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 28 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2020, 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020

Tuesday 29 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion in Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Portraits – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course introduces you to the basics of traditional portrait drawing from observation, using pencils and charcoals. Each week you will learn a range of techniques that will help to develop your drawing skills: Structure and proportions of the head, perspective, composition, tonal value and focus through selective rendition of detail. These sessions are suitable for complete beginners, or those with some previous experience in drawing. The zoom learning platform provides an excellent opportunity to share your work in progress and learn about different takes on the same theme from your peers. You will need a sketchbook or blank paper, pencils: HB, 2B and 6B, willow charcoal an a putty rubber.

Wednesday 30 September

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020

Thursday 1 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Ceramic Techniques – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 17/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course will help students to develop their creativity and pottery skills while working from home. Students will be expected to follow the course programme online where techniques such as making a Yunomi (japanese tea cup), and making a small moon soar and a Chawan (bowl). Explore Japanese techniques such as Nerikomi and Mentori, and learn about Jomon prehistoric ceramic functional or sculptural forms. All taught in a small online group in a relaxed atmosphere.


In Progress: 17/09/2020, 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography Introduction – 18:00 – 19:30 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

If you were ever wondering what your camera settings mean, feel slightly overwhelmed by the complexity and still shoot on the auto-mode without having much control over the image, this course is for you! We will demystify the main functions on your camera so that by the end of the course you will have full control of the manual settings and your photos. Each week we will examine one of the main components of camera exposure: ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Additionally you will learn about lenses and what they do, composition rules and how to apply the theory into practice with plenty of hands-on exercises. The zoom lessons offer a great platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera with a manual setting, be it a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a SLR camera. The camera can be analogue or digital


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group.


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020

Friday 2 October

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Monday 5 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2020, 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020

Tuesday 6 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT for low mood and depression – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively Course Details/set up The programme will run on Tuesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. The sessions will mainly focused on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of mind. Prior to starting the course it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily )


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion in Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Portraits – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course introduces you to the basics of traditional portrait drawing from observation, using pencils and charcoals. Each week you will learn a range of techniques that will help to develop your drawing skills: Structure and proportions of the head, perspective, composition, tonal value and focus through selective rendition of detail. These sessions are suitable for complete beginners, or those with some previous experience in drawing. The zoom learning platform provides an excellent opportunity to share your work in progress and learn about different takes on the same theme from your peers. You will need a sketchbook or blank paper, pencils: HB, 2B and 6B, willow charcoal an a putty rubber.

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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020

Wednesday 7 October

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 07/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020

Thursday 8 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Ceramic Techniques – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 17/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course will help students to develop their creativity and pottery skills while working from home. Students will be expected to follow the course programme online where techniques such as making a Yunomi (japanese tea cup), and making a small moon soar and a Chawan (bowl). Explore Japanese techniques such as Nerikomi and Mentori, and learn about Jomon prehistoric ceramic functional or sculptural forms. All taught in a small online group in a relaxed atmosphere.


In Progress: 17/09/2020, 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography Introduction – 18:00 – 19:30 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

If you were ever wondering what your camera settings mean, feel slightly overwhelmed by the complexity and still shoot on the auto-mode without having much control over the image, this course is for you! We will demystify the main functions on your camera so that by the end of the course you will have full control of the manual settings and your photos. Each week we will examine one of the main components of camera exposure: ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Additionally you will learn about lenses and what they do, composition rules and how to apply the theory into practice with plenty of hands-on exercises. The zoom lessons offer a great platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera with a manual setting, be it a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a SLR camera. The camera can be analogue or digital


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 08/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group.


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020

Friday 9 October

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Monday 12 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2020, 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020

Tuesday 13 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT for low mood and depression – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively Course Details/set up The programme will run on Tuesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. The sessions will mainly focused on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of mind. Prior to starting the course it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily )


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion in Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Portraits – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course introduces you to the basics of traditional portrait drawing from observation, using pencils and charcoals. Each week you will learn a range of techniques that will help to develop your drawing skills: Structure and proportions of the head, perspective, composition, tonal value and focus through selective rendition of detail. These sessions are suitable for complete beginners, or those with some previous experience in drawing. The zoom learning platform provides an excellent opportunity to share your work in progress and learn about different takes on the same theme from your peers. You will need a sketchbook or blank paper, pencils: HB, 2B and 6B, willow charcoal an a putty rubber.

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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Wednesday 14 October

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 07/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020

Thursday 15 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Ceramic Techniques – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 17/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course will help students to develop their creativity and pottery skills while working from home. Students will be expected to follow the course programme online where techniques such as making a Yunomi (japanese tea cup), and making a small moon soar and a Chawan (bowl). Explore Japanese techniques such as Nerikomi and Mentori, and learn about Jomon prehistoric ceramic functional or sculptural forms. All taught in a small online group in a relaxed atmosphere.


In Progress: 17/09/2020, 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography Introduction – 18:00 – 19:30 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

If you were ever wondering what your camera settings mean, feel slightly overwhelmed by the complexity and still shoot on the auto-mode without having much control over the image, this course is for you! We will demystify the main functions on your camera so that by the end of the course you will have full control of the manual settings and your photos. Each week we will examine one of the main components of camera exposure: ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Additionally you will learn about lenses and what they do, composition rules and how to apply the theory into practice with plenty of hands-on exercises. The zoom lessons offer a great platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera with a manual setting, be it a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a SLR camera. The camera can be analogue or digital


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 08/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group.


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020

Friday 16 October

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Monday 19 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2020, 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020

Tuesday 20 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT for low mood and depression – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively Course Details/set up The programme will run on Tuesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. The sessions will mainly focused on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of mind. Prior to starting the course it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily )


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Self Compassion in Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 15/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Portraits – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course introduces you to the basics of traditional portrait drawing from observation, using pencils and charcoals. Each week you will learn a range of techniques that will help to develop your drawing skills: Structure and proportions of the head, perspective, composition, tonal value and focus through selective rendition of detail. These sessions are suitable for complete beginners, or those with some previous experience in drawing. The zoom learning platform provides an excellent opportunity to share your work in progress and learn about different takes on the same theme from your peers. You will need a sketchbook or blank paper, pencils: HB, 2B and 6B, willow charcoal an a putty rubber.

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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Wednesday 21 October

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 07/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020

Thursday 22 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring Japanese Ceramic Techniques – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 17/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course will help students to develop their creativity and pottery skills while working from home. Students will be expected to follow the course programme online where techniques such as making a Yunomi (japanese tea cup), and making a small moon soar and a Chawan (bowl). Explore Japanese techniques such as Nerikomi and Mentori, and learn about Jomon prehistoric ceramic functional or sculptural forms. All taught in a small online group in a relaxed atmosphere.


In Progress: 17/09/2020, 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography Introduction – 18:00 – 19:30 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

If you were ever wondering what your camera settings mean, feel slightly overwhelmed by the complexity and still shoot on the auto-mode without having much control over the image, this course is for you! We will demystify the main functions on your camera so that by the end of the course you will have full control of the manual settings and your photos. Each week we will examine one of the main components of camera exposure: ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Additionally you will learn about lenses and what they do, composition rules and how to apply the theory into practice with plenty of hands-on exercises. The zoom lessons offer a great platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera with a manual setting, be it a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a SLR camera. The camera can be analogue or digital


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 08/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group.


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020

Friday 23 October

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Monday 26 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 07/09/2020, 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020

Tuesday 27 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, RadSec LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 08/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/09/2020, 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT for low mood and depression – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively Course Details/set up The programme will run on Tuesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. The sessions will mainly focused on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of mind. Prior to starting the course it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily )


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Portraits – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course introduces you to the basics of traditional portrait drawing from observation, using pencils and charcoals. Each week you will learn a range of techniques that will help to develop your drawing skills: Structure and proportions of the head, perspective, composition, tonal value and focus through selective rendition of detail. These sessions are suitable for complete beginners, or those with some previous experience in drawing. The zoom learning platform provides an excellent opportunity to share your work in progress and learn about different takes on the same theme from your peers. You will need a sketchbook or blank paper, pencils: HB, 2B and 6B, willow charcoal an a putty rubber.

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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Wednesday 28 October

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 07/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020

Thursday 29 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography Introduction – 18:00 – 19:30 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

If you were ever wondering what your camera settings mean, feel slightly overwhelmed by the complexity and still shoot on the auto-mode without having much control over the image, this course is for you! We will demystify the main functions on your camera so that by the end of the course you will have full control of the manual settings and your photos. Each week we will examine one of the main components of camera exposure: ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Additionally you will learn about lenses and what they do, composition rules and how to apply the theory into practice with plenty of hands-on exercises. The zoom lessons offer a great platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera with a manual setting, be it a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a SLR camera. The camera can be analogue or digital


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 08/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Friday 30 October

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Tuesday 3 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT for low mood and depression – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively Course Details/set up The programme will run on Tuesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. The sessions will mainly focused on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of mind. Prior to starting the course it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily )


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Portraits – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This course introduces you to the basics of traditional portrait drawing from observation, using pencils and charcoals. Each week you will learn a range of techniques that will help to develop your drawing skills: Structure and proportions of the head, perspective, composition, tonal value and focus through selective rendition of detail. These sessions are suitable for complete beginners, or those with some previous experience in drawing. The zoom learning platform provides an excellent opportunity to share your work in progress and learn about different takes on the same theme from your peers. You will need a sketchbook or blank paper, pencils: HB, 2B and 6B, willow charcoal an a putty rubber.

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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Wednesday 4 November

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 04/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


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

Thursday 5 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography Introduction – 18:00 – 19:30 (started on 01/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

If you were ever wondering what your camera settings mean, feel slightly overwhelmed by the complexity and still shoot on the auto-mode without having much control over the image, this course is for you! We will demystify the main functions on your camera so that by the end of the course you will have full control of the manual settings and your photos. Each week we will examine one of the main components of camera exposure: ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Additionally you will learn about lenses and what they do, composition rules and how to apply the theory into practice with plenty of hands-on exercises. The zoom lessons offer a great platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera with a manual setting, be it a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a SLR camera. The camera can be analogue or digital


In Progress: 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020

Friday 6 November

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Tuesday 10 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT for low mood and depression – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively Course Details/set up The programme will run on Tuesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. The sessions will mainly focused on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of mind. Prior to starting the course it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily )


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020

Wednesday 11 November

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 04/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021

Thursday 12 November

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020

Friday 13 November

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Tuesday 17 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT for low mood and depression – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively Course Details/set up The programme will run on Tuesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. The sessions will mainly focused on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of mind. Prior to starting the course it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily )


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020

Wednesday 18 November

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 04/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021

Thursday 19 November

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020

Friday 20 November

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Tuesday 24 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, MBCT for low mood and depression – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. The heart of MBCT is gentle, systematic training in Mindfulness .A definition of mindfulness is being able to bring direct, open hearted awareness to what you are doing , while you are doing it. Being able to tune in to what’s going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. This skill is developed through formal and informal mindfulness practices during the course including , body scan , breath and body and sitting practices , alongside informal practices including mindful eating and walking. MBCT focusses on teaching participants to make a shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse and other emotional problems. This enables the participants to be released from the grip of two critical processes that lie in the root of depression and many other emotional problems: The tendency to overthink, ruminate, or worry too much about some things, coupled with a Tendency to avoid, suppress or push away other things. Regular mindfulness practice enables participants to see and understand how these patterns of mind can lead to escalation of emotions; Through this awareness and understanding this supports them to see more clearly what is present and make wiser choices in their daily life. The key objective of the course is to train participants in the fundamentals of mindfulness to incorporate ideas & practices into their daily life, giving them the skills to help support them manage life's ups and downs more effectively Course Details/set up The programme will run on Tuesday 6-8pm via zoom for 8 weeks. The sessions will mainly focused on experiential practices (Mindful meditation practices) and, will include cognitive therapy exercises. Each week there will be a handout with information and materials to back-up the practices and discussions which will be e-mailed after the zoom session. Importance of Home practice to support learning Mindfulness is best learnt through participants own practice and there will be suggested practices to carry out in between sessions. The practice options for each week will be included in the e-mail post zoom session. Practicing is very important since we are working to change patterns of the mind that have often been around for a long time. These patterns are frequently habitual and automatic. Putting in the time and commitment for regular practice can give a good chance of changing some of the long-established ways of mind. Prior to starting the course it can be helpful to think /carve out a time during your day when you may be able to carry out the formal practices in between the weekly sessions(15-30 mins daily )


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/11/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/11/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020

Wednesday 25 November

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 04/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021

Thursday 26 November

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020

Friday 27 November

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Monday 30 November

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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art projects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art progects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021

Tuesday 1 December

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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/11/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/11/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020

Wednesday 2 December

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021

Thursday 3 December

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Friday 4 December

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Monday 7 December

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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art projects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art progects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021

Tuesday 8 December

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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/11/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/11/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020

Wednesday 9 December

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021

Thursday 10 December

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Friday 11 December

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Monday 14 December

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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art projects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art progects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021

Tuesday 15 December

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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 22/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/11/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Online Sleep Hygiene Course & Support – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 24/11/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020

Wednesday 16 December

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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your techniques through brushwork, colour mixing and composition designs. Learn how to paint skillfully on canvas.


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 23/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 23/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021

Thursday 17 December

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 24/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Friday 18 December

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/09/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 04/12/2020, 11/12/2020, 18/12/2020

Monday 21 December

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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art projects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art progects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021

Tuesday 22 December

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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020

Monday 28 December

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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art projects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art progects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021

Tuesday 29 December

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Event type: Recovery, Online Time to Talk -Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020

Monday 4 January

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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art projects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Mindful art progects to complete at home. The group will meet over zoom.


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021

Wednesday 6 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Core Arts


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021

Thursday 7 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021

Wednesday 13 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Core Arts


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021

Thursday 14 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021

Wednesday 20 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Core Arts


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021

Thursday 21 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021

Wednesday 27 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Core Arts


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021

Thursday 28 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021

Wednesday 10 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021

Thursday 11 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 11/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 11/02/2021, 18/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021

Wednesday 17 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021

Thursday 18 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 11/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 11/02/2021, 18/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021

Wednesday 24 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021

Thursday 25 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 11/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 11/02/2021, 18/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021

Wednesday 3 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Anxiety (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021

Thursday 4 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Low Mood (remote) – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 11/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom


In Progress: 11/02/2021, 18/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021

Wednesday 10 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021

Wednesday 17 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021

Wednesday 24 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021

Wednesday 31 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 17:00 – 19:00 (started on 10/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021