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.

Thursday 26 April

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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 18/01/2018, 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind (Shoreditch Trust) – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 18/01/2018, 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 17/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 17/01/2018, 24/01/2018, 31/01/2018, 07/02/2018, 14/02/2018, 21/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018, 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Smoking Cessation (Daytime) – Group Course – 05/04/2018 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Shoreditch Trust is delivering a new training programme in a supportive group setting for people who are currently smoking and want to think about stopping. The training offers practical skills, including mindfulness practices, which are designed to show you how to ‘disentangle’ from unhelpful thoughts that may make it more difficult to stop smoking. The training also introduces skills to help you explore what is most important to you in life (your personal values), providing practice in using your values as a guide to your daily actions. Research has shown that this type of training can support you to feel more ready to stop smoking and lead to wider improvements in health and well-being. This is a different approach to supporting people to stop smoking that will be evaluated by a team of psychologists from City, University of London.


In Progress: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Stress Management For Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

If left unchecked, stress (difficulty coping with pressure, tension & worry) can have a big effect on our wellbeing. There are many things that can help to reduce stress. Our Stress Management and Relaxation course is a great introduction to practical approaches to overcoming stress, including mindfulness based strategies, cognitive behavioural strategies, Relaxation techniques and a wellbeing coaching session to help you take the first steps forward. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self Care for Recovery – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. 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: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018

Friday 27 April

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 26/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 26/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 26/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 30 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 23/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press molding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (Shoreditch Trust) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - No Class on Monday 2nd April. A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018

Tuesday 1 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 06/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Smoking Cessation (Evening) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Shoreditch Trust is delivering a new training programme in a supportive group setting for people who are currently smoking and want to think about stopping. The training offers practical skills, including mindfulness practices, which are designed to show you how to ‘disentangle’ from unhelpful thoughts that may make it more difficult to stop smoking. The training also introduces skills to help you explore what is most important to you in life (your personal values), providing practice in using your values as a guide to your daily actions. Research has shown that this type of training can support you to feel more ready to stop smoking and lead to wider improvements in health and well-being. This is a different approach to supporting people to stop smoking that will be evaluated by a team of psychologists from City, University of London.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung I – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (CFBH) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This gentle yoga course will help you to gain body awareness through the combination of breath, movement and touch. We will move through gentle yoga flows, to stretch and strengthen the body. We will work with massage balls to stimulate your body and activate circulation. Every class will end with a deep relaxation.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing (CFBH) – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Intro to and Developing Art Practice – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Wednesday 2 May

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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 15:45 – 17:45 (started on 07/03/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15A Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018, 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 04/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Being part of a personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018

Thursday 3 May

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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Smoking Cessation (Daytime) – Group Course – 05/04/2018 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Shoreditch Trust is delivering a new training programme in a supportive group setting for people who are currently smoking and want to think about stopping. The training offers practical skills, including mindfulness practices, which are designed to show you how to ‘disentangle’ from unhelpful thoughts that may make it more difficult to stop smoking. The training also introduces skills to help you explore what is most important to you in life (your personal values), providing practice in using your values as a guide to your daily actions. Research has shown that this type of training can support you to feel more ready to stop smoking and lead to wider improvements in health and well-being. This is a different approach to supporting people to stop smoking that will be evaluated by a team of psychologists from City, University of London.


In Progress: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Taught in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Stress Management For Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

If left unchecked, stress (difficulty coping with pressure, tension & worry) can have a big effect on our wellbeing. There are many things that can help to reduce stress. Our Stress Management and Relaxation course is a great introduction to practical approaches to overcoming stress, including mindfulness based strategies, cognitive behavioural strategies, Relaxation techniques and a wellbeing coaching session to help you take the first steps forward. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self Care for Recovery – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop In – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
John Scott Health Centre, 220 Green Lanes, Woodberry Down, London N4 2NU

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues every month.


In Progress: 05/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 06/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. 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: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018

Friday 4 May

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 26/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 26/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 26/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 7 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018

Tuesday 8 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Smoking Cessation (Evening) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Shoreditch Trust is delivering a new training programme in a supportive group setting for people who are currently smoking and want to think about stopping. The training offers practical skills, including mindfulness practices, which are designed to show you how to ‘disentangle’ from unhelpful thoughts that may make it more difficult to stop smoking. The training also introduces skills to help you explore what is most important to you in life (your personal values), providing practice in using your values as a guide to your daily actions. Research has shown that this type of training can support you to feel more ready to stop smoking and lead to wider improvements in health and well-being. This is a different approach to supporting people to stop smoking that will be evaluated by a team of psychologists from City, University of London.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung I – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (CFBH) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This gentle yoga course will help you to gain body awareness through the combination of breath, movement and touch. We will move through gentle yoga flows, to stretch and strengthen the body. We will work with massage balls to stimulate your body and activate circulation. Every class will end with a deep relaxation.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing (CFBH) – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Intro to and Developing Art Practice – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Wednesday 9 May

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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 15:45 – 17:45 (started on 07/03/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15A Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018, 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Traditional Chinese Medicine – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 09/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 weeks course is an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, exploring the 12 organs and their functions, the meridians which are the pathways for our energy called chi to flow throughout the body and how stagnation can affect its flow causing pain. You will explore how the body work together in a holistic way. You can, if choose to, experience some acupuncture (body and ears), meridians stretches and cupping. This course will leave you with practical tools to help relieve pain and tension as well as ideas to maintain good health.


In Progress: 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 04/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Being part of a personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018

Thursday 10 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Smoking Cessation (Daytime) – Group Course – 05/04/2018 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Shoreditch Trust is delivering a new training programme in a supportive group setting for people who are currently smoking and want to think about stopping. The training offers practical skills, including mindfulness practices, which are designed to show you how to ‘disentangle’ from unhelpful thoughts that may make it more difficult to stop smoking. The training also introduces skills to help you explore what is most important to you in life (your personal values), providing practice in using your values as a guide to your daily actions. Research has shown that this type of training can support you to feel more ready to stop smoking and lead to wider improvements in health and well-being. This is a different approach to supporting people to stop smoking that will be evaluated by a team of psychologists from City, University of London.


In Progress: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Taught in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self Care for Recovery – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. 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: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018

Friday 11 May

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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 14 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 23/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press molding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (Shoreditch Trust) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 14/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - No Class on Monday 2nd April. A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Care (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 14/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018

Tuesday 15 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung I – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (CFBH) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This gentle yoga course will help you to gain body awareness through the combination of breath, movement and touch. We will move through gentle yoga flows, to stretch and strengthen the body. We will work with massage balls to stimulate your body and activate circulation. Every class will end with a deep relaxation.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing (CFBH) – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This six week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Intro to and Developing Art Practice – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Wednesday 16 May

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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 15:45 – 17:45 (started on 07/03/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15A Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018, 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Traditional Chinese Medicine – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 09/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 weeks course is an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, exploring the 12 organs and their functions, the meridians which are the pathways for our energy called chi to flow throughout the body and how stagnation can affect its flow causing pain. You will explore how the body work together in a holistic way. You can, if choose to, experience some acupuncture (body and ears), meridians stretches and cupping. This course will leave you with practical tools to help relieve pain and tension as well as ideas to maintain good health.


In Progress: 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 04/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Being part of a personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018

Thursday 17 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Taught in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self Care for Recovery – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. 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: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018

Friday 18 May

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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 21 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 23/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press molding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (Shoreditch Trust) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 14/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - No Class on Monday 2nd April. A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Care (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 14/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018

Tuesday 22 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung I – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (CFBH) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This gentle yoga course will help you to gain body awareness through the combination of breath, movement and touch. We will move through gentle yoga flows, to stretch and strengthen the body. We will work with massage balls to stimulate your body and activate circulation. Every class will end with a deep relaxation.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing (CFBH) – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This six week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 22/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Intro to and Developing Art Practice – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Wednesday 23 May

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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 15:45 – 17:45 (started on 07/03/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15A Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018, 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Traditional Chinese Medicine – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 09/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 weeks course is an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, exploring the 12 organs and their functions, the meridians which are the pathways for our energy called chi to flow throughout the body and how stagnation can affect its flow causing pain. You will explore how the body work together in a holistic way. You can, if choose to, experience some acupuncture (body and ears), meridians stretches and cupping. This course will leave you with practical tools to help relieve pain and tension as well as ideas to maintain good health.


In Progress: 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 04/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Being part of a personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018

Thursday 24 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Taught in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self Care for Recovery – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. 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: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018

Friday 25 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 28 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018

Tuesday 29 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This six week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 22/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018

Wednesday 30 May

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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 15:45 – 17:45 (started on 07/03/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15A Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018, 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Traditional Chinese Medicine – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 09/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 weeks course is an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, exploring the 12 organs and their functions, the meridians which are the pathways for our energy called chi to flow throughout the body and how stagnation can affect its flow causing pain. You will explore how the body work together in a holistic way. You can, if choose to, experience some acupuncture (body and ears), meridians stretches and cupping. This course will leave you with practical tools to help relieve pain and tension as well as ideas to maintain good health.


In Progress: 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 04/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Being part of a personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018

Thursday 31 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Taught in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self Care for Recovery – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. 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: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018

Friday 1 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 4 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 23/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press molding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (Shoreditch Trust) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - No Class on Monday 2nd April. A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Stress – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course that can help you better manage the everyday stress of life. You will be guided through practices, within a supportive, safe and friendly group setting that enable you to learn the self-caring skills of mindfulness. Over eight weeks, you can learn to boost your wellbeing, and find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life. The course can be particularly helpful for people suffering from stress associated with work, family or relationships, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety. No experience of mindfulness or meditation is required to participate. Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course, only not a formal therapeutic programme. It should not be undertaken in place of any existing medical interventions.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018, 16/07/2018, 23/07/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Care (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 14/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018

Tuesday 5 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung I – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (CFBH) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This gentle yoga course will help you to gain body awareness through the combination of breath, movement and touch. We will move through gentle yoga flows, to stretch and strengthen the body. We will work with massage balls to stimulate your body and activate circulation. Every class will end with a deep relaxation.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing (CFBH) – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This six week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 22/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Intro to and Developing Art Practice – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Wednesday 6 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 06/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Home Decoration – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 06/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course, open to beginners and those with an intermediate knowledge of using a sewing machine, will see you design, construct, create and decorate soft furnishings for your home. Learn how to use a sewing machine and to attach a zip or button to complete your design. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can keep & display in the home!


In Progress: 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 04/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Being part of a personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop In – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
John Scott Health Centre, 220 Green Lanes, Woodberry Down, London N4 2NU

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues every month.


In Progress: 05/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 06/06/2018

Thursday 7 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 07/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Taught in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. 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: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018

Friday 8 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Sing – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 08/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 3 week course is a fun and exciting group of session designed to explore the link between the body and the voice. Practice some simple but effective stretches that warm up the body and aid flexibility. Next, learn a short song and sing it together as a group. Learn techniques to practice stretching and singing safely.


In Progress: 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 11 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 23/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press molding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (Shoreditch Trust) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - No Class on Monday 2nd April. A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Stress – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course that can help you better manage the everyday stress of life. You will be guided through practices, within a supportive, safe and friendly group setting that enable you to learn the self-caring skills of mindfulness. Over eight weeks, you can learn to boost your wellbeing, and find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life. The course can be particularly helpful for people suffering from stress associated with work, family or relationships, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety. No experience of mindfulness or meditation is required to participate. Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course, only not a formal therapeutic programme. It should not be undertaken in place of any existing medical interventions.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018, 16/07/2018, 23/07/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Care (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 14/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018

Tuesday 12 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (CFBH) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This gentle yoga course will help you to gain body awareness through the combination of breath, movement and touch. We will move through gentle yoga flows, to stretch and strengthen the body. We will work with massage balls to stimulate your body and activate circulation. Every class will end with a deep relaxation.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing (CFBH) – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This six week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 22/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Intro to and Developing Art Practice – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Wednesday 13 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 06/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Home Decoration – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 06/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course, open to beginners and those with an intermediate knowledge of using a sewing machine, will see you design, construct, create and decorate soft furnishings for your home. Learn how to use a sewing machine and to attach a zip or button to complete your design. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can keep & display in the home!


In Progress: 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 04/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Being part of a personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018

Thursday 14 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 07/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Taught in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. 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: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018

Friday 15 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Sing – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 08/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 3 week course is a fun and exciting group of session designed to explore the link between the body and the voice. Practice some simple but effective stretches that warm up the body and aid flexibility. Next, learn a short song and sing it together as a group. Learn techniques to practice stretching and singing safely.


In Progress: 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 18 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 23/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press molding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (Shoreditch Trust) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - No Class on Monday 2nd April. A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Stress – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course that can help you better manage the everyday stress of life. You will be guided through practices, within a supportive, safe and friendly group setting that enable you to learn the self-caring skills of mindfulness. Over eight weeks, you can learn to boost your wellbeing, and find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life. The course can be particularly helpful for people suffering from stress associated with work, family or relationships, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety. No experience of mindfulness or meditation is required to participate. Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course, only not a formal therapeutic programme. It should not be undertaken in place of any existing medical interventions.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018, 16/07/2018, 23/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018

Tuesday 19 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (CFBH) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This gentle yoga course will help you to gain body awareness through the combination of breath, movement and touch. We will move through gentle yoga flows, to stretch and strengthen the body. We will work with massage balls to stimulate your body and activate circulation. Every class will end with a deep relaxation.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing (CFBH) – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This six week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stress Management – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

If left unchecked, stress (difficulty coping with pressure, tension & worry) can have a big effect on our wellbeing. There are many things that can help to reduce stress. Our Stress Management and Relaxation course is a great introduction to practical approaches to overcoming stress, including mindfulness based strategies, cognitive behavioural strategies, Relaxation techniques and a wellbeing coaching session to help you take the first steps forward. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 22/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Intro to and Developing Art Practice – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Wednesday 20 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 06/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Home Decoration – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 06/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course, open to beginners and those with an intermediate knowledge of using a sewing machine, will see you design, construct, create and decorate soft furnishings for your home. Learn how to use a sewing machine and to attach a zip or button to complete your design. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can keep & display in the home!


In Progress: 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 04/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Being part of a personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018

Thursday 21 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 07/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Taught in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 05/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. 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: 05/04/2018, 12/04/2018, 19/04/2018, 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018

Friday 22 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Sing – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 08/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 3 week course is a fun and exciting group of session designed to explore the link between the body and the voice. Practice some simple but effective stretches that warm up the body and aid flexibility. Next, learn a short song and sing it together as a group. Learn techniques to practice stretching and singing safely.


In Progress: 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 25 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 23/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press molding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (Shoreditch Trust) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - No Class on Monday 2nd April. A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Stress – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course that can help you better manage the everyday stress of life. You will be guided through practices, within a supportive, safe and friendly group setting that enable you to learn the self-caring skills of mindfulness. Over eight weeks, you can learn to boost your wellbeing, and find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life. The course can be particularly helpful for people suffering from stress associated with work, family or relationships, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety. No experience of mindfulness or meditation is required to participate. Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course, only not a formal therapeutic programme. It should not be undertaken in place of any existing medical interventions.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018, 16/07/2018, 23/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 09/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018

Tuesday 26 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (CFBH) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This gentle yoga course will help you to gain body awareness through the combination of breath, movement and touch. We will move through gentle yoga flows, to stretch and strengthen the body. We will work with massage balls to stimulate your body and activate circulation. Every class will end with a deep relaxation.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing (CFBH) – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stress Management – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

If left unchecked, stress (difficulty coping with pressure, tension & worry) can have a big effect on our wellbeing. There are many things that can help to reduce stress. Our Stress Management and Relaxation course is a great introduction to practical approaches to overcoming stress, including mindfulness based strategies, cognitive behavioural strategies, Relaxation techniques and a wellbeing coaching session to help you take the first steps forward. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 22/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Intro to and Developing Art Practice – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Wednesday 27 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 06/06/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Home Decoration – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 06/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course, open to beginners and those with an intermediate knowledge of using a sewing machine, will see you design, construct, create and decorate soft furnishings for your home. Learn how to use a sewing machine and to attach a zip or button to complete your design. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can keep & display in the home!


In Progress: 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 04/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 04/04/2018, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 02/05/2018, 09/05/2018, 16/05/2018, 23/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 13/06/2018, 20/06/2018, 27/06/2018

Thursday 28 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 07/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018

Friday 29 June

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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018, 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018

Monday 2 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 23/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press molding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Stress – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course that can help you better manage the everyday stress of life. You will be guided through practices, within a supportive, safe and friendly group setting that enable you to learn the self-caring skills of mindfulness. Over eight weeks, you can learn to boost your wellbeing, and find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life. The course can be particularly helpful for people suffering from stress associated with work, family or relationships, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety. No experience of mindfulness or meditation is required to participate. Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course, only not a formal therapeutic programme. It should not be undertaken in place of any existing medical interventions.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018, 16/07/2018, 23/07/2018

Tuesday 3 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (CFBH) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This gentle yoga course will help you to gain body awareness through the combination of breath, movement and touch. We will move through gentle yoga flows, to stretch and strengthen the body. We will work with massage balls to stimulate your body and activate circulation. Every class will end with a deep relaxation.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing (CFBH) – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 22/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Intro to and Developing Art Practice – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/04/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Thursday 5 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir Therapy – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A 10 week choir group covering contemporary pop songs and world music. The choir will be a space suitable for all levels of singing - it doesn't matter if you've only ever sung alone in the shower or have been singing for years. It will be in a safe and relaxed environment for anyone who wants to express themselves through music.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18.15 – 19.45 (started on 26/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/04/2018, 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018

Friday 6 July

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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 20/04/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 20/04/2018, 27/04/2018, 04/05/2018, 11/05/2018, 18/05/2018, 25/05/2018, 01/06/2018, 08/06/2018, 15/06/2018, 22/06/2018, 29/06/2018, 06/07/2018

Monday 9 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 23/04/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press molding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018, 14/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Stress – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course that can help you better manage the everyday stress of life. You will be guided through practices, within a supportive, safe and friendly group setting that enable you to learn the self-caring skills of mindfulness. Over eight weeks, you can learn to boost your wellbeing, and find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life. The course can be particularly helpful for people suffering from stress associated with work, family or relationships, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety. No experience of mindfulness or meditation is required to participate. Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course, only not a formal therapeutic programme. It should not be undertaken in place of any existing medical interventions.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018, 16/07/2018, 23/07/2018

Tuesday 10 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 22/05/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 22/05/2018, 29/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Thursday 12 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 03/05/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health 1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 17/05/2018, 24/05/2018, 07/06/2018, 14/06/2018, 21/06/2018, 28/06/2018, 05/07/2018, 12/07/2018

Monday 16 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Stress – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course that can help you better manage the everyday stress of life. You will be guided through practices, within a supportive, safe and friendly group setting that enable you to learn the self-caring skills of mindfulness. Over eight weeks, you can learn to boost your wellbeing, and find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life. The course can be particularly helpful for people suffering from stress associated with work, family or relationships, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety. No experience of mindfulness or meditation is required to participate. Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course, only not a formal therapeutic programme. It should not be undertaken in place of any existing medical interventions.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018, 16/07/2018, 23/07/2018

Tuesday 17 July

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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Monday 23 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Stress – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:30 (started on 04/06/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course that can help you better manage the everyday stress of life. You will be guided through practices, within a supportive, safe and friendly group setting that enable you to learn the self-caring skills of mindfulness. Over eight weeks, you can learn to boost your wellbeing, and find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life. The course can be particularly helpful for people suffering from stress associated with work, family or relationships, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety. No experience of mindfulness or meditation is required to participate. Mindfulness for Stress is an educational course, only not a formal therapeutic programme. It should not be undertaken in place of any existing medical interventions.


In Progress: 04/06/2018, 11/06/2018, 18/06/2018, 25/06/2018, 02/07/2018, 09/07/2018, 16/07/2018, 23/07/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Care (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 23/07/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 23/07/2018, 30/07/2018, 06/08/2018, 13/08/2018

Tuesday 24 July

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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 15/05/2018, 22/05/2018, 05/06/2018, 12/06/2018, 19/06/2018, 26/06/2018, 03/07/2018, 10/07/2018, 17/07/2018, 24/07/2018

Monday 30 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Care (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 23/07/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 23/07/2018, 30/07/2018, 06/08/2018, 13/08/2018

Monday 6 August

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Care (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 23/07/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 23/07/2018, 30/07/2018, 06/08/2018, 13/08/2018

Monday 13 August

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Care (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 23/07/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 23/07/2018, 30/07/2018, 06/08/2018, 13/08/2018

Wednesday 22 August

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (CHM) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
SAE House, 297 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DD

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/08/2018