City and Hackney Wellbeing Network

Holistic support to improve physical and mental health

The City and Hackney Wellbeing Network, offers high-quality free support to help people prevent the onset of mental health problems and alleviate issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood. We also offer support to adults with severe and enduring mental health conditions.

A dynamic and diverse partnership of eleven specialist mental health providers, the Wellbeing Network empowers people towards better mental and physical wellbeing. We offer an exciting range of groups and courses to support people to improve their mental wellbeing, physical health, social networks and daily living skills.

One named ‘network navigator’ will be available to ensure that people receive the right kind of support at the right time and that support is well-coordinated.

Upcoming Courses in June:

Friday 26 June

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques (started on 05/06/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Video/Zoom/Postal option for members without internet access


In Progress: 05/06/2020, 12/06/2020, 19/06/2020, 26/06/2020, 03/07/2020, 10/07/2020, 17/07/2020, 24/07/2020, 31/07/2020, 07/08/2020, 14/08/2020, 21/08/2020, 28/08/2020, 04/09/2020, 11/09/2020,
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles and Fashion Design (started on 05/06/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Video/Zoom/Postal option for members without internet access

Learn how to sew and customize old clothes to new. Dress up to lift your lockdown mood.


In Progress: 05/06/2020, 12/06/2020, 19/06/2020, 26/06/2020, 03/07/2020, 10/07/2020, 17/07/2020, 24/07/2020, 31/07/2020, 07/08/2020, 14/08/2020, 21/08/2020, 28/08/2020, 04/09/2020, 11/09/2020,

Monday 29 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 30 June

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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production (started on 09/06/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Video/Zoom/Postal option for members without internet access

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020, 21/07/2020, 28/07/2020, 04/08/2020, 11/08/2020, 18/08/2020, 25/08/2020, 01/09/2020, 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020
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Latest News:

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Mental Health Awareness week is being celebrated by the Wellbeing Network on 18th-22nd May. The theme this year is Kindness. Kindness is particularly relevant at this time. The good news: kindness is teachable and contagious!   Did you know? Studies have shown kindness to increase energy, happiness, lifespan, pleasure and serotonin. Kindness can decrease pain, stress, anxiety, depression and blood pressure. Kindness     Read more…

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