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 December:

Monday 17 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
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: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (December) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/12/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 18 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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