Action for happiness says that “Our connections with other people are at the heart of happiness – theirs and ours.

Whether these connections are with our partners, families, friends, work colleagues, neighbours or people in our broader communities, they all contribute to our happiness. Chris Peterson, one of the founders of positive psychology puts it simply as “other people matter”.

Ideas may include: Checking in with a friend or an elderly relative,helping in your local community, starting a new hobby with a friend.