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 20 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 29/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
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: 29/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 09/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Daytime Pilates (May) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019

Tuesday 21 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 19/03/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 19/03/2019, 26/03/2019, 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
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: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (May) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; 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: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting, Acrylics and Watercolour – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be and gentler and kinder towards ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance, and joy in our lives! Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to your everyday life. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 21/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – Group Course – 12:30 -14:30 (started on 30/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse prevention – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (May) – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019

Wednesday 22 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and accessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ Undo

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 -22:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ


In Progress: 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Materials an Techniques: Collage, Inks, Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Pilates (May) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 01/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/2019, 17/04/2019, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 8 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Grow Your Own Herbs – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Understanding plant life cycles The growing and harvesting calendar Propagating herbs from seeds and cuttings Seasonal tips on how to keep your plants healthy throughout the year How to harvest, process and store herbs Urban gardening and creative use of small spaces Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (Mind CHWF) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/2019, 17/04/2019, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing – SPS Group – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 08/05/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

In the creative writing group we will explore how writing can help us to express ourselves and the world around us. Each week there will be a new theme and a set of prompts to get our creative juices flowing. Discussion and conversation will be encouraged as well as some quieter moments where people can put pen to paper.


In Progress: 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2019)
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: 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop-in – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Food Hygiene & Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019

Thursday 23 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, The Artist’s Way – SPS – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/17, 18/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound/ songwriting – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (May) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 02/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 09/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Collage – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

You will experiment with drawing, printmaking and painting techniques, combined with found images, and textures. The 10 week course will playfully guide you how to create your own powerful images and explore the history of collage. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introducton – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 23/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Book Club – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s film & Discussion Group – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019

Friday 24 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to talk – Drop in – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to eat – Drop in – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing for Performance – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 26/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A one off 12 week course working with words, poetry and creative writing alongside performance. The facilitator has skills in drama and theater and will support the group to use embody and perform the creative literature! Join this group if you are interested in performance techniques in an encouraging environment.


In Progress: 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 17/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.  Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019

Monday 27 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 29/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
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: 29/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 09/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019

Tuesday 28 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
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: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (May) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; 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: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 21/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – Group Course – 12:30 -14:30 (started on 30/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse prevention – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (May) – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019

Wednesday 29 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and accessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ Undo

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 -22:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ


In Progress: 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Materials an Techniques: Collage, Inks, Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Pilates (May) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 01/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/2019, 17/04/2019, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 8 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Grow Your Own Herbs – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Understanding plant life cycles The growing and harvesting calendar Propagating herbs from seeds and cuttings Seasonal tips on how to keep your plants healthy throughout the year How to harvest, process and store herbs Urban gardening and creative use of small spaces Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (Mind CHWF) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/2019, 17/04/2019, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing – SPS Group – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 08/05/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

In the creative writing group we will explore how writing can help us to express ourselves and the world around us. Each week there will be a new theme and a set of prompts to get our creative juices flowing. Discussion and conversation will be encouraged as well as some quieter moments where people can put pen to paper.


In Progress: 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2019)
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: 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop-in – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Food Hygiene & Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019

Thursday 30 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 18/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 18/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, The Artist’s Way – SPS – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/17, 18/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (May) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 02/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 09/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 23/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Book Club – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019

Friday 31 May

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Event type: Recovery, Time to talk – Drop in – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to eat – Drop in – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019

Saturday 1 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind for Men – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 01/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/06/2019, 08/06/2019, 15/06/2019, 22/06/2019, 29/06/2019, 06/07/2019

Monday 3 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Daytime Pilates (June) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 03/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop-in – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 08/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
John scott Health Centre

Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health realted issues every month.


In Progress: 08/04/2019, 13/05/2019, 03/06/2019

Tuesday 4 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
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: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (June) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP


In Progress: 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; 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: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting, Acrylics and Watercolour – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be and gentler and kinder towards ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance, and joy in our lives! Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to your everyday life. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 21/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – Group Course – 12:30 -14:30 (started on 30/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse prevention – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (June) – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019

Wednesday 5 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and accessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ Undo

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 -22:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ


In Progress: 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Materials an Techniques: Collage, Inks, Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Pilates (June) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 8 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Grow Your Own Herbs – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Understanding plant life cycles The growing and harvesting calendar Propagating herbs from seeds and cuttings Seasonal tips on how to keep your plants healthy throughout the year How to harvest, process and store herbs Urban gardening and creative use of small spaces Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing – SPS Group – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 08/05/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

In the creative writing group we will explore how writing can help us to express ourselves and the world around us. Each week there will be a new theme and a set of prompts to get our creative juices flowing. Discussion and conversation will be encouraged as well as some quieter moments where people can put pen to paper.


In Progress: 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/05/2019)
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: 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop-in – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Food Hygiene & Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019

Thursday 6 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 18/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 18/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, The Artist’s Way – SPS – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/17, 18/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound/ songwriting – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (June) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Sewing – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in (June) – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

These drop-in sessions will provide you with a space to reflect upon your day/ week, discuss how we expereince stress and anxiety and focus on techniques to help us relax and manage our wellbeing. Some of the sessions include: Journaling- In this session we will explore the benefits of keeping a journal for positive mental health. If you suffer from stress, depression or anxiety writing your thoights and feelings down might help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health. Practical Relaxation techniques- In these sessions we will practice a series of relaxation techniques; such as deep breathing, visualisation, progressive muscle relaxation and acupressure points to name but a few. Join us and learn self help techniques to manage your level of stress and improve your wellbeing. Herbal teas- in this session, we will learn about herbs, leaves and flowers and how particular blends can help us improve our moods and feel better about ourselves. This is an opportunity to find out about which flavours you enjoy and to create your own personal blend.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Collage – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

You will experiment with drawing, printmaking and painting techniques, combined with found images, and textures. The 10 week course will playfully guide you how to create your own powerful images and explore the history of collage. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introducton – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Here East Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GW

Dance is a great way to improve mental focus, release physical tension, and improve strength and flexibility. During this six-week course you will learn the principles of contemporary dance technique and develop your own creative dance skills. We will focus on connecting mind and body and gaining confidence in our movement. Delivered in Studio Wayne McGregor’s state-of-the-art studios, this course is suitable for all abilities.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 23/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Book Club – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s film & Discussion Group – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019

Friday 7 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to talk – Drop in – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to eat – Drop in – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing for Performance – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 26/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A one off 12 week course working with words, poetry and creative writing alongside performance. The facilitator has skills in drama and theater and will support the group to use embody and perform the creative literature! Join this group if you are interested in performance techniques in an encouraging environment.


In Progress: 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (June) – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 07/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 17/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.  Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019

Saturday 8 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind for Men – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 01/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/06/2019, 08/06/2019, 15/06/2019, 22/06/2019, 29/06/2019, 06/07/2019

Sunday 9 June

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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 29/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
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: 29/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 09/06/2019

Monday 10 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Low Intensity ACT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants ACT is an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. Through mindfulness, participants will be taught how to increase awareness of difficult thoughts feelings and emotions; and - using techniques such as difffusion - will be taught how to respond to, and make space for them, creating the flexibility to express personal qualities that will move them towards living life more meaningfully, in accordance with their values. The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions.


In Progress: 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019

Tuesday 11 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
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: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (June) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP


In Progress: 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; 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: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting, Acrylics and Watercolour – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be and gentler and kinder towards ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance, and joy in our lives! Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to your everyday life. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 21/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse prevention – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (June) – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019

Wednesday 12 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 12/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group.


In Progress: 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and accessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ Undo

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 -22:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ


In Progress: 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Materials an Techniques: Collage, Inks, Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Pilates (June) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 8 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Grow Your Own Herbs – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Understanding plant life cycles The growing and harvesting calendar Propagating herbs from seeds and cuttings Seasonal tips on how to keep your plants healthy throughout the year How to harvest, process and store herbs Urban gardening and creative use of small spaces Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing – SPS Group – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 08/05/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

In the creative writing group we will explore how writing can help us to express ourselves and the world around us. Each week there will be a new theme and a set of prompts to get our creative juices flowing. Discussion and conversation will be encouraged as well as some quieter moments where people can put pen to paper.


In Progress: 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop-in – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Food Hygiene & Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019

Thursday 13 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 18/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 18/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, The Artist’s Way – SPS – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/17, 18/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound/ songwriting – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (June) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Sewing – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in (June) – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

These drop-in sessions will provide you with a space to reflect upon your day/ week, discuss how we expereince stress and anxiety and focus on techniques to help us relax and manage our wellbeing. Some of the sessions include: Journaling- In this session we will explore the benefits of keeping a journal for positive mental health. If you suffer from stress, depression or anxiety writing your thoights and feelings down might help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health. Practical Relaxation techniques- In these sessions we will practice a series of relaxation techniques; such as deep breathing, visualisation, progressive muscle relaxation and acupressure points to name but a few. Join us and learn self help techniques to manage your level of stress and improve your wellbeing. Herbal teas- in this session, we will learn about herbs, leaves and flowers and how particular blends can help us improve our moods and feel better about ourselves. This is an opportunity to find out about which flavours you enjoy and to create your own personal blend.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Collage – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

You will experiment with drawing, printmaking and painting techniques, combined with found images, and textures. The 10 week course will playfully guide you how to create your own powerful images and explore the history of collage. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introducton – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Low Intensity ACT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants ACT is an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. Through mindfulness, participants will be taught how to increase awareness of difficult thoughts feelings and emotions; and - using techniques such as difffusion - will be taught how to respond to, and make space for them, creating the flexibility to express personal qualities that will move them towards living life more meaningfully, in accordance with their values. The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions.


In Progress: 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Here East Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GW

Dance is a great way to improve mental focus, release physical tension, and improve strength and flexibility. During this six-week course you will learn the principles of contemporary dance technique and develop your own creative dance skills. We will focus on connecting mind and body and gaining confidence in our movement. Delivered in Studio Wayne McGregor’s state-of-the-art studios, this course is suitable for all abilities.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 23/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s film & Discussion Group – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019

Friday 14 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to talk – Drop in – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to eat – Drop in – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing for Performance – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 26/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A one off 12 week course working with words, poetry and creative writing alongside performance. The facilitator has skills in drama and theater and will support the group to use embody and perform the creative literature! Join this group if you are interested in performance techniques in an encouraging environment.


In Progress: 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (June) – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 07/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 17/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.  Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019

Saturday 15 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind for Men – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 01/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/06/2019, 08/06/2019, 15/06/2019, 22/06/2019, 29/06/2019, 06/07/2019

Monday 17 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Daytime Pilates (June) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 03/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Low Intensity ACT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants ACT is an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. Through mindfulness, participants will be taught how to increase awareness of difficult thoughts feelings and emotions; and - using techniques such as difffusion - will be taught how to respond to, and make space for them, creating the flexibility to express personal qualities that will move them towards living life more meaningfully, in accordance with their values. The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions.


In Progress: 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019

Tuesday 18 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
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: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (June) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP


In Progress: 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This six week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; 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: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting, Acrylics and Watercolour – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be and gentler and kinder towards ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance, and joy in our lives! Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to your everyday life. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 21/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse prevention – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (June) – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019

Wednesday 19 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 12/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group.


In Progress: 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and accessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ Undo

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 -22:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ


In Progress: 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Materials an Techniques: Collage, Inks, Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Pilates (June) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 8 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Grow Your Own Herbs – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Understanding plant life cycles The growing and harvesting calendar Propagating herbs from seeds and cuttings Seasonal tips on how to keep your plants healthy throughout the year How to harvest, process and store herbs Urban gardening and creative use of small spaces Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Anger Management – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop-in – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
Shoreditch Park

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Food Hygiene & Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019

Thursday 20 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 18/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 18/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, The Artist’s Way – SPS – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/17, 18/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 30/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound/ songwriting – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Daytime Pilates (June) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 03/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Sewing – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in (June) – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

These drop-in sessions will provide you with a space to reflect upon your day/ week, discuss how we expereince stress and anxiety and focus on techniques to help us relax and manage our wellbeing. Some of the sessions include: Journaling- In this session we will explore the benefits of keeping a journal for positive mental health. If you suffer from stress, depression or anxiety writing your thoights and feelings down might help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health. Practical Relaxation techniques- In these sessions we will practice a series of relaxation techniques; such as deep breathing, visualisation, progressive muscle relaxation and acupressure points to name but a few. Join us and learn self help techniques to manage your level of stress and improve your wellbeing. Herbal teas- in this session, we will learn about herbs, leaves and flowers and how particular blends can help us improve our moods and feel better about ourselves. This is an opportunity to find out about which flavours you enjoy and to create your own personal blend.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Collage – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

You will experiment with drawing, printmaking and painting techniques, combined with found images, and textures. The 10 week course will playfully guide you how to create your own powerful images and explore the history of collage. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introducton – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Low Intensity ACT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants ACT is an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. Through mindfulness, participants will be taught how to increase awareness of difficult thoughts feelings and emotions; and - using techniques such as difffusion - will be taught how to respond to, and make space for them, creating the flexibility to express personal qualities that will move them towards living life more meaningfully, in accordance with their values. The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions.


In Progress: 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Here East Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GW

Dance is a great way to improve mental focus, release physical tension, and improve strength and flexibility. During this six-week course you will learn the principles of contemporary dance technique and develop your own creative dance skills. We will focus on connecting mind and body and gaining confidence in our movement. Delivered in Studio Wayne McGregor’s state-of-the-art studios, this course is suitable for all abilities.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Derman

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression – Drop-in – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Derman

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s film & Discussion Group – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019

Friday 21 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to talk – Drop in – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to eat – Drop in – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing for Performance – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 26/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A one off 12 week course working with words, poetry and creative writing alongside performance. The facilitator has skills in drama and theater and will support the group to use embody and perform the creative literature! Join this group if you are interested in performance techniques in an encouraging environment.


In Progress: 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (June) – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 07/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 17/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.  Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019

Saturday 22 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind for Men – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 01/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/06/2019, 08/06/2019, 15/06/2019, 22/06/2019, 29/06/2019, 06/07/2019

Monday 24 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Daytime Pilates (June) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 03/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Low Intensity ACT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants ACT is an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. Through mindfulness, participants will be taught how to increase awareness of difficult thoughts feelings and emotions; and - using techniques such as difffusion - will be taught how to respond to, and make space for them, creating the flexibility to express personal qualities that will move them towards living life more meaningfully, in accordance with their values. The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions.


In Progress: 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019

Tuesday 25 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
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: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (June) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP


In Progress: 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting, Acrylics and Watercolour – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be and gentler and kinder towards ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance, and joy in our lives! Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to your everyday life. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 25/06/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019, 01/08/2019, 08/08/2019, 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 21/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse prevention – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (June) – 11:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019

Wednesday 26 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 12/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group.


In Progress: 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and accessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ Undo

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 -22:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ


In Progress: 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Materials an Techniques: Collage, Inks, Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Pilates (June) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."


In Progress: 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 8 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Food Hygiene & Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019

Thursday 27 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound/ songwriting – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (June) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Sewing – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in (June) – 18:30 – 20:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

These drop-in sessions will provide you with a space to reflect upon your day/ week, discuss how we expereince stress and anxiety and focus on techniques to help us relax and manage our wellbeing. Some of the sessions include: Journaling- In this session we will explore the benefits of keeping a journal for positive mental health. If you suffer from stress, depression or anxiety writing your thoights and feelings down might help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health. Practical Relaxation techniques- In these sessions we will practice a series of relaxation techniques; such as deep breathing, visualisation, progressive muscle relaxation and acupressure points to name but a few. Join us and learn self help techniques to manage your level of stress and improve your wellbeing. Herbal teas- in this session, we will learn about herbs, leaves and flowers and how particular blends can help us improve our moods and feel better about ourselves. This is an opportunity to find out about which flavours you enjoy and to create your own personal blend.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Collage – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

You will experiment with drawing, printmaking and painting techniques, combined with found images, and textures. The 10 week course will playfully guide you how to create your own powerful images and explore the history of collage. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introducton – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Low Intensity ACT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants ACT is an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. Through mindfulness, participants will be taught how to increase awareness of difficult thoughts feelings and emotions; and - using techniques such as difffusion - will be taught how to respond to, and make space for them, creating the flexibility to express personal qualities that will move them towards living life more meaningfully, in accordance with their values. The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions.


In Progress: 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Here East Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GW

Dance is a great way to improve mental focus, release physical tension, and improve strength and flexibility. During this six-week course you will learn the principles of contemporary dance technique and develop your own creative dance skills. We will focus on connecting mind and body and gaining confidence in our movement. Delivered in Studio Wayne McGregor’s state-of-the-art studios, this course is suitable for all abilities.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019

Friday 28 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to talk – Drop in – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to eat – Drop in – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing for Performance – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 26/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A one off 12 week course working with words, poetry and creative writing alongside performance. The facilitator has skills in drama and theater and will support the group to use embody and perform the creative literature! Join this group if you are interested in performance techniques in an encouraging environment.


In Progress: 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing – Drop in Daytime (June) – 11:00 – 12:30 (started on 07/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

In these drop-in sessions, we would like to invite you to take a moment to reflect on your day/ week and bring your focus to your well-being. We will talk about how to stay well, share coping strategies and practice some relaxation techniques. For those who would rather sit and keep busy, there will be an opportunity to be creative (for example by making some cards for special occasion); all whilst soaking in the conversations around you. The facilitator will aim to lead each session according to what the participants wish to explore, taking into accounts the mood and conversations emerging on the day.


In Progress: 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 17/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.  Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019

Saturday 29 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind for Men – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 01/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/06/2019, 08/06/2019, 15/06/2019, 22/06/2019, 29/06/2019, 06/07/2019

Monday 1 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Low Intensity ACT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants ACT is an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. Through mindfulness, participants will be taught how to increase awareness of difficult thoughts feelings and emotions; and - using techniques such as difffusion - will be taught how to respond to, and make space for them, creating the flexibility to express personal qualities that will move them towards living life more meaningfully, in accordance with their values. The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions.


In Progress: 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019

Tuesday 2 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
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: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting, Acrylics and Watercolour – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be and gentler and kinder towards ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance, and joy in our lives! Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to your everyday life. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 25/06/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019, 01/08/2019, 08/08/2019, 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse prevention – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Pilot Project – Mindfulness Workshop – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/07/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This two hour workshop for men will provide an introduction to mindfulness and self compassion. It will be a mixture of presentations and workshops giving you a taster in mindfulness. There will be time for questions and group discussion. The workshop is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain. It will provide information about how clients can be supported to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.


In Progress: 02/07/2019

Wednesday 3 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 12/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group.


In Progress: 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and accessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ Undo

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 -22:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ


In Progress: 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Materials an Techniques: Collage, Inks, Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 8 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Food Hygiene & Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019

Thursday 4 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound/ songwriting – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Collage – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

You will experiment with drawing, printmaking and painting techniques, combined with found images, and textures. The 10 week course will playfully guide you how to create your own powerful images and explore the history of collage. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introducton – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Low Intensity ACT – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants ACT is an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility. Through mindfulness, participants will be taught how to increase awareness of difficult thoughts feelings and emotions; and - using techniques such as difffusion - will be taught how to respond to, and make space for them, creating the flexibility to express personal qualities that will move them towards living life more meaningfully, in accordance with their values. The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions.


In Progress: 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Here East Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GW

Dance is a great way to improve mental focus, release physical tension, and improve strength and flexibility. During this six-week course you will learn the principles of contemporary dance technique and develop your own creative dance skills. We will focus on connecting mind and body and gaining confidence in our movement. Delivered in Studio Wayne McGregor’s state-of-the-art studios, this course is suitable for all abilities.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019

Friday 5 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to talk – Drop in – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to eat – Drop in – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing for Performance – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 26/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A one off 12 week course working with words, poetry and creative writing alongside performance. The facilitator has skills in drama and theater and will support the group to use embody and perform the creative literature! Join this group if you are interested in performance techniques in an encouraging environment.


In Progress: 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 17/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.  Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019

Saturday 6 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind for Men – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 01/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/06/2019, 08/06/2019, 15/06/2019, 22/06/2019, 29/06/2019, 06/07/2019

Monday 8 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019

Tuesday 9 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
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: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting, Acrylics and Watercolour – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be and gentler and kinder towards ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance, and joy in our lives! Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to your everyday life. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 25/06/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019, 01/08/2019, 08/08/2019, 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse prevention – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/04/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Hoxton Surgery

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


In Progress: 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019

Wednesday 10 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 12/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group.


In Progress: 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and accessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ Undo

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 -22:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ


In Progress: 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Materials an Techniques: Collage, Inks, Watercolour – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 15/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Pilot Project – Anger Workshop – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/07/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This two hour workshop for men will provide an introduction to understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will be a mixture of presentations and workshops giving you a taster of the Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions group course. There will be time for questions and group discussion. The workshop is suitable for clients who find themselves struggling with anger and other difficult emotions. It will provide information about how clients can better understand the functions of anger and develop practices to help us engage more skilfully with our emotions.


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

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


In Progress: 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019

Thursday 11 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB, Soul & Gospel Sound/ songwriting – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 04/04/2019, 11/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 02/05/2019, 09/05/2019, 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mixed Media Collage – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

You will experiment with drawing, printmaking and painting techniques, combined with found images, and textures. The 10 week course will playfully guide you how to create your own powerful images and explore the history of collage. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introducton – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 16/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 16/05/2019, 23/05/2019, 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019, 18/07/2019, 25/07/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 06/06/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Here East Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GW

Dance is a great way to improve mental focus, release physical tension, and improve strength and flexibility. During this six-week course you will learn the principles of contemporary dance technique and develop your own creative dance skills. We will focus on connecting mind and body and gaining confidence in our movement. Delivered in Studio Wayne McGregor’s state-of-the-art studios, this course is suitable for all abilities.


In Progress: 06/06/2019, 13/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 27/06/2019, 04/07/2019, 11/07/2019

Friday 12 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to talk – Drop in – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Time to eat – Drop in – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/04/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 05/04/2019, 12/04/2019, 19/04/2019, 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 31/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing for Performance – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 26/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A one off 12 week course working with words, poetry and creative writing alongside performance. The facilitator has skills in drama and theater and will support the group to use embody and perform the creative literature! Join this group if you are interested in performance techniques in an encouraging environment.


In Progress: 26/04/2019, 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 17/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.  Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019, 07/06/2019, 14/06/2019, 21/06/2019, 28/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 12/07/2019, 19/07/2019, 26/07/2019

Monday 15 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/2019


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 17/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 13/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 03/06/2019, 10/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 08/07/2019, 15/07/2019

Tuesday 16 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Massage – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 02/04/2019)
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: 02/04/2019, 09/04/2019, 16/04/2019, 23/04/2019, 30/04/2019, 07/05/2019, 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 28/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting, Acrylics and Watercolour – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/05/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be and gentler and kinder towards ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance, and joy in our lives! Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to your everyday life. Enrolment start date: Monday 8/04/19


In Progress: 14/05/2019, 21/05/2019, 04/06/2019, 11/06/2019, 18/06/2019, 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 25/06/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 25/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 09/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 23/07/2019, 30/07/2019, 01/08/2019, 08/08/2019, 15/08/2019, 22/08/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Pilot Project – Relationships Workshop – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 16/07/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This two hour workshop for men will provide a taster in how to maintain positive social interactions, establish boundaries and effective communication. It will be a mixture of presentations and workshops that will look at identifying emotions and developing a feelings vocabulary. There will be time for questions and group discussion. The workshop is suitable for clients who are interested in learning more about meaningful relationships and how these help us stay healthy and positive. It will provide information about strategies to enable us to distinguish between healthy relationships and unhealthy ones.


In Progress: 16/07/2019

Wednesday 17 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 12/06/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group.


In Progress: 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and accessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ Undo

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 03/04/2019, 10/04/17, 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 -22:00 (started on 24/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ


In Progress: 24/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 08/05/2019, 15/05/2019, 22/05/2019, 29/05/2019, 05/06/2019, 12/06/2019, 19/06/2019, 26/06/2019, 03/07/2019, 10/07/2019, 17/07/2019, 24/07/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 03/04/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,