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 29 October

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


In Progress: 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021

Friday 30 October

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 2 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 02/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skin care, supporting health with seasonal herbs, and herbs for self care and relaxation. You will receive a kit of materials as part of the course so that you can make your own remedies at home.


In Progress: 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management – Drop-in 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop-in- 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 02/11/2020)
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: 02/11/2020

Tuesday 3 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


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

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Wednesday 4 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


In Progress: 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coping During Covid, Online Support Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 28/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

You are not alone. During the pandemic we have all struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now more than ever receiving support from others in your community can Mae a significant difference in feeling connected. Managing your wellbeing takes more effort and consistency and meeting with others can help anyone gain insight into their own personal growth. “Coping During Covid” is an 8 week course exploring how you have been coping and the impact it is having on your mental health. Here you will find support and gain insight from the group facilitator and other participants through checking in, sharing strategies and reflections with regard to the current pandemic challenges. Explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Well in Winter Festival – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 04/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Large scale event to introduce the new Wellbeing Network offer; a festival of activities that explore 5 ways to wellbeing


In Progress: 4/11/2020

Thursday 5 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021

Friday 6 November

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 9 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 02/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skin care, supporting health with seasonal herbs, and herbs for self care and relaxation. You will receive a kit of materials as part of the course so that you can make your own remedies at home.


In Progress: 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical self-care General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 9/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management – Drop-in 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.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: 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021

Tuesday 10 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Forms in Clay – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Online

"Explore slab building to create a series of functional vessels or sculptural forms in clay. Over the five weeks you will learn how to make slabs in clay and use slab building techniques to create forms. We will also explore how to use modelling, pinching, coiling and a variety of tools to develop these forms. You will also learn how to use found objects, textures and slip to create surface decoration, pattern and images. You will be encouraged to research and respond to familiar environments to develop your own ideas, images and forms and we will meet weekly to learn new techniques, share and discuss ideas and consider how individual projects could be developed. " You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera."


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec LGBTQ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Wednesday 11 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coping During Covid, Online Support Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 28/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

You are not alone. During the pandemic we have all struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now more than ever receiving support from others in your community can Mae a significant difference in feeling connected. Managing your wellbeing takes more effort and consistency and meeting with others can help anyone gain insight into their own personal growth. “Coping During Covid” is an 8 week course exploring how you have been coping and the impact it is having on your mental health. Here you will find support and gain insight from the group facilitator and other participants through checking in, sharing strategies and reflections with regard to the current pandemic challenges. Explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020

Thursday 12 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by the Everyday – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Online

"We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. \nIn this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day to day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition. \nEach week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with exposure, composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. \nThe Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera."


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolour, An Online Introduction – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring washes, tonal values, mixing colours and glazes. With plenty of hands-on exercises this course will introduce you into all what you need to know about watercolours. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020

Friday 13 November

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 16 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 02/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skin care, supporting health with seasonal herbs, and herbs for self care and relaxation. You will receive a kit of materials as part of the course so that you can make your own remedies at home.


In Progress: 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical self-care General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 9/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management – Drop-in 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.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: 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021

Tuesday 17 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Forms in Clay – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Online

"Explore slab building to create a series of functional vessels or sculptural forms in clay. Over the five weeks you will learn how to make slabs in clay and use slab building techniques to create forms. We will also explore how to use modelling, pinching, coiling and a variety of tools to develop these forms. You will also learn how to use found objects, textures and slip to create surface decoration, pattern and images. You will be encouraged to research and respond to familiar environments to develop your own ideas, images and forms and we will meet weekly to learn new techniques, share and discuss ideas and consider how individual projects could be developed. " You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera."


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec LGBTQ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Wednesday 18 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intro-orientation to Wellbeing Network – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

"Open to Wellbeing Network clients who have had an assessment with a network coordinator"


In Progress: 18/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coping During Covid, Online Support Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 28/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

You are not alone. During the pandemic we have all struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now more than ever receiving support from others in your community can Mae a significant difference in feeling connected. Managing your wellbeing takes more effort and consistency and meeting with others can help anyone gain insight into their own personal growth. “Coping During Covid” is an 8 week course exploring how you have been coping and the impact it is having on your mental health. Here you will find support and gain insight from the group facilitator and other participants through checking in, sharing strategies and reflections with regard to the current pandemic challenges. Explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020

Thursday 19 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by the Everyday – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Online

"We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. \nIn this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day to day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition. \nEach week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with exposure, composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. \nThe Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera."


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolour, An Online Introduction – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring washes, tonal values, mixing colours and glazes. With plenty of hands-on exercises this course will introduce you into all what you need to know about watercolours. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020

Friday 20 November

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 23 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 02/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skin care, supporting health with seasonal herbs, and herbs for self care and relaxation. You will receive a kit of materials as part of the course so that you can make your own remedies at home.


In Progress: 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical self-care General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 9/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management – Drop-in 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.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: 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021

Tuesday 24 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


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

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Forms in Clay – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Online

"Explore slab building to create a series of functional vessels or sculptural forms in clay. Over the five weeks you will learn how to make slabs in clay and use slab building techniques to create forms. We will also explore how to use modelling, pinching, coiling and a variety of tools to develop these forms. You will also learn how to use found objects, textures and slip to create surface decoration, pattern and images. You will be encouraged to research and respond to familiar environments to develop your own ideas, images and forms and we will meet weekly to learn new techniques, share and discuss ideas and consider how individual projects could be developed. " You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera."


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec LGBTQ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Wednesday 25 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coping During Covid, Online Support Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 28/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

You are not alone. During the pandemic we have all struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now more than ever receiving support from others in your community can Mae a significant difference in feeling connected. Managing your wellbeing takes more effort and consistency and meeting with others can help anyone gain insight into their own personal growth. “Coping During Covid” is an 8 week course exploring how you have been coping and the impact it is having on your mental health. Here you will find support and gain insight from the group facilitator and other participants through checking in, sharing strategies and reflections with regard to the current pandemic challenges. Explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020

Thursday 26 November

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


In Progress: 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by the Everyday – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Online

"We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. \nIn this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day to day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition. \nEach week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with exposure, composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. \nThe Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera."


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolour, An Online Introduction – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring washes, tonal values, mixing colours and glazes. With plenty of hands-on exercises this course will introduce you into all what you need to know about watercolours. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020

Friday 27 November

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 30 November

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

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


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 02/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skin care, supporting health with seasonal herbs, and herbs for self care and relaxation. You will receive a kit of materials as part of the course so that you can make your own remedies at home.


In Progress: 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical self-care General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 9/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management – Drop-in 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.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: 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021

Tuesday 1 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


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

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Forms in Clay – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Online

"Explore slab building to create a series of functional vessels or sculptural forms in clay. Over the five weeks you will learn how to make slabs in clay and use slab building techniques to create forms. We will also explore how to use modelling, pinching, coiling and a variety of tools to develop these forms. You will also learn how to use found objects, textures and slip to create surface decoration, pattern and images. You will be encouraged to research and respond to familiar environments to develop your own ideas, images and forms and we will meet weekly to learn new techniques, share and discuss ideas and consider how individual projects could be developed. " You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera."


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec LGBTQ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Wednesday 2 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intro-orientation to Wellbeing Network – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 02/12/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

"Open to Wellbeing Network clients who have had an assessment with a network coordinator"


In Progress: 2/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020

Thursday 3 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by the Everyday – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Online

"We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. \nIn this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day to day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition. \nEach week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with exposure, composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. \nThe Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera."


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolour, An Online Introduction – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring washes, tonal values, mixing colours and glazes. With plenty of hands-on exercises this course will introduce you into all what you need to know about watercolours. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020

Friday 4 December

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 7 December

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

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


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 02/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skin care, supporting health with seasonal herbs, and herbs for self care and relaxation. You will receive a kit of materials as part of the course so that you can make your own remedies at home.


In Progress: 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical self-care General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 9/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management – Drop-in 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

The group aims to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussions and reflections. The group is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety.


In Progress: 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/10/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop-in- 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 07/12/2020)
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: 07/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.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: 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021

Tuesday 8 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


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

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec LGBTQ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Wednesday 9 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coping During Covid, Online Support Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 28/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

You are not alone. During the pandemic we have all struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now more than ever receiving support from others in your community can Mae a significant difference in feeling connected. Managing your wellbeing takes more effort and consistency and meeting with others can help anyone gain insight into their own personal growth. “Coping During Covid” is an 8 week course exploring how you have been coping and the impact it is having on your mental health. Here you will find support and gain insight from the group facilitator and other participants through checking in, sharing strategies and reflections with regard to the current pandemic challenges. Explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Kindness – Live Webinar- 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 09/12/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The webinar will explore kindness and compassion, and particularly self-compassion at this difficult time when we need care, compassion and kindness for ourselves too. The session will cover what we mean by these concepts, some of their benefits and better understand why it can feel hard to show these qualities towards ourselves. The session will include experiential components such as reflective exercises and self-care practice. Participants will only be able to ask questions or make comments, during the main session, through the chat facility. There will be a chance for those who wish to engage in facilitated discussion in smaller groups to do so when the webinar concludes.


In Progress: 09/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020

Thursday 10 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by the Everyday – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Online

"We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. \nIn this course you will be encouraged to slow down snapping away. As you start observing your environment more mindfully, you will learn to find inspirations from your day to day surroundings and by doing so, you will be introduced to the seven elements of art & design, which form the basis of a composition. \nEach week we will examine new approaches of looking at the seemingly ordinary and discover the extraordinary within. You will become familiar with exposure, composition and photographers’ take on the every-day. \nThe Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera, or a DSLR camera."


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolour, An Online Introduction – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 12/11/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring washes, tonal values, mixing colours and glazes. With plenty of hands-on exercises this course will introduce you into all what you need to know about watercolours. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive environment: to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relationship Diversities and HIV+, a lived experience- 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 10/12/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Celebrating World’s AIDS day on the 8th of Dec 2020 Marco will take you on a journey through most existing diversities of intimate relationships that identify who you are by presenting a historical overview of sexualities and genders in their most proud representation: their flags


In Progress: 10/12/2020

Friday 11 December

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 14 December

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

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


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical self-care General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 9/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.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: 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021

Tuesday 15 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


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

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


In Progress: 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec LGBTQ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Wednesday 16 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intro-orientation to Wellbeing Network – 08:30 – 09:30 (started on 16/12/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

"Open to Wellbeing Network clients who have had an assessment with a network coordinator"


In Progress: 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coping During Covid, Online Support Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 28/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

You are not alone. During the pandemic we have all struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now more than ever receiving support from others in your community can Mae a significant difference in feeling connected. Managing your wellbeing takes more effort and consistency and meeting with others can help anyone gain insight into their own personal growth. “Coping During Covid” is an 8 week course exploring how you have been coping and the impact it is having on your mental health. Here you will find support and gain insight from the group facilitator and other participants through checking in, sharing strategies and reflections with regard to the current pandemic challenges. Explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Feelings – Live Webinar – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 16/12/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The webinar will explore feelings, helping us to understand them better and appreciate them more. The session will cover what we mean by feelings: what they are and where they come from. Feelings are often split into good and bad and one of the main aims of this webinar will be to find other healthier and helpful ways to view our and other people's feelings. The session will include experiential components such as reflective exercises and self-care practice. Participants will only be able to ask questions or make comments, during the main session, through the chat facility.


In Progress: 16/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020

Thursday 17 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021

Friday 18 December

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 21 December

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

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


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

Tuesday 22 December

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

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Monday 28 December

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

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


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

Tuesday 29 December

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

Online Time to Talk social & discussion group


In Progress: 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Monday 4 January

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

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


In Progress: 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 21/12/2020, 28/12/2020, 04/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical self-care General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 9/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.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: 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec LGBTQ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Tuesday 5 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Wednesday 6 January

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


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

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


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

Thursday 7 January

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021

Monday 11 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical self-care General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 9/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec General – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 09/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves.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: 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 11/01/2021

Tuesday 12 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections.


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 13/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 12/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Radsec LGBTQ – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 10/11/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 01/12/2020, 08/12/2020, 15/12/2020, 04/01/2021, 12/01/2021

Wednesday 13 January

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


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

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


In Progress: 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 16/12/2020, 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing anger and difficult emotions – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 13/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Changes – Live Webinar – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 13/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

This webinar is an introduction to the impact of change. The session will explore what happens in our minds and bodies when we encounter change as well as the relationship of changes we experience with grief and anxiety, using reflective exercises. We will also explore dysregulation and regulation and some techniques to assist us back into regulation when we become dysregulated. Interaction will only be through the chat function.


In Progress: 13/01/2021

Thursday 14 January

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 15/10/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021

Wednesday 20 January

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing anger and difficult emotions – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 13/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021

Thursday 21 January

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


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

Wednesday 27 January

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing anger and difficult emotions – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 13/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021

Thursday 28 January

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


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

Wednesday 3 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing anger and difficult emotions – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 13/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021

Wednesday 10 February

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


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

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing anger and difficult emotions – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 13/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021

Thursday 11 February

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


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

Wednesday 17 February

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


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

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing anger and difficult emotions – 12:30 – 14:00 (started on 13/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

This is a seven week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021

Thursday 18 February

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


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

Wednesday 24 February

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


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

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


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

Thursday 25 February

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


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

Wednesday 3 March

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


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

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


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

Thursday 4 March

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


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

Wednesday 10 March

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

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


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

Wednesday 17 March

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

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


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

Wednesday 24 March

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

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


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

Wednesday 31 March

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

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


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

Thursday 4 November

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Event type: Recovery, Online Mindfulness, Arts & imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 30/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2021