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.

Thursday 20 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 16/02/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 16/02/2023, 16/03/2023, 20/04/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Peer: Support Group – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 21 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Funky Banquet – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/03/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

A fun and imaginative ceramic hand-building class. Over 6 sessions we'll be getting to grips with different techniques and developing functional and fantastic pieces to brighten up the table; these will be everyday objects such as plates and cups, as well as purely decorative objects. This course is suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023, 14/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Functional & Semi Functional Hand Building – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/03/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley 1a Darnley Road - Art Room- Art Room

Practice and develop various hand-building techniques over the 6 weeks, which includes the practice of slab rolling, pinch pots, sgraffito work, tiles, plates, and sculpture. This class will be open to experimentation, you'll be able to create pieces that could be solely decorative or have a function. This course is suitable for beginners


In Progress: 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023, 14/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Monday 24 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023

Tuesday 25 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief & Bereavement Online Support group – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
online

This 8-week ONLINE support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, sibings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don't have to grieve alone during this painful time. In the group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will proide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in-between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other relfective exercises.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Interpreting Nature in Drawing & Painting – 13:30 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking at tonal values, composition and texture in various drawing techniques and colour using watercolours, acrylics, pastels, ink and mixed media techniques. The 7 week sessions are set in a supportive face to face environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography: The Everyday through the Photographer’s Len – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. 
In this course will try to slow down snapping away, allowing us to look more consciously by exploring creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will expand your visual vocabulary by looking at different photographers’ take on the every-day. 
Each week, we will examine new themes by looking at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. 
The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. 
You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Sewing for relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.

Wednesday 26 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to Hand Building for Beginners – 17:15 – 19:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is aimed at providing a space for complete beginners to be exposed to the foundations of making with clay. This course will focus on hand building in particular and the various methods used to create handbuilt pots. Gain an understanding of the entire process of working with clay, and build confidence to further explore this medium. Over the 6-weeks, you will learn to make beautifully glazed pots, mugs, vases or even plant pots ! The course offers a space for mindfulness, creativity, and conversation.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Techniques for Covers – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jam Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Skin Care for Better Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

This is an ideal group for anyone wanting to learn how to make at home, easy, achievable D.I.Y skincare with natural organic ingredients. We will also explore the connection between self-care and Mental Health as well as the importance of skin, hair and body care for overall holistic wellbeing. (All welcome)


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 31/04/2023, 03/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Kitchens – Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Stamford Hill Community Centre. Stamford Hill Estate, Stamford Hill, London, N16 6RZ

6 week Cook and Eat course to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 27 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Making Memories with Litho Print on Clay-11:30 – 14:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

In the 5 week course you will learn the basic techniques of printing images onto clay, called Litho Printing. Learn to transfer your favourite memories from pictures you have and print them onto your pottery using this simple Litho Print technique. You'll start by making a series of tiles and other simple forms using the slab techinque and explore a variety of decorative techniques using slips to bring colour into the background, enhancing your printed pictures on the clay.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel -16:30 – 19:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is suitable for complete beginners who want to learn basic throwing and trimming skills. Learn how to make the inital shape (throwing) and refine it by adding detail (trimming) by making your very own mug, bowl or plate. Then, make your piece unique by experimenting with surface decoration, and using a combination of techiques including slips and glazes to achieve various effects.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 28 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Funky Banquet – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/03/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

A fun and imaginative ceramic hand-building class. Over 6 sessions we'll be getting to grips with different techniques and developing functional and fantastic pieces to brighten up the table; these will be everyday objects such as plates and cups, as well as purely decorative objects. This course is suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023, 14/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Functional & Semi Functional Hand Building – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/03/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley 1a Darnley Road - Art Room- Art Room

Practice and develop various hand-building techniques over the 6 weeks, which includes the practice of slab rolling, pinch pots, sgraffito work, tiles, plates, and sculpture. This class will be open to experimentation, you'll be able to create pieces that could be solely decorative or have a function. This course is suitable for beginners


In Progress: 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023, 14/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Book club – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 28/04/2023)
Event Type:
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Monday 1 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Skin Care for Better Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

This is an ideal group for anyone wanting to learn how to make at home, easy, achievable D.I.Y skincare with natural organic ingredients. We will also explore the connection between self-care and Mental Health as well as the importance of skin, hair and body care for overall holistic wellbeing. (All welcome)


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 31/04/2023, 03/05/2023

Tuesday 2 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Interpreting Nature in Drawing & Painting – 13:30 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking at tonal values, composition and texture in various drawing techniques and colour using watercolours, acrylics, pastels, ink and mixed media techniques. The 7 week sessions are set in a supportive face to face environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography: The Everyday through the Photographer’s Len – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. 
In this course will try to slow down snapping away, allowing us to look more consciously by exploring creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will expand your visual vocabulary by looking at different photographers’ take on the every-day. 
Each week, we will examine new themes by looking at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. 
The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. 
You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.

Wednesday 3 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to Hand Building for Beginners – 17:15 – 19:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is aimed at providing a space for complete beginners to be exposed to the foundations of making with clay. This course will focus on hand building in particular and the various methods used to create handbuilt pots. Gain an understanding of the entire process of working with clay, and build confidence to further explore this medium. Over the 6-weeks, you will learn to make beautifully glazed pots, mugs, vases or even plant pots ! The course offers a space for mindfulness, creativity, and conversation.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Techniques for Covers – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jam Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Gentle Yoga – 10:45 – 11:45 (started on 03/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

A space to explore gentle movement, steady breath and guided relaxation. The class will also focus on cultivating kindness & compassion both for ourselves and others. Open to all - regardless of your background or experience in yoga. It doesn't matter if this is your first ever yoga class! We will work with our own mind & body, so come as you are.


In Progress: 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Skin Care for Better Health – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

This is an ideal group for anyone wanting to learn how to make at home, easy, achievable D.I.Y skincare with natural organic ingredients. We will also explore the connection between self-care and Mental Health as well as the importance of skin, hair and body care for overall holistic wellbeing. (All welcome)


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 31/04/2023, 03/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Kitchens – Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Stamford Hill Community Centre. Stamford Hill Estate, Stamford Hill, London, N16 6RZ

6 week Cook and Eat course to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 4 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Peer: Support Group – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Making Memories with Litho Print on Clay-11:30 – 14:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

In the 5 week course you will learn the basic techniques of printing images onto clay, called Litho Printing. Learn to transfer your favourite memories from pictures you have and print them onto your pottery using this simple Litho Print technique. You'll start by making a series of tiles and other simple forms using the slab techinque and explore a variety of decorative techniques using slips to bring colour into the background, enhancing your printed pictures on the clay.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel -16:30 – 19:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is suitable for complete beginners who want to learn basic throwing and trimming skills. Learn how to make the inital shape (throwing) and refine it by adding detail (trimming) by making your very own mug, bowl or plate. Then, make your piece unique by experimenting with surface decoration, and using a combination of techiques including slips and glazes to achieve various effects.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 5 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Funky Banquet – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 24/03/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

A fun and imaginative ceramic hand-building class. Over 6 sessions we'll be getting to grips with different techniques and developing functional and fantastic pieces to brighten up the table; these will be everyday objects such as plates and cups, as well as purely decorative objects. This course is suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023, 14/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Functional & Semi Functional Hand Building – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 24/03/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley 1a Darnley Road - Art Room- Art Room

Practice and develop various hand-building techniques over the 6 weeks, which includes the practice of slab rolling, pinch pots, sgraffito work, tiles, plates, and sculpture. This class will be open to experimentation, you'll be able to create pieces that could be solely decorative or have a function. This course is suitable for beginners


In Progress: 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023, 14/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Book club – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 28/04/2023)
Event Type:
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Tuesday 9 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief & Bereavement Online Support group – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
online

This 8-week ONLINE support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, sibings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don't have to grieve alone during this painful time. In the group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will proide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in-between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other relfective exercises.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Interpreting Nature in Drawing & Painting – 13:30 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking at tonal values, composition and texture in various drawing techniques and colour using watercolours, acrylics, pastels, ink and mixed media techniques. The 7 week sessions are set in a supportive face to face environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography: The Everyday through the Photographer’s Len – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. 
In this course will try to slow down snapping away, allowing us to look more consciously by exploring creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will expand your visual vocabulary by looking at different photographers’ take on the every-day. 
Each week, we will examine new themes by looking at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. 
The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. 
You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Sewing for relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/05/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.

Wednesday 10 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to Hand Building for Beginners – 17:15 – 19:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is aimed at providing a space for complete beginners to be exposed to the foundations of making with clay. This course will focus on hand building in particular and the various methods used to create handbuilt pots. Gain an understanding of the entire process of working with clay, and build confidence to further explore this medium. Over the 6-weeks, you will learn to make beautifully glazed pots, mugs, vases or even plant pots ! The course offers a space for mindfulness, creativity, and conversation.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Techniques for Covers – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jam Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Gentle Yoga – 10:45 – 11:45 (started on 03/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

A space to explore gentle movement, steady breath and guided relaxation. The class will also focus on cultivating kindness & compassion both for ourselves and others. Open to all - regardless of your background or experience in yoga. It doesn't matter if this is your first ever yoga class! We will work with our own mind & body, so come as you are.


In Progress: 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Kitchens – Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Stamford Hill Community Centre. Stamford Hill Estate, Stamford Hill, London, N16 6RZ

6 week Cook and Eat course to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 11 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Making Memories with Litho Print on Clay-11:30 – 14:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

In the 5 week course you will learn the basic techniques of printing images onto clay, called Litho Printing. Learn to transfer your favourite memories from pictures you have and print them onto your pottery using this simple Litho Print technique. You'll start by making a series of tiles and other simple forms using the slab techinque and explore a variety of decorative techniques using slips to bring colour into the background, enhancing your printed pictures on the clay.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel -16:30 – 19:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is suitable for complete beginners who want to learn basic throwing and trimming skills. Learn how to make the inital shape (throwing) and refine it by adding detail (trimming) by making your very own mug, bowl or plate. Then, make your piece unique by experimenting with surface decoration, and using a combination of techiques including slips and glazes to achieve various effects.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 12 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Book club – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 28/04/2023)
Event Type:
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Monday 15 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/05/2023)
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: 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023, 03/07/2023, 10/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023

Tuesday 16 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief & Bereavement Online Support group – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
online

This 8-week ONLINE support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, sibings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don't have to grieve alone during this painful time. In the group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will proide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in-between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other relfective exercises.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Interpreting Nature in Drawing & Painting – 13:30 – 16:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking at tonal values, composition and texture in various drawing techniques and colour using watercolours, acrylics, pastels, ink and mixed media techniques. The 7 week sessions are set in a supportive face to face environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography: The Everyday through the Photographer’s Len – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. 
In this course will try to slow down snapping away, allowing us to look more consciously by exploring creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will expand your visual vocabulary by looking at different photographers’ take on the every-day. 
Each week, we will examine new themes by looking at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. 
The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. 
You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Sewing for relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/05/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.

Wednesday 17 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to Hand Building for Beginners – 17:15 – 19:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is aimed at providing a space for complete beginners to be exposed to the foundations of making with clay. This course will focus on hand building in particular and the various methods used to create handbuilt pots. Gain an understanding of the entire process of working with clay, and build confidence to further explore this medium. Over the 6-weeks, you will learn to make beautifully glazed pots, mugs, vases or even plant pots ! The course offers a space for mindfulness, creativity, and conversation.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Techniques for Covers – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jam Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Gentle Yoga – 10:45 – 11:45 (started on 03/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

A space to explore gentle movement, steady breath and guided relaxation. The class will also focus on cultivating kindness & compassion both for ourselves and others. Open to all - regardless of your background or experience in yoga. It doesn't matter if this is your first ever yoga class! We will work with our own mind & body, so come as you are.


In Progress: 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Kitchens – Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Stamford Hill Community Centre. Stamford Hill Estate, Stamford Hill, London, N16 6RZ

6 week Cook and Eat course to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 18 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Peer: Support Group – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Making Memories with Litho Print on Clay-11:30 – 14:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

In the 5 week course you will learn the basic techniques of printing images onto clay, called Litho Printing. Learn to transfer your favourite memories from pictures you have and print them onto your pottery using this simple Litho Print technique. You'll start by making a series of tiles and other simple forms using the slab techinque and explore a variety of decorative techniques using slips to bring colour into the background, enhancing your printed pictures on the clay.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel -16:30 – 19:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is suitable for complete beginners who want to learn basic throwing and trimming skills. Learn how to make the inital shape (throwing) and refine it by adding detail (trimming) by making your very own mug, bowl or plate. Then, make your piece unique by experimenting with surface decoration, and using a combination of techiques including slips and glazes to achieve various effects.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 19 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Book club – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 28/04/2023)
Event Type:
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Monday 22 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/05/2023)
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: 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023, 03/07/2023, 10/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023

Tuesday 23 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief & Bereavement Online Support group – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
online

This 8-week ONLINE support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, sibings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don't have to grieve alone during this painful time. In the group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will proide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in-between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other relfective exercises.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/05/2023)
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: 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Sewing for relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/05/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.

Wednesday 24 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to Hand Building for Beginners – 17:15 – 19:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is aimed at providing a space for complete beginners to be exposed to the foundations of making with clay. This course will focus on hand building in particular and the various methods used to create handbuilt pots. Gain an understanding of the entire process of working with clay, and build confidence to further explore this medium. Over the 6-weeks, you will learn to make beautifully glazed pots, mugs, vases or even plant pots ! The course offers a space for mindfulness, creativity, and conversation.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Techniques for Covers – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jam Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Gentle Yoga – 10:45 – 11:45 (started on 03/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

A space to explore gentle movement, steady breath and guided relaxation. The class will also focus on cultivating kindness & compassion both for ourselves and others. Open to all - regardless of your background or experience in yoga. It doesn't matter if this is your first ever yoga class! We will work with our own mind & body, so come as you are.


In Progress: 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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F2F: Skin Care for Better Health – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

This is an ideal group for anyone wanting to learn how to make at home, easy, achievable D.I.Y skincare with natural organic ingredients. We will also explore the connection between self-care and Mental Health as well as the importance of skin, hair and body care for overall holistic wellbeing. (All welcome)


In Progress: 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Kitchens – Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 19/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Stamford Hill Community Centre. Stamford Hill Estate, Stamford Hill, London, N16 6RZ

6 week Cook and Eat course to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.


In Progress: 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 25 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Making Memories with Litho Print on Clay-11:30 – 14:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

In the 5 week course you will learn the basic techniques of printing images onto clay, called Litho Printing. Learn to transfer your favourite memories from pictures you have and print them onto your pottery using this simple Litho Print technique. You'll start by making a series of tiles and other simple forms using the slab techinque and explore a variety of decorative techniques using slips to bring colour into the background, enhancing your printed pictures on the clay.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel -16:30 – 19:30 (started on 27/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road - Art Room

This course is suitable for complete beginners who want to learn basic throwing and trimming skills. Learn how to make the inital shape (throwing) and refine it by adding detail (trimming) by making your very own mug, bowl or plate. Then, make your piece unique by experimenting with surface decoration, and using a combination of techiques including slips and glazes to achieve various effects.


In Progress: 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 26 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Book club – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 28/04/2023)
Event Type:
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Tuesday 30 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Loss, Grief & Bereavement Online Support group – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
online

This 8-week ONLINE support group will encompass different forms of loss including partners, parents, children, friends, sibings, pets and other significant loved ones. You don't have to grieve alone during this painful time. In the group, you can come and spend some time learning, sharing and healing with others going through similar experiences. The group aims to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to share, listen, and discuss their personal stories. This group will proide a space to talk but will also ask participants to engage through wellbeing activities done in-between sessions such as journals, creative activities and other relfective exercises.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 11/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/05/2023)
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: 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Sewing for relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/05/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023

Wednesday 31 May

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Gentle Yoga – 10:45 – 11:45 (started on 03/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

A space to explore gentle movement, steady breath and guided relaxation. The class will also focus on cultivating kindness & compassion both for ourselves and others. Open to all - regardless of your background or experience in yoga. It doesn't matter if this is your first ever yoga class! We will work with our own mind & body, so come as you are.


In Progress: 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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F2F: Skin Care for Better Health – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

This is an ideal group for anyone wanting to learn how to make at home, easy, achievable D.I.Y skincare with natural organic ingredients. We will also explore the connection between self-care and Mental Health as well as the importance of skin, hair and body care for overall holistic wellbeing. (All welcome)


In Progress: 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 1 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Peer: Support Group – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 2 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Book club – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 28/04/2023)
Event Type:
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

A 6 week course. Each week we meet to read parts of books, poems, ​ short stories and talk about them together. All reading levels welcome.


In Progress: 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Monday 5 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: MADE (Short) – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 05/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions is a 2 session group for people who are actively struggling with anger and intense emotions, and who are not yet in a place where they can commit to a more structured 8-week mental health course. MADE helps people to understand the neuroscience of anger/intense emotions and to reduce emotional suffering by learning and practicing techniques such as ‘Emotional Balance’, ‘Creating Space’ and ‘True Strength’. Research into components of MADE has shown improved emotional regulation and reduced self-harm and crisis episodes.


In Progress: 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/05/2023)
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: 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023, 03/07/2023, 10/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023

Tuesday 6 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/05/2023)
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: 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Online Support Group: Managing Anxiety & Depression-12:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

This weekly online support group provides a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants to talk about their own experiences with depression and/or anxiety, as these two can often occur simultaneously. Each week we will explore strategies for managing depression and anxiety while building a better understanding of the relationship you have with your emotions. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in confidence in order to explore ways to improve mood, copying skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023, 18/07/2023, 25/07/2023

Wednesday 7 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Techniques for Covers – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jam Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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F2F: Skin Care for Better Health – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

This is an ideal group for anyone wanting to learn how to make at home, easy, achievable D.I.Y skincare with natural organic ingredients. We will also explore the connection between self-care and Mental Health as well as the importance of skin, hair and body care for overall holistic wellbeing. (All welcome)


In Progress: 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 8 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Creative Therapy Endings Group- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6-week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings. Dramatherapy offers a chance to express our feelings and process our difficult experiences through various creative and artistic techniques. Each week we will explore the theme of endings by looking at personal material and experiences, thinking about our relationship to loss and goodbyes, and looking for the hope that can be found after an ending.


In Progress: 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023, 06/07/2023, 13/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 9 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Monday 12 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: MADE (Short) – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 05/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions is a 2 session group for people who are actively struggling with anger and intense emotions, and who are not yet in a place where they can commit to a more structured 8-week mental health course. MADE helps people to understand the neuroscience of anger/intense emotions and to reduce emotional suffering by learning and practicing techniques such as ‘Emotional Balance’, ‘Creating Space’ and ‘True Strength’. Research into components of MADE has shown improved emotional regulation and reduced self-harm and crisis episodes.


In Progress: 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/05/2023)
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: 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023, 03/07/2023, 10/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023

Tuesday 13 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/05/2023)
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: 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Sewing for relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Online Support Group: Managing Anxiety & Depression-12:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

This weekly online support group provides a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants to talk about their own experiences with depression and/or anxiety, as these two can often occur simultaneously. Each week we will explore strategies for managing depression and anxiety while building a better understanding of the relationship you have with your emotions. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in confidence in order to explore ways to improve mood, copying skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023, 18/07/2023, 25/07/2023

Wednesday 14 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Techniques for Covers – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jam Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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F2F: Skin Care for Better Health – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

This is an ideal group for anyone wanting to learn how to make at home, easy, achievable D.I.Y skincare with natural organic ingredients. We will also explore the connection between self-care and Mental Health as well as the importance of skin, hair and body care for overall holistic wellbeing. (All welcome)


In Progress: 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 15 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Peer: Support Group – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Creative Therapy Endings Group- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6-week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings. Dramatherapy offers a chance to express our feelings and process our difficult experiences through various creative and artistic techniques. Each week we will explore the theme of endings by looking at personal material and experiences, thinking about our relationship to loss and goodbyes, and looking for the hope that can be found after an ending.


In Progress: 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023, 06/07/2023, 13/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 16 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Monday 19 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/05/2023)
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: 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023, 03/07/2023, 10/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023

Tuesday 20 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/05/2023)
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: 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Sewing for relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Online Support Group: Managing Anxiety & Depression-12:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

This weekly online support group provides a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants to talk about their own experiences with depression and/or anxiety, as these two can often occur simultaneously. Each week we will explore strategies for managing depression and anxiety while building a better understanding of the relationship you have with your emotions. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in confidence in order to explore ways to improve mood, copying skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023, 18/07/2023, 25/07/2023

Wednesday 21 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Techniques for Covers – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jam Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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F2F: Skin Care for Better Health – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/05/2023)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

This is an ideal group for anyone wanting to learn how to make at home, easy, achievable D.I.Y skincare with natural organic ingredients. We will also explore the connection between self-care and Mental Health as well as the importance of skin, hair and body care for overall holistic wellbeing. (All welcome)


In Progress: 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 22 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Creative Therapy Endings Group- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6-week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings. Dramatherapy offers a chance to express our feelings and process our difficult experiences through various creative and artistic techniques. Each week we will explore the theme of endings by looking at personal material and experiences, thinking about our relationship to loss and goodbyes, and looking for the hope that can be found after an ending.


In Progress: 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023, 06/07/2023, 13/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 23 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Monday 26 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/05/2023)
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: 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023, 03/07/2023, 10/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/04/2023, 10/04/2023, 17/04/2023, 24/04/2023, 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023

Tuesday 27 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Zoom

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/05/2023)
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: 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Sewing for relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/04/2023, 18/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 02/05/2023, 09/05/2023, 16/05/2023, 23/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Online Support Group: Managing Anxiety & Depression-12:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

This weekly online support group provides a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants to talk about their own experiences with depression and/or anxiety, as these two can often occur simultaneously. Each week we will explore strategies for managing depression and anxiety while building a better understanding of the relationship you have with your emotions. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in confidence in order to explore ways to improve mood, copying skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023, 18/07/2023, 25/07/2023

Wednesday 28 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Techniques for Covers – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jam Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Crochet – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/04/2023, 12/04/2023, 19/04/2023, 26/04/2023, 03/05/2023, 10/05/2023, 17/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 07/06/2023, 14/06/2023, 21/06/2023, 28/06/2023

Thursday 29 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Computing – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Vocals for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Peer: Support Group – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Online


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 29/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Creative Therapy Endings Group- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6-week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings. Dramatherapy offers a chance to express our feelings and process our difficult experiences through various creative and artistic techniques. Each week we will explore the theme of endings by looking at personal material and experiences, thinking about our relationship to loss and goodbyes, and looking for the hope that can be found after an ending.


In Progress: 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023, 06/07/2023, 13/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

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


In Progress: 06/04/2023, 20/04/2023, 27/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 11/05/2023, 18/05/2023, 25/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023

Friday 30 June

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/04/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services


In Progress: 07/04/2023, 21/04/2023, 28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 26/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 09/06/2023, 16/06/2023, 23/06/2023, 30/06/2023

Monday 3 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/05/2023)
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: 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023, 03/07/2023, 10/07/2023

Tuesday 4 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/05/2023)
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: 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Sewing for relaxation – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 13/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub - 15A Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Online Support Group: Managing Anxiety & Depression-12:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

This weekly online support group provides a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants to talk about their own experiences with depression and/or anxiety, as these two can often occur simultaneously. Each week we will explore strategies for managing depression and anxiety while building a better understanding of the relationship you have with your emotions. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in confidence in order to explore ways to improve mood, copying skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023, 18/07/2023, 25/07/2023

Thursday 6 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Creative Therapy Endings Group- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6-week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings. Dramatherapy offers a chance to express our feelings and process our difficult experiences through various creative and artistic techniques. Each week we will explore the theme of endings by looking at personal material and experiences, thinking about our relationship to loss and goodbyes, and looking for the hope that can be found after an ending.


In Progress: 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023, 06/07/2023, 13/07/2023

Monday 10 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/05/2023)
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: 15/05/2023, 22/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 12/06/2023, 19/06/2023, 26/06/2023, 03/07/2023, 10/07/2023

Tuesday 11 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE – RadSec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/05/2023)
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: 23/05/2023, 30/05/2023, 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Online Support Group: Managing Anxiety & Depression-12:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

This weekly online support group provides a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants to talk about their own experiences with depression and/or anxiety, as these two can often occur simultaneously. Each week we will explore strategies for managing depression and anxiety while building a better understanding of the relationship you have with your emotions. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in confidence in order to explore ways to improve mood, copying skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023, 18/07/2023, 25/07/2023

Thursday 13 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Creative Therapy Endings Group- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6-week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings. Dramatherapy offers a chance to express our feelings and process our difficult experiences through various creative and artistic techniques. Each week we will explore the theme of endings by looking at personal material and experiences, thinking about our relationship to loss and goodbyes, and looking for the hope that can be found after an ending.


In Progress: 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023, 22/06/2023, 29/06/2023, 06/07/2023, 13/07/2023

Tuesday 18 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Online Support Group: Managing Anxiety & Depression-12:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

This weekly online support group provides a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants to talk about their own experiences with depression and/or anxiety, as these two can often occur simultaneously. Each week we will explore strategies for managing depression and anxiety while building a better understanding of the relationship you have with your emotions. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in confidence in order to explore ways to improve mood, copying skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023, 18/07/2023, 25/07/2023

Tuesday 25 July

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Online Support Group: Managing Anxiety & Depression-12:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/06/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Online

This weekly online support group provides a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants to talk about their own experiences with depression and/or anxiety, as these two can often occur simultaneously. Each week we will explore strategies for managing depression and anxiety while building a better understanding of the relationship you have with your emotions. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in confidence in order to explore ways to improve mood, copying skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/06/2023, 13/06/2023, 20/06/2023, 27/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 11/07/2023, 18/07/2023, 25/07/2023