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What makes you happy?

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Created: 16 March, 2018

Updated: 19 June, 2019

It’s no secret that health and happiness go hand in hand, so for International Day of Happiness, we want to know what makes you happy.

Our team have hit the streets of Manchester to ask people what it is that helps them stay positive. Take a look at our video to see what people said.



If you’re looking for ways to help yourself feel happier, our doctors and experts have lots of advice and support.

Food and your mood

Dr Rupy Aujla from The Doctor’s Kitchen explains how what you eat can influence how you feel, backed by clinical research. He'll also give you top tips on the kinds of foods you can eat to help boost your mood. Read more. 

It's good to talk

If you’re worried about your mental health, sometimes taking the first step of asking for help is the most challenging thing. Our experts explain what you can do to get the help you need, in whatever way you feel most comfortable with. Read more.

Work out for your mental health

We all know that exercise is good for your physical health, but it’s also great for your psychological health. Our doctors explain the effects of exercise on your brain and show you how to use exercise to your advantage. Plus, we have some real examples from people from all walks of life, whose experiences can back this up. Read more.

Everyone’s secret to happiness is different. Why not tell us yours in the comments below?