Today (20th March) is International Day of Happiness. As we face a global crisis together, let’s find positive ways to look after ourselves and each other.

At Forever Manchester, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be happy. We believe that connected communities make stronger, happier communities.

Keeping our communities strong, and doing all we can to support each other through this difficult time is going to be essential in the coming weeks and months.

Here are 3 positive steps we can all take.

There are lots of things outside our control.

Let’s remember to breathe and focus on what really matters so we can respond constructively.

Making wise choices helps everyone.

Let’s choose positive actions that support our wellbeing and help others to do the same.

We’re all in this together, even when we’re forced apart.

Let’s stay connected and reach out to help others who may need it.

Share your happiness with us #ForHappyDays

Please share your images and videos of what you are doing to keep your spirits up and what you are doing to spread happiness in your local community.

About International Day of Happiness


Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

In 2012, The General Assembly of the United proclaimed 20th March the International Day of Happiness, recognising the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives. It also recognised the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples.