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.

Monday 6 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course will lay foundations for understanding mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion. The course supports understanding and experiencing of these methods through practice, reflection and discussion. Benefits of the course potentially include: • Reductions in: anxiety, depression, stress, rumination • Increases in: wellbeing, resilience, sense of self-acceptance and self-worth Participants will learn: • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease • how to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than criticism • how to deactivate threat system and activate care-giving system to support wellbeing when experiencing psychological distress The course will support: • Understanding the role of mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion as key factors in mental and emotional wellbeing • Improved emotion regulation and management of thoughts and difficult emotions • Developing participants mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practice and tools for home and everyday life • Exploring behaviours and activities that nourish and enhance capacity for wellbeing Sessions consist of: - guided mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practices - information and suggested practices for participants for the week in between - psychological education related to mindfulness and self-compassion - exploring skills, tools and activities that enhance capacity for wellbeing - reflections in pairs, small groups and whole group on the practices (it is not necessary for participants to speak in the larger group at any point during the course if they choose not to).


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 7 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques and Materials – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

"This group will focus on learning various textile techniques. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious. "


In Progress: 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (April) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020

Wednesday 8 April

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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design in oil painting and botanical drawing.


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Leathercraft and Accessories – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

Specialising in Leather-craft, but also using a variety of materials, including vegan friendly leather substitutes, wirework and beadcraft, we help students to realise their best personal potential in Accessory Design. 


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Singing Group – 12:45 – 14:45 (started on 25/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

A chance to come together and sing some songs and play singing games, working towards having some songs that can be sang in a choir style as a group.


In Progress: 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us on a six week journey of self-exploration using a combination of arts and mindfulness techniques. In the safety of a closed group you will learn tools for your self-regulation and have an opportunity for self-expression and discovery in a community with others.


In Progress: 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 9 April

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Spring Gardening Workshop – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rooftop Garden

Learn about herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques, making new plants from old and more.


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (April) – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020

Friday 10 April

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles and Fashion Design – 10:15 – 13:00 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020

Monday 13 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 14 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

"This group will focus on learning various textile techniques. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious. "


In Progress: 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (April) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020

Wednesday 15 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Singing Group – 12:45 – 14:45 (started on 25/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

A chance to come together and sing some songs and play singing games, working towards having some songs that can be sang in a choir style as a group.


In Progress: 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us on a six week journey of self-exploration using a combination of arts and mindfulness techniques. In the safety of a closed group you will learn tools for your self-regulation and have an opportunity for self-expression and discovery in a community with others.


In Progress: 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 16 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (April) – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020

Monday 20 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 21 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques and Materials – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

"This group will focus on learning various textile techniques. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious. "


In Progress: 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (April) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020

Wednesday 22 April

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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design in oil painting and botanical drawing.


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Leathercraft and Accessories – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

Specialising in Leather-craft, but also using a variety of materials, including vegan friendly leather substitutes, wirework and beadcraft, we help students to realise their best personal potential in Accessory Design. 


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Singing Group – 12:45 – 14:45 (started on 25/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

A chance to come together and sing some songs and play singing games, working towards having some songs that can be sang in a choir style as a group.


In Progress: 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 23 April

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Spring Gardening Workshop – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rooftop Garden

Learn about herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques, making new plants from old and more.


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (April) – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020

Friday 24 April

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles and Fashion Design – 10:15 – 13:00 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020

Monday 27 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 27/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 28 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques and Materials – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

"This group will focus on learning various textile techniques. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious. "


In Progress: 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (April) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020

Wednesday 29 April

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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design in oil painting and botanical drawing.


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Leathercraft and Accessories – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

Specialising in Leather-craft, but also using a variety of materials, including vegan friendly leather substitutes, wirework and beadcraft, we help students to realise their best personal potential in Accessory Design. 


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Singing Group – 12:45 – 14:45 (started on 25/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

A chance to come together and sing some songs and play singing games, working towards having some songs that can be sang in a choir style as a group.


In Progress: 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Thursday 30 April

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Spring Gardening Workshop – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rooftop Garden

Learn about herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques, making new plants from old and more.


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (April) – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020

Friday 1 May

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles and Fashion Design – 10:15 – 13:00 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020

Monday 4 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 27/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 5 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques and Materials – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

"This group will focus on learning various textile techniques. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious. "


In Progress: 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (May) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/05/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020

Wednesday 6 May

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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design in oil painting and botanical drawing.


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Leathercraft and Accessories – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

Specialising in Leather-craft, but also using a variety of materials, including vegan friendly leather substitutes, wirework and beadcraft, we help students to realise their best personal potential in Accessory Design. 


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 7 May

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Spring Gardening Workshop – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rooftop Garden

Learn about herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques, making new plants from old and more.


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020

Friday 8 May

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles and Fashion Design – 10:15 – 13:00 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020

Monday 11 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 27/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 12 May

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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques and Materials – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 10/03/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

"This group will focus on learning various textile techniques. We will create in a relaxed and calm space with gentle relaxation music and lighting. This group will benefit those who prefer working in a small group and for those who are more anxious. "


In Progress: 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (May) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/05/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020

Wednesday 13 May

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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design in oil painting and botanical drawing.


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Leathercraft and Accessories – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

Specialising in Leather-craft, but also using a variety of materials, including vegan friendly leather substitutes, wirework and beadcraft, we help students to realise their best personal potential in Accessory Design. 


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 14 May

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Spring Gardening Workshop – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rooftop Garden

Learn about herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques, making new plants from old and more.


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020

Friday 15 May

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles and Fashion Design – 10:15 – 13:00 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020

Monday 18 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 27/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 19 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques and Materials – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (May) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/05/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020

Wednesday 20 May

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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design in oil painting and botanical drawing.


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Leathercraft and Accessories – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

Specialising in Leather-craft, but also using a variety of materials, including vegan friendly leather substitutes, wirework and beadcraft, we help students to realise their best personal potential in Accessory Design. 


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 21 May

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 23/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020

Friday 22 May

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles and Fashion Design – 10:15 – 13:00 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020

Monday 25 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 26 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (May) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/05/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020

Wednesday 27 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Thursday 28 May

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 07/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020

Friday 29 May

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles and Fashion Design – 10:15 – 13:00 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020, 20/03/2020, 27/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 10/04/2020, 24/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 08/05/2020, 15/05/2020, 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020

Monday 1 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 2 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques and Materials – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (June) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020

Wednesday 3 June

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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design in oil painting and botanical drawing.


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Leathercraft and Accessories – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

Specialising in Leather-craft, but also using a variety of materials, including vegan friendly leather substitutes, wirework and beadcraft, we help students to realise their best personal potential in Accessory Design. 


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020, 01/07/2020, 08/07/2020, 15/07/2020, 22/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 4 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (June) – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020

Monday 8 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 9 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (June) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020

Wednesday 10 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020, 01/07/2020, 08/07/2020, 15/07/2020, 22/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 11 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (June) – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020

Monday 15 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 16 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (June) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020

Wednesday 17 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020, 01/07/2020, 08/07/2020, 15/07/2020, 22/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 18 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise Group – Ability Bow – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Fun excercise class including circuits and playing games, all levels welcome including chair exercise. There will be a Healthy Living component where you can learn more about healthy living, habits & eating.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (June) – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020

Monday 22 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 23 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (June) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020

Wednesday 24 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020, 01/07/2020, 08/07/2020, 15/07/2020, 22/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 01/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020

Thursday 25 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (June) – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020

Monday 29 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nyam & Go – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Irie Mind Afro-Carribean – Drop In – 14:00 -17:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Upper Body Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/04/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage by a professional masseuse and to socialise with peers and staff in a tranquil environment


In Progress: 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 30 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Time To Talk Support Group – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Time to talk support group is a space for people to share, listen and support eachother. Peer support groups are not therapy groups and not about getting or giving advice. It is about having a shared space where we can get things off our chest and connect to others.


In Progress: 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (June) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/05/2020)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 16/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020

Wednesday 1 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020, 01/07/2020, 08/07/2020, 15/07/2020, 22/07/2020

Thursday 2 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020

Tuesday 7 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Wednesday 8 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020, 01/07/2020, 08/07/2020, 15/07/2020, 22/07/2020

Thursday 9 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020

Tuesday 14 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Wednesday 15 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020, 01/07/2020, 08/07/2020, 15/07/2020, 22/07/2020

Thursday 16 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020

Wednesday 22 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020, 01/07/2020, 08/07/2020, 15/07/2020, 22/07/2020

Thursday 23 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020

Thursday 10 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 14 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 15 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 17 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 21 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 22 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Monday 28 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 29 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 1 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 5 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 6 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 8 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 12 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 13 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 15 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 19 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 20 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 22 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Saturday 24 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 26 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 27 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 29 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Tuesday 3 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Monday 9 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020