City and Hackney Wellbeing Network

Targeted programmes for mental and physical wellbeing

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 May:

Monday 20 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 29/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 29/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 09/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Daytime Pilates (May) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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