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.

Tuesday 25 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Me in Relationships – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
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 in our relationship to ourselves and how this impacts our wider relationships. We will think about how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Me in Relationships – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens in our relationship to ourselves and how this impacts our wider relationships. We will think about how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – 5 Ways to Wellbeing – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 18/01/2022)
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: 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Fauna – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by then end of the course you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. These live Online Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration.


In Progress: 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22

Wednesday 26 January

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
Event Type:
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 26/01/2022)
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 the 6-week online 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 gentelness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook and Eat Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Road, London, E9 7JE

Group cook and eat sessions, bringing people together to prepare and eat a meal together, taking part in discussions and activities on nutrition and cooking topics and building social connections, confidence, peer support and sharing of community knowledge.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 27 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
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: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Yoga for Wellbeing – 15:30 16:30 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Inspired by the Everyday – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 27/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as a form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Everyday opens up an opportunity to develop new skills and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive groups environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing but don't quite know where to start, this course is for you !


In Progress: 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Japanese Ceramics – Techniques and Decorations – 16:30 – 18:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online & In-person

Working with ceramics is know to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative moods, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Develop your creativity and pottery skills by exploring techniques to make a japanese vase, bowls for preparing and making tea.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression and Anxiety – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022

Friday 28 January

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022

Monday 31 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Park, Front Entrance (stone seating area), Pitfield Street, N1 5FT

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 17/01/2022, 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body and Mind – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 10/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Learn more about pain with the aim of Improving Quality of Life through learning practical coping strategies Living with, rather than suffering with Pain Improving functioning  By using act and mindfulness.


In Progress: 10/01/2022, 17/01/22 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022

Tuesday 1 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Me in Relationships – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
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 in our relationship to ourselves and how this impacts our wider relationships. We will think about how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Me in Relationships – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens in our relationship to ourselves and how this impacts our wider relationships. We will think about how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – 5 Ways to Wellbeing – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 18/01/2022)
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: 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Fauna – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by then end of the course you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. These live Online Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration.


In Progress: 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22

Wednesday 2 February

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
Event Type:
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 26/01/2022)
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 the 6-week online 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 gentelness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook and Eat Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Road, London, E9 7JE

Group cook and eat sessions, bringing people together to prepare and eat a meal together, taking part in discussions and activities on nutrition and cooking topics and building social connections, confidence, peer support and sharing of community knowledge.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 3 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
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: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Yoga for Wellbeing – 15:30 16:30 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Inspired by the Everyday – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 27/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as a form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Everyday opens up an opportunity to develop new skills and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive groups environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing but don't quite know where to start, this course is for you !


In Progress: 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Japanese Ceramics – Techniques and Decorations – 16:30 – 18:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online & In-person

Working with ceramics is know to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative moods, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Develop your creativity and pottery skills by exploring techniques to make a japanese vase, bowls for preparing and making tea.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression and Anxiety – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022

Friday 4 February

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022

Monday 7 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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: 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Webinar: Beginning with the End in Mind – 14:30 – 15:30 (started on 07/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Endings are part of the course. Change is a constant. Nothing stays the same. Saying goodbye is rarely easy. However, if we can accept that most if not all experiences come to an end we are better able to manage them and so move on more readily. This does not mean the relationship, support, situation or space that we are losing is not important, isn't significant and no longer means something. It is pragmatically accepting that it is time to draw things to a close. At Mind CHWF, we recognise that endings can evoke distressing emotional, physiological, psychological, and behavioural responses in people but that, by having honest discussions and beginning certain experinces such as time with us as an organisation or with a particular service bearing that end in mind we are likely to fare better when the time to say goodbye comes. During this webinar, we will look to invite you to explore and think about what endings are, what influences our ability to say goodbye, and learn about the various ways in which you could prepare to move on. Interaction will be through the chat facility and the webinar is to be recorded. We hope you can join us if the time is right for you to begin this particular journey.


In Progress: 07/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Park, Front Entrance (stone seating area), Pitfield Street, N1 5FT

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 17/01/2022, 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body and Mind – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 10/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Learn more about pain with the aim of Improving Quality of Life through learning practical coping strategies Living with, rather than suffering with Pain Improving functioning  By using act and mindfulness.


In Progress: 10/01/2022, 17/01/22 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022

Tuesday 8 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Me in Relationships – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
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 in our relationship to ourselves and how this impacts our wider relationships. We will think about how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Me in Relationships – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens in our relationship to ourselves and how this impacts our wider relationships. We will think about how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – 5 Ways to Wellbeing – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 18/01/2022)
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: 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec for LGBTQ+- 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. 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.


In Progress: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Fauna – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by then end of the course you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. These live Online Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration.


In Progress: 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22

Wednesday 9 February

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
Event Type:
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 26/01/2022)
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 the 6-week online 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 gentelness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook and Eat Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Road, London, E9 7JE

Group cook and eat sessions, bringing people together to prepare and eat a meal together, taking part in discussions and activities on nutrition and cooking topics and building social connections, confidence, peer support and sharing of community knowledge.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 10 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
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: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Yoga for Wellbeing – 15:30 16:30 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Inspired by the Everyday – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 27/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as a form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Everyday opens up an opportunity to develop new skills and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive groups environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing but don't quite know where to start, this course is for you !


In Progress: 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Japanese Ceramics – Techniques and Decorations – 16:30 – 18:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online & In-person

Working with ceramics is know to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative moods, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Develop your creativity and pottery skills by exploring techniques to make a japanese vase, bowls for preparing and making tea.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, T’ai Chi – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/02/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health

T'ai Chi is a Chinese martial art and movement practice that teaches you how to relaz your mind and body and maintain mental and physical balance in all situations. Through T'ai Chi's slow, graceful and calming movements you will learn to respond to the ups and downs of life in a calm and joyful way. In this introductory course you will learn a set of preparatory Tai Chi exercises, as well as the beginning of the T'ai Chi form. By the end of the course, you will have a daily T'ai Chi practice of your own and an invaluable tool for relaxing your mind and body.


In Progress: 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression and Anxiety – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022

Friday 11 February

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022

Monday 14 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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: 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Park, Front Entrance (stone seating area), Pitfield Street, N1 5FT

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 17/01/2022, 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body and Mind – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 10/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Learn more about pain with the aim of Improving Quality of Life through learning practical coping strategies Living with, rather than suffering with Pain Improving functioning  By using act and mindfulness.


In Progress: 10/01/2022, 17/01/22 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022

Tuesday 15 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec for LGBTQ+- 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. 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.


In Progress: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Fauna – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by then end of the course you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. These live Online Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration.


In Progress: 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22

Wednesday 16 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook and Eat Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Road, London, E9 7JE

Group cook and eat sessions, bringing people together to prepare and eat a meal together, taking part in discussions and activities on nutrition and cooking topics and building social connections, confidence, peer support and sharing of community knowledge.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Webinar: Anger and Self Compassion – 15:15 – 16:15 (started on 16/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Anger is an umbrella term of emotions that can range from mild upset to rage. Anger is not a negative emotion however when expressed in an unhealthy way can affect our emotional wellbeing or those around us; not properly managed can lead to ‘aggressive’ or unhealthy behaviour. This webinar is for anyone that would like to explore what anger is, develop an understanding of how to identify your triggers and identify different tools to be able to manage our anger safely with compassion. Interaction will be through the chat facility and the webinar is to be recorded. We hope you can join us if the time is right for you to begin this particular journey.


In Progress: 16/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 17 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Inspired by the Everyday – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 27/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as a form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Everyday opens up an opportunity to develop new skills and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive groups environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing but don't quite know where to start, this course is for you !


In Progress: 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Japanese Ceramics – Techniques and Decorations – 16:30 – 18:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online & In-person

Working with ceramics is know to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative moods, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Develop your creativity and pottery skills by exploring techniques to make a japanese vase, bowls for preparing and making tea.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, T’ai Chi – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/02/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health

T'ai Chi is a Chinese martial art and movement practice that teaches you how to relaz your mind and body and maintain mental and physical balance in all situations. Through T'ai Chi's slow, graceful and calming movements you will learn to respond to the ups and downs of life in a calm and joyful way. In this introductory course you will learn a set of preparatory Tai Chi exercises, as well as the beginning of the T'ai Chi form. By the end of the course, you will have a daily T'ai Chi practice of your own and an invaluable tool for relaxing your mind and body.


In Progress: 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression and Anxiety – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022

Friday 18 February

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022

Monday 21 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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: 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Park, Front Entrance (stone seating area), Pitfield Street, N1 5FT

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 17/01/2022, 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body and Mind – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 10/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Learn more about pain with the aim of Improving Quality of Life through learning practical coping strategies Living with, rather than suffering with Pain Improving functioning  By using act and mindfulness.


In Progress: 10/01/2022, 17/01/22 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022

Tuesday 22 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – 5 Ways to Wellbeing – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 18/01/2022)
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: 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec for LGBTQ+- 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. 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.


In Progress: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22

Wednesday 23 February

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
Event Type:
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/02/2022)
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: 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 26/01/2022)
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 the 6-week online 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 gentelness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 24 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Endings Dramatherapy Group – 16:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road, E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 8 week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings, using roleplay, story-telling, movement and music. Each week we will explore the theme using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions.


In Progress: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/02/2022)
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: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, T’ai Chi – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/02/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health

T'ai Chi is a Chinese martial art and movement practice that teaches you how to relaz your mind and body and maintain mental and physical balance in all situations. Through T'ai Chi's slow, graceful and calming movements you will learn to respond to the ups and downs of life in a calm and joyful way. In this introductory course you will learn a set of preparatory Tai Chi exercises, as well as the beginning of the T'ai Chi form. By the end of the course, you will have a daily T'ai Chi practice of your own and an invaluable tool for relaxing your mind and body.


In Progress: 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression and Anxiety – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022

Friday 25 February

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022

Monday 28 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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: 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Park, Front Entrance (stone seating area), Pitfield Street, N1 5FT

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 17/01/2022, 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body and Mind – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 10/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Learn more about pain with the aim of Improving Quality of Life through learning practical coping strategies Living with, rather than suffering with Pain Improving functioning  By using act and mindfulness.


In Progress: 10/01/2022, 17/01/22 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022

Tuesday 1 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F:Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Eat for Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

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: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec for LGBTQ+- 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. 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.


In Progress: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Fauna – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by then end of the course you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. These live Online Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration.


In Progress: 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22

Wednesday 2 March

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
Event Type:
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/02/2022)
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: 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 26/01/2022)
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 the 6-week online 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 gentelness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 3 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Endings Dramatherapy Group – 16:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road, E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 8 week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings, using roleplay, story-telling, movement and music. Each week we will explore the theme using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions.


In Progress: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/02/2022)
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: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Inspired by the Everyday – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 27/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as a form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Everyday opens up an opportunity to develop new skills and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive groups environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing but don't quite know where to start, this course is for you !


In Progress: 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Japanese Ceramics – Techniques and Decorations – 16:30 – 18:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online & In-person

Working with ceramics is know to reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and has been seen to reduce negative moods, lower anxiety levels as well as helping people heal from trauma. Develop your creativity and pottery skills by exploring techniques to make a japanese vase, bowls for preparing and making tea.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, T’ai Chi – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/02/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health

T'ai Chi is a Chinese martial art and movement practice that teaches you how to relaz your mind and body and maintain mental and physical balance in all situations. Through T'ai Chi's slow, graceful and calming movements you will learn to respond to the ups and downs of life in a calm and joyful way. In this introductory course you will learn a set of preparatory Tai Chi exercises, as well as the beginning of the T'ai Chi form. By the end of the course, you will have a daily T'ai Chi practice of your own and an invaluable tool for relaxing your mind and body.


In Progress: 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression and Anxiety – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022

Friday 4 March

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022

Monday 7 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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: 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Park, Front Entrance (stone seating area), Pitfield Street, N1 5FT

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 17/01/2022, 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body and Mind – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 10/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Learn more about pain with the aim of Improving Quality of Life through learning practical coping strategies Living with, rather than suffering with Pain Improving functioning  By using act and mindfulness.


In Progress: 10/01/2022, 17/01/22 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022

Tuesday 8 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec for LGBTQ+- 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. 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.


In Progress: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Fauna – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 25/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relief, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by then end of the course you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. These live Online Zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration.


In Progress: 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22

Wednesday 9 March

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
Event Type:
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/02/2022)
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: 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 26/01/2022)
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 the 6-week online 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 gentelness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided meditations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 10 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Endings Dramatherapy Group – 16:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road, E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 8 week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings, using roleplay, story-telling, movement and music. Each week we will explore the theme using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions.


In Progress: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/02/2022)
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: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Inspired by the Everyday – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 27/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as a form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Everyday opens up an opportunity to develop new skills and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive groups environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing but don't quite know where to start, this course is for you !


In Progress: 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, T’ai Chi – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/02/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health

T'ai Chi is a Chinese martial art and movement practice that teaches you how to relaz your mind and body and maintain mental and physical balance in all situations. Through T'ai Chi's slow, graceful and calming movements you will learn to respond to the ups and downs of life in a calm and joyful way. In this introductory course you will learn a set of preparatory Tai Chi exercises, as well as the beginning of the T'ai Chi form. By the end of the course, you will have a daily T'ai Chi practice of your own and an invaluable tool for relaxing your mind and body.


In Progress: 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression and Anxiety – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022

Friday 11 March

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022

Monday 14 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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: 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Park, Front Entrance (stone seating area), Pitfield Street, N1 5FT

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 17/01/2022, 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Body and Mind – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 10/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Learn more about pain with the aim of Improving Quality of Life through learning practical coping strategies Living with, rather than suffering with Pain Improving functioning  By using act and mindfulness.


In Progress: 10/01/2022, 17/01/22 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022

Tuesday 15 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec for LGBTQ+- 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. 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.


In Progress: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22

Wednesday 16 March

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
Event Type:
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/02/2022)
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: 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 17 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Endings Dramatherapy Group – 16:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road, E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 8 week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings, using roleplay, story-telling, movement and music. Each week we will explore the theme using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions.


In Progress: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/02/2022)
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: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, T’ai Chi – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 10/02/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health

T'ai Chi is a Chinese martial art and movement practice that teaches you how to relaz your mind and body and maintain mental and physical balance in all situations. Through T'ai Chi's slow, graceful and calming movements you will learn to respond to the ups and downs of life in a calm and joyful way. In this introductory course you will learn a set of preparatory Tai Chi exercises, as well as the beginning of the T'ai Chi form. By the end of the course, you will have a daily T'ai Chi practice of your own and an invaluable tool for relaxing your mind and body.


In Progress: 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression and Anxiety – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022

Friday 18 March

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022

Monday 21 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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: 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Park, Front Entrance (stone seating area), Pitfield Street, N1 5FT

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 17/01/2022, 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022

Tuesday 22 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec for LGBTQ+- 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. 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.


In Progress: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Taste of life – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Derman
Derman

This group integrates talking therapy with eating sessions. Participants will be sharing their meals, stories related to their migration paths and their recipes brought from their home land. They will create a migration and recipe map by stitching and drwing.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/22

Wednesday 23 March

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
Event Type:
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/02/2022)
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: 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 24 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Endings Dramatherapy Group – 16:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road, E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 8 week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings, using roleplay, story-telling, movement and music. Each week we will explore the theme using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions.


In Progress: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/02/2022)
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: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression and Anxiety – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022

Friday 25 March

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2022)
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: 07/01/2022, 14/01/2022, 21/01/2022, 28/01/2022, 04/02/2022, 11/02/2022, 18/02/2022, 25/02/2022, 04/03/2022, 11/03/2022, 18/03/2022, 25/03/2022

Monday 28 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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: 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Park, Front Entrance (stone seating area), Pitfield Street, N1 5FT

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 17/01/2022, 24/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 07/02/2022, 14/02/2022, 21/02/2022, 28/02/2022, 07/03/2022, 14/03/2022, 21/03/2022, 28/03/2022

Tuesday 29 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2022)
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: 04/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Walking Group – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 01/03/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


In Progress: 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec for LGBTQ+- 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. 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.


In Progress: 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk & Talk Group – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 11/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

Promotes the concept of eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 11/01/2022, 18/01/2022, 25/01/2022, 01/02/2022, 08/02/2022, 15/02/2022, 22/02/2022, 01/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 15/03/2022, 22/03/2022, 29/03/2022

Wednesday 30 March

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
Event Type:
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/01/2022)
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: 05/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/02/2022)
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: 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Trauma Informed Yoga – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 12/01/2022)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 12/01/2022, 19/01/2022, 26/01/2022, 02/02/2022, 09/02/2022, 16/02/2022, 23/02/2022, 02/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 16/03/2022, 23/03/2022, 30/03/2022

Thursday 31 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Endings Dramatherapy Group – 16:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/02/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road, E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 8 week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings, using roleplay, story-telling, movement and music. Each week we will explore the theme using personal material or experiences of endings, building knowledge and expanding experiences each week throughout the course of the sessions.


In Progress: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Ceramics and Claywork PM- 06/01/2022


In Progress: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2022)
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: 06/01/2022, 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/02/2022)
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: 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 13/01/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Zoom

Pregnant women, mums and babies - registered with a Hackney GP. will need to register with Shoreditch Trust, drop-in, providing a supportive space for women to consider how they can improve their mental health, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. This friendly peer-led group encourages listening, sharing experiences, reflecting on taking care of a baby and family, and joining in on activities.


In Progress: 13/01/2022, 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing – Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 20/01/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Victoria Park

A walking group is a great way to keep active and socialise outdoors while improving your health and wellbeing. Walk around Victoria Park, meet new people, enjoy fresh air and company.


In Progress: 20/01/2022, 27/01/2022, 03/02/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2022, 24/02/2022, 03/03/2022, 10/03/2022, 17/03/2022, 24/03/2022, 31/03/2022

Thursday 22 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Christmas Quiz – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 22/12/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Join Emily, Kumo & Lynn for this Christmas themed quiz!


In Progress: 22/12/2022

Friday 23 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – Creative Writing Workshop – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 23/12/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Join Lorraine & Michelle for a winter themed creative writing workshop.


In Progress: 23/12/2022

Wednesday 16 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Social Meet-Up – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/10/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

A time to meet others and socialise face-to-face in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.


In Progress: 07/10/2021, 14/10/2021, 21/10/2021, 28/10/2021, 04/11/2021, 11/11/2021, 18/11/2021, 25/11/2021, 02/12/2021, 09/12/2021, 16/12/2201