Work Positive


In this section you will find a variety of sites that we find interesting, useful or even just fun to look at. We hope some of the selection below are of interest to you. If there are links to sites that you think we should consider including, please let us know.

Positive Psychology

The Happiness Institute
Created by Dr Timothy Sharp, aka Dr Happy, this Australian institute helps people and organisations become happier.  The website and newsletters have some really helpful, practical and accessible content.

Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness is a UK based movement for positive social change that brings together people who want to help create a happier society. 

Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
The centre, based at the University of Michigan, is a community of scholars devoted to energising and transforming organisations through research on the theory and practice of positive organising and leadership. This site has lots of useful references, links and resources.

Authentic Happiness
The website of Dr. Martin Seligman – one of the pioneers of the positive psychology movement. This US site includes a number of free to complete questionnaires.

Centre for Confidence and Well-being
The Centre for Confidence and Well-being aims to support individual, organisational and cultural change through the dissemination of learning from Positive Psychology. As well as their web resources they organise conferences, workshops and networking events. They are based in Glasgow.

World Database of Happiness
This site contains lots of useful references and resources relating to the study of happiness.

Positive Psychology News Daily
This site is authored by graduates of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. There is a new article every day.

Positive Emotion and Psychophysiology Lab
The research based site of Professor Barbara Fredrickson, who is one of the most influential people in the positive psychology movement. This site shares her team’s fascinating research on positive emotions.

European Network for Positive Psychology
The European Network for Positive Psychology is a collective of European researchers and practitioners with shared interests in the science and practice of positive psychology. This site includes details of forthcoming events, a good reading list and a number of interesting links.

The Well-being Institute
This centre, at the University of Cambridge, is dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of well-being and applying this new knowledge to helping people and institutions develop their full potential.

Coaching Toward Happiness
A website and newsletter run by Ben Dein in the US, focused on the practical application of positive psychology to coaching, work and life.

Harvard Lectures
Videos of all the positive psychology lectures given by Professor Tal Ben-Shahar at Harvard in 2006. This was the most heavily subscribed class at Harvard that year.


An alternative news site which focuses on positive stories only!

Laughter Yoga
The official website of the Dr Kataria School of Laughter Yoga, which highlights the many benefits of laughter and the fact that many of us don’t do nearly enough of it.

Laughing Baby Video
A very short video to make you smile!

Friday Evening vs Monday Morning
How work shouldn't be!

Affiliated Organisations

British Psychological Society
The BPS has national responsibility for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good, and promotes the efficiency and usefulness of its members by maintaining a high standard of professional education and knowledge.

Association of Business Psychologists
The ABP is a community of professionals who are business led, and psychology-focussed, who share a common purpose to bring the best from research and applied psychology to the business world.

Health Professions Council
The HPC is the regulatory body for a range of health professions, including practitioner psychologists. 

The mission of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) is to promote the science and practice of positive psychology and to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and practitioners around the world who are interested in positive psychology.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe's largest HR and development professional body.

Federation of Small Businesses
The FSB is the UK’s largest representative of small- and medium-sized business.

”Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.“ Herman Cain