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 February:

Monday 18 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (February) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
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.

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Event type: Recovery, Meat Free Mondays – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Meatfree Monday- Meatfree cooking is cheap, healthy and delicous.Eating less meat and more vegetables and fruit can reduce risk of diseases such as heart disease and dibetetes.It can help with weight managment and also save pennies. In this course you will be learning to prepare meatfree meals from around the world, inculuding curries, burritos and mezze. We will also enjoy eating together, please bring your own containers for leftovers


In Progress: 14/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 28/01/2019, 04/02/2019, 11/02/2019, 18/02/2019, 25/02/2019, 04/03/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/02/2019)
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: 04/02/2019, 11/02/2019, 18/02/2019, 25/02/2019, 04/03/2019, 11/03/2019, 18/03/2019, 25/03/2019

Tuesday 19 February

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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