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.

Thursday 15 April

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Event type: Recovery, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Support – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

This 8-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Handbuilding & Decorations – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem. It has been seen to reduce negative mood and lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Our next course with Maria will help you develop your creativity and pottery skills while working from home. You will explore the Kurinuki technique to make a Japanese vase and decorate it. You’ll also make a set of Chawan bowls for preparing and making tea, a Japanese dish decorated using the Mishima technique and a small vase inspired by the Jomon period.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 16 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Monday 19 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 24/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, WEBINAR: Grief and Loss – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

This webinar is an introductory exploration of processes related to the experiences of loss and grief. Some understanding of current models of grief will be shared along with factors that may impact our experiences following bereavement and loss.


In Progress: 19/04/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 08/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021, 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 21/05/2021

Tuesday 20 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by Photographers – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, Photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th Century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and start looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. We will explore creative ways of making the most of your camera. You will become familiar with different movements and genres and photographers take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of looking at your surroundings in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas in a supportive, small group enviroment. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera or a DSLR camera. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 20/04/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Each week a different topic will be discussed, the four sessions are Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been faciling with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. 1 hour information - 15 minute break - 45 minutes support space. Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind


In Progress: 20/04/2021, 27/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body & Mind Flow – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 16/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Radical Self-Care General 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). 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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021

Wednesday 21 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, WEBINAR: 5 ways to Wellbeing individual: Giving – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with improved wellbeing. In this Webinar we will explore 'Giving', thinking about how and why they improve wellbeing and there will be space to think about how we can bring more of this into our lives. The webinar is open to all people who have referred into the WBN and current WBN clients with a Network Coordinator.


In Progress: 21/04/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Support, Self-Expression – 13:00 – 14:15 (started on 31/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

Your wellbeing is impacted by your self-awareness, self-expression and self-regulation. This 8-week group focuses on exploring your own journey and your relationship to self, others and the world. Learn and grow your emotional vocabulary, build on your ability to communicate with others and strengthen your resilience in hard times. Group members will be able to discuss and share on topics such as emotions, relationships, assertive communication and setting boundaries. This online support group will provide the opportunity for members to share and learn from one another.


In Progress: 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The programme will run on Wednesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. Starting 21/04/21 The sessions will mainly focus on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants' own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of the mind. Prior to starting the course, it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily ) 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 focuses 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 at 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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Connections – Group course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Connecting with nature has been shown to help both our minds and bodies by lowering the heart rate, reducing stress, supporting immunity and increasing feelings of wellbeing and belonging. Nature may have supported you during the pandemic or perhaps you are wanting to find safe ways to get outside as we come out of lockdown. During this 6-week online course, we will explore the nature around us a little more deeply and find out what it means to let nature be our guide. We will learn how to engage our senses in nature, learning tips and tricks to see and hear things that we may never have noticed before. This course is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time outdoors, to connect with local plants, trees, birds and people and to feel supported as part of a group going on a nature journey together. Some things to expect on the course: Explore how nature supports our mental and physical health Build confidence to spend time in nature alone while enjoying being part of a safe and welcoming group Learn some tree and plant identification Explore seasonal shifts and celebrations Discuss barriers to accessing nature Discover and taste 6 medicinal herbs"


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021

Thursday 22 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses principles of mindfulness to look at how we can reframe the context and language of our perspective of our day to day to help us in managing our wellbeing.


In Progress: 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/04/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Support – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

This 8-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Handbuilding & Decorations – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem. It has been seen to reduce negative mood and lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Our next course with Maria will help you develop your creativity and pottery skills while working from home. You will explore the Kurinuki technique to make a Japanese vase and decorate it. You’ll also make a set of Chawan bowls for preparing and making tea, a Japanese dish decorated using the Mishima technique and a small vase inspired by the Jomon period.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 23 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Monday 26 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 24/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 08/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021, 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 21/05/2021

Tuesday 27 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 20/04/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Each week a different topic will be discussed, the four sessions are Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been faciling with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. 1 hour information - 15 minute break - 45 minutes support space. Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind


In Progress: 20/04/2021, 27/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021

Wednesday 28 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Support, Self-Expression – 13:00 – 14:15 (started on 31/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

Your wellbeing is impacted by your self-awareness, self-expression and self-regulation. This 8-week group focuses on exploring your own journey and your relationship to self, others and the world. Learn and grow your emotional vocabulary, build on your ability to communicate with others and strengthen your resilience in hard times. Group members will be able to discuss and share on topics such as emotions, relationships, assertive communication and setting boundaries. This online support group will provide the opportunity for members to share and learn from one another.


In Progress: 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The programme will run on Wednesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. Starting 21/04/21 The sessions will mainly focus on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants' own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of the mind. Prior to starting the course, it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily ) 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 focuses 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 at 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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Connections – Group course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Connecting with nature has been shown to help both our minds and bodies by lowering the heart rate, reducing stress, supporting immunity and increasing feelings of wellbeing and belonging. Nature may have supported you during the pandemic or perhaps you are wanting to find safe ways to get outside as we come out of lockdown. During this 6-week online course, we will explore the nature around us a little more deeply and find out what it means to let nature be our guide. We will learn how to engage our senses in nature, learning tips and tricks to see and hear things that we may never have noticed before. This course is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time outdoors, to connect with local plants, trees, birds and people and to feel supported as part of a group going on a nature journey together. Some things to expect on the course: Explore how nature supports our mental and physical health Build confidence to spend time in nature alone while enjoying being part of a safe and welcoming group Learn some tree and plant identification Explore seasonal shifts and celebrations Discuss barriers to accessing nature Discover and taste 6 medicinal herbs"


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion during Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 28/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

During this time of pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others, but many of us are experiencing fear, anxiety, and unease. In this 6-week course, we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady, and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness, we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care, and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles, and an opportunity to share


In Progress: 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021

Thursday 29 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses principles of mindfulness to look at how we can reframe the context and language of our perspective of our day to day to help us in managing our wellbeing.


In Progress: 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/04/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Support – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

This 8-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Handbuilding & Decorations – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem. It has been seen to reduce negative mood and lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Our next course with Maria will help you develop your creativity and pottery skills while working from home. You will explore the Kurinuki technique to make a Japanese vase and decorate it. You’ll also make a set of Chawan bowls for preparing and making tea, a Japanese dish decorated using the Mishima technique and a small vase inspired by the Jomon period.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 30 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Monday 3 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 24/05/2021

Tuesday 4 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 20/04/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Each week a different topic will be discussed, the four sessions are Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been faciling with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. 1 hour information - 15 minute break - 45 minutes support space. Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind


In Progress: 20/04/2021, 27/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body & Mind Flow – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 16/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Radical Self-Care General 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). 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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Colage – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, More Inspirations by Photographers – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory, and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. You will examine different movements and genres such as night-photography, street-photography, photo-montage, colour, people movement, and fine art. Each week, we will be exploring new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 5 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Support, Self-Expression – 13:00 – 14:15 (started on 31/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

Your wellbeing is impacted by your self-awareness, self-expression and self-regulation. This 8-week group focuses on exploring your own journey and your relationship to self, others and the world. Learn and grow your emotional vocabulary, build on your ability to communicate with others and strengthen your resilience in hard times. Group members will be able to discuss and share on topics such as emotions, relationships, assertive communication and setting boundaries. This online support group will provide the opportunity for members to share and learn from one another.


In Progress: 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The programme will run on Wednesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. Starting 21/04/21 The sessions will mainly focus on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants' own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of the mind. Prior to starting the course, it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily ) 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 focuses 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 at 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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Connections – Group course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Connecting with nature has been shown to help both our minds and bodies by lowering the heart rate, reducing stress, supporting immunity and increasing feelings of wellbeing and belonging. Nature may have supported you during the pandemic or perhaps you are wanting to find safe ways to get outside as we come out of lockdown. During this 6-week online course, we will explore the nature around us a little more deeply and find out what it means to let nature be our guide. We will learn how to engage our senses in nature, learning tips and tricks to see and hear things that we may never have noticed before. This course is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time outdoors, to connect with local plants, trees, birds and people and to feel supported as part of a group going on a nature journey together. Some things to expect on the course: Explore how nature supports our mental and physical health Build confidence to spend time in nature alone while enjoying being part of a safe and welcoming group Learn some tree and plant identification Explore seasonal shifts and celebrations Discuss barriers to accessing nature Discover and taste 6 medicinal herbs"


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion during Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 28/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

During this time of pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others, but many of us are experiencing fear, anxiety, and unease. In this 6-week course, we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady, and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness, we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care, and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles, and an opportunity to share


In Progress: 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021

Thursday 6 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses principles of mindfulness to look at how we can reframe the context and language of our perspective of our day to day to help us in managing our wellbeing.


In Progress: 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/04/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Support – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

This 8-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Handbuilding & Decorations – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem. It has been seen to reduce negative mood and lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Our next course with Maria will help you develop your creativity and pottery skills while working from home. You will explore the Kurinuki technique to make a Japanese vase and decorate it. You’ll also make a set of Chawan bowls for preparing and making tea, a Japanese dish decorated using the Mishima technique and a small vase inspired by the Jomon period.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 7 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Monday 10 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 24/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 10/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health realted issues every month.


In Progress: 10/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 08/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021, 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 21/05/2021

Tuesday 11 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 20/04/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Each week a different topic will be discussed, the four sessions are Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been faciling with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. 1 hour information - 15 minute break - 45 minutes support space. Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind


In Progress: 20/04/2021, 27/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body & Mind Flow – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 16/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Radical Self-Care General 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). 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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Colage – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, More Inspirations by Photographers – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory, and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. You will examine different movements and genres such as night-photography, street-photography, photo-montage, colour, people movement, and fine art. Each week, we will be exploring new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 12 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Support, Self-Expression – 13:00 – 14:15 (started on 31/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

Your wellbeing is impacted by your self-awareness, self-expression and self-regulation. This 8-week group focuses on exploring your own journey and your relationship to self, others and the world. Learn and grow your emotional vocabulary, build on your ability to communicate with others and strengthen your resilience in hard times. Group members will be able to discuss and share on topics such as emotions, relationships, assertive communication and setting boundaries. This online support group will provide the opportunity for members to share and learn from one another.


In Progress: 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The programme will run on Wednesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. Starting 21/04/21 The sessions will mainly focus on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants' own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of the mind. Prior to starting the course, it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily ) 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 focuses 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 at 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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Connections – Group course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Connecting with nature has been shown to help both our minds and bodies by lowering the heart rate, reducing stress, supporting immunity and increasing feelings of wellbeing and belonging. Nature may have supported you during the pandemic or perhaps you are wanting to find safe ways to get outside as we come out of lockdown. During this 6-week online course, we will explore the nature around us a little more deeply and find out what it means to let nature be our guide. We will learn how to engage our senses in nature, learning tips and tricks to see and hear things that we may never have noticed before. This course is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time outdoors, to connect with local plants, trees, birds and people and to feel supported as part of a group going on a nature journey together. Some things to expect on the course: Explore how nature supports our mental and physical health Build confidence to spend time in nature alone while enjoying being part of a safe and welcoming group Learn some tree and plant identification Explore seasonal shifts and celebrations Discuss barriers to accessing nature Discover and taste 6 medicinal herbs"


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion during Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 28/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

During this time of pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others, but many of us are experiencing fear, anxiety, and unease. In this 6-week course, we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady, and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness, we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care, and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles, and an opportunity to share


In Progress: 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, People & the City – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 12/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021

Thursday 13 May

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Event type: Recovery, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Support – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

This 8-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Handbuilding & Decorations – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem. It has been seen to reduce negative mood and lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Our next course with Maria will help you develop your creativity and pottery skills while working from home. You will explore the Kurinuki technique to make a Japanese vase and decorate it. You’ll also make a set of Chawan bowls for preparing and making tea, a Japanese dish decorated using the Mishima technique and a small vase inspired by the Jomon period.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 14 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Monday 17 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 24/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 08/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021, 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 21/05/2021

Tuesday 18 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body & Mind Flow – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 16/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Radical Self-Care General 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). 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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Colage – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, More Inspirations by Photographers – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory, and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. You will examine different movements and genres such as night-photography, street-photography, photo-montage, colour, people movement, and fine art. Each week, we will be exploring new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 19 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Support, Self-Expression – 13:00 – 14:15 (started on 31/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

Your wellbeing is impacted by your self-awareness, self-expression and self-regulation. This 8-week group focuses on exploring your own journey and your relationship to self, others and the world. Learn and grow your emotional vocabulary, build on your ability to communicate with others and strengthen your resilience in hard times. Group members will be able to discuss and share on topics such as emotions, relationships, assertive communication and setting boundaries. This online support group will provide the opportunity for members to share and learn from one another.


In Progress: 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The programme will run on Wednesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. Starting 21/04/21 The sessions will mainly focus on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants' own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of the mind. Prior to starting the course, it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily ) 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 focuses 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 at 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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Connections – Group course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Connecting with nature has been shown to help both our minds and bodies by lowering the heart rate, reducing stress, supporting immunity and increasing feelings of wellbeing and belonging. Nature may have supported you during the pandemic or perhaps you are wanting to find safe ways to get outside as we come out of lockdown. During this 6-week online course, we will explore the nature around us a little more deeply and find out what it means to let nature be our guide. We will learn how to engage our senses in nature, learning tips and tricks to see and hear things that we may never have noticed before. This course is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time outdoors, to connect with local plants, trees, birds and people and to feel supported as part of a group going on a nature journey together. Some things to expect on the course: Explore how nature supports our mental and physical health Build confidence to spend time in nature alone while enjoying being part of a safe and welcoming group Learn some tree and plant identification Explore seasonal shifts and celebrations Discuss barriers to accessing nature Discover and taste 6 medicinal herbs"


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion during Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 28/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

During this time of pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others, but many of us are experiencing fear, anxiety, and unease. In this 6-week course, we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady, and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness, we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care, and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles, and an opportunity to share


In Progress: 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, People & the City – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 12/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021

Thursday 20 May

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Event type: Recovery, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Support – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
zoom

This 8-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Handbuilding & Decorations – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem. It has been seen to reduce negative mood and lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Our next course with Maria will help you develop your creativity and pottery skills while working from home. You will explore the Kurinuki technique to make a Japanese vase and decorate it. You’ll also make a set of Chawan bowls for preparing and making tea, a Japanese dish decorated using the Mishima technique and a small vase inspired by the Jomon period.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 21 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 08/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021, 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 21/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 16/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Monday 24 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 24/05/2021

Tuesday 25 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body & Mind Flow – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 16/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Radical Self-Care General 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). 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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Colage – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, More Inspirations by Photographers – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory, and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. You will examine different movements and genres such as night-photography, street-photography, photo-montage, colour, people movement, and fine art. Each week, we will be exploring new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 26 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, WEBINAR: 5 ways to Wellbeing individual Webinars: Physical Activity – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 26/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with improved wellbeing. In this Webinar we will explore 'Keep Active', thinking about how and why they improve wellbeing and there will be space to think about how we can bring more of this into our lives. The webinar is  open to all people who have referred into the WBN and current WBN clients with a Network Coordinator.


In Progress: 26/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The programme will run on Wednesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. Starting 21/04/21 The sessions will mainly focus on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants' own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of the mind. Prior to starting the course, it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily ) 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 focuses 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 at 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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Connections – Group course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Connecting with nature has been shown to help both our minds and bodies by lowering the heart rate, reducing stress, supporting immunity and increasing feelings of wellbeing and belonging. Nature may have supported you during the pandemic or perhaps you are wanting to find safe ways to get outside as we come out of lockdown. During this 6-week online course, we will explore the nature around us a little more deeply and find out what it means to let nature be our guide. We will learn how to engage our senses in nature, learning tips and tricks to see and hear things that we may never have noticed before. This course is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time outdoors, to connect with local plants, trees, birds and people and to feel supported as part of a group going on a nature journey together. Some things to expect on the course: Explore how nature supports our mental and physical health Build confidence to spend time in nature alone while enjoying being part of a safe and welcoming group Learn some tree and plant identification Explore seasonal shifts and celebrations Discuss barriers to accessing nature Discover and taste 6 medicinal herbs"


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion during Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 28/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

During this time of pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others, but many of us are experiencing fear, anxiety, and unease. In this 6-week course, we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady, and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness, we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care, and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles, and an opportunity to share


In Progress: 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, People & the City – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 12/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021

Thursday 27 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Handbuilding & Decorations – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem. It has been seen to reduce negative mood and lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Our next course with Maria will help you develop your creativity and pottery skills while working from home. You will explore the Kurinuki technique to make a Japanese vase and decorate it. You’ll also make a set of Chawan bowls for preparing and making tea, a Japanese dish decorated using the Mishima technique and a small vase inspired by the Jomon period.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 16/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Tuesday 1 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 17:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/06/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Each week a different topic will be discussed, the four sessions are Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been faciling with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. 1 hour information - 15 minute break - 45 minutes support space. Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind


In Progress: 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body & Mind Flow – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 16/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Radical Self-Care General 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). 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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Colage – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, More Inspirations by Photographers – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory, and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. You will examine different movements and genres such as night-photography, street-photography, photo-montage, colour, people movement, and fine art. Each week, we will be exploring new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 2 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The programme will run on Wednesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. Starting 21/04/21 The sessions will mainly focus on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants' own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of the mind. Prior to starting the course, it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily ) 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 focuses 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 at 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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion during Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 28/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

During this time of pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others, but many of us are experiencing fear, anxiety, and unease. In this 6-week course, we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady, and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness, we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care, and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles, and an opportunity to share


In Progress: 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, People & the City – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 12/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021

Thursday 3 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Handbuilding & Decorations – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem. It has been seen to reduce negative mood and lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Our next course with Maria will help you develop your creativity and pottery skills while working from home. You will explore the Kurinuki technique to make a Japanese vase and decorate it. You’ll also make a set of Chawan bowls for preparing and making tea, a Japanese dish decorated using the Mishima technique and a small vase inspired by the Jomon period.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 4 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Monday 7 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 07/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health realted issues every month.


In Progress: 07/06/2021

Tuesday 8 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 17:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/06/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Each week a different topic will be discussed, the four sessions are Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been faciling with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. 1 hour information - 15 minute break - 45 minutes support space. Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind


In Progress: 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Colage – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, More Inspirations by Photographers – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory, and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. You will examine different movements and genres such as night-photography, street-photography, photo-montage, colour, people movement, and fine art. Each week, we will be exploring new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 9 June

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The programme will run on Wednesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. Starting 21/04/21 The sessions will mainly focus on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants' own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of the mind. Prior to starting the course, it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily ) 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 focuses 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 at 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.


In Progress: 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, People & the City – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 12/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021

Thursday 10 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 11 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Tuesday 15 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 17:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/06/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Each week a different topic will be discussed, the four sessions are Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been faciling with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. 1 hour information - 15 minute break - 45 minutes support space. Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind


In Progress: 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021

Wednesday 16 June

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, People & the City – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 12/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting portraits, people, buildings and the built environment. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience, who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021

Thursday 17 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 18 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Tuesday 22 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 17:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/06/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Each week a different topic will be discussed, the four sessions are Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been faciling with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. 1 hour information - 15 minute break - 45 minutes support space. Session 1- The history of Sleep, Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep, Session 3 - Sleep and the Body, Session 4 Sleep and the Mind


In Progress: 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021

Wednesday 23 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, WEBINAR: 5 ways to Wellbeing individual Webinars: Keep Learning – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 23/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with improved wellbeing. In this Webinar we will explore 'Keep Learning', thinking about how and why they improve wellbeing and there will be space to think about how we can bring more of this into our lives. The webinar is  open to all people who have referred into the WBN and current WBN clients with a Network Coordinator.


In Progress: 23/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021

Thursday 24 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 12:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork introduction PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Friday 25 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021

Tuesday 29 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 13/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021

Wednesday 30 June

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 14/04/2021)
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.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 26/05/2021, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 30/06/2021

Thursday 1 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021