The World Happiness Project was started by Gerry Clarke and Chris Croft who had a vision to make the world a happier place.

Their number one mission is to create a TV series and global video stream about Happiness and Wellbeing. There has been nothing on television about Happiness in recent years even though everyone is interested in the subject and there is nothing more important in life than being happy.  Their vision is to make a difference by writing and producing a major new UK television series and creating a global video channel about Happiness and Wellbeing.

They also decided to launch the UK’s first National Happiness and Wellbeing conference. The idea behind the event is to showcase actions and interventions that can increase happiness and improve mental health and wellbeing in the home, the community and the workplace. The first conference event was due to take place in Bournemouth from 17th to 19th April 2020. Sadly, due to the Corona virus pandemic, the conference has been postponed and replaced by conference video stream entitled HAPPY people, places, planet. See the Happiness and Wellbeing conference page for details and a link to YouTube page.

During the past twelve months, the World Happiness Project team have established a highly successful Happy Café in Dorset.   Following the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown in the UK, they established a virtual Zoom meeting and now meet online twice a month. It provides an opportunity to focus on a number of important issues relating to happiness, mental health and wellbeing in society and are now reaching out to a wider audience by launching a Global Happy Café.

Their aim is to develop a fellowship of likeminded people from around the world interested in increasing happiness and improving mental health and wellbeing, promoting the Action for Happiness Ten Keys to Happier Living, and discussing the future of society following the Corona virus pandemic. Meetings start on 1st July at 7pm BST and aim to reach an audience of 1000+ within three months. Login details will be published shortly

The World Happiness Project is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers​. Any surplus income will be donated to charity.

Gerry Clarke email:

Gerry loves bringing people together and making things happen

  • Writer, Producer and Director of award winning films, videos, multimedia and webTV programmes.
  • Chairman and Chief Executive of International Corporate Communications company
  • Organization of business conferences for sales, marketing and product launches
  • Management of trade shows, exhibitions, press and public relations events.
  • Freelance Photojournalist for Time Magazine, Riviera Times and various news, leisure and lifestyle publications.
  • Artist, Sculptor and Creative Director of Interactive Art and Entertainment Projects
  • Designer of Sculpture Parks, Town Memorials and Gardens of Memory
  • Director, International Arts and Music Festivals, Bournemouth Jazz Festival, Jazz by the Sea Festival and The World Jazz Jamboree.

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Chris Croft email:

Chris Croft is a management trainer and author, his first book ‘Time Management‘ was published in 1996 and has since been followed by fourteen others.  His tip of the month email goes out regularly to over 18,000 people. Recently he has also been making videos – there are more than 80 on his youtube channel which has 9000 subscribers and over a million views, and he has 28 courses featured on / Linkedin Learning, including his Daily Happiness Tips which was in the top ten worldwide viewed courses on Linkedin Learning in 2018.

It was his interest in Time Management which led him to Happiness – what is better use of your time than the things that make you happy? Trying to understand happiness, and then to promote it in others, has become an increasing passion.

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Lesley Lyle

Lesley Lyle was one of the first cohort of the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP), Bucks New University. She is now an associate lecturer on the MAPP course at Bucks and a Director of Positive Psychology Learning, the only UK company that offers positive psychology courses run is association with a university.

Her dissertation was research into positive aging, a subject that she is hoping to learn more about from the inside out! She is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and runs a wellbeing practice in the New Forest where she lives and also shares a practice in Harley Street, London.

A keen advocate of facilitating positive emotions for herself and others, she is a laughter teacher and trainer and runs a free laughter club in her community. In 2012 her book ‘Laugh Your Way to Happiness’ was published (Watkins). After a long career in the aviation world she still works part time for British Airways, as cabin crew, trainer and wellbeing & inclusion advisor.


Dulcie Batt and Julia Seibold

We met Dulcie, on the left, when she ran an Action for Happiness – Exploring What Matters Course with Julia.

Mother of four, she recently sailed across the Atlantic with her family! Her greatest wish is to inspire people to feel more connected to their joyful inner light as they live their lives.

Dulcie was trained as an NLP Practioner by Richard Bandler via NLP Life Training She teaches Qoya which is a mix of meditation, yoga and dance:

Check out her blog and Instagram page for more information. 

Julia, on the right, is an experienced and qualified coach that offers practical ways of getting more of what we want in life. Her approach is based on the unique person-centred NLP and Integrative Hypnotherapy by Salus Academy which Peggy Guglielmino established. With her Happiness Life Coaching you receive bespoke experiences, tailored to your individual needs and goals, as you commit to a profound journey.

She strongly believes we are the drivers of our own lives and not the victims of life’s circumstances.​ We all have 24 hours in a day. It is up to every one of us to make the most of it. She loves seeing people happy, bursting with confidence and making decisions consciously.


Layne Hamerston

Visiting Associate – Integrative Wellbeing Research Centre at Bournemouth University

Founder of the Living Well Agency.

The Living Well Agency provides consultancy, training, speakers and events to improve the health, fitness and wellbeing potential for people living with cancer.

Based at Bournemouth University, they have recently been commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support and Sport England to work with local partners to enable 1000 people living with cancer to engage in health promoting physical activity and supporting services.


Kerry Pocock

Kerry works as a qualified life coach and NLP trainer (trained with Tristan Soames  and Terry Elston).  She is also a Calm Birth Hypnobirthing Teacher (

Kerry is passionate about supporting people through times of change, helping them to learn new tools to manage change in their lives and to think about and create the future they want.