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 18 June

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 16/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 16/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 16/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics, Home Ornaments – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 21/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative mood, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. During this 8 week Home Ornaments course we will focus on and respond to local or domestic surroundings to make a piece of abstract, funtional or figurative art in clay. You will be encouraged to explore, research and respond to familiar environments to develop your own ideas, images and forms. You will learn how to use modelling, pinching, coil and slab building tecniques and a variety of tools to create different forms in clay and to use found objects and textures to create surface decoration, pattern and images. You will meet weekly to learn new techniques, share and sicuss ideas and consider how individual projects could be developed.


In Progress: 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021, 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021
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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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