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. Browse below to see what’s on offer and if you would like to find out more or get booked on please make a referral using the button on our header. Please note that the our service operates two pathways within it to meet the needs of people we work with, some courses are only available to a specific pathway and your named network coordinator will discuss which courses you can access based on your needs.

Tuesday 20 February

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Sport Sessional Access, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Timetabled access to Core Sport health activities.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Introduction to Art, 10:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Life Drawing, 13:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Performance Skills, 14:15 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, 3D Art: Make Your Own Pop-up Book, 13:30-16:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course will explore playful ideas on how to make a pop-up book, a pop-up card, or a 3D tunnel book. We will look at simple techniques for designing different pop-up books. The 3D books can be of your prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, or made up of a collage.

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In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Introduction to Drawing & Painting, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Unleash your creativity by developing skills in drawing and painting. Explore working with various drawing techniques, inks, pastels as well as painting with acrylics and watercolours. Each week we will choose different art forms and mediums, allowing you to experiment and branch out on your artistic journey. Your enthusiasm, curiosity, patience, and commitment will allow you to gradually unleash your creative self and discover your creative self. During the course will get plenty of opportunities to receive one-to-one tutorials, individual and group feedback and learn techniques on self-reflection. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 20/02/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, PTSD Stabilisation, 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 20/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

PTSD stabilisation group is for people who experience short term or prolonged PTSD symptoms such as having flashbacks, anxiety, depression, dissociation, sleeping problems, relational problems, etc. This is a group for Turkish speakers.

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In Progress: 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Time out with Clay, 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 23/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Join Mia for relaxed, guided sessions to explore the therapeutic and mindful benefits of clay. Mia will gently walk you through some basic techniques and encourage you to follow your hands to create something unique to you in this supportive, time-out space. During our sessions, there will be plenty of time to play with the clay, talk to one another, or just enjoy taking some quiet time for yourself. By the end of the course, you will have experienced basic hand-building, a glaze session and the opportunity to take your favourite piece(s) home with you. Our final session will be a shorter 'collection and reflection' session. This course is open to complete beginners, or those who are wanting to slow down their practice. It is not suitable for more experienced ceramicists, and/or those who have done multiple courses at the Centre. "I got lost in the clay - first time using clay and it was tranquil" "Using my hands was great! It felt nice to use clay, something I haven't worked with since primary school." "It helped me get out of my head and concentrate on creativity! [...] I have been low and anxious recently and I felt very calm and am proud of myself for making something. It's nice to be around people and talk as I'm very isolated."

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In Progress: 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Keep Fit, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

Body conditioning exercise, with music from disco and 80s medley. Movement class to improve balance, strength, agility, in a fun atmosphere.

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In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Knitting and Crochet Club, 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Knitting Crochet, all level. Materials and tools not provided. Bring your own.

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In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Jewellery making, 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

7 sessions term time only. Join our free 7 week Jewellery Making Course with a fun upcycle twist. Create colourful necklaces, bracelets and charms Learn how to make a sliding knot and connect linking elements using proper tools.

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In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Mental Health Awareness, 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues fortnightly. Turkish speaking only

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In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024

Wednesday 21 February

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Beginners, 15:30 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Advanced, 14:00 – 15:15
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Jam Sessions, 14:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Techniques for Covers, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Painting in all Media, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Poetry and Creative Writing, 13:30 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Vocals for Performance, 11:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Trauma Informed Yoga, 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 10/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

It is a flow of mindfulness based, trauma sensitive yoga and breathing exercises and incorporates somatic movements.

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In Progress: 10/01/2024, 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 14/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Introduction to Hand Building, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 31/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is aimed at providing a space for complete beginners to be exposed to the foundations of making with clay. This course will focus on hand building in particular, and the various methods used to create hand-built pots. Gain an understanding of the entire process of working with clay, and building confidence to further explore this medium. Over the 8-weeks you will learn to make beautifully glazed pots, mugs, vases or even plant pots ! This course offers a space for mindfulness, creativity and conversation.

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In Progress: 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 14/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, MBCT, 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

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. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively.

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In Progress: 10/01/2024, 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 14/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Chair-based, 13:00 – 14:00 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Queensbridge Leisure Centre

Gentle seated exercise for all abilities. Ages 50 and over

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In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Haggerston, 11:30 – 12:30 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at the Queensbridge Road / Edith Street entrance of Haggerston Park, E2 8EA

Non therapeutic Walk & Talk, gentle walk, mindful movements, some stretching/resistance training. End with meditation. Suitable for adults over 18 years of age, abilities. If you use walking aid or wheelchair, we can discuss how best to support you.

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In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024

Thursday 22 February

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork AM, 10:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork PM, 14:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Choir, 13:45 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Creative Computing, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Digital Profile and Social Media, 14:00 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Furthering Song Ideas, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Gardening for Beginners, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Self-help for Depression, 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 11/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Psycho-educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.

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In Progress: 11/01/2024, 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Handcrafts, 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Derman Office

Derman’s Handcraft Group is women only and run weekly. The aim of this group is to help women from our communities break their isolation and to regain their self confidence, self esteem and re-validate their skills through craft activities. Turkish speaking female clients only.

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In Progress: 04/01/2024, 11/01/2024, 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Beginners Throwing & Hand Building, 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is suitable for both beginners who want to learn basic ceramic skills and for people with some previous experience. During this course you will gain and develop various hand building techniques while working with clay, including; coiling, pinching and slabbing. You will also learn and/or develop your technique in throwing on the potter's wheel. Try your hand at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay in a creative and relax environment. You will also be able to explore various decorative techniques including sgraffito, slip decoration and glaze decoration.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Japanese Ceramics on the Potters Wheel, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques inspired by Japanese forms and techniques. This course introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. The course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. You will learn how to throw basic forms such as: chawans (cups and bowls), a yunomi (a teacup form made for daily tea drinking) and how to handbuild a sushi dish. If you already have some experience on the potter’s wheel you may wish to try your hands at making a moon jar. You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffitto and glazes decoration and explore Mentori/ Kurinuki techniques (faceted/sliced ceramic ware).

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Weaving for Wellbeing, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Come and learn this relaxing, repetitive and ancient art practice. No experience needed! Weaving is a calming, self-regulating, and absorbing art practice that dates back over 12,000 years. Weaving has been considered a valuable cultural skill in communities all over the world including Mexico, Ghana, China, Appalachia, Aboriginal, ancient Egyptian, Indian, Guatemalan, Scottish . . . Freestyle tapestry weaving is a practice where you have the freedom choose your own colours, textures and patterns, and where you can lose yourself in the power of fibre art. “I was surprised at how calm I felt after an hour of weaving.” “I have chosen bright colours that really stand out. One day I hope to become as bold as the weaving I am creating” “It has been good coming to a group where I can talk if I want to, and it’s ok to just sit in silence and weave if I don’t feel like talking, and either way I know I am welcome”

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Creative Writing for Wellbeing, 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Writing is known to help you process emotions, make sense of experiences, improve mood and help with managing mental health. During this 6 week Writing for Wellbeing group, you will be guided through structured writing activities and games to enable you to create and share a mixture of fictional and true stories based on your own experiences and ideas. The groups are kept small to help create a more intimate and supportive environment. All abilities are welcome - the goal isn't to create a perfectly worded masterpiece, the goal is to enable a creative way to communicate and to understand your own thoughts and emotions whilst having fun!

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In Progress: 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Art, 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic Hub, 170 Pitfield Street N1 6JP

Fun peer-supported art group meet to learn new techniques, experiment and create. No experience necessary. Aged 50 and over

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Cook & Eat, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

4 week Cook and Eat course (extension to 6 possible) to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.

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In Progress: 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Victoria Park, 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet outside New Kingshold Community Centre 49 Ainsworth Road, E9 7JE

Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people and enjoy fresh air. A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Hackney residents or registered with Hackney GP

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In Progress: 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Mindfulness class, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Are you experiencing hecticness and pressures of day-to-day life, we can all benefit from being more grounded, resilient, and positive. Mindfulness is a tool for life that can be learned only by practicing. Find out what mindfulness is all about, experience the benefits of being more present in your life, practice and share with others in a supportive and welcoming atmosphere. Come along to our weekly class every Thursdays. Class will run every 6 weeks on a rolling basis. Mindfulness is the simple practice of focusing our attention (e.g., sensations, thoughts, and emotions), yet it can have a powerful impact on our wellbeing as well as other areas of our life. Mindfulness can support us with: • Stress and anxiety • Bad habits • Focus, attention, and productivity • Creativity • Self-care • Coping with pain and illness • Communication and relationships with others • Appreciating positive things

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In Progress: 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Pampering Group (Thursday), 14:15 – 16:15 (started on 01/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

This is group is designed for pure indulgence, feet /back massage, targeted towards pampering in helping to redue stress ,enchance your mood, promote better sleep, help with better circulation and general overal to promote ones wellbeing.

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In Progress: 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024

Friday 23 February

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Songwriting in Studio, 10:30 – 13:00
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.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Textiles & Fashion Design, 10:00 – 13:00
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.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Spring Vessels, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 26/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Learn to create decorative vessels to celebrate the days getting longer! During this 8-week decorative hand- building course you will learn a variety of techniques; from slab rolling, to coiling and pinch pots, and have an opportunity to look into a variety of decorative objects to help you develop ideas for your pieces. Throughout the course, the facilitator will be on hand to help with supportive technical advice and help with decorative aspects as the course progresses. Suitable for complete beginners and those with a bit of experience of working with clay.

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In Progress: 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Step Up Your Ceramics, 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is aimed at makers who've had a bit of an introduction to Ceramics and want to develop their practice further. The benefit of having 8 weeks means we'll also have time to explore methods that might be new and cultivate techniques that might benefit your practice in the future. During this 8-week hands on course you’ll have time to build on various techniques, develop decorative approaches, engage in a variety of inspiring processes; sgraffito, slip trailing, pinch pots, slab rolling, coiling. The facilitator will be on hand to guide you along the way while you build and develop your own projects. There'll also be a chance to learn some decorative and glazing techniques before your pieces are kiln fired, ready for you to take home.

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In Progress: 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Zumba Fitness, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 19/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Take part in our Zumba classes, have fun and improve fitness Zumba is a fun dance and exercise workout featuring different types of steps, including salsa and meringue, which have easy-to-learn instructions and are combined to create a workout for the entire body. Suitable for complete beginners. Zumba is a great way to: Get fit Have fun Meet new people Develop new skills Feel good Increase energy

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In Progress: 19/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024, 22/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Scrapbooking, 11:00 – 14:00 (started on 19/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Join our free 7 week scrapbooking course and design pages with your own doodles. Meet other creative people and get inspired. Use colour to express your feelings and tell stories with images and drawings. Have fun and relax learning new techniques and making art from recycled scrap materials.

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In Progress: 19/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024

Monday 26 February

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Managing Anxiety, 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will last 6 sessions and it will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The sessions will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional. We will integrate tools and techniques coming from CBT, Compassion-focused therapy and Mindfulness.

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In Progress: 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Arts Events, Gigs & Social membership, 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Invites to Core Arts events, special socials, cultural and artistic activities scheduled weekly with additional opportunties available: exhibtions, social, Jams, Games, speakers, and tickets to arts or music group activities.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Online membership, 12:00 – 14:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Manging Life with Chronic Pain, 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 15/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Learn more about pain with the aim of Improving Quality of Life through learning practical coping strategies. Turkish speaking only

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In Progress: 15/01/2024, 22/01/2024, 29/01/2024, 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Act for Life, 17:30 – 19:00 (started on 19/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic Hub 170 Pitfield street N1 6JP

Explore how values can help to take actions that matter to you in the face of health challenges. Develop a toolbox of strategies to respond, including mindfulness practice. Practice new skills, try out practical tools to support wellbeing. With space for reflection and peer support Explore 6 Ways to Wellbeing, your personal values and set SMART meaningful goals (based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) The course supports you in becoming: • ACTIVE: moving towards what matters to you. • AWARE: connecting to now. • OPEN: managing difficult thoughts and feelings

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In Progress: 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Black Men’s Group, 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 12/02/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
IRIE Mind
Online

"Fortnightly - Men’s Group Mighty Men of Valour Support Group Come and share what’s on your mind in a safe space. Meet with like minded men on a journey of hope."

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In Progress: 12/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 11/03/2024, 25/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Nyam and Go Cooking Group, 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/02/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

 This group is designed to show case different cultured food from our westindian /African culture . To show from a healthier aspect how we can still maintain foods .and live that healty life style. Foods that will boost our immune system ,control blood level addressing any underlying factors all start with our diet .

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In Progress: 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Pampering Group (Monday), 14:15 – 16:15 (started on 05/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

This is group is designed for pure indulgence, feet /back massage, targeted towards pampering in helping to redue stress ,enchance your mood, promote better sleep, help with better circulation and general overal to promote ones wellbeing.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYSWAA4
In Progress: 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024

Wednesday 28 February

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Beginners, 15:30 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Advanced, 14:00 – 15:15
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Jam Sessions, 14:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Techniques for Covers, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Painting in all Media, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Poetry and Creative Writing, 13:30 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Vocals for Performance, 11:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Trauma Informed Yoga, 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 10/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

It is a flow of mindfulness based, trauma sensitive yoga and breathing exercises and incorporates somatic movements.

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In Progress: 10/01/2024, 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 14/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Introduction to Hand Building, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 31/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is aimed at providing a space for complete beginners to be exposed to the foundations of making with clay. This course will focus on hand building in particular, and the various methods used to create hand-built pots. Gain an understanding of the entire process of working with clay, and building confidence to further explore this medium. Over the 8-weeks you will learn to make beautifully glazed pots, mugs, vases or even plant pots ! This course offers a space for mindfulness, creativity and conversation.

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In Progress: 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 14/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, MBCT, 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

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. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively.

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In Progress: 10/01/2024, 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 14/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Chair-based, 13:00 – 14:00 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Queensbridge Leisure Centre

Gentle seated exercise for all abilities. Ages 50 and over

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In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Haggerston, 11:30 – 12:30 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at the Queensbridge Road / Edith Street entrance of Haggerston Park, E2 8EA

Non therapeutic Walk & Talk, gentle walk, mindful movements, some stretching/resistance training. End with meditation. Suitable for adults over 18 years of age, abilities. If you use walking aid or wheelchair, we can discuss how best to support you.

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In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024

Thursday 29 February

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork AM, 10:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork PM, 14:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Choir, 13:45 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Creative Computing, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Digital Profile and Social Media, 14:00 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Furthering Song Ideas, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Gardening for Beginners, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Self-help for Depression, 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 11/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Psycho-educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.

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In Progress: 11/01/2024, 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Beginners Throwing & Hand Building, 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is suitable for both beginners who want to learn basic ceramic skills and for people with some previous experience. During this course you will gain and develop various hand building techniques while working with clay, including; coiling, pinching and slabbing. You will also learn and/or develop your technique in throwing on the potter's wheel. Try your hand at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay in a creative and relax environment. You will also be able to explore various decorative techniques including sgraffito, slip decoration and glaze decoration.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Japanese Ceramics on the Potters Wheel, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques inspired by Japanese forms and techniques. This course introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. The course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. You will learn how to throw basic forms such as: chawans (cups and bowls), a yunomi (a teacup form made for daily tea drinking) and how to handbuild a sushi dish. If you already have some experience on the potter’s wheel you may wish to try your hands at making a moon jar. You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffitto and glazes decoration and explore Mentori/ Kurinuki techniques (faceted/sliced ceramic ware).

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Weaving for Wellbeing, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Come and learn this relaxing, repetitive and ancient art practice. No experience needed! Weaving is a calming, self-regulating, and absorbing art practice that dates back over 12,000 years. Weaving has been considered a valuable cultural skill in communities all over the world including Mexico, Ghana, China, Appalachia, Aboriginal, ancient Egyptian, Indian, Guatemalan, Scottish . . . Freestyle tapestry weaving is a practice where you have the freedom choose your own colours, textures and patterns, and where you can lose yourself in the power of fibre art. “I was surprised at how calm I felt after an hour of weaving.” “I have chosen bright colours that really stand out. One day I hope to become as bold as the weaving I am creating” “It has been good coming to a group where I can talk if I want to, and it’s ok to just sit in silence and weave if I don’t feel like talking, and either way I know I am welcome”

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Creative Writing for Wellbeing, 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Writing is known to help you process emotions, make sense of experiences, improve mood and help with managing mental health. During this 6 week Writing for Wellbeing group, you will be guided through structured writing activities and games to enable you to create and share a mixture of fictional and true stories based on your own experiences and ideas. The groups are kept small to help create a more intimate and supportive environment. All abilities are welcome - the goal isn't to create a perfectly worded masterpiece, the goal is to enable a creative way to communicate and to understand your own thoughts and emotions whilst having fun!

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In Progress: 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Art, 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic Hub, 170 Pitfield Street N1 6JP

Fun peer-supported art group meet to learn new techniques, experiment and create. No experience necessary. Aged 50 and over

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Cook & Eat, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

4 week Cook and Eat course (extension to 6 possible) to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYJZAA4
In Progress: 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Victoria Park, 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet outside New Kingshold Community Centre 49 Ainsworth Road, E9 7JE

Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people and enjoy fresh air. A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Hackney residents or registered with Hackney GP

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYK8AAO
In Progress: 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Mindfulness class, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Are you experiencing hecticness and pressures of day-to-day life, we can all benefit from being more grounded, resilient, and positive. Mindfulness is a tool for life that can be learned only by practicing. Find out what mindfulness is all about, experience the benefits of being more present in your life, practice and share with others in a supportive and welcoming atmosphere. Come along to our weekly class every Thursdays. Class will run every 6 weeks on a rolling basis. Mindfulness is the simple practice of focusing our attention (e.g., sensations, thoughts, and emotions), yet it can have a powerful impact on our wellbeing as well as other areas of our life. Mindfulness can support us with: • Stress and anxiety • Bad habits • Focus, attention, and productivity • Creativity • Self-care • Coping with pain and illness • Communication and relationships with others • Appreciating positive things

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In Progress: 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, MADE, 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
IRIE Mind
Online

Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions is a single session group for people who are actively struggling with anger and intense emotions, and who are not yet in a place where they can commit to a more structured 8-week mental health course. MADE helps people to understand the neuroscience of anger/intense emotions and to reduce emotional suffering by learning and practicing techniques such as ‘Emotional Balance’, ‘Creating Space’ and ‘True Strength’. Research into components of MADE has shown improved emotional regulation and reduced self-harm and crisis episodes.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYSMAA4
In Progress: 29/02/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Pampering Group (Thursday), 14:15 – 16:15 (started on 01/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

This is group is designed for pure indulgence, feet /back massage, targeted towards pampering in helping to redue stress ,enchance your mood, promote better sleep, help with better circulation and general overal to promote ones wellbeing.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYSWAA4
In Progress: 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024

Friday 1 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Songwriting in Studio, 10:30 – 13:00
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.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvNAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Textiles & Fashion Design, 10:00 – 13:00
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.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvIAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Spring Vessels, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 26/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Learn to create decorative vessels to celebrate the days getting longer! During this 8-week decorative hand- building course you will learn a variety of techniques; from slab rolling, to coiling and pinch pots, and have an opportunity to look into a variety of decorative objects to help you develop ideas for your pieces. Throughout the course, the facilitator will be on hand to help with supportive technical advice and help with decorative aspects as the course progresses. Suitable for complete beginners and those with a bit of experience of working with clay.

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In Progress: 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Step Up Your Ceramics, 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is aimed at makers who've had a bit of an introduction to Ceramics and want to develop their practice further. The benefit of having 8 weeks means we'll also have time to explore methods that might be new and cultivate techniques that might benefit your practice in the future. During this 8-week hands on course you’ll have time to build on various techniques, develop decorative approaches, engage in a variety of inspiring processes; sgraffito, slip trailing, pinch pots, slab rolling, coiling. The facilitator will be on hand to guide you along the way while you build and develop your own projects. There'll also be a chance to learn some decorative and glazing techniques before your pieces are kiln fired, ready for you to take home.

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In Progress: 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Zumba Fitness, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 19/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Take part in our Zumba classes, have fun and improve fitness Zumba is a fun dance and exercise workout featuring different types of steps, including salsa and meringue, which have easy-to-learn instructions and are combined to create a workout for the entire body. Suitable for complete beginners. Zumba is a great way to: Get fit Have fun Meet new people Develop new skills Feel good Increase energy

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In Progress: 19/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024, 22/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Scrapbooking, 11:00 – 14:00 (started on 19/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Join our free 7 week scrapbooking course and design pages with your own doodles. Meet other creative people and get inspired. Use colour to express your feelings and tell stories with images and drawings. Have fun and relax learning new techniques and making art from recycled scrap materials.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYGkAAO
In Progress: 19/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024

Monday 4 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Managing Anxiety, 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will last 6 sessions and it will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The sessions will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional. We will integrate tools and techniques coming from CBT, Compassion-focused therapy and Mindfulness.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrSQAQ
In Progress: 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Arts Events, Gigs & Social membership, 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Invites to Core Arts events, special socials, cultural and artistic activities scheduled weekly with additional opportunties available: exhibtions, social, Jams, Games, speakers, and tickets to arts or music group activities.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvoAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Online membership, 12:00 – 14:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYHTAA4
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Manging Life with Chronic Pain, 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 15/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Learn more about pain with the aim of Improving Quality of Life through learning practical coping strategies. Turkish speaking only

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001abDNIAY
In Progress: 15/01/2024, 22/01/2024, 29/01/2024, 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Act for Life, 17:30 – 19:00 (started on 19/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic Hub 170 Pitfield street N1 6JP

Explore how values can help to take actions that matter to you in the face of health challenges. Develop a toolbox of strategies to respond, including mindfulness practice. Practice new skills, try out practical tools to support wellbeing. With space for reflection and peer support Explore 6 Ways to Wellbeing, your personal values and set SMART meaningful goals (based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) The course supports you in becoming: • ACTIVE: moving towards what matters to you. • AWARE: connecting to now. • OPEN: managing difficult thoughts and feelings

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In Progress: 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Nyam and Go Cooking Group, 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/02/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

 This group is designed to show case different cultured food from our westindian /African culture . To show from a healthier aspect how we can still maintain foods .and live that healty life style. Foods that will boost our immune system ,control blood level addressing any underlying factors all start with our diet .

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In Progress: 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Pampering Group (Monday), 14:15 – 16:15 (started on 05/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

This is group is designed for pure indulgence, feet /back massage, targeted towards pampering in helping to redue stress ,enchance your mood, promote better sleep, help with better circulation and general overal to promote ones wellbeing.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYSWAA4
In Progress: 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec General, 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrXQAQ
In Progress: 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 25/03/2024, 08/04/2024, 15/04/2024, 22/04/2024, 29/04/2024

Tuesday 5 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Sport Sessional Access, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Timetabled access to Core Sport health activities.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rw9AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Introduction to Art, 10:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rw6AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Life Drawing, 13:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rv3AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Performance Skills, 14:15 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvwAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, 3D Art: Make Your Own Pop-up Book, 13:30-16:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course will explore playful ideas on how to make a pop-up book, a pop-up card, or a 3D tunnel book. We will look at simple techniques for designing different pop-up books. The 3D books can be of your prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, or made up of a collage.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001coknIAA
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, PTSD Stabilisation, 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 20/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

PTSD stabilisation group is for people who experience short term or prolonged PTSD symptoms such as having flashbacks, anxiety, depression, dissociation, sleeping problems, relational problems, etc. This is a group for Turkish speakers.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001aaQzIAI
In Progress: 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Keep Fit, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

Body conditioning exercise, with music from disco and 80s medley. Movement class to improve balance, strength, agility, in a fun atmosphere.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001nGMQIA2
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Knitting and Crochet Club, 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Knitting Crochet, all level. Materials and tools not provided. Bring your own.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYJjAAO
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Jewellery making, 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

7 sessions term time only. Join our free 7 week Jewellery Making Course with a fun upcycle twist. Create colourful necklaces, bracelets and charms Learn how to make a sliding knot and connect linking elements using proper tools.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYGfAAO
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Mental Health Awareness, 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues fortnightly. Turkish speaking only

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000002qzSwIAI
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec LGBTQ+, 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrhQAA
In Progress: 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024, 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024

Wednesday 6 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Beginners, 15:30 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RwEAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Advanced, 14:00 – 15:15
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rw7AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Jam Sessions, 14:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvnAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Techniques for Covers, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvrAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Painting in all Media, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvmAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Poetry and Creative Writing, 13:30 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvcAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Vocals for Performance, 11:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rv8AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Introduction to Hand Building, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 31/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is aimed at providing a space for complete beginners to be exposed to the foundations of making with clay. This course will focus on hand building in particular, and the various methods used to create hand-built pots. Gain an understanding of the entire process of working with clay, and building confidence to further explore this medium. Over the 8-weeks you will learn to make beautifully glazed pots, mugs, vases or even plant pots ! This course offers a space for mindfulness, creativity and conversation.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001eT4MIAU
In Progress: 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 14/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Chair-based, 13:00 – 14:00 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Queensbridge Leisure Centre

Gentle seated exercise for all abilities. Ages 50 and over

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYJKAA4
In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Haggerston, 11:30 – 12:30 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at the Queensbridge Road / Edith Street entrance of Haggerston Park, E2 8EA

Non therapeutic Walk & Talk, gentle walk, mindful movements, some stretching/resistance training. End with meditation. Suitable for adults over 18 years of age, abilities. If you use walking aid or wheelchair, we can discuss how best to support you.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYK3AAO
In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024

Thursday 7 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork AM, 10:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvpAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork PM, 14:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RwGAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Choir, 13:45 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RwDAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Creative Computing, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Digital Profile and Social Media, 14:00 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Furthering Song Ideas, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Gardening for Beginners, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Self-help for Depression, 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 11/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Psycho-educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.

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In Progress: 11/01/2024, 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Beginners Throwing & Hand Building, 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is suitable for both beginners who want to learn basic ceramic skills and for people with some previous experience. During this course you will gain and develop various hand building techniques while working with clay, including; coiling, pinching and slabbing. You will also learn and/or develop your technique in throwing on the potter's wheel. Try your hand at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay in a creative and relax environment. You will also be able to explore various decorative techniques including sgraffito, slip decoration and glaze decoration.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Japanese Ceramics on the Potters Wheel, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques inspired by Japanese forms and techniques. This course introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. The course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. You will learn how to throw basic forms such as: chawans (cups and bowls), a yunomi (a teacup form made for daily tea drinking) and how to handbuild a sushi dish. If you already have some experience on the potter’s wheel you may wish to try your hands at making a moon jar. You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffitto and glazes decoration and explore Mentori/ Kurinuki techniques (faceted/sliced ceramic ware).

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Weaving for Wellbeing, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Come and learn this relaxing, repetitive and ancient art practice. No experience needed! Weaving is a calming, self-regulating, and absorbing art practice that dates back over 12,000 years. Weaving has been considered a valuable cultural skill in communities all over the world including Mexico, Ghana, China, Appalachia, Aboriginal, ancient Egyptian, Indian, Guatemalan, Scottish . . . Freestyle tapestry weaving is a practice where you have the freedom choose your own colours, textures and patterns, and where you can lose yourself in the power of fibre art. “I was surprised at how calm I felt after an hour of weaving.” “I have chosen bright colours that really stand out. One day I hope to become as bold as the weaving I am creating” “It has been good coming to a group where I can talk if I want to, and it’s ok to just sit in silence and weave if I don’t feel like talking, and either way I know I am welcome”

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Creative Writing for Wellbeing, 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Writing is known to help you process emotions, make sense of experiences, improve mood and help with managing mental health. During this 6 week Writing for Wellbeing group, you will be guided through structured writing activities and games to enable you to create and share a mixture of fictional and true stories based on your own experiences and ideas. The groups are kept small to help create a more intimate and supportive environment. All abilities are welcome - the goal isn't to create a perfectly worded masterpiece, the goal is to enable a creative way to communicate and to understand your own thoughts and emotions whilst having fun!

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In Progress: 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Art, 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic Hub, 170 Pitfield Street N1 6JP

Fun peer-supported art group meet to learn new techniques, experiment and create. No experience necessary. Aged 50 and over

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Cook & Eat, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

4 week Cook and Eat course (extension to 6 possible) to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.

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In Progress: 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Victoria Park, 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet outside New Kingshold Community Centre 49 Ainsworth Road, E9 7JE

Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people and enjoy fresh air. A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Hackney residents or registered with Hackney GP

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In Progress: 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Mindfulness class, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Are you experiencing hecticness and pressures of day-to-day life, we can all benefit from being more grounded, resilient, and positive. Mindfulness is a tool for life that can be learned only by practicing. Find out what mindfulness is all about, experience the benefits of being more present in your life, practice and share with others in a supportive and welcoming atmosphere. Come along to our weekly class every Thursdays. Class will run every 6 weeks on a rolling basis. Mindfulness is the simple practice of focusing our attention (e.g., sensations, thoughts, and emotions), yet it can have a powerful impact on our wellbeing as well as other areas of our life. Mindfulness can support us with: • Stress and anxiety • Bad habits • Focus, attention, and productivity • Creativity • Self-care • Coping with pain and illness • Communication and relationships with others • Appreciating positive things

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In Progress: 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Pampering Group (Thursday), 14:15 – 16:15 (started on 01/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

This is group is designed for pure indulgence, feet /back massage, targeted towards pampering in helping to redue stress ,enchance your mood, promote better sleep, help with better circulation and general overal to promote ones wellbeing.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYSWAA4
In Progress: 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024

Friday 8 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Songwriting in Studio, 10:30 – 13:00
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.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Textiles & Fashion Design, 10:00 – 13:00
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.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Spring Vessels, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 26/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Learn to create decorative vessels to celebrate the days getting longer! During this 8-week decorative hand- building course you will learn a variety of techniques; from slab rolling, to coiling and pinch pots, and have an opportunity to look into a variety of decorative objects to help you develop ideas for your pieces. Throughout the course, the facilitator will be on hand to help with supportive technical advice and help with decorative aspects as the course progresses. Suitable for complete beginners and those with a bit of experience of working with clay.

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In Progress: 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Step Up Your Ceramics, 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is aimed at makers who've had a bit of an introduction to Ceramics and want to develop their practice further. The benefit of having 8 weeks means we'll also have time to explore methods that might be new and cultivate techniques that might benefit your practice in the future. During this 8-week hands on course you’ll have time to build on various techniques, develop decorative approaches, engage in a variety of inspiring processes; sgraffito, slip trailing, pinch pots, slab rolling, coiling. The facilitator will be on hand to guide you along the way while you build and develop your own projects. There'll also be a chance to learn some decorative and glazing techniques before your pieces are kiln fired, ready for you to take home.

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In Progress: 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Zumba Fitness, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 19/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Take part in our Zumba classes, have fun and improve fitness Zumba is a fun dance and exercise workout featuring different types of steps, including salsa and meringue, which have easy-to-learn instructions and are combined to create a workout for the entire body. Suitable for complete beginners. Zumba is a great way to: Get fit Have fun Meet new people Develop new skills Feel good Increase energy

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In Progress: 19/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024, 22/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Scrapbooking, 11:00 – 14:00 (started on 19/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Join our free 7 week scrapbooking course and design pages with your own doodles. Meet other creative people and get inspired. Use colour to express your feelings and tell stories with images and drawings. Have fun and relax learning new techniques and making art from recycled scrap materials.

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In Progress: 19/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Client Forum, 14:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

3rd Thursday of the Month All IRIE Mind Clients are welcome to attend and get involved in how we run our Service, Recruit, Design, Train, and help us to serve you best and better. Come and Have Your Say!


In Progress: 08/03/2024, 12/4/2024, 17/5/2024, 28//6/2024

Monday 11 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Managing Anxiety, 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will last 6 sessions and it will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The sessions will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional. We will integrate tools and techniques coming from CBT, Compassion-focused therapy and Mindfulness.

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In Progress: 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Arts Events, Gigs & Social membership, 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Invites to Core Arts events, special socials, cultural and artistic activities scheduled weekly with additional opportunties available: exhibtions, social, Jams, Games, speakers, and tickets to arts or music group activities.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Online membership, 12:00 – 14:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Act for Life, 17:30 – 19:00 (started on 19/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic Hub 170 Pitfield street N1 6JP

Explore how values can help to take actions that matter to you in the face of health challenges. Develop a toolbox of strategies to respond, including mindfulness practice. Practice new skills, try out practical tools to support wellbeing. With space for reflection and peer support Explore 6 Ways to Wellbeing, your personal values and set SMART meaningful goals (based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) The course supports you in becoming: • ACTIVE: moving towards what matters to you. • AWARE: connecting to now. • OPEN: managing difficult thoughts and feelings

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In Progress: 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Black Men’s Group, 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 12/02/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
IRIE Mind
Online

"Fortnightly - Men’s Group Mighty Men of Valour Support Group Come and share what’s on your mind in a safe space. Meet with like minded men on a journey of hope."

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In Progress: 12/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 11/03/2024, 25/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Nyam and Go Cooking Group, 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/02/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

 This group is designed to show case different cultured food from our westindian /African culture . To show from a healthier aspect how we can still maintain foods .and live that healty life style. Foods that will boost our immune system ,control blood level addressing any underlying factors all start with our diet .

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In Progress: 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Pampering Group (Monday), 14:15 – 16:15 (started on 05/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

This is group is designed for pure indulgence, feet /back massage, targeted towards pampering in helping to redue stress ,enchance your mood, promote better sleep, help with better circulation and general overal to promote ones wellbeing.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYSWAA4
In Progress: 05/02/2024, 12/02/2024, 19/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec General, 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

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In Progress: 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 25/03/2024, 08/04/2024, 15/04/2024, 22/04/2024, 29/04/2024

Tuesday 12 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Sport Sessional Access, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Timetabled access to Core Sport health activities.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rw9AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Introduction to Art, 10:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rw6AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Life Drawing, 13:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rv3AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Performance Skills, 14:15 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvwAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, 3D Art: Make Your Own Pop-up Book, 13:30-16:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course will explore playful ideas on how to make a pop-up book, a pop-up card, or a 3D tunnel book. We will look at simple techniques for designing different pop-up books. The 3D books can be of your prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, or made up of a collage.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001coknIAA
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, PTSD Stabilisation, 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 20/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

PTSD stabilisation group is for people who experience short term or prolonged PTSD symptoms such as having flashbacks, anxiety, depression, dissociation, sleeping problems, relational problems, etc. This is a group for Turkish speakers.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001aaQzIAI
In Progress: 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Keep Fit, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

Body conditioning exercise, with music from disco and 80s medley. Movement class to improve balance, strength, agility, in a fun atmosphere.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001nGMQIA2
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Knitting and Crochet Club, 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Knitting Crochet, all level. Materials and tools not provided. Bring your own.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYJjAAO
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Mental Health Awareness, 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues fortnightly. Turkish speaking only

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000002qzSwIAI
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec LGBTQ+, 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

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In Progress: 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024, 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024

Wednesday 13 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Beginners, 15:30 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Advanced, 14:00 – 15:15
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Jam Sessions, 14:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Techniques for Covers, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Painting in all Media, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Poetry and Creative Writing, 13:30 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Vocals for Performance, 11:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Chair-based, 13:00 – 14:00 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Queensbridge Leisure Centre

Gentle seated exercise for all abilities. Ages 50 and over

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In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Haggerston, 11:30 – 12:30 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at the Queensbridge Road / Edith Street entrance of Haggerston Park, E2 8EA

Non therapeutic Walk & Talk, gentle walk, mindful movements, some stretching/resistance training. End with meditation. Suitable for adults over 18 years of age, abilities. If you use walking aid or wheelchair, we can discuss how best to support you.

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In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024

Thursday 14 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork AM, 10:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork PM, 14:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Choir, 13:45 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Creative Computing, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Digital Profile and Social Media, 14:00 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RwBAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Furthering Song Ideas, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Gardening for Beginners, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Self-help for Depression, 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 11/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Psycho-educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.

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In Progress: 11/01/2024, 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Beginners Throwing & Hand Building, 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is suitable for both beginners who want to learn basic ceramic skills and for people with some previous experience. During this course you will gain and develop various hand building techniques while working with clay, including; coiling, pinching and slabbing. You will also learn and/or develop your technique in throwing on the potter's wheel. Try your hand at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay in a creative and relax environment. You will also be able to explore various decorative techniques including sgraffito, slip decoration and glaze decoration.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Japanese Ceramics on the Potters Wheel, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques inspired by Japanese forms and techniques. This course introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. The course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. You will learn how to throw basic forms such as: chawans (cups and bowls), a yunomi (a teacup form made for daily tea drinking) and how to handbuild a sushi dish. If you already have some experience on the potter’s wheel you may wish to try your hands at making a moon jar. You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffitto and glazes decoration and explore Mentori/ Kurinuki techniques (faceted/sliced ceramic ware).

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Weaving for Wellbeing, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Come and learn this relaxing, repetitive and ancient art practice. No experience needed! Weaving is a calming, self-regulating, and absorbing art practice that dates back over 12,000 years. Weaving has been considered a valuable cultural skill in communities all over the world including Mexico, Ghana, China, Appalachia, Aboriginal, ancient Egyptian, Indian, Guatemalan, Scottish . . . Freestyle tapestry weaving is a practice where you have the freedom choose your own colours, textures and patterns, and where you can lose yourself in the power of fibre art. “I was surprised at how calm I felt after an hour of weaving.” “I have chosen bright colours that really stand out. One day I hope to become as bold as the weaving I am creating” “It has been good coming to a group where I can talk if I want to, and it’s ok to just sit in silence and weave if I don’t feel like talking, and either way I know I am welcome”

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Art, 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic Hub, 170 Pitfield Street N1 6JP

Fun peer-supported art group meet to learn new techniques, experiment and create. No experience necessary. Aged 50 and over

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Cook & Eat, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

4 week Cook and Eat course (extension to 6 possible) to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.

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In Progress: 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Victoria Park, 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet outside New Kingshold Community Centre 49 Ainsworth Road, E9 7JE

Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people and enjoy fresh air. A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Hackney residents or registered with Hackney GP

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In Progress: 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Hearing Voices Group (Mixed group), 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 15/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
IRIE Mind
Online

This group is aimed at anyone who has experienced hearing voices and is looking to explore ways of coping with distressing voices, emotions and overwhelming beliefs. Sources of support, advice and information.

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In Progress: 15/02/2024, 14/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Pampering Group (Thursday), 14:15 – 16:15 (started on 01/02/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

This is group is designed for pure indulgence, feet /back massage, targeted towards pampering in helping to redue stress ,enchance your mood, promote better sleep, help with better circulation and general overal to promote ones wellbeing.

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In Progress: 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024

Friday 15 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Songwriting in Studio, 10:30 – 13:00
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.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Textiles & Fashion Design, 10:00 – 13:00
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.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Spring Vessels, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 26/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Learn to create decorative vessels to celebrate the days getting longer! During this 8-week decorative hand- building course you will learn a variety of techniques; from slab rolling, to coiling and pinch pots, and have an opportunity to look into a variety of decorative objects to help you develop ideas for your pieces. Throughout the course, the facilitator will be on hand to help with supportive technical advice and help with decorative aspects as the course progresses. Suitable for complete beginners and those with a bit of experience of working with clay.

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In Progress: 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics: Step Up Your Ceramics, 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is aimed at makers who've had a bit of an introduction to Ceramics and want to develop their practice further. The benefit of having 8 weeks means we'll also have time to explore methods that might be new and cultivate techniques that might benefit your practice in the future. During this 8-week hands on course you’ll have time to build on various techniques, develop decorative approaches, engage in a variety of inspiring processes; sgraffito, slip trailing, pinch pots, slab rolling, coiling. The facilitator will be on hand to guide you along the way while you build and develop your own projects. There'll also be a chance to learn some decorative and glazing techniques before your pieces are kiln fired, ready for you to take home.

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In Progress: 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Zumba Fitness, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 19/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Take part in our Zumba classes, have fun and improve fitness Zumba is a fun dance and exercise workout featuring different types of steps, including salsa and meringue, which have easy-to-learn instructions and are combined to create a workout for the entire body. Suitable for complete beginners. Zumba is a great way to: Get fit Have fun Meet new people Develop new skills Feel good Increase energy

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In Progress: 19/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024, 22/03/2024

Monday 18 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Arts Events, Gigs & Social membership, 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Invites to Core Arts events, special socials, cultural and artistic activities scheduled weekly with additional opportunties available: exhibtions, social, Jams, Games, speakers, and tickets to arts or music group activities.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvoAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Online membership, 12:00 – 14:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYHTAA4
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec General, 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrXQAQ
In Progress: 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 25/03/2024, 08/04/2024, 15/04/2024, 22/04/2024, 29/04/2024

Tuesday 19 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Sport Sessional Access, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Timetabled access to Core Sport health activities.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rw9AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Introduction to Art, 10:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rw6AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Life Drawing, 13:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rv3AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Performance Skills, 14:15 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvwAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, 3D Art: Make Your Own Pop-up Book, 13:30-16:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course will explore playful ideas on how to make a pop-up book, a pop-up card, or a 3D tunnel book. We will look at simple techniques for designing different pop-up books. The 3D books can be of your prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, or made up of a collage.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001coknIAA
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, PTSD Stabilisation, 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 20/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

PTSD stabilisation group is for people who experience short term or prolonged PTSD symptoms such as having flashbacks, anxiety, depression, dissociation, sleeping problems, relational problems, etc. This is a group for Turkish speakers.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001aaQzIAI
In Progress: 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Keep Fit, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

Body conditioning exercise, with music from disco and 80s medley. Movement class to improve balance, strength, agility, in a fun atmosphere.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001nGMQIA2
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Knitting and Crochet Club, 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Knitting Crochet, all level. Materials and tools not provided. Bring your own.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYJjAAO
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Mental Health Awareness, 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues fortnightly. Turkish speaking only

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000002qzSwIAI
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec LGBTQ+, 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

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In Progress: 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024, 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024

Wednesday 20 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Beginners, 15:30 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Advanced, 14:00 – 15:15
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Jam Sessions, 14:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Techniques for Covers, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Painting in all Media, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Poetry and Creative Writing, 13:30 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Vocals for Performance, 11:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Chair-based, 13:00 – 14:00 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Queensbridge Leisure Centre

Gentle seated exercise for all abilities. Ages 50 and over

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In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Haggerston, 11:30 – 12:30 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at the Queensbridge Road / Edith Street entrance of Haggerston Park, E2 8EA

Non therapeutic Walk & Talk, gentle walk, mindful movements, some stretching/resistance training. End with meditation. Suitable for adults over 18 years of age, abilities. If you use walking aid or wheelchair, we can discuss how best to support you.

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In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024

Thursday 21 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork AM, 10:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork PM, 14:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Choir, 13:45 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Creative Computing, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Digital Profile and Social Media, 14:00 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Furthering Song Ideas, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Gardening for Beginners, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Beginners Throwing & Hand Building, 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is suitable for both beginners who want to learn basic ceramic skills and for people with some previous experience. During this course you will gain and develop various hand building techniques while working with clay, including; coiling, pinching and slabbing. You will also learn and/or develop your technique in throwing on the potter's wheel. Try your hand at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay in a creative and relax environment. You will also be able to explore various decorative techniques including sgraffito, slip decoration and glaze decoration.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Japanese Ceramics on the Potters Wheel, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques inspired by Japanese forms and techniques. This course introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. The course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. You will learn how to throw basic forms such as: chawans (cups and bowls), a yunomi (a teacup form made for daily tea drinking) and how to handbuild a sushi dish. If you already have some experience on the potter’s wheel you may wish to try your hands at making a moon jar. You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffitto and glazes decoration and explore Mentori/ Kurinuki techniques (faceted/sliced ceramic ware).

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Weaving for Wellbeing, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Come and learn this relaxing, repetitive and ancient art practice. No experience needed! Weaving is a calming, self-regulating, and absorbing art practice that dates back over 12,000 years. Weaving has been considered a valuable cultural skill in communities all over the world including Mexico, Ghana, China, Appalachia, Aboriginal, ancient Egyptian, Indian, Guatemalan, Scottish . . . Freestyle tapestry weaving is a practice where you have the freedom choose your own colours, textures and patterns, and where you can lose yourself in the power of fibre art. “I was surprised at how calm I felt after an hour of weaving.” “I have chosen bright colours that really stand out. One day I hope to become as bold as the weaving I am creating” “It has been good coming to a group where I can talk if I want to, and it’s ok to just sit in silence and weave if I don’t feel like talking, and either way I know I am welcome”

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Art, 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic Hub, 170 Pitfield Street N1 6JP

Fun peer-supported art group meet to learn new techniques, experiment and create. No experience necessary. Aged 50 and over

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In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Cook & Eat, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

4 week Cook and Eat course (extension to 6 possible) to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.

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In Progress: 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Victoria Park, 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet outside New Kingshold Community Centre 49 Ainsworth Road, E9 7JE

Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people and enjoy fresh air. A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Hackney residents or registered with Hackney GP

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In Progress: 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024

Friday 22 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Songwriting in Studio, 10:30 – 13:00
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.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Textiles & Fashion Design, 10:00 – 13:00
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.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Zumba Fitness, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 19/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
African Community School
Aspland & Marcon Estate Community Hall 38 Marcon Pl, Amhurst Road, London E8 1LP

Take part in our Zumba classes, have fun and improve fitness Zumba is a fun dance and exercise workout featuring different types of steps, including salsa and meringue, which have easy-to-learn instructions and are combined to create a workout for the entire body. Suitable for complete beginners. Zumba is a great way to: Get fit Have fun Meet new people Develop new skills Feel good Increase energy

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In Progress: 19/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 02/02/2024, 09/02/2024, 16/02/2024, 23/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024, 22/03/2024

Monday 25 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Arts Events, Gigs & Social membership, 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Invites to Core Arts events, special socials, cultural and artistic activities scheduled weekly with additional opportunties available: exhibtions, social, Jams, Games, speakers, and tickets to arts or music group activities.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Online membership, 12:00 – 14:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Black Men’s Group, 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 12/02/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
IRIE Mind
Online

"Fortnightly - Men’s Group Mighty Men of Valour Support Group Come and share what’s on your mind in a safe space. Meet with like minded men on a journey of hope."

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In Progress: 12/02/2024, 26/02/2024, 11/03/2024, 25/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec General, 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrXQAQ
In Progress: 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 25/03/2024, 08/04/2024, 15/04/2024, 22/04/2024, 29/04/2024

Tuesday 26 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Core Sport Sessional Access, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Timetabled access to Core Sport health activities.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Introduction to Art, 10:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Life Drawing, 13:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Performance Skills, 14:15 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, 3D Art: Make Your Own Pop-up Book, 13:30-16:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course will explore playful ideas on how to make a pop-up book, a pop-up card, or a 3D tunnel book. We will look at simple techniques for designing different pop-up books. The 3D books can be of your prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, or made up of a collage.

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In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, PTSD Stabilisation, 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 20/02/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

PTSD stabilisation group is for people who experience short term or prolonged PTSD symptoms such as having flashbacks, anxiety, depression, dissociation, sleeping problems, relational problems, etc. This is a group for Turkish speakers.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001aaQzIAI
In Progress: 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Keep Fit, 10:00 – 11:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic hub, 170 Pitfield st, N1 6JP

Body conditioning exercise, with music from disco and 80s medley. Movement class to improve balance, strength, agility, in a fun atmosphere.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001nGMQIA2
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Knitting and Crochet Club, 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Knitting Crochet, all level. Materials and tools not provided. Bring your own.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYJjAAO
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Mental Health Awareness, 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 16/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman Office

Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues fortnightly. Turkish speaking only

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000002qzSwIAI
In Progress: 16/01/2024, 23/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 13/02/2024, 20/02/2024, 27/02/204, 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec LGBTQ+, 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrhQAA
In Progress: 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024, 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024

Wednesday 27 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Beginners, 15:30 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RwEAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Guitar Tuition Advanced, 14:00 – 15:15
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rw7AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Jam Sessions, 14:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvnAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Music Techniques for Covers, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvrAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Painting in all Media, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvmAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Poetry and Creative Writing, 13:30 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvcAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Vocals for Performance, 11:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rv8AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Chair-based, 13:00 – 14:00 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Queensbridge Leisure Centre

Gentle seated exercise for all abilities. Ages 50 and over

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYJKAA4
In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Haggerston, 11:30 – 12:30 (started on 17/01/2024)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at the Queensbridge Road / Edith Street entrance of Haggerston Park, E2 8EA

Non therapeutic Walk & Talk, gentle walk, mindful movements, some stretching/resistance training. End with meditation. Suitable for adults over 18 years of age, abilities. If you use walking aid or wheelchair, we can discuss how best to support you.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYK3AAO
In Progress: 17/01/2024, 24/01/2024, 31/01/2024, 07/02/2024, 21/02/2024, 28/02/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024

Thursday 28 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork AM, 10:00 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvpAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Ceramics and Claywork PM, 14:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RwGAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Choir, 13:45 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RwDAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Creative Computing, 10:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RwCAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Digital Profile and Social Media, 14:00 – 16:45
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RwBAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Furthering Song Ideas, 10:30 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvsAAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Gardening for Beginners, 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001Rw8AAE
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Beginners Throwing & Hand Building, 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course is suitable for both beginners who want to learn basic ceramic skills and for people with some previous experience. During this course you will gain and develop various hand building techniques while working with clay, including; coiling, pinching and slabbing. You will also learn and/or develop your technique in throwing on the potter's wheel. Try your hand at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay in a creative and relax environment. You will also be able to explore various decorative techniques including sgraffito, slip decoration and glaze decoration.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001cNG1IAM
In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Japanese Ceramics on the Potters Wheel, 17:00 – 19:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques inspired by Japanese forms and techniques. This course introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. The course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. You will learn how to throw basic forms such as: chawans (cups and bowls), a yunomi (a teacup form made for daily tea drinking) and how to handbuild a sushi dish. If you already have some experience on the potter’s wheel you may wish to try your hands at making a moon jar. You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffitto and glazes decoration and explore Mentori/ Kurinuki techniques (faceted/sliced ceramic ware).

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001cnSAIAY
In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Weaving for Wellbeing, 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Come and learn this relaxing, repetitive and ancient art practice. No experience needed! Weaving is a calming, self-regulating, and absorbing art practice that dates back over 12,000 years. Weaving has been considered a valuable cultural skill in communities all over the world including Mexico, Ghana, China, Appalachia, Aboriginal, ancient Egyptian, Indian, Guatemalan, Scottish . . . Freestyle tapestry weaving is a practice where you have the freedom choose your own colours, textures and patterns, and where you can lose yourself in the power of fibre art. “I was surprised at how calm I felt after an hour of weaving.” “I have chosen bright colours that really stand out. One day I hope to become as bold as the weaving I am creating” “It has been good coming to a group where I can talk if I want to, and it’s ok to just sit in silence and weave if I don’t feel like talking, and either way I know I am welcome”

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001csejIAA
In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Art, 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 18/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Civic Hub, 170 Pitfield Street N1 6JP

Fun peer-supported art group meet to learn new techniques, experiment and create. No experience necessary. Aged 50 and over

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYSbAAO
In Progress: 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Walk & Talk Victoria Park, 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2024)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet outside New Kingshold Community Centre 49 Ainsworth Road, E9 7JE

Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people and enjoy fresh air. A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Hackney residents or registered with Hackney GP

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYK8AAO
In Progress: 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024, 14/03/2024, 21/03/2024, 28/03/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, MADE, 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
IRIE Mind
Online

Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions is a single session group for people who are actively struggling with anger and intense emotions, and who are not yet in a place where they can commit to a more structured 8-week mental health course. MADE helps people to understand the neuroscience of anger/intense emotions and to reduce emotional suffering by learning and practicing techniques such as ‘Emotional Balance’, ‘Creating Space’ and ‘True Strength’. Research into components of MADE has shown improved emotional regulation and reduced self-harm and crisis episodes.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d000000DYSMAA4
In Progress: 29/02/2024, 28/03/2024

Friday 29 March

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Songwriting in Studio, 10:30 – 13:00
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.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvNAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Textiles & Fashion Design, 10:00 – 13:00
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.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7018d0000001RvIAAU
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Handcrafts, 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2024)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Derman Office

Derman’s Handcraft Group is women only and run weekly. The aim of this group is to help women from our communities break their isolation and to regain their self confidence, self esteem and re-validate their skills through craft activities. Turkish speaking female clients only.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000001aQOQIA2
In Progress: 04/01/2024, 11/01/2024, 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/03/2024

Monday 8 April

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec General, 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrXQAQ
In Progress: 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 25/03/2024, 08/04/2024, 15/04/2024, 22/04/2024, 29/04/2024

Tuesday 9 April

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec LGBTQ+, 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrhQAA
In Progress: 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024, 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024

Friday 12 April

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Client Forum, 14:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

3rd Thursday of the Month All IRIE Mind Clients are welcome to attend and get involved in how we run our Service, Recruit, Design, Train, and help us to serve you best and better. Come and Have Your Say!


In Progress: 08/03/2024, 12/4/2024, 17/5/2024, 28//6/2024

Monday 15 April

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec General, 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrXQAQ
In Progress: 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 25/03/2024, 08/04/2024, 15/04/2024, 22/04/2024, 29/04/2024

Tuesday 16 April

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec LGBTQ+, 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrhQAA
In Progress: 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024, 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, MADE (Short), 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions is a 2 session group for people who are actively struggling with anger and intense emotions, and who are not yet in a place where they can commit to a more structured 8-week mental health course. MADE helps people to understand the neuroscience of anger/intense emotions and to reduce emotional suffering by learning and practicing techniques such as ‘Emotional Balance’, ‘Creating Space’ and ‘True Strength’. Research into components of MADE has shown improved emotional regulation and reduced self-harm and crisis episodes.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrNQAQ
In Progress: 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024

Monday 22 April

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec General, 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrXQAQ
In Progress: 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 25/03/2024, 08/04/2024, 15/04/2024, 22/04/2024, 29/04/2024

Tuesday 23 April

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec LGBTQ+, 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrhQAA
In Progress: 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024, 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, MADE (Short), 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions is a 2 session group for people who are actively struggling with anger and intense emotions, and who are not yet in a place where they can commit to a more structured 8-week mental health course. MADE helps people to understand the neuroscience of anger/intense emotions and to reduce emotional suffering by learning and practicing techniques such as ‘Emotional Balance’, ‘Creating Space’ and ‘True Strength’. Research into components of MADE has shown improved emotional regulation and reduced self-harm and crisis episodes.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrNQAQ
In Progress: 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024

Monday 29 April

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec General, 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrXQAQ
In Progress: 04/03/2024, 11/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 25/03/2024, 08/04/2024, 15/04/2024, 22/04/2024, 29/04/2024

Tuesday 30 April

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, RadSec LGBTQ+, 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online

The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000kwrhQAA
In Progress: 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 19/03/2024, 26/03/2024, 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024
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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024

Thursday 2 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Managing Change, 10:00 -12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6 week creative therapy group, exploring the theme of endings, using art, story-telling, music, embodiment, group connection and discussion and community building. This group has been designed to work with those coming to the end of their time with the WBN, this time of transition can be challenging, and creative methods have been shown to help in constellating and processing these feelings. Each week we will explore the theme of endings using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions. We will engage with the difficult feelings that can be present with endings, as well the hope that can be found in new beginnings, and the cycle of life. In creative therapy we work with these feelings through artistic expression, this non-confrontational approach often allows those taking part to work with difficult emotions from a place of security. Creative therapies offer participants a space to reflect on their experiences in new ways, to express themselves in a way that feels meaningful for them, and with opportunities to connect in an active way with others. Previous participants have spoken about the feeling of community in the group, the warmth created in this creative environment, and how they felt able to express themselves safely. Practitioners are trained creative arts therapists, evidence-based practices including drama and movement therapy, with experience of leading groups with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety and enduring mental health needs.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000hJxOQAU
In Progress: 02/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 16/05/2024, 23/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 06/06/2024

Tuesday 7 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024

Thursday 9 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Managing Change, 10:00 -12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6 week creative therapy group, exploring the theme of endings, using art, story-telling, music, embodiment, group connection and discussion and community building. This group has been designed to work with those coming to the end of their time with the WBN, this time of transition can be challenging, and creative methods have been shown to help in constellating and processing these feelings. Each week we will explore the theme of endings using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions. We will engage with the difficult feelings that can be present with endings, as well the hope that can be found in new beginnings, and the cycle of life. In creative therapy we work with these feelings through artistic expression, this non-confrontational approach often allows those taking part to work with difficult emotions from a place of security. Creative therapies offer participants a space to reflect on their experiences in new ways, to express themselves in a way that feels meaningful for them, and with opportunities to connect in an active way with others. Previous participants have spoken about the feeling of community in the group, the warmth created in this creative environment, and how they felt able to express themselves safely. Practitioners are trained creative arts therapists, evidence-based practices including drama and movement therapy, with experience of leading groups with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety and enduring mental health needs.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000hJxOQAU
In Progress: 02/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 16/05/2024, 23/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 06/06/2024

Tuesday 14 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024

Thursday 16 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Managing Change, 10:00 -12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6 week creative therapy group, exploring the theme of endings, using art, story-telling, music, embodiment, group connection and discussion and community building. This group has been designed to work with those coming to the end of their time with the WBN, this time of transition can be challenging, and creative methods have been shown to help in constellating and processing these feelings. Each week we will explore the theme of endings using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions. We will engage with the difficult feelings that can be present with endings, as well the hope that can be found in new beginnings, and the cycle of life. In creative therapy we work with these feelings through artistic expression, this non-confrontational approach often allows those taking part to work with difficult emotions from a place of security. Creative therapies offer participants a space to reflect on their experiences in new ways, to express themselves in a way that feels meaningful for them, and with opportunities to connect in an active way with others. Previous participants have spoken about the feeling of community in the group, the warmth created in this creative environment, and how they felt able to express themselves safely. Practitioners are trained creative arts therapists, evidence-based practices including drama and movement therapy, with experience of leading groups with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety and enduring mental health needs.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000hJxOQAU
In Progress: 02/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 16/05/2024, 23/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 06/06/2024

Friday 17 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Client Forum, 14:30 – 16:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
IRIE Mind
15a Homerton Row London E9 6ED

3rd Thursday of the Month All IRIE Mind Clients are welcome to attend and get involved in how we run our Service, Recruit, Design, Train, and help us to serve you best and better. Come and Have Your Say!


In Progress: 08/03/2024, 12/4/2024, 17/5/2024, 28//6/2024

Monday 20 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Managing Change, 10:00 -12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6 week creative therapy group, exploring the theme of endings, using art, story-telling, music, embodiment, group connection and discussion and community building. This group has been designed to work with those coming to the end of their time with the WBN, this time of transition can be challenging, and creative methods have been shown to help in constellating and processing these feelings. Each week we will explore the theme of endings using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions. We will engage with the difficult feelings that can be present with endings, as well the hope that can be found in new beginnings, and the cycle of life. In creative therapy we work with these feelings through artistic expression, this non-confrontational approach often allows those taking part to work with difficult emotions from a place of security. Creative therapies offer participants a space to reflect on their experiences in new ways, to express themselves in a way that feels meaningful for them, and with opportunities to connect in an active way with others. Previous participants have spoken about the feeling of community in the group, the warmth created in this creative environment, and how they felt able to express themselves safely. Practitioners are trained creative arts therapists, evidence-based practices including drama and movement therapy, with experience of leading groups with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety and enduring mental health needs.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000hJxOQAU
In Progress: 02/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 16/05/2024, 23/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 06/06/2024

Tuesday 21 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024

Thursday 23 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Managing Change, 10:00 -12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6 week creative therapy group, exploring the theme of endings, using art, story-telling, music, embodiment, group connection and discussion and community building. This group has been designed to work with those coming to the end of their time with the WBN, this time of transition can be challenging, and creative methods have been shown to help in constellating and processing these feelings. Each week we will explore the theme of endings using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions. We will engage with the difficult feelings that can be present with endings, as well the hope that can be found in new beginnings, and the cycle of life. In creative therapy we work with these feelings through artistic expression, this non-confrontational approach often allows those taking part to work with difficult emotions from a place of security. Creative therapies offer participants a space to reflect on their experiences in new ways, to express themselves in a way that feels meaningful for them, and with opportunities to connect in an active way with others. Previous participants have spoken about the feeling of community in the group, the warmth created in this creative environment, and how they felt able to express themselves safely. Practitioners are trained creative arts therapists, evidence-based practices including drama and movement therapy, with experience of leading groups with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety and enduring mental health needs.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000hJxOQAU
In Progress: 02/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 16/05/2024, 23/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 06/06/2024

Tuesday 28 May

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024

Tuesday 4 June

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024

Thursday 6 June

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Managing Change, 10:00 -12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6 week creative therapy group, exploring the theme of endings, using art, story-telling, music, embodiment, group connection and discussion and community building. This group has been designed to work with those coming to the end of their time with the WBN, this time of transition can be challenging, and creative methods have been shown to help in constellating and processing these feelings. Each week we will explore the theme of endings using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions. We will engage with the difficult feelings that can be present with endings, as well the hope that can be found in new beginnings, and the cycle of life. In creative therapy we work with these feelings through artistic expression, this non-confrontational approach often allows those taking part to work with difficult emotions from a place of security. Creative therapies offer participants a space to reflect on their experiences in new ways, to express themselves in a way that feels meaningful for them, and with opportunities to connect in an active way with others. Previous participants have spoken about the feeling of community in the group, the warmth created in this creative environment, and how they felt able to express themselves safely. Practitioners are trained creative arts therapists, evidence-based practices including drama and movement therapy, with experience of leading groups with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety and enduring mental health needs.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 7014J000000hJxOQAU
In Progress: 02/05/2024, 09/05/2024, 16/05/2024, 23/05/2024, 20/05/2024, 06/06/2024

Tuesday 11 June

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Event type: Coached Access, Event type: Independent Access, Personal Development Group, 17:30-19:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Personal Development Group offer an opportunity for you to experience what happens in a Gestalt group. It’s a safe, supportive space in which you can explore personal issues alongside other people who also want to understand themselves better. By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to: · Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunity to explore identity processes. · Discover patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies are still useful to you. · Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, fear, vulnerability, anxiousness, anger and sadness etc. · Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process. · Develop awareness by regularly meeting over time with the same group of people, this enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding.

Click here to register to the group waiting list Please complete the registration form adding the code 701Sq000003tv8pIAA
In Progress: 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024, 23/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 07/05/2024, 14/05/2024, 21/05/2024, 28/05/2024, 04/06/2024, 11/06/2024