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Laugh-a-Minute for Mankind

Laugh-A-Minute for Mankind (LAMFM) is a new happiness and public awareness initiative from Australia that harnesses the power of laughter to increase happiness and well-being to all who participate. Its inaugural observance was officially granted ‘supporter status’ of the United Nations International Day of Happiness 20 March 2015. 

‘The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness recognizing 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.

The United Nations invites Member States,  international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.’


Our inaugural LAMFM was a wonderful success and has laid the foundations for an annual celebration across communities, across the nations on this very special day of happiness. 

  • 2017 Schools Participation Instructions

    1. Confirm your school’s participation via the ‘registration form’ below.
    2. Inform all staff of the LAMFM event and how they can contribute by taking photos or videoing on their smartphones of students and teachers laughter reactions.
    3. Test to ensure you can broadcast the radio or Live Stream * through your schools PA system.
    4. Tune into Ballina’s Paradise FM 101.9 (Live stream *) or Byron Bay’s BAY FM 99.9 on Monday March 20 at about 12.58pm.
    5. Broadcast the LAMFM radio segment at 1pm over the schools P.A. system (includes brief introduction, a 10 to 1 count down and 1 minute of laughter)
    6. Video or take photos of students and teacher reactions to the laugher.
    7. Forward your school’s approved photos and videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a collaboration video of participating schools.
    8. All participating schools will receive a copy of the final video edit to broadcast the approved 2017 LAMFM Video on their school’s website/ social media platforms.

    Live Streaming

    Note: * Live streaming simply means listing to the radio station via your computer or laptop or tablet or smartphone that has an internet connection.

    Go to the website and click on the LISTEN NOW button on the home page and then click the PLAY button and you are tuned into Paradise FM anywhere in the world where you have an internet connection.

Founding Partners

LMFAM gratefully acknowledges our first, courageous supporters

Paradise FM Balina Public School Bay FM Southern Cross School K-12

Register for 2017

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Laugh-a-Minute for Mankind falls on Monday March 20th 2017

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