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 January:

Monday 30 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing my Story: Creating an Autobiographical Comic – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Whether it’s everyday feelings, hopes and dreams or bigger life events, comics and illustration can be a great way to tell our stories and express who we are. In this course you will learn ways to transform some of your life-experiences into a non-traditional comic or series of illustrations. We will cover: Developing your own drawing style Storytelling with simple imagery and illustration Drawing yourself as a character Using humour and creativity in your work There will be space to share our ideas together and discuss the creative process in a relaxed environment. At the end of the 6 weeks you will have a book to take away along with plenty of drawings. No previous art experience is required, just a willingness to explore drawing your feelings and life-experiences in a way that's fun!


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing my Story: Creating an Autobiographical Comic – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Whether it’s everyday feelings, hopes and dreams or bigger life events, comics and illustration can be a great way to tell our stories and express who we are. In this course you will learn ways to transform some of your life-experiences into a non-traditional comic or series of illustrations. We will cover: Developing your own drawing style Storytelling with simple imagery and illustration Drawing yourself as a character Using humour and creativity in your work There will be space to share our ideas together and discuss the creative process in a relaxed environment. At the end of the 6 weeks you will have a book to take away along with plenty of drawings. No previous art experience is required, just a willingness to explore drawing your feelings and life-experiences in a way that's fun!


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Film discussion Group – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Unitarian Church

The group involves watching films and having discussions on different topics/subjects.


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023, 20/02/2023, 27/02/2023, 06/03/2023, 13/03/2023, 20/03/2023, 27/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023, 20/02/2023, 27/02/2023, 06/03/2023, 13/03/2023
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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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