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 18 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics, Home Ornaments – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 21/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative mood, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. During this 8 week Home Ornaments course we will focus on and respond to local or domestic surroundings to make a piece of abstract, funtional or figurative art in clay. You will be encouraged to explore, research and respond to familiar environments to develop your own ideas, images and forms. You will learn how to use modelling, pinching, coil and slab building tecniques and a variety of tools to create different forms in clay and to use found objects and textures to create surface decoration, pattern and images. You will meet weekly to learn new techniques, share and sicuss ideas and consider how individual projects could be developed.


In Progress: 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021, 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021

Tuesday 22 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Wellbeing, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

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 decorative tote bags and lavender cushions. 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 candles. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/06/2021)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Relationships, Support Group – 17:30 – 18:45 (started on 15/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Join our 8-week group to explore relationship dynamics and how they impact your wellbeing. Some topics we will be exploring include: types of intimate relationships, communication, dating in the digital world, DV, ageing and other diverse issues in the LGBTQ+ community. Relationships take effort and can be complex in different ways. The group can provide a place to learn about topics presented and explored through discussion and reflection of your own experiences. Come listen, share and get support through our on-line community. You will have the opportunity to meet new people and connect to others in a safe and confidential space.


In Progress: 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/201, 03/08/201

Wednesday 23 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Thursday 24 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 01/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coming Out of Lockdown, Support Group – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 17/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

As restrictions ease and we head out of lockdown, you may be experiencing a multitude of feelings and thoughts around this situation. All the changes can impact our well-being and having a place to come talk and hear from others in the community may help. Navigating through this process is something many of us are experiencing so you don’t have to do it alone. The impact these times have on everyone is different and it can be helpful to understand what others are going through. This 8-week group will provide some support in this transition period where listening to others and sharing your experiences can help us cope with uncertainty, anxiety and other difficult situations.


In Progress: 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 05/08/2021

Friday 25 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 16/04/2021, 23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 14/05/2021, 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics, Home Ornaments – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 21/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative mood, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. During this 8 week Home Ornaments course we will focus on and respond to local or domestic surroundings to make a piece of abstract, funtional or figurative art in clay. You will be encouraged to explore, research and respond to familiar environments to develop your own ideas, images and forms. You will learn how to use modelling, pinching, coil and slab building tecniques and a variety of tools to create different forms in clay and to use found objects and textures to create surface decoration, pattern and images. You will meet weekly to learn new techniques, share and sicuss ideas and consider how individual projects could be developed.


In Progress: 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021, 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021

Tuesday 29 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021, 27/04/20221, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/06/2021)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Relationships, Support Group – 17:30 – 18:45 (started on 15/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Join our 8-week group to explore relationship dynamics and how they impact your wellbeing. Some topics we will be exploring include: types of intimate relationships, communication, dating in the digital world, DV, ageing and other diverse issues in the LGBTQ+ community. Relationships take effort and can be complex in different ways. The group can provide a place to learn about topics presented and explored through discussion and reflection of your own experiences. Come listen, share and get support through our on-line community. You will have the opportunity to meet new people and connect to others in a safe and confidential space.


In Progress: 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/201, 03/08/201

Wednesday 30 June

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

The aim of the group is to get together and have a good time, there will be singing games & singing well know songs together.


In Progress: 16/06/2021, 23/06/201, 30/06/2021, 07/07/2021, 14/07/201, 21/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 30/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/06/2021, 23/06/201, 30/06/2021, 07/07/2021, 14/07/201, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021

Thursday 1 July

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 15/04/2021, 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coming Out of Lockdown, Support Group – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 17/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

As restrictions ease and we head out of lockdown, you may be experiencing a multitude of feelings and thoughts around this situation. All the changes can impact our well-being and having a place to come talk and hear from others in the community may help. Navigating through this process is something many of us are experiencing so you don’t have to do it alone. The impact these times have on everyone is different and it can be helpful to understand what others are going through. This 8-week group will provide some support in this transition period where listening to others and sharing your experiences can help us cope with uncertainty, anxiety and other difficult situations.


In Progress: 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 05/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Support Group – 15:00 – 14:15 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This 6-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 06/08/2021

Friday 2 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics, Home Ornaments – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 21/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative mood, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. During this 8 week Home Ornaments course we will focus on and respond to local or domestic surroundings to make a piece of abstract, funtional or figurative art in clay. You will be encouraged to explore, research and respond to familiar environments to develop your own ideas, images and forms. You will learn how to use modelling, pinching, coil and slab building tecniques and a variety of tools to create different forms in clay and to use found objects and textures to create surface decoration, pattern and images. You will meet weekly to learn new techniques, share and sicuss ideas and consider how individual projects could be developed.


In Progress: 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021, 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 5 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 05/07/2021, 12/07/2021, 19/07/2021, 26/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021

Tuesday 6 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

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 decorative tote bags and lavender cushions. 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 candles. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Relationships, Support Group – 17:30 – 18:45 (started on 15/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Join our 8-week group to explore relationship dynamics and how they impact your wellbeing. Some topics we will be exploring include: types of intimate relationships, communication, dating in the digital world, DV, ageing and other diverse issues in the LGBTQ+ community. Relationships take effort and can be complex in different ways. The group can provide a place to learn about topics presented and explored through discussion and reflection of your own experiences. Come listen, share and get support through our on-line community. You will have the opportunity to meet new people and connect to others in a safe and confidential space.


In Progress: 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/201, 03/08/201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. Each week a different topic will be discussed Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop-in for the support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Abstractions from the Everyday – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day-to-day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition and abstractions. Each week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021, 10/08

Wednesday 7 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE Singing Group – 16:30 -18:00 (started on 16/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The aim of the group is to get together and have a good time, there will be singing games & singing well know songs together.


In Progress: 16/06/2021, 23/06/201, 30/06/2021, 07/07/2021, 14/07/201, 21/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 30/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/06/2021, 23/06/201, 30/06/2021, 07/07/2021, 14/07/201, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Inspired by the Masters – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring techniques from traditional to contemporary watercolour-masters and improve your painting skills. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know, from planning an idea to finding inspiration from watercolour-masters to finalizing your painting. You will learn specific approaches by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for beginners, or those who are curious to find inspiration by understanding other watercolour artists."


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021

Thursday 8 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coming Out of Lockdown, Support Group – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 17/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

As restrictions ease and we head out of lockdown, you may be experiencing a multitude of feelings and thoughts around this situation. All the changes can impact our well-being and having a place to come talk and hear from others in the community may help. Navigating through this process is something many of us are experiencing so you don’t have to do it alone. The impact these times have on everyone is different and it can be helpful to understand what others are going through. This 8-week group will provide some support in this transition period where listening to others and sharing your experiences can help us cope with uncertainty, anxiety and other difficult situations.


In Progress: 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 05/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 08/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Support Group – 15:00 – 14:15 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This 6-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 06/08/2021

Friday 9 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics, Home Ornaments – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 21/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Working with ceramics is known to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative mood, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. During this 8 week Home Ornaments course we will focus on and respond to local or domestic surroundings to make a piece of abstract, funtional or figurative art in clay. You will be encouraged to explore, research and respond to familiar environments to develop your own ideas, images and forms. You will learn how to use modelling, pinching, coil and slab building tecniques and a variety of tools to create different forms in clay and to use found objects and textures to create surface decoration, pattern and images. You will meet weekly to learn new techniques, share and sicuss ideas and consider how individual projects could be developed.


In Progress: 21/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 04/06/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021, 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 12 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 05/07/2021, 12/07/2021, 19/07/2021, 26/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021

Tuesday 13 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

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 decorative tote bags and lavender cushions. 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 candles. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Relationships, Support Group – 17:30 – 18:45 (started on 15/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Join our 8-week group to explore relationship dynamics and how they impact your wellbeing. Some topics we will be exploring include: types of intimate relationships, communication, dating in the digital world, DV, ageing and other diverse issues in the LGBTQ+ community. Relationships take effort and can be complex in different ways. The group can provide a place to learn about topics presented and explored through discussion and reflection of your own experiences. Come listen, share and get support through our on-line community. You will have the opportunity to meet new people and connect to others in a safe and confidential space.


In Progress: 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/201, 03/08/201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. Each week a different topic will be discussed Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop-in for the support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/07/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Abstractions from the Everyday – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day-to-day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition and abstractions. Each week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021, 10/08

Wednesday 14 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE MBCT – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Inspired by the Masters – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring techniques from traditional to contemporary watercolour-masters and improve your painting skills. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know, from planning an idea to finding inspiration from watercolour-masters to finalizing your painting. You will learn specific approaches by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for beginners, or those who are curious to find inspiration by understanding other watercolour artists."


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021

Thursday 15 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coming Out of Lockdown, Support Group – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 17/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

As restrictions ease and we head out of lockdown, you may be experiencing a multitude of feelings and thoughts around this situation. All the changes can impact our well-being and having a place to come talk and hear from others in the community may help. Navigating through this process is something many of us are experiencing so you don’t have to do it alone. The impact these times have on everyone is different and it can be helpful to understand what others are going through. This 8-week group will provide some support in this transition period where listening to others and sharing your experiences can help us cope with uncertainty, anxiety and other difficult situations.


In Progress: 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 05/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 08/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Support Group – 15:00 – 14:15 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This 6-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 06/08/2021

Friday 16 July

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 19 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 05/07/2021, 12/07/2021, 19/07/2021, 26/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021

Tuesday 20 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

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 decorative tote bags and lavender cushions. 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 candles. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Relationships, Support Group – 17:30 – 18:45 (started on 15/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Join our 8-week group to explore relationship dynamics and how they impact your wellbeing. Some topics we will be exploring include: types of intimate relationships, communication, dating in the digital world, DV, ageing and other diverse issues in the LGBTQ+ community. Relationships take effort and can be complex in different ways. The group can provide a place to learn about topics presented and explored through discussion and reflection of your own experiences. Come listen, share and get support through our on-line community. You will have the opportunity to meet new people and connect to others in a safe and confidential space.


In Progress: 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/201, 03/08/201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. Each week a different topic will be discussed Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop-in for the support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/07/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Abstractions from the Everyday – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day-to-day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition and abstractions. Each week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021, 10/08

Wednesday 21 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE Singing Group – 16:30 -18:00 (started on 16/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The aim of the group is to get together and have a good time, there will be singing games & singing well know songs together.


In Progress: 16/06/2021, 23/06/201, 30/06/2021, 07/07/2021, 14/07/201, 21/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE MBCT – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 30/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/06/2021, 23/06/201, 30/06/2021, 07/07/2021, 14/07/201, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Inspired by the Masters – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring techniques from traditional to contemporary watercolour-masters and improve your painting skills. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know, from planning an idea to finding inspiration from watercolour-masters to finalizing your painting. You will learn specific approaches by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for beginners, or those who are curious to find inspiration by understanding other watercolour artists."


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021

Thursday 22 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coming Out of Lockdown, Support Group – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 17/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

As restrictions ease and we head out of lockdown, you may be experiencing a multitude of feelings and thoughts around this situation. All the changes can impact our well-being and having a place to come talk and hear from others in the community may help. Navigating through this process is something many of us are experiencing so you don’t have to do it alone. The impact these times have on everyone is different and it can be helpful to understand what others are going through. This 8-week group will provide some support in this transition period where listening to others and sharing your experiences can help us cope with uncertainty, anxiety and other difficult situations.


In Progress: 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 05/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 08/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Support Group – 15:00 – 14:15 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This 6-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 06/08/2021

Friday 23 July

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 26 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 05/07/2021, 12/07/2021, 19/07/2021, 26/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021

Tuesday 27 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

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 decorative tote bags and lavender cushions. 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 candles. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. Each week a different topic will be discussed Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop-in for the support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/07/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Abstractions from the Everyday – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day-to-day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition and abstractions. Each week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021, 10/08

Wednesday 28 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 28/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE MBCT – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 30/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/06/2021, 23/06/201, 30/06/2021, 07/07/2021, 14/07/201, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Inspired by the Masters – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring techniques from traditional to contemporary watercolour-masters and improve your painting skills. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know, from planning an idea to finding inspiration from watercolour-masters to finalizing your painting. You will learn specific approaches by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for beginners, or those who are curious to find inspiration by understanding other watercolour artists."


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021

Thursday 29 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coming Out of Lockdown, Support Group – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 17/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

As restrictions ease and we head out of lockdown, you may be experiencing a multitude of feelings and thoughts around this situation. All the changes can impact our well-being and having a place to come talk and hear from others in the community may help. Navigating through this process is something many of us are experiencing so you don’t have to do it alone. The impact these times have on everyone is different and it can be helpful to understand what others are going through. This 8-week group will provide some support in this transition period where listening to others and sharing your experiences can help us cope with uncertainty, anxiety and other difficult situations.


In Progress: 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 05/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 08/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Support Group – 15:00 – 14:15 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This 6-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 06/08/2021

Friday 30 July

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 2 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 05/07/2021, 12/07/2021, 19/07/2021, 26/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021, 16/08/2021, 23/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 17/09/2021

Tuesday 3 August

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

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 decorative tote bags and lavender cushions. 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 candles. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious.


In Progress: 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on.


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201, 05/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/07/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Abstractions from the Everyday – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day-to-day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition and abstractions. Each week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 03/08/2021, 10/08

Wednesday 4 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 28/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE MBCT – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 30/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/06/2021, 23/06/201, 30/06/2021, 07/07/2021, 14/07/201, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Inspired by the Masters – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring techniques from traditional to contemporary watercolour-masters and improve your painting skills. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know, from planning an idea to finding inspiration from watercolour-masters to finalizing your painting. You will learn specific approaches by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for beginners, or those who are curious to find inspiration by understanding other watercolour artists."


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021

Thursday 5 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coming Out of Lockdown, Support Group – 15:00 – 16:15 (started on 17/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

As restrictions ease and we head out of lockdown, you may be experiencing a multitude of feelings and thoughts around this situation. All the changes can impact our well-being and having a place to come talk and hear from others in the community may help. Navigating through this process is something many of us are experiencing so you don’t have to do it alone. The impact these times have on everyone is different and it can be helpful to understand what others are going through. This 8-week group will provide some support in this transition period where listening to others and sharing your experiences can help us cope with uncertainty, anxiety and other difficult situations.


In Progress: 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 05/08/2021

Friday 6 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Support Group – 15:00 – 14:15 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This 6-week support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don’t have to grieve alone during this painful time. In this group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing, and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will provide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other reflective exercises.


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 06/08/2021

Monday 9 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 05/07/2021, 12/07/2021, 19/07/2021, 26/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021, 16/08/2021, 23/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 17/09/2021

Wednesday 11 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 28/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Inspired by the Masters – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring techniques from traditional to contemporary watercolour-masters and improve your painting skills. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know, from planning an idea to finding inspiration from watercolour-masters to finalizing your painting. You will learn specific approaches by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback & inspiration. The course is suitable for beginners, or those who are curious to find inspiration by understanding other watercolour artists."


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021

Monday 16 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021, 16/08/2021, 23/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 17/09/2021

Tuesday 17 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on.


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201, 05/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201

Wednesday 18 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 28/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE MBCT – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021

Thursday 19 August

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021

Friday 20 August

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 23 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021, 16/08/2021, 23/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 17/09/2021

Tuesday 24 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on.


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201, 05/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201

Wednesday 25 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE MBCT – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021

Thursday 26 August

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021

Friday 27 August

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Tuesday 31 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. Each week a different topic will be discussed Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop-in for the support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201

Wednesday 1 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 28/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE MBCT – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021

Thursday 2 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021, 07/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021

Friday 3 September

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 6 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021, 16/08/2021, 23/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 17/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 27/09/2021, 04/10/2021, 11/10/2021, 18/10/2021, 25/10/2021

Tuesday 7 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. Each week a different topic will be discussed Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop-in for the support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2201, 12/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 26/10/2201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on.


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201, 05/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub

Come and learn how to support your body & mind through a natural diet, with food that will reboot & recharge you. You will learn about vitamins and minerals in everyday food and about foods to help you sleep & charge your energy. Each session you will receive a recipe to recreate at home. So come along and claim back a healthy mind!


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201

Wednesday 8 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 28/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 11/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE MBCT – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/07/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 04/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021

Thursday 9 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021, 07/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021

Friday 10 September

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 13 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021, 16/08/2021, 23/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 17/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 27/09/2021, 04/10/2021, 11/10/2021, 18/10/2021, 25/10/2021

Tuesday 14 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. Each week a different topic will be discussed Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop-in for the support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 0709/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2021, 12/10, 2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2201, 12/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 26/10/2201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on.


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201, 05/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201

Wednesday 15 September

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021

Thursday 16 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021, 07/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021

Friday 17 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021, 16/08/2021, 23/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 17/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 20 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 02/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/08/2021, 09/08/2021, 16/08/2021, 23/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 17/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 27/09/2021, 04/10/2021, 11/10/2021, 18/10/2021, 25/10/2021

Tuesday 21 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. Each week a different topic will be discussed Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second hour of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop-in for the support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 0709/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2021, 12/10, 2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2201, 12/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 26/10/2201
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on.


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201, 05/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/07/2021, 13/07/2021, 20/07/2021, 27/07/2021, 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201

Wednesday 22 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021, 06/10/2021, 13/10/2021, 20/10/2021, 27/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021

Thursday 23 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021, 07/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021

Friday 24 September

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 02/07/2021, 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021, 20/08/2021, 27/08/2021, 03/09/2021, 10/09/2021, 17/09/2021, 24/09/2021

Monday 27 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 27/09/2021, 04/10/2021, 11/10/2021, 18/10/2021, 25/10/2021

Tuesday 28 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 0709/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2021, 12/10, 2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2201, 12/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 26/10/2201

Wednesday 29 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021, 06/10/2021, 13/10/2021, 20/10/2021, 27/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 07/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/07/2021, 14/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 28/07/2021, 18/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 08/09/2021, 15/09/2021, 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021

Thursday 30 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021, 07/10/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Group Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 01/07/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 01/07/2021, 08/07/2021, 15/07/2021, 22/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 19/08/2021, 26/08/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021

Monday 4 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 27/09/2021, 04/10/2021, 11/10/2021, 18/10/2021, 25/10/2021

Tuesday 5 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 0709/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2021, 12/10, 2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/08/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

The group will take place over the encrypted and GDPR compliant software called ‘Zoom’ and you will be sent instructions for this. Please note, in order to access the group, you will require:  - Strong access to the internet - A confidential space, a microphone and webcam (this could be through using a smart phone or tablet). The sessions will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. You will also have practitioner contact for up to 9 weeks via weekly post-session email throughout the duration of the course. The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on.


In Progress: 17/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 03/08/2021, 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/201, 05/10/2021

Wednesday 6 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021, 06/10/2021, 13/10/2021, 20/10/2021, 27/10/2021

Thursday 7 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021, 23/09/2021, 30/09/2021, 07/10/2021

Monday 11 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 27/09/2021, 04/10/2021, 11/10/2021, 18/10/2021, 25/10/2021

Tuesday 12 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2201, 12/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 26/10/2201

Wednesday 13 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021, 06/10/2021, 13/10/2021, 20/10/2021, 27/10/2021

Monday 18 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 27/09/2021, 04/10/2021, 11/10/2021, 18/10/2021, 25/10/2021

Tuesday 19 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2201, 12/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 26/10/2201

Wednesday 20 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021, 06/10/2021, 13/10/2021, 20/10/2021, 27/10/2021

Monday 25 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
zoom

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


In Progress: 06/09/2021, 13/09/2021, 20/09/2021, 27/09/2021, 04/10/2021, 11/10/2021, 18/10/2021, 25/10/2021

Wednesday 27 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 22/09/2021, 29/09/2021, 06/10/2021, 13/10/2021, 20/10/2021, 27/10/2021

Monday 5 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2201, 12/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 26/10/2201

Monday 26 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2021, 14/09/2021, 21/09/2021, 28/09/2021, 05/10/2201, 12/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 26/10/2201