This year, hundreds of people across London will take on the Happy Hour challenge; putting their clocks forward an hour to raise awareness about positive mental health and the social benefits of Single Double Summer Time (SDST).
On the weekends in Spring and Autumn when the clocks change, hundreds of Londoners will enrol their friends, family and employers into being on a different time zone to raise money for the mental health charity MIND. There will be a range of social events for people to take part in to celebrate Happy Hour, connect with others and share their experiences.
Happy Hour Time
It’s a grassroots campaign to raise awareness about the social benefits of putting the clocks forward an hour in the UK throughout the year (also known as Single Double Summer Time SDST). Happy Hour is all about having fun, actually trying things out and experiencing the benefits and costs of SDST. Its also about raising awareness about the importance of emotional wellbeing and freedom, and supporting the work of our chosen charity MIND and our partner organisation, Freedom Works UK.
When is Happy Hour?
On Sunday March 29th and October 25th.
When the clocks change, hundreds of Londoners will instead spend the day on GMT+2 (March) and GMT+1 (October). They will enrol their friends, family members and employers and raise money for our chosen charity MIND. There will be a range of social events to take part in to celebrate Happy Hour including dinner, music and walking events.
How do I take part?
1. SIGN-UP on our website
2. SWITCH your clocks. You don’t have to wait until 27 October, you can start now!
3. SHARE with others what you are doing and ask them to sponsor you to raise money for MIND. Setting up a fundraising page with just giving is simple….
Just run that by me one more time …
The idea of Single Double Summer Time (SDST) has been debated for years. It simply involves moving our clocks here in the UK one hour further forward than we currently do, all year round.
We’d still change our clocks in spring and autumn, so we’d be GMT+1 in winter and GMT+2 in summer.
The Happy Hour Challenge encourages Londoners (or indeed wherever you are) to discover for themselves the social and health benefits of SDST for just one weekend – while raising funds for the mental health charity, MIND.
Chris Hayes, co-ordinator of the Happy Hour UK campaign, says: “As well as raising awareness about positive emotional wellbeing and freedom, this is also all about changing the way we do politics and policy; getting people to actually experience, and try things out rather than debating abstract policy concepts.”
Sign up for information by email
Simply give us some basic details and we’ll send you information about the Happy Hour Challenge, and the ways that you can join in and raise money for Mind.
We promise that we won’t bombard you with emails, send you nasty spam or pass your details to anyone else.