We offer an exciting range of groups and courses to support people to improve their mental wellbeing, physical health, social networks and daily living skills. Browse below to see what’s on offer and if you would like to find out more or get booked on please make a referral using the button on our header. Please note that the our service operates two pathways within it to meet the needs of people we work with, some courses are only available to a specific pathway and your named network coordinator will discuss which courses you can access based on your needs.

Friday 20 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/07/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture 2 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every week. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension.


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Recovery – Drop-In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Talk – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come along for a themed discussion each week over hot drinks and snacks


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Eat – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019

Monday 23 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 09/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 12/08/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean Drop In – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/08/2019, 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019

Tuesday 24 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 03/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (September) – Group course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tree of Life – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Tree of Life is a narrative therapy approach, based on the idea that we all make sense of our experiences through the stories we tell about our lives. It is a tool for all of us to reflect on our lives, where we have come from and where we are going. It is an opportunity to identify and share our skills, abilities and knowledge about our own life and is particularly useful to help move on from feeling negative about yourself and your future. The tree, a powerful symbol across many cultures, is used to symbolize different parts of the story. You will draw your tree and share your experience with the group. 


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This group will focus on various textile techniques such as embroidery, applique, fabric manipulations and use of the sewing machines/hand work. We will produce textile samples/decorative pieces. We will also be able to produce bags and purses. This is a small group with a limited number of places. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anxiety (Low Intensity) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. "


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019

Wednesday 25 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/07/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Specialising in Leather-craft, but also using a variety of materials, including vegan friendly leather substitutes, wirework and beadcraft, we help students to realise their best personal potential in Accessory Design. This can include traditional outcomes and product ranges that we would expect to see in the Accessory departments of modern fashion brands such as bags, wallets, keyfobs, or body adornment and conceptual pieces we help transform from their imagination into real wearable items or standalone art pieces, whether functional or decorative, or both.


In Progress: 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019, 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/07/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019, 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Practice: Collage, Inks and Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This class offers access to various techniques, choose from still life and botanical drawing or mixed media working with portraiture - or dabble in either of the structured sessions to develop your artisitc techniques (focus on watercolour, inks and collage).


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A relaxed and supportive space for pregnant women and women with babies ( up to their first birthday) to come together and explore how they can support their mental wellbeing. During the sesison we will use the 5 Ways to Wellbeing framework to facilitate conversations.


In Progress: 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Excercise – Group Course – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/07/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
Lealand Road

Weekly exercise sessions with an instructor. Female group course.


In Progress: 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019, 31/07/2019, 07/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Excercise – Group Course – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 03/07/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
Lealand Road

Weekly exercise sessions with an instructor. Female group course.


In Progress: 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019, 31/07/2019, 07/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 11/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest in May 2018 as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supported and co-facilitated the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019

Thursday 26 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/07/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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, places and bowls.


In Progress: 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019, 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group course – 10:30 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound – Group course – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 15/08/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

"Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work. You do not have to be an experienced singer song- writer to join these sessions. All you need is the willingness to participate and be ready to have fun"


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (September) – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019,10/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Care – Landscapes gardens – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Landscapes, 1 St. Barnabas Terrace

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 29/08/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The course aims to provide clients with an introductory practice of ACT, where they will learn alternative ways of relating to thoughts, feelings and emotions which exacerbate their anxiety and/or depression.


In Progress: 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019

Friday 27 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/07/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture 2 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every week. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension.


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Recovery – Drop-In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Talk – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come along for a themed discussion each week over hot drinks and snacks


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Eat – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019

Monday 30 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 09/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 12/08/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean Drop In – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/08/2019, 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019

Tuesday 1 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 03/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This group will focus on various textile techniques such as embroidery, applique, fabric manipulations and use of the sewing machines/hand work. We will produce textile samples/decorative pieces. We will also be able to produce bags and purses. This is a small group with a limited number of places. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anxiety (Low Intensity) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. "


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (October) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019

Wednesday 2 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/07/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Specialising in Leather-craft, but also using a variety of materials, including vegan friendly leather substitutes, wirework and beadcraft, we help students to realise their best personal potential in Accessory Design. This can include traditional outcomes and product ranges that we would expect to see in the Accessory departments of modern fashion brands such as bags, wallets, keyfobs, or body adornment and conceptual pieces we help transform from their imagination into real wearable items or standalone art pieces, whether functional or decorative, or both.


In Progress: 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019, 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/07/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019, 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Practice: Collage, Inks and Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This class offers access to various techniques, choose from still life and botanical drawing or mixed media working with portraiture - or dabble in either of the structured sessions to develop your artisitc techniques (focus on watercolour, inks and collage).


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A relaxed and supportive space for pregnant women and women with babies ( up to their first birthday) to come together and explore how they can support their mental wellbeing. During the sesison we will use the 5 Ways to Wellbeing framework to facilitate conversations.


In Progress: 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109
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Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 11/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest in May 2018 as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supported and co-facilitated the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Book Club – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019

Thursday 3 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/07/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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, places and bowls.


In Progress: 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019, 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group course – 10:30 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound – Group course – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 15/08/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

"Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work. You do not have to be an experienced singer song- writer to join these sessions. All you need is the willingness to participate and be ready to have fun"


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019,10/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Care – Landscapes gardens – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Landscapes, 1 St. Barnabas Terrace

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (October) – Group course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 03/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019

Friday 4 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/07/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture 2 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every week. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension.


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Recovery – Drop-In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Talk – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come along for a themed discussion each week over hot drinks and snacks


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Eat – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019

Monday 7 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 09/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 12/08/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean Drop In – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/08/2019, 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019

Tuesday 8 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 03/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This group will focus on various textile techniques such as embroidery, applique, fabric manipulations and use of the sewing machines/hand work. We will produce textile samples/decorative pieces. We will also be able to produce bags and purses. This is a small group with a limited number of places. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anxiety (Low Intensity) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. "


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (October) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019

Wednesday 9 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Practice: Collage, Inks and Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This class offers access to various techniques, choose from still life and botanical drawing or mixed media working with portraiture - or dabble in either of the structured sessions to develop your artisitc techniques (focus on watercolour, inks and collage).


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A relaxed and supportive space for pregnant women and women with babies ( up to their first birthday) to come together and explore how they can support their mental wellbeing. During the sesison we will use the 5 Ways to Wellbeing framework to facilitate conversations.


In Progress: 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109
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Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 11/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest in May 2018 as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supported and co-facilitated the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

 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. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 16th November, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Book Club – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019

Thursday 10 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group course – 10:30 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound – Group course – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 15/08/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

"Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work. You do not have to be an experienced singer song- writer to join these sessions. All you need is the willingness to participate and be ready to have fun"


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019,10/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Blue Marble Cooking Master Classes – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

An invitation to immerse yourself into the life and soul of a restaurant/ kitchen, situated on the regent canal at our social enterprise Waterhouse. During this 6 week course, participants can expect to gain first-hand experience in a customer facing environment. Under the tutelage of 2 professional chefs and a pastry chef, participants will learn top trade skills, including, knives skills, deboning, filleting, cooking methodologies as well as an introduction to baking. This a fantastic opportunity for anyone wondering what happens behind the scene of a modern restaurant. On week 6 we will be celebrating by preparing a 3 course meal for everyone to share.


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Care – Landscapes gardens – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Landscapes, 1 St. Barnabas Terrace

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (October) – Group course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 03/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This six week course equips participants to gain an understanding of what anger is and supports them to develop a range of strategies to effectively manage their anger 


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019

Friday 11 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture 2 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every week. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension.


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Recovery – Drop-In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Talk – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come along for a themed discussion each week over hot drinks and snacks


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Eat – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019

Monday 14 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 09/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 12/08/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean Drop In – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/08/2019, 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019

Tuesday 15 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 03/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This group will focus on various textile techniques such as embroidery, applique, fabric manipulations and use of the sewing machines/hand work. We will produce textile samples/decorative pieces. We will also be able to produce bags and purses. This is a small group with a limited number of places. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anxiety (Low Intensity) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. "


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (October) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019

Wednesday 16 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Practice: Collage, Inks and Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This class offers access to various techniques, choose from still life and botanical drawing or mixed media working with portraiture - or dabble in either of the structured sessions to develop your artisitc techniques (focus on watercolour, inks and collage).


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A relaxed and supportive space for pregnant women and women with babies ( up to their first birthday) to come together and explore how they can support their mental wellbeing. During the sesison we will use the 5 Ways to Wellbeing framework to facilitate conversations.


In Progress: 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109
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Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 11/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest in May 2018 as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supported and co-facilitated the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

 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. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 16th November, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness for Recovery – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 16/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Mindfulness is a popular practice that can help you to manage stress, anxiety and worry. The course is designed to help you learn about and practice some helpful techniques that can be used in everyday life.


In Progress: 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Book Club – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019

Thursday 17 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group course – 10:30 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound – Group course – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 15/08/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

"Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work. You do not have to be an experienced singer song- writer to join these sessions. All you need is the willingness to participate and be ready to have fun"


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Blue Marble Cooking Master Classes – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

An invitation to immerse yourself into the life and soul of a restaurant/ kitchen, situated on the regent canal at our social enterprise Waterhouse. During this 6 week course, participants can expect to gain first-hand experience in a customer facing environment. Under the tutelage of 2 professional chefs and a pastry chef, participants will learn top trade skills, including, knives skills, deboning, filleting, cooking methodologies as well as an introduction to baking. This a fantastic opportunity for anyone wondering what happens behind the scene of a modern restaurant. On week 6 we will be celebrating by preparing a 3 course meal for everyone to share.


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Care – Landscapes gardens – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Landscapes, 1 St. Barnabas Terrace

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (October) – Group course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 03/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow and practising self-guided relaxation techniques; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Tree of Life – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The Tree of Life is a method that creates a safe place for people to re-tell their story from a more powerful perspective by focusing on their skills, knowledge and strengths when dealing with difficulties in their life. Using the tree metaphor in this 8-week course, we are going to draw all parts of the tree that represent different aspect of our lives and we will have the opportunity to discover together that even in moments of pain there are skills, hopes and dreams.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This six week course equips participants to gain an understanding of what anger is and supports them to develop a range of strategies to effectively manage their anger 


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019

Friday 18 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture 2 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every week. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension.


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Recovery – Drop-In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Talk – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come along for a themed discussion each week over hot drinks and snacks


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Eat – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019

Saturday 19 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019

Monday 21 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 09/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 12/08/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean Drop In – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/08/2019, 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019

Tuesday 22 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 03/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This group will focus on various textile techniques such as embroidery, applique, fabric manipulations and use of the sewing machines/hand work. We will produce textile samples/decorative pieces. We will also be able to produce bags and purses. This is a small group with a limited number of places. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (October) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Clay Jewellery Making – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 22/10/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 


In Progress: 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019

Wednesday 23 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

 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. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 16th November, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness for Recovery – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 16/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Mindfulness is a popular practice that can help you to manage stress, anxiety and worry. The course is designed to help you learn about and practice some helpful techniques that can be used in everyday life.


In Progress: 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Book Club – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019

Thursday 24 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group course – 10:30 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound – Group course – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 15/08/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

"Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work. You do not have to be an experienced singer song- writer to join these sessions. All you need is the willingness to participate and be ready to have fun"


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Blue Marble Cooking Master Classes – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

An invitation to immerse yourself into the life and soul of a restaurant/ kitchen, situated on the regent canal at our social enterprise Waterhouse. During this 6 week course, participants can expect to gain first-hand experience in a customer facing environment. Under the tutelage of 2 professional chefs and a pastry chef, participants will learn top trade skills, including, knives skills, deboning, filleting, cooking methodologies as well as an introduction to baking. This a fantastic opportunity for anyone wondering what happens behind the scene of a modern restaurant. On week 6 we will be celebrating by preparing a 3 course meal for everyone to share.


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (October) – Group course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 03/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow and practising self-guided relaxation techniques; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Tree of Life – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The Tree of Life is a method that creates a safe place for people to re-tell their story from a more powerful perspective by focusing on their skills, knowledge and strengths when dealing with difficulties in their life. Using the tree metaphor in this 8-week course, we are going to draw all parts of the tree that represent different aspect of our lives and we will have the opportunity to discover together that even in moments of pain there are skills, hopes and dreams.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This six week course equips participants to gain an understanding of what anger is and supports them to develop a range of strategies to effectively manage their anger 


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019

Friday 25 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture 2 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every week. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension.


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Recovery – Drop-In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Talk – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come along for a themed discussion each week over hot drinks and snacks


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Eat – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019

Monday 28 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 09/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 12/08/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean Drop In – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/08/2019, 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019

Tuesday 29 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This group will focus on various textile techniques such as embroidery, applique, fabric manipulations and use of the sewing machines/hand work. We will produce textile samples/decorative pieces. We will also be able to produce bags and purses. This is a small group with a limited number of places. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Low Mood (Low Intensity) – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. "


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (October) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Clay Jewellery Making – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 22/10/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 


In Progress: 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019

Wednesday 30 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Practice: Collage, Inks and Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This class offers access to various techniques, choose from still life and botanical drawing or mixed media working with portraiture - or dabble in either of the structured sessions to develop your artisitc techniques (focus on watercolour, inks and collage).


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A relaxed and supportive space for pregnant women and women with babies ( up to their first birthday) to come together and explore how they can support their mental wellbeing. During the sesison we will use the 5 Ways to Wellbeing framework to facilitate conversations.


In Progress: 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

 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. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 16th November, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness for Recovery – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 16/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Mindfulness is a popular practice that can help you to manage stress, anxiety and worry. The course is designed to help you learn about and practice some helpful techniques that can be used in everyday life.


In Progress: 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Book Club – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019

Thursday 31 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group course – 10:30 12:30 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound – Group course – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 15/08/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

"Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work. You do not have to be an experienced singer song- writer to join these sessions. All you need is the willingness to participate and be ready to have fun"


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Blue Marble Cooking Master Classes – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

An invitation to immerse yourself into the life and soul of a restaurant/ kitchen, situated on the regent canal at our social enterprise Waterhouse. During this 6 week course, participants can expect to gain first-hand experience in a customer facing environment. Under the tutelage of 2 professional chefs and a pastry chef, participants will learn top trade skills, including, knives skills, deboning, filleting, cooking methodologies as well as an introduction to baking. This a fantastic opportunity for anyone wondering what happens behind the scene of a modern restaurant. On week 6 we will be celebrating by preparing a 3 course meal for everyone to share.


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Care – Landscapes gardens – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Landscapes, 1 St. Barnabas Terrace

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019, 29/08/2019, 05/09/2019, 12/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (October) – Group course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 03/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow and practising self-guided relaxation techniques; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Tree of Life – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The Tree of Life is a method that creates a safe place for people to re-tell their story from a more powerful perspective by focusing on their skills, knowledge and strengths when dealing with difficulties in their life. Using the tree metaphor in this 8-week course, we are going to draw all parts of the tree that represent different aspect of our lives and we will have the opportunity to discover together that even in moments of pain there are skills, hopes and dreams.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This six week course equips participants to gain an understanding of what anger is and supports them to develop a range of strategies to effectively manage their anger 


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019

Friday 1 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture 2 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every week. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension.


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Recovery – Drop-In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Talk – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come along for a themed discussion each week over hot drinks and snacks


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Eat – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 16/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019

Monday 4 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 12/08/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean Drop In – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/08/2019, 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019

Tuesday 5 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This group will focus on various textile techniques such as embroidery, applique, fabric manipulations and use of the sewing machines/hand work. We will produce textile samples/decorative pieces. We will also be able to produce bags and purses. This is a small group with a limited number of places. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Low Mood (Low Intensity) – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. "


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (November) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Clay Jewellery Making – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 22/10/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 


In Progress: 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.


In Progress: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing and making sure these stay positive and healthy is very important to us all. During this course you will have a better sense of what relationships are and have an overview on what a healthy relationship is and what its boundaries are. This 4-week course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions, establish boundaries and effective communication. This is done by identifying emotions and developing a feelings vocabulary. We will develop tools to practice healthy boundaries with oneself and with others by looking at personal anxiety as a helpful emotion and distinguishing it from sometimes unhelpful ways of responding. We will also be looking at a range of strategies to enable you to distinguish healthy relationships from unhealthy ones.


In Progress: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019

Wednesday 6 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Practice: Collage, Inks and Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This class offers access to various techniques, choose from still life and botanical drawing or mixed media working with portraiture - or dabble in either of the structured sessions to develop your artisitc techniques (focus on watercolour, inks and collage).


In Progress: 14/08/2019, 21/08/2019, 28/08/2019, 04/09/2019, 11/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A space for preganant women or women with babies/young children to come together, share and learn from one another on their experiences as mothers and their mental health and wellbeing. This is a drop-in course


In Progress: 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

 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. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 16th November, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness for Recovery – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 16/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Mindfulness is a popular practice that can help you to manage stress, anxiety and worry. The course is designed to help you learn about and practice some helpful techniques that can be used in everyday life.


In Progress: 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Book Club – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019

Thursday 7 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life.


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Blue Marble Cooking Master Classes – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

An invitation to immerse yourself into the life and soul of a restaurant/ kitchen, situated on the regent canal at our social enterprise Waterhouse. During this 6 week course, participants can expect to gain first-hand experience in a customer facing environment. Under the tutelage of 2 professional chefs and a pastry chef, participants will learn top trade skills, including, knives skills, deboning, filleting, cooking methodologies as well as an introduction to baking. This a fantastic opportunity for anyone wondering what happens behind the scene of a modern restaurant. On week 6 we will be celebrating by preparing a 3 course meal for everyone to share.


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Care – Landscapes gardens – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Landscapes, 1 St. Barnabas Terrace

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (November) – Group Course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow and practising self-guided relaxation techniques; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Tree of Life – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The Tree of Life is a method that creates a safe place for people to re-tell their story from a more powerful perspective by focusing on their skills, knowledge and strengths when dealing with difficulties in their life. Using the tree metaphor in this 8-week course, we are going to draw all parts of the tree that represent different aspect of our lives and we will have the opportunity to discover together that even in moments of pain there are skills, hopes and dreams.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This six week course equips participants to gain an understanding of what anger is and supports them to develop a range of strategies to effectively manage their anger 


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019

Friday 8 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture 2 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every week. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension.


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Recovery – Drop-In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Talk – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come along for a themed discussion each week over hot drinks and snacks


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Eat – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019

Monday 11 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 11/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy.


In Progress: 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019, 02/12/2019, 09/12/2019, 16/12/2019, 06/01/2019, 13/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 12/08/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean Drop In – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/08/2019, 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019

Tuesday 12 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This group will focus on various textile techniques such as embroidery, applique, fabric manipulations and use of the sewing machines/hand work. We will produce textile samples/decorative pieces. We will also be able to produce bags and purses. This is a small group with a limited number of places. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Low Mood (Low Intensity) – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. "


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (November) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Clay Jewellery Making – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 22/10/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 


In Progress: 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.


In Progress: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing and making sure these stay positive and healthy is very important to us all. During this course you will have a better sense of what relationships are and have an overview on what a healthy relationship is and what its boundaries are. This 4-week course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions, establish boundaries and effective communication. This is done by identifying emotions and developing a feelings vocabulary. We will develop tools to practice healthy boundaries with oneself and with others by looking at personal anxiety as a helpful emotion and distinguishing it from sometimes unhelpful ways of responding. We will also be looking at a range of strategies to enable you to distinguish healthy relationships from unhealthy ones.


In Progress: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019

Wednesday 13 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A space for preganant women or women with babies/young children to come together, share and learn from one another on their experiences as mothers and their mental health and wellbeing. This is a drop-in course


In Progress: 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

 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. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 16th November, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness for Recovery – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 16/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Mindfulness is a popular practice that can help you to manage stress, anxiety and worry. The course is designed to help you learn about and practice some helpful techniques that can be used in everyday life.


In Progress: 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019

Thursday 14 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life.


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Blue Marble Cooking Master Classes – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

An invitation to immerse yourself into the life and soul of a restaurant/ kitchen, situated on the regent canal at our social enterprise Waterhouse. During this 6 week course, participants can expect to gain first-hand experience in a customer facing environment. Under the tutelage of 2 professional chefs and a pastry chef, participants will learn top trade skills, including, knives skills, deboning, filleting, cooking methodologies as well as an introduction to baking. This a fantastic opportunity for anyone wondering what happens behind the scene of a modern restaurant. On week 6 we will be celebrating by preparing a 3 course meal for everyone to share.


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Care – Landscapes gardens – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Landscapes, 1 St. Barnabas Terrace

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (November) – Group Course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow and practising self-guided relaxation techniques; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Tree of Life – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The Tree of Life is a method that creates a safe place for people to re-tell their story from a more powerful perspective by focusing on their skills, knowledge and strengths when dealing with difficulties in their life. Using the tree metaphor in this 8-week course, we are going to draw all parts of the tree that represent different aspect of our lives and we will have the opportunity to discover together that even in moments of pain there are skills, hopes and dreams.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 10/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This six week course equips participants to gain an understanding of what anger is and supports them to develop a range of strategies to effectively manage their anger 


In Progress: 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019

Friday 15 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture 2 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every week. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension.


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Recovery – Drop-In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/09/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Talk – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come along for a themed discussion each week over hot drinks and snacks


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to Eat – Drop-In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/08/2019, 09/08/2019, 16/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 25/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019

Monday 18 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 11/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy.


In Progress: 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019, 02/12/2019, 09/12/2019, 16/12/2019, 06/01/2019, 13/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 12/08/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and ‘Cook Up’ a variety of popular African and Caribbean dishes using healthier cooking methods and share your stories of recovery over an amazing feast.


In Progress: 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean Drop In – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/08/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/08/2019, 12/08/2019, 19/08/2019, 26/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 09/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 21/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019

Tuesday 19 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acupuncture 1 – Drop-In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/08/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/08/2019, 13/08/2019, 20/08/2019, 27/08/2019, 03/09/2019, 10/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Low Mood (Low Intensity) – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. "


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (November) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, 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: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 19/11/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This course will see you design, construct, create and decorate items for your home. On this course we will focus on making a tote bag and a small pouch, using a sewing machine and learning to attach a zip or button to complete your design. There may be the option to make a cushion cover or draught excluder. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can use every day.


In Progress: 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.


In Progress: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing and making sure these stay positive and healthy is very important to us all. During this course you will have a better sense of what relationships are and have an overview on what a healthy relationship is and what its boundaries are. This 4-week course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions, establish boundaries and effective communication. This is done by identifying emotions and developing a feelings vocabulary. We will develop tools to practice healthy boundaries with oneself and with others by looking at personal anxiety as a helpful emotion and distinguishing it from sometimes unhelpful ways of responding. We will also be looking at a range of strategies to enable you to distinguish healthy relationships from unhealthy ones.


In Progress: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019

Wednesday 20 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A space for preganant women or women with babies/young children to come together, share and learn from one another on their experiences as mothers and their mental health and wellbeing. This is a drop-in course


In Progress: 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

 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. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 16th November, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness for Recovery – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 16/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Mindfulness is a popular practice that can help you to manage stress, anxiety and worry. The course is designed to help you learn about and practice some helpful techniques that can be used in everyday life.


In Progress: 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019

Thursday 21 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life.


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Care – Landscapes gardens – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Landscapes, 1 St. Barnabas Terrace

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 19/09/2019, 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (November) – Group Course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow and practising self-guided relaxation techniques; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tree of Life – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 21/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Tree of Life is a narrative therapy approach, based on the idea that we all make sense of our experiences through the stories we tell about our lives. It is a tool for all of us to reflect on our lives, where we have come from and where we are going. It is an opportunity to identify and share our skills, abilities and knowledge about our own life and is particularly useful to help move on from feeling negative about yourself and your future. The tree, a powerful symbol across many cultures, is used to symbolize different parts of the story. You will draw your tree and share your experience with the group. 


In Progress: 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Tree of Life – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The Tree of Life is a method that creates a safe place for people to re-tell their story from a more powerful perspective by focusing on their skills, knowledge and strengths when dealing with difficulties in their life. Using the tree metaphor in this 8-week course, we are going to draw all parts of the tree that represent different aspect of our lives and we will have the opportunity to discover together that even in moments of pain there are skills, hopes and dreams.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Grooup course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 21/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The course aims to provide clients with an introductory practice of ACT, where they will learn alternative ways of relating to thoughts, feelings and emotions which exacerbate their anxiety and/or depression.


In Progress: 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019

Friday 22 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019