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 13 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Songwriting – Group course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An introduction to the Potter’s Wheel. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel or improve on your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support through the course in a pressure free environment.


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course is taught in traditional style. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (February) – 18:30 – 19:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – 16:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Low Mood – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility.


In Progress: 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020

Friday 14 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 08/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion Design – Group course – 10:15 – 13:00 (started on 08/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 08/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Dramatherapy – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 24/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy that invites people to explore their feelings, experiences, hopes/difficulties or relationships using drama, movement, play, games, storytelling and other creative arts. There is no need to be ‘good’ at drama - the group is inclusive - anyone can engage with dramatherapy."


In Progress: 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020, 28/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – January 2020 Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include making your own tea, using herbs for skincare, introductions to growing your own herbs and herbs for self care


In Progress: 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020

Monday 17 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing Introduction- Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Painting Introduction – Group course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. you will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 18 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green room

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Ceramics – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

During this course you will explore clay as a creative material and learn how to use several methods of construction including pinching, coiling, slabbing, press-moulding and modelling. You will experiment with a variety of decorative techniques enabling you to develop your won creative projects and learn about surface decoration and glazing processes. At the end of the term you should have a series of finished sculptural and/or functional pieces


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung (Evening) – Group course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient chinese holistic practice usually translated as ‘vital energy work’. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This 10 week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotional uplifting and encourage the development of grounding and balance.


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (February) – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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

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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness based cognitive therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020

Wednesday 19 February

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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/01/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Arts – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and Accessories – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting Projects – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – Group course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green room

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room

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


In Progress: 09/10/2019,16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self Care with Andrea – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Looking at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be gentler and kinder toward ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance and joy in our lives. Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to everyday life.


In Progress: 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020

Thursday 20 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An introduction to the Potter’s Wheel. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel or improve on your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support through the course in a pressure free environment.


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course is taught in traditional style. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (February) – 18:30 – 19:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Low Mood – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility.


In Progress: 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020

Friday 21 February

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Event type: Recovery, Dramatherapy – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 24/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy that invites people to explore their feelings, experiences, hopes/difficulties or relationships using drama, movement, play, games, storytelling and other creative arts. There is no need to be ‘good’ at drama - the group is inclusive - anyone can engage with dramatherapy."


In Progress: 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020, 28/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – January 2020 Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include making your own tea, using herbs for skincare, introductions to growing your own herbs and herbs for self care


In Progress: 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020

Monday 24 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing Introduction- Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Painting Introduction – Group course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. you will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 25 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green room

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Ceramics – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

During this course you will explore clay as a creative material and learn how to use several methods of construction including pinching, coiling, slabbing, press-moulding and modelling. You will experiment with a variety of decorative techniques enabling you to develop your won creative projects and learn about surface decoration and glazing processes. At the end of the term you should have a series of finished sculptural and/or functional pieces


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung (Evening) – Group course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient chinese holistic practice usually translated as ‘vital energy work’. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This 10 week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotional uplifting and encourage the development of grounding and balance.


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Linocut Workshop – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Abstract Sculpture – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (February) – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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

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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness based cognitive therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020

Wednesday 26 February

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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/01/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Arts – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and Accessories – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting Projects – Group course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – Group course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green room

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


In Progress: 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room

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


In Progress: 09/10/2019,16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self Care with Andrea – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Looking at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be gentler and kinder toward ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance and joy in our lives. Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to everyday life.


In Progress: 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Still Life – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 26/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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

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


In Progress: 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020

Thursday 27 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Songwriting – Group course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Green Room

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
ICT Room

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An introduction to the Potter’s Wheel. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel or improve on your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support through the course in a pressure free environment.


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course is taught in traditional style. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Creating Lidded Shapes on the Potter’s Wheel – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 27/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (February) – 18:30 – 19:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Low Mood – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility.


In Progress: 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020

Friday 28 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 08/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion Design – Group course – 10:15 – 13:00 (started on 08/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 08/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Dramatherapy – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 24/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy that invites people to explore their feelings, experiences, hopes/difficulties or relationships using drama, movement, play, games, storytelling and other creative arts. There is no need to be ‘good’ at drama - the group is inclusive - anyone can engage with dramatherapy."


In Progress: 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020, 28/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020

Monday 2 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing Introduction- Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Painting Introduction – Group course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. you will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 3 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Ceramics – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

During this course you will explore clay as a creative material and learn how to use several methods of construction including pinching, coiling, slabbing, press-moulding and modelling. You will experiment with a variety of decorative techniques enabling you to develop your won creative projects and learn about surface decoration and glazing processes. At the end of the term you should have a series of finished sculptural and/or functional pieces


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung (Evening) – Group course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient chinese holistic practice usually translated as ‘vital energy work’. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This 10 week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotional uplifting and encourage the development of grounding and balance.


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Linocut Workshop – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Abstract Sculpture – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (March) – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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

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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness based cognitive therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Art Techniques and Materials – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 03/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 4 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self Care with Andrea – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Looking at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time! With Mindfulness we can become aware of unhelpful habits and actively learn to be gentler and kinder toward ourselves. With regular practice Mindfulness can help us find more ease, balance and joy in our lives. Over the weeks we will learn valuable skills and practices that you can apply to everyday life.


In Progress: 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Still Life – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 26/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020

Thursday 5 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An introduction to the Potter’s Wheel. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel or improve on your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support through the course in a pressure free environment.


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course is taught in traditional style. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Creating Lidded Shapes on the Potter’s Wheel – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 27/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (March) – 18:30 – 19:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Low Mood – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 13/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This group will consist of 8-10 participants The course will consist of psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills and will invite participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves using a matrix system. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Home practice will be encouraged in -between sessions. Note the group is rooted in principles of ACT; an empirically based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to value based actions to increase psychological flexibility.


In Progress: 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020

Friday 6 March

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Event type: Recovery, Dramatherapy – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 24/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy that invites people to explore their feelings, experiences, hopes/difficulties or relationships using drama, movement, play, games, storytelling and other creative arts. There is no need to be ‘good’ at drama - the group is inclusive - anyone can engage with dramatherapy."


In Progress: 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020, 28/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

Monday 9 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing Introduction- Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Painting Introduction – Group course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. you will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 10 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Ceramics – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

During this course you will explore clay as a creative material and learn how to use several methods of construction including pinching, coiling, slabbing, press-moulding and modelling. You will experiment with a variety of decorative techniques enabling you to develop your won creative projects and learn about surface decoration and glazing processes. At the end of the term you should have a series of finished sculptural and/or functional pieces


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung (Evening) – Group course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient chinese holistic practice usually translated as ‘vital energy work’. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This 10 week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotional uplifting and encourage the development of grounding and balance.


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Linocut Workshop – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Abstract Sculpture – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (March) – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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

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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 11 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Still Life – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 26/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020

Thursday 12 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An introduction to the Potter’s Wheel. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel or improve on your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their throwing and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support through the course in a pressure free environment.


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course is taught in traditional style. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way


In Progress: 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Creating Lidded Shapes on the Potter’s Wheel – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 27/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (March) – 18:30 – 19:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – 11:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020

Friday 13 March

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Event type: Recovery, Dramatherapy – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 24/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy that invites people to explore their feelings, experiences, hopes/difficulties or relationships using drama, movement, play, games, storytelling and other creative arts. There is no need to be ‘good’ at drama - the group is inclusive - anyone can engage with dramatherapy."


In Progress: 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020, 28/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

Monday 16 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing Introduction- Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Painting Introduction – Group course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 13/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. you will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 17 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Ceramics – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

During this course you will explore clay as a creative material and learn how to use several methods of construction including pinching, coiling, slabbing, press-moulding and modelling. You will experiment with a variety of decorative techniques enabling you to develop your won creative projects and learn about surface decoration and glazing processes. At the end of the term you should have a series of finished sculptural and/or functional pieces


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung (Evening) – Group course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient chinese holistic practice usually translated as ‘vital energy work’. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This 10 week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotional uplifting and encourage the development of grounding and balance.


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Linocut Workshop – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Abstract Sculpture – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (March) – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 18 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Still Life – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 26/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020

Thursday 19 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Creating Lidded Shapes on the Potter’s Wheel – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 27/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (March) – 18:30 – 19:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020

Friday 20 March

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 23 March

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

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


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 24 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Linocut Workshop – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Abstract Sculpture – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 25/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (March) – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 25 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Still Life – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 26/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Collaborative Arts: Oil Painting and Botanical Drawing – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020

Thursday 26 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Creating Lidded Shapes on the Potter’s Wheel – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 27/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (March) – 18:30 – 19:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 05/03/2020)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020

Friday 27 March

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 30 March

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

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


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 31 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (March) – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 1 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020

Thursday 2 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Friday 3 April

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 6 April

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

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


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 7 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 8 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Thursday 9 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Friday 10 April

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

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


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

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


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

Tuesday 14 April

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

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


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020

Wednesday 15 April

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

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


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

Thursday 16 April

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

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Tuesday 21 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 22 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Thursday 23 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Friday 24 April

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 27 April

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

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


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020

Tuesday 28 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 29 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Thursday 30 April

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Friday 1 May

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 4 May

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

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


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020

Tuesday 5 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 6 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Thursday 7 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Friday 8 May

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 11 May

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

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


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020

Tuesday 12 May

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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 13 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Thursday 14 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Friday 15 May

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 18 May

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

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


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020

Tuesday 19 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 20 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Thursday 21 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Friday 22 May

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

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


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

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


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

Tuesday 26 May

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

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


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

Wednesday 27 May

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

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


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

Thursday 28 May

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020, 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020

Friday 29 May

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

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


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

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


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

Tuesday 2 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 12/05/2020, 19/05/2020, 02/06/2020

Wednesday 3 June

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020, 01/04/2020, 08/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 03/06/2020

Thursday 4 June

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

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


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

Monday 8 June

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

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


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 9 June

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

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


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

Thursday 11 June

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

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


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

Monday 15 June

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

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


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Thursday 18 June

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

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


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

Monday 22 June

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

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


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 23 June

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

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


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

Thursday 25 June

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

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


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

Monday 29 June

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

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


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 30 June

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

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


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

Thursday 2 July

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

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


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

Tuesday 7 July

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

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


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

Thursday 9 July

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

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


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

Tuesday 14 July

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

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


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

Thursday 16 July

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

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


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

Thursday 23 July

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

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


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

Thursday 10 September

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

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


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

Monday 14 September

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

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


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

Tuesday 15 September

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

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


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

Thursday 17 September

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

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


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

Monday 21 September

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

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


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

Tuesday 22 September

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

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


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

Monday 28 September

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

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


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

Tuesday 29 September

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

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


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

Thursday 1 October

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

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


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

Monday 5 October

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

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


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

Tuesday 6 October

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

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


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

Thursday 8 October

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

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


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

Monday 12 October

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

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


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

Tuesday 13 October

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

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


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

Thursday 15 October

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

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


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

Monday 19 October

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

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


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

Tuesday 20 October

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

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


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

Thursday 22 October

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

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


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

Saturday 24 October

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

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


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

Monday 26 October

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

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


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

Tuesday 27 October

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

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


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

Thursday 29 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


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

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


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

Tuesday 3 November

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

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


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

Thursday 5 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Monday 9 November

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

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


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

Thursday 12 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Thursday 19 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Thursday 26 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Thursday 3 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Thursday 10 December

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Event type: W