May 15, 2019

Happy Cafe Ely has a special reason to stock Rachel Kelly's books on the shelves in Julia's Tearooms on Ely's High Street. Rachel very kindly
came to launch our Happy Cafe enterprise, in conjunction with the national charity Action for Happiness, in July 2017 and she d...

August 31, 2018

Over the course of the last year, we've been exploring the 10 keys to happier living from Action for Happiness (AfH) at our Wednesday morning sessions at Julia's tearooms. We've also been asking people what they have done recently to make themselves or someone else hap...

July 9, 2018

'Be the change you want to see in the world'.  Mahatma Gandhi

Happy Cafe Ely launched on July 10th last year with a visit by the writer and mental health campaigner Rachel Kelly. Since then we have:

* facilitated 25 Happy Cafe Ely meet-ups on the first and third...

April 12, 2018

In this Happy Café Ely meeting we explored resilience and in particular how our thought processes can influence our ability to either react or respond to challenges we may face. We started by looking at Action for Happiness poster number 7 on resilience which says "If...

April 12, 2018

Everyone has unique personal strengths, but in fact it is quite common for people to not really know what their strengths are. It is therefore possible for some individuals to underplay their strengths, whilst others may have an over-inflated view of them. In the past...

March 1, 2018

‘Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you are probably right’.

Such a thought provoking couple of Happy Café’s recently. 

After introducing the idea of Growth Mindset, a concept developed by educationalist Carol Dweck, I’m still thinking over what we...

December 29, 2017

An inspiring 8-week course to explore what matters for a happy and meaningful life - together with a group of friendly, like-minded people.

The course will run weekly on Thursdays from 7pm till 9pm from 19 April until 7 June. The venue for the course will be Ely Cathedr...

December 29, 2017

At a recent Happy Cafe meeting we discussed the theme of resilience, one of the 10 Keys to Happier Living from Action for Happiness. Having a happy life doesn't mean one that is free from challenging situations; we all know that tough times are part of life, but being...

November 7, 2017

I will start with a confession that I watch a TED talk most days - and the value to me is so positive that if you have never heard of them, or if you have never tried them, I hope I can offer some information and encouragement here.

First, a bit of background. TED is a...

September 14, 2017

Did you know that if someone you know is happy, you are 15% more likely to be happy yourself? It doesn't stop there either. If someone you know, knows someone who is happy, you are 10% more likely to be happy and if a friend of a friend is happy, you are 6% more likely...

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Welcome to the Happy Café Ely @ Julia's tearoom.


The Café is a community enterprise which aims to make a difference to the happiness of people in Ely and the surrounding area.


There are several Happy Cafés across the UK and worldwide, the first of which was set up in Brighton in October 2014, inspired by the Action for Happiness movement.


The idea is simple: to create a friendly and welcoming meeting place, where local people can learn about scientifically proven methods to improve happiness and personal well-being.


Action for Happiness has researched and produced 10 keys for happier living. Postcards, posters, leaflets and supporting literature will be available at Julia's tearoom for people to learn and take action themselves.


The Café will be launching week commencing 10th July 2017. Following the launch week events (which you can read more about soon) the group will meet twice monthly on a Wednesday morning. Come along and discover for yourself how you can live happier.  




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