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.

Monday 19 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 16/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 12/02/2018)
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: 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This four 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: 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 17th March, 10:00am - 4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. This 8 week course uses mindfulness meditation as a way of stepping back from difficult experiences and taking time to care for yourself with kindness and compassion. You will be guided through mindfulness practices in a supportive group setting and learn how to bring mindfulness formally and informally into your day to day life to build wellbeing and resilience. MBSR is ‘a launching platform into the practice of mindfulness and into the rest of life.’ The course is suitable for people experiencing physical and emotional health issues, everyday stresses and demands of being human.


In Progress: 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 17/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/01/2018)
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: 08/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 20 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 16/01/2018)
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: 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 23/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help group for panic attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Eligibility: Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish people in Hackney Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relaxation & Creativity – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery, 12 Rushton St, London, N1 5DR

Please Note: This group is for Turkish Speakers only. This group focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques combined with creative arts.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, 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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Champion Volunteer Training – Smoking Cessation (Daytime) – 09:30 – 17:00 (started on 20/02/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Are you interested in developing the skills to support others to understand the benefits of stopping smoking? The Stop Smoking Community Champion training will enable you to have brief conversations with others about stopping smoking. This includes access to Level 1 training in smoking cessation, ongoing support to promote smoking cessation and stop smoking services and, if desired, support to develop more advanced skills in this area of work. Includes a foundation in understanding the factors that affect physical and mental health and making positive lifestyle choices.


In Progress: 20/02/2018, 22/02/2018

Wednesday 21 February

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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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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, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, 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: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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

Thursday 22 February

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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
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding & Calming Panic/Anxiety – Group Course – 15:30-17:30 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 18/01/2018, 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2017
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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, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 11/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 11/01/2018, 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
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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, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2018)
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: 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Vince Murrian Community Centre, London, N4 2XG

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking men only. This course will offer access to promote wellbeing and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Champion Volunteer Training – Smoking Cessation (Daytime) – 09:30 – 17:00 (started on 20/02/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Are you interested in developing the skills to support others to understand the benefits of stopping smoking? The Stop Smoking Community Champion training will enable you to have brief conversations with others about stopping smoking. This includes access to Level 1 training in smoking cessation, ongoing support to promote smoking cessation and stop smoking services and, if desired, support to develop more advanced skills in this area of work. Includes a foundation in understanding the factors that affect physical and mental health and making positive lifestyle choices.


In Progress: 20/02/2018, 22/02/2018

Friday 23 February

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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, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 26 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 16/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 12/02/2018)
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: 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This four 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: 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 17th March, 10:00am - 4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. This 8 week course uses mindfulness meditation as a way of stepping back from difficult experiences and taking time to care for yourself with kindness and compassion. You will be guided through mindfulness practices in a supportive group setting and learn how to bring mindfulness formally and informally into your day to day life to build wellbeing and resilience. MBSR is ‘a launching platform into the practice of mindfulness and into the rest of life.’ The course is suitable for people experiencing physical and emotional health issues, everyday stresses and demands of being human.


In Progress: 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 17/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/01/2018)
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: 08/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 27 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018
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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, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 16/01/2018)
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: 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 23/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help group for panic attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Eligibility: Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish people in Hackney Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relaxation & Creativity – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery, 12 Rushton St, London, N1 5DR

Please Note: This group is for Turkish Speakers only. This group focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques combined with creative arts.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, 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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Get Ready 2 Quit ACT Smoking Cessation Personal Resilience Training – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 27/02/2018)
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: 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018

Wednesday 28 February

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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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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, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, 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: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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

Thursday 1 March

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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
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding & Calming Panic/Anxiety – Group Course – 15:30-17:30 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 18/01/2018, 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2017
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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, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 11/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 11/01/2018, 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
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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, Mental Health Awareness – Drop In – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
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: 01/02/2018, 01/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2018)
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: 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Vince Murrian Community Centre, London, N4 2XG

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking men only. This course will offer access to promote wellbeing and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 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

Friday 2 March

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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 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. 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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 5 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 16/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 17th March, 10:00am - 4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. This 8 week course uses mindfulness meditation as a way of stepping back from difficult experiences and taking time to care for yourself with kindness and compassion. You will be guided through mindfulness practices in a supportive group setting and learn how to bring mindfulness formally and informally into your day to day life to build wellbeing and resilience. MBSR is ‘a launching platform into the practice of mindfulness and into the rest of life.’ The course is suitable for people experiencing physical and emotional health issues, everyday stresses and demands of being human.


In Progress: 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 17/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/01/2018)
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: 08/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Champion Volunteer Training – Smoking Cessation (Evening) – 17:00 – 20:30 (started on 05/03/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Are you interested in developing the skills to support others to understand the benefits of stopping smoking? The Stop Smoking Community Champion training will enable you to have brief conversations with others about stopping smoking. This includes access to Level 1 training in smoking cessation, ongoing support to promote smoking cessation and stop smoking services and, if desired, support to develop more advanced skills in this area of work. Includes a foundation in understanding the factors that affect physical and mental health and making positive lifestyle choices.


In Progress: 05/03/2018, 07/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 14/03/2018

Tuesday 6 March

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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, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 16/01/2018)
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: 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 23/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help group for panic attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Eligibility: Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish people in Hackney Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relaxation & Creativity – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery, 12 Rushton St, London, N1 5DR

Please Note: This group is for Turkish Speakers only. This group focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques combined with creative arts.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, 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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Get Ready 2 Quit ACT Smoking Cessation Personal Resilience Training – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 27/02/2018)
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: 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018

Wednesday 7 March

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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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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, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Champion Volunteer Training – Smoking Cessation (Evening) – 17:00 – 20:30 (started on 05/03/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Are you interested in developing the skills to support others to understand the benefits of stopping smoking? The Stop Smoking Community Champion training will enable you to have brief conversations with others about stopping smoking. This includes access to Level 1 training in smoking cessation, ongoing support to promote smoking cessation and stop smoking services and, if desired, support to develop more advanced skills in this area of work. Includes a foundation in understanding the factors that affect physical and mental health and making positive lifestyle choices.


In Progress: 05/03/2018, 07/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 14/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, 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: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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

Thursday 8 March

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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
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018
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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, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 11/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 11/01/2018, 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
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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, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2018)
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: 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Vince Murrian Community Centre, London, N4 2XG

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking men only. This course will offer access to promote wellbeing and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 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

Friday 9 March

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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, Event type: Wellbeing, Relax & Recharge – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 09/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course offers participants an open and welcome space to relax, get creative, and recharge at the end of a week. Clients will have the opportunity to experience a short reflexology or massage treatment, and can also use the time to get creative with arts & crafts. A communal tea & coffee area is also available in between. Please note there will be a short medical form for clients to fill in before they undergo a treatment.


In Progress: 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. 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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 12 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 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 08/01/2018)
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: 08/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Champion Volunteer Training – Smoking Cessation (Evening) – 17:00 – 20:30 (started on 05/03/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Are you interested in developing the skills to support others to understand the benefits of stopping smoking? The Stop Smoking Community Champion training will enable you to have brief conversations with others about stopping smoking. This includes access to Level 1 training in smoking cessation, ongoing support to promote smoking cessation and stop smoking services and, if desired, support to develop more advanced skills in this area of work. Includes a foundation in understanding the factors that affect physical and mental health and making positive lifestyle choices.


In Progress: 05/03/2018, 07/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 14/03/2018

Tuesday 13 March

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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, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 16/01/2018)
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: 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 23/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help group for panic attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Eligibility: Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish people in Hackney Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relaxation & Creativity – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery, 12 Rushton St, London, N1 5DR

Please Note: This group is for Turkish Speakers only. This group focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques combined with creative arts.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, 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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Get Ready 2 Quit ACT Smoking Cessation Personal Resilience Training – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 27/02/2018)
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: 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018

Wednesday 14 March

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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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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, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Champion Volunteer Training – Smoking Cessation (Evening) – 17:00 – 20:30 (started on 05/03/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust 170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Are you interested in developing the skills to support others to understand the benefits of stopping smoking? The Stop Smoking Community Champion training will enable you to have brief conversations with others about stopping smoking. This includes access to Level 1 training in smoking cessation, ongoing support to promote smoking cessation and stop smoking services and, if desired, support to develop more advanced skills in this area of work. Includes a foundation in understanding the factors that affect physical and mental health and making positive lifestyle choices.


In Progress: 05/03/2018, 07/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 14/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, 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: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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

Thursday 15 March

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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
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018
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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, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 11/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 11/01/2018, 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
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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, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/03/2018)
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: 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 29/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2018)
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: 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Vince Murrian Community Centre, London, N4 2XG

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking men only. This course will offer access to promote wellbeing and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 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

Friday 16 March

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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, Event type: Wellbeing, Relax & Recharge – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 09/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course offers participants an open and welcome space to relax, get creative, and recharge at the end of a week. Clients will have the opportunity to experience a short reflexology or massage treatment, and can also use the time to get creative with arts & crafts. A communal tea & coffee area is also available in between. Please note there will be a short medical form for clients to fill in before they undergo a treatment.


In Progress: 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. 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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Saturday 17 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 17th March, 10:00am - 4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. This 8 week course uses mindfulness meditation as a way of stepping back from difficult experiences and taking time to care for yourself with kindness and compassion. You will be guided through mindfulness practices in a supportive group setting and learn how to bring mindfulness formally and informally into your day to day life to build wellbeing and resilience. MBSR is ‘a launching platform into the practice of mindfulness and into the rest of life.’ The course is suitable for people experiencing physical and emotional health issues, everyday stresses and demands of being human.


In Progress: 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 17/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018

Monday 19 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 16/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 17th March, 10:00am - 4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. This 8 week course uses mindfulness meditation as a way of stepping back from difficult experiences and taking time to care for yourself with kindness and compassion. You will be guided through mindfulness practices in a supportive group setting and learn how to bring mindfulness formally and informally into your day to day life to build wellbeing and resilience. MBSR is ‘a launching platform into the practice of mindfulness and into the rest of life.’ The course is suitable for people experiencing physical and emotional health issues, everyday stresses and demands of being human.


In Progress: 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 17/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/01/2018)
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: 08/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 20 March

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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 16/01/2018)
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: 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 23/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help group for panic attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Eligibility: Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish people in Hackney Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relaxation & Creativity – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery, 12 Rushton St, London, N1 5DR

Please Note: This group is for Turkish Speakers only. This group focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques combined with creative arts.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, 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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Get Ready 2 Quit ACT Smoking Cessation Personal Resilience Training – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 27/02/2018)
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: 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018

Wednesday 21 March

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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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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, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, 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: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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

Thursday 22 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018
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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, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 11/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 11/01/2018, 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
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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, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/03/2018)
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: 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 29/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2018)
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: 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Vince Murrian Community Centre, London, N4 2XG

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking men only. This course will offer access to promote wellbeing and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 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

Friday 23 March

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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, Event type: Wellbeing, Relax & Recharge – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 09/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course offers participants an open and welcome space to relax, get creative, and recharge at the end of a week. Clients will have the opportunity to experience a short reflexology or massage treatment, and can also use the time to get creative with arts & crafts. A communal tea & coffee area is also available in between. Please note there will be a short medical form for clients to fill in before they undergo a treatment.


In Progress: 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. 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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 26 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 16/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 05/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 17th March, 10:00am - 4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. This 8 week course uses mindfulness meditation as a way of stepping back from difficult experiences and taking time to care for yourself with kindness and compassion. You will be guided through mindfulness practices in a supportive group setting and learn how to bring mindfulness formally and informally into your day to day life to build wellbeing and resilience. MBSR is ‘a launching platform into the practice of mindfulness and into the rest of life.’ The course is suitable for people experiencing physical and emotional health issues, everyday stresses and demands of being human.


In Progress: 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 17/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/01/2018)
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: 08/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 27 March

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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, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 16/01/2018)
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: 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 23/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help group for panic attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Eligibility: Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish people in Hackney Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relaxation & Creativity – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery, 12 Rushton St, London, N1 5DR

Please Note: This group is for Turkish Speakers only. This group focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques combined with creative arts.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, 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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Get Ready 2 Quit ACT Smoking Cessation Personal Resilience Training – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 27/02/2018)
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: 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sleep Hygiene – Workshop – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 27/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

For all learners who have experienced difficulties with sleep. A two hour workshop looking at sleep diaries, goal setting, theory and research, sleep patterns and relaxation techniques.


In Progress: 27/03/2018

Wednesday 28 March

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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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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, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, 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: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 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

Thursday 29 March

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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, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/03/2018)
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: 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018, 29/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Vince Murrian Community Centre, London, N4 2XG

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking men only. This course will offer access to promote wellbeing and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 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

Friday 30 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relax & Recharge – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 09/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course offers participants an open and welcome space to relax, get creative, and recharge at the end of a week. Clients will have the opportunity to experience a short reflexology or massage treatment, and can also use the time to get creative with arts & crafts. A communal tea & coffee area is also available in between. Please note there will be a short medical form for clients to fill in before they undergo a treatment.


In Progress: 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. 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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 2 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 3 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 16/01/2018)
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: 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 23/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help group for panic attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Eligibility: Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish people in Hackney Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relaxation & Creativity – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery, 12 Rushton St, London, N1 5DR

Please Note: This group is for Turkish Speakers only. This group focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques combined with creative arts.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Get Ready 2 Quit ACT Smoking Cessation Personal Resilience Training – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 27/02/2018)
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: 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018

Wednesday 4 April

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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

Thursday 5 April

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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, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


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
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Vince Murrian Community Centre, London, N4 2XG

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking men only. This course will offer access to promote wellbeing and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 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

Friday 6 April

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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. 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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018

Monday 9 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 10 April

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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, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 23/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help group for panic attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Eligibility: Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish people in Hackney Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018

Wednesday 11 April

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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018

Thursday 12 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, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 11/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 11/01/2018, 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
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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, Men’s Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 25/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Vince Murrian Community Centre, London, N4 2XG

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking men only. This course will offer access to promote wellbeing and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 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

Friday 13 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 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. 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: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018

Monday 16 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 16/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018

Tuesday 17 April

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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, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 16/01/2018)
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: 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help group for panic attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 30/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Eligibility: Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish people in Hackney Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018

Wednesday 18 April

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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 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, 11/04/2018, 18/04/2018

Thursday 19 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, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 11/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 11/01/2018, 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
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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

Friday 20 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

Monday 23 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018

Tuesday 24 April

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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, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 16/01/2018)
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: 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 03/04/2018, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018

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

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

Monday 30 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 15/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 15/01/2018, 22/01/2018, 29/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 12/02/2018, 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018, 16/04/2018, 23/04/2018, 30/04/2018

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

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

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

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