part of the Young Foundation, Registered Charity (274345).

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