We offer an exciting range of groups and courses to support people to improve their mental wellbeing, physical health, social networks and daily living skills. Browse below to see what’s on offer and if you would like to find out more or get booked on please make a referral using the button on our header. Please note that the our service operates two pathways within it to meet the needs of people we work with, some courses are only available to a specific pathway and your named network coordinator will discuss which courses you can access based on your needs.

Monday 1 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop-in-13:30 – 15:30 (started on 01/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 01/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Anxiety Management – Drop-in – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 11/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 11/01/2021, 18/01/2021, 25/01/2021, 01/02/2021, 08/02/2021, 15/02/2021, 22/02/2021, 01/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cycling for Wellbeing – Bikeworks – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 15/02/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

In response to the impact of COVID and pre-existing health inequalities in East London, Bikeworks has developed a new Cycling for Wellbeing program for adults, which will be delivered in Victoria Park and surrounding off-road green spaces. Inspired by the NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing, the program encourages people to form sociable networks, incorporate regular physical activity into their lives, take notice of the present moment and learn new skills. Participants will explore local places of interest that they feel could benefit their wellbeing, including ways to 'give to others' through volunteering. Participation is free and bikes can be provided, including adapted bikes and trikes. Helmets are available and COVID safe practices are followed.


In Progress: 15/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 22/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 01/03/2021, 05/03/2021, 08/03/2021, 12/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/02/2021)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: Making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skincare, supporting health with seasonal herbs, an herbs for self-care and relaxation. You will be asked to collect a herbal kit from the tutor. Dates and address will be sent to participants enrolled.


In Progress: 22/02/2021, 01/03/2021, 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021

Tuesday 2 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 13:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online How to be assertive – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/03/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 19/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by Photographers – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, Photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th Century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and start looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. We will explore creative ways of making the most of your camera. You will become familiar with different movements and genres and photographers take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of looking at your surroundings in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas in a supportive, small group enviroment. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera or a DSLR camera. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021

Wednesday 3 March

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

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Support Group, Anxiety Management – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This 10-week LGBTQ+ group provides strategies for managing anxiety while providing a safe space for participants to find support with others feeling challenged with the current pandemic concerns. You are not alone in theses times of lockdown and social distancing, resulting in feelings of worry, fear and overall anxious mood. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in a confidential space in order to explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Singing Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 17/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The aim of the groups is to get together and have a good time, there will be singing games & singing well know songs together.


In Progress: 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 09/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 3/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 24/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021

Thursday 4 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exploring more Japanese Ceramic Techniques – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

"During this course you will have the opportunity to learn and explore a variety of Japanese ceramic techniques. Some of the technique cover during the course will be: To create a sculptural vase using the kurinuki technique.
To make a set of 2 chawans (a teacup form made for daily tea drinking).
To make a small box exploring the Nerikomi Japanese techniques (an artistic technique for creating marbled forms using 2 different clays).
To explore Mentori technique while making a faceted ceramic ware.
To make a small moon jar.


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramic Lamp Base Building – 17:30 – 19:00 (started on 04/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

During this course you will have the opportunity to create a ceramic lamp base of your choice using the coiling technique. We will also explore modelling techniques such as pinching and slabs to create a candleholder. I have chosen this project because during this time of uncertainty the idea of a lamp or light holder takes on a greater meaning. In many cultures a lamp symbolises truth, knowledge and understanding. Lighting means dispelling away darkness, driving away sadness and ignorance and welcoming in happiness and knowledge. With these thoughts in mind your lamp base and candleholder can be inspired by whatever you choose, for example, nature, a particular art movement, a culture, etc. You will also learn how to use slip and sgraffito techniques to decorate your lamp.


In Progress: 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 -13:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 25/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression -Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021

Friday 5 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 -13:15 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Crochet Group – Drop-in – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Learn some Crochet and have a nice chat! Working on your own craft project? You can bring that too!


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cycling for Wellbeing – Bikeworks – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 15/02/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

In response to the impact of COVID and pre-existing health inequalities in East London, Bikeworks has developed a new Cycling for Wellbeing program for adults, which will be delivered in Victoria Park and surrounding off-road green spaces. Inspired by the NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing, the program encourages people to form sociable networks, incorporate regular physical activity into their lives, take notice of the present moment and learn new skills. Participants will explore local places of interest that they feel could benefit their wellbeing, including ways to 'give to others' through volunteering. Participation is free and bikes can be provided, including adapted bikes and trikes. Helmets are available and COVID safe practices are followed.


In Progress: 15/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 22/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 01/03/2021, 05/03/2021, 08/03/2021, 12/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coping During Covid, An Online Support Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 29/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

You are not alone. During the pandemic, we have all struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now more than ever receiving support from others in your community can make a significant difference in feeling connected. Managing your wellbeing takes more effort and consistency, and meeting others can help everyone gain insight into their own personal growth. This support group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space, facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in a confidential space in order to explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021

Monday 8 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cycling for Wellbeing – Bikeworks – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 15/02/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

In response to the impact of COVID and pre-existing health inequalities in East London, Bikeworks has developed a new Cycling for Wellbeing program for adults, which will be delivered in Victoria Park and surrounding off-road green spaces. Inspired by the NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing, the program encourages people to form sociable networks, incorporate regular physical activity into their lives, take notice of the present moment and learn new skills. Participants will explore local places of interest that they feel could benefit their wellbeing, including ways to 'give to others' through volunteering. Participation is free and bikes can be provided, including adapted bikes and trikes. Helmets are available and COVID safe practices are followed.


In Progress: 15/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 22/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 01/03/2021, 05/03/2021, 08/03/2021, 12/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/02/2021)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: Making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skincare, supporting health with seasonal herbs, an herbs for self-care and relaxation. You will be asked to collect a herbal kit from the tutor. Dates and address will be sent to participants enrolled.


In Progress: 22/02/2021, 01/03/2021, 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021

Tuesday 9 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 13:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online How to be assertive – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/03/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 09/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 3/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 19/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by Photographers – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, Photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th Century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and start looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. We will explore creative ways of making the most of your camera. You will become familiar with different movements and genres and photographers take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of looking at your surroundings in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas in a supportive, small group enviroment. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera or a DSLR camera. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021

Wednesday 10 March

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

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, LGBTQI+ Support Group, Anxiety Management – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

This 10-week LGBTQ+ group provides strategies for managing anxiety while providing a safe space for participants to find support with others feeling challenged with the current pandemic concerns. You are not alone in theses times of lockdown and social distancing, resulting in feelings of worry, fear and overall anxious mood. The group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in a confidential space in order to explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Singing Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 17/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The aim of the groups is to get together and have a good time, there will be singing games & singing well know songs together.


In Progress: 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 24/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 10/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021

Thursday 11 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramic Lamp Base Building – 17:30 – 19:00 (started on 04/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

During this course you will have the opportunity to create a ceramic lamp base of your choice using the coiling technique. We will also explore modelling techniques such as pinching and slabs to create a candleholder. I have chosen this project because during this time of uncertainty the idea of a lamp or light holder takes on a greater meaning. In many cultures a lamp symbolises truth, knowledge and understanding. Lighting means dispelling away darkness, driving away sadness and ignorance and welcoming in happiness and knowledge. With these thoughts in mind your lamp base and candleholder can be inspired by whatever you choose, for example, nature, a particular art movement, a culture, etc. You will also learn how to use slip and sgraffito techniques to decorate your lamp.


In Progress: 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 -13:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 25/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression -Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021

Friday 12 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 -13:15 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Crochet Group – Drop-in – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Learn some Crochet and have a nice chat! Working on your own craft project? You can bring that too!


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cycling for Wellbeing – Bikeworks – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 15/02/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

In response to the impact of COVID and pre-existing health inequalities in East London, Bikeworks has developed a new Cycling for Wellbeing program for adults, which will be delivered in Victoria Park and surrounding off-road green spaces. Inspired by the NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing, the program encourages people to form sociable networks, incorporate regular physical activity into their lives, take notice of the present moment and learn new skills. Participants will explore local places of interest that they feel could benefit their wellbeing, including ways to 'give to others' through volunteering. Participation is free and bikes can be provided, including adapted bikes and trikes. Helmets are available and COVID safe practices are followed.


In Progress: 15/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 22/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 01/03/2021, 05/03/2021, 08/03/2021, 12/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coping During Covid, An Online Support Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 29/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

You are not alone. During the pandemic, we have all struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now more than ever receiving support from others in your community can make a significant difference in feeling connected. Managing your wellbeing takes more effort and consistency, and meeting others can help everyone gain insight into their own personal growth. This support group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space, facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in a confidential space in order to explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021

Monday 15 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/02/2021)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: Making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skincare, supporting health with seasonal herbs, an herbs for self-care and relaxation. You will be asked to collect a herbal kit from the tutor. Dates and address will be sent to participants enrolled.


In Progress: 22/02/2021, 01/03/2021, 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021

Tuesday 16 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 09/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 3/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 19/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by Photographers – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, Photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th Century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and start looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. We will explore creative ways of making the most of your camera. You will become familiar with different movements and genres and photographers take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of looking at your surroundings in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas in a supportive, small group enviroment. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera or a DSLR camera. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021

Wednesday 17 March

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

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Singing Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 17/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The aim of the groups is to get together and have a good time, there will be singing games & singing well know songs together.


In Progress: 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 24/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 10/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021

Thursday 18 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 -13:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 25/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression -Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021

Friday 19 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 -13:15 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Crochet Group – Drop-in – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Learn some Crochet and have a nice chat! Working on your own craft project? You can bring that too!


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Coping During Covid, An Online Support Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 29/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

You are not alone. During the pandemic, we have all struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now more than ever receiving support from others in your community can make a significant difference in feeling connected. Managing your wellbeing takes more effort and consistency, and meeting others can help everyone gain insight into their own personal growth. This support group hopes to give members the opportunity to create a therapeutic space, facilitating discussions where you can bring your thoughts and concerns in a confidential space in order to explore ways to improve mood, coping skills and a sense of belonging.


In Progress: 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021

Monday 22 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/02/2021)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: Making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skincare, supporting health with seasonal herbs, an herbs for self-care and relaxation. You will be asked to collect a herbal kit from the tutor. Dates and address will be sent to participants enrolled.


In Progress: 22/02/2021, 01/03/2021, 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021

Tuesday 23 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 19/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021

Wednesday 24 March

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

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Singing Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 17/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The aim of the groups is to get together and have a good time, there will be singing games & singing well know songs together.


In Progress: 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 24/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 10/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021

Thursday 25 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Performance and Vocal Skills – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Landscapes – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, RnB Songwriting – 11:00 -13:30 (started on 07/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 25/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression -Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021

Friday 26 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 -13:15 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Crochet Group – Drop-in – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 08/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Learn some Crochet and have a nice chat! Working on your own craft project? You can bring that too!


In Progress: 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 05/02/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 26/03/2021

Monday 29 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft, Online – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/02/2021)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them for mind, body and home. Themes include: Making your own herbal tea, using herbs for skincare, supporting health with seasonal herbs, an herbs for self-care and relaxation. You will be asked to collect a herbal kit from the tutor. Dates and address will be sent to participants enrolled.


In Progress: 22/02/2021, 01/03/2021, 08/03/2021, 15/03/2021, 22/03/2021, 29/03/2021

Tuesday 30 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Keyboards – 13:15 – 17:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Djembe Drums – 11:30 13:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Social Group – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

An open space to come together, sometimes we talk about our week, sometimes we do a quiz! Each week is slightly different, but the warm welcome is the same.


In Progress: 05/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 19/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online How to be assertive – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/03/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 09/03/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 3/03/2021, 30/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 19/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by Photographers – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, Photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th Century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and start looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. We will explore creative ways of making the most of your camera. You will become familiar with different movements and genres and photographers take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of looking at your surroundings in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas in a supportive, small group enviroment. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera or a DSLR camera. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021

Wednesday 31 March

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

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


In Progress: 10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

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


In Progress: 06/01/2021, 13/01/2021, 20/01/2021, 27/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Singing Group – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 17/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The aim of the groups is to get together and have a good time, there will be singing games & singing well know songs together.


In Progress: 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 24/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 10/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021

Thursday 1 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 25/02/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression -Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021

Monday 5 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Webinar: Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The webinar will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The session will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional.


In Progress: 05/04/2021

Tuesday 6 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online How to be assertive – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/03/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/023/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 19/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by Photographers – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, Photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th Century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and start looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. We will explore creative ways of making the most of your camera. You will become familiar with different movements and genres and photographers take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of looking at your surroundings in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas in a supportive, small group enviroment. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera or a DSLR camera. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021

Wednesday 7 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 10/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021

Thursday 8 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop-in – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self help for Depression -Drop-in- 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
Zoom

Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of depression and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mens discussion group – Drop-in- 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 21/01/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
Zoom

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


In Progress: 21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/21, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021, 01/04/2021, 08/04/2021

Monday 12 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will last 6 sessions and it will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The sessions will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional. We will integrate tools and techniques coming from CBT, Compassion-focused therapy and Mindfulness.


In Progress: 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021

Tuesday 13 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by Photographers – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, Photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th Century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and start looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. We will explore creative ways of making the most of your camera. You will become familiar with different movements and genres and photographers take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of looking at your surroundings in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas in a supportive, small group enviroment. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera or a DSLR camera. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses principles of mindfulness to look at how we can reframe the context and language of our perspective of our day to day to help us in managing our wellbeing.


In Progress: 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/04/2021

Wednesday 14 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Challenging Times – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 10/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

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


In Progress: 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021

Monday 19 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will last 6 sessions and it will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The sessions will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional. We will integrate tools and techniques coming from CBT, Compassion-focused therapy and Mindfulness.


In Progress: 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, WEBINAR: Grief and Loss – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

This webinar is an introductory exploration of processes related to the experiences of loss and grief. Some understanding of current models of grief will be shared along with factors that may impact our experiences following bereavement and loss.


In Progress: 19/04/2021

Tuesday 20 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Photography, Inspired by Photographers – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Known to boost confidence, self-esteem, memory and decision making, Photography is a way of slowing down the hustle-bustle of the everyday. We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th Century. In this course we will try to slow down snapping away, and start looking more consciously, ‘training the eye’. We will explore creative ways of making the most of your camera. You will become familiar with different movements and genres and photographers take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of looking at your surroundings in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas in a supportive, small group enviroment. You will need a camera, be it a smart-phone camera, a compact camera, a mirror-less camera or a DSLR camera. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. \n If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! \n You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing, Inspired by the Every Day – 13:30 -15:00 (started on 23/02/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Studies show that Drawing can help support our wellbeing. Benefits include reducing stress levels, promoting positive emotions, releasing hidden emotions, improving memory and as form of mindful meditation. Our Drawing course, Inspired by the Every Day opens up an opportunity to develop new skills, and explore a new creative outlet in a small, supportive group environment. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills. If you enjoy the idea of drawing, but don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! You will be gently guided on how to develop themes by finding inspiration from your immediate surroundings, seeing it with fresh eyes. Learn to draw from observation familiar objects and spaces by applying traditional and less conventional techniques. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent platform to review your work and exchange ideas within a small group. All you need is a sketchpad, or blank paper, pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, willow charcoal and a putty rubber.


In Progress: 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 20/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sleep Hygiene – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 20/04/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. The group will start with an Each week a different topic will be discussed, t Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second half of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop in for a support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 20/04/2021, 27/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021

Wednesday 21 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Webinar – 5 ways to Wellbeing individual: Giving – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 21/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with improved wellbeing. In this Webinar we will explore 'Giving', thinking about how and why they improve wellbeing and there will be space to think about how we can bring more of this into our lives. The webinar is open to all people who have referred into the WBN and current WBN clients with a Network Coordinator.


In Progress: 21/04/2021

Thursday 22 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses principles of mindfulness to look at how we can reframe the context and language of our perspective of our day to day to help us in managing our wellbeing.


In Progress: 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/04/2021

Monday 26 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will last 6 sessions and it will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The sessions will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional. We will integrate tools and techniques coming from CBT, Compassion-focused therapy and Mindfulness.


In Progress: 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021

Tuesday 27 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sleep Hygiene – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 20/04/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. The group will start with an Each week a different topic will be discussed, t Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second half of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop in for a support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 20/04/2021, 27/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021

Wednesday 28 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Watercolours, Flora and Forna – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 03/03/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

Painting is known for promoting stress relier, cultivating emotional growth and stimulating optimistic thoughts. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours by exploring painting animals, plants, flowers and landscapes. With plenty of hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you into all what you need to know when you sketch, or paint from observation. You will learn specific techniques by looking at watercolour artists so that by the end of the course, you will have the skill-set that allows you to continue independently with your work. The zoom sessions offer an excellent platform for a supportive small group environment, to connect with a creative community and receive feedback and inspiration. The course is suitable for people who completed the introduction to Watercolours, or those with some previous experience who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 07/04/2021, 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021

Thursday 29 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses principles of mindfulness to look at how we can reframe the context and language of our perspective of our day to day to help us in managing our wellbeing.


In Progress: 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/04/2021

Monday 3 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will last 6 sessions and it will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The sessions will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional. We will integrate tools and techniques coming from CBT, Compassion-focused therapy and Mindfulness.


In Progress: 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021

Tuesday 4 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sleep Hygiene – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 20/04/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. The group will start with an Each week a different topic will be discussed, t Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second half of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop in for a support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 20/04/2021, 27/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 5 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021

Thursday 6 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses principles of mindfulness to look at how we can reframe the context and language of our perspective of our day to day to help us in managing our wellbeing.


In Progress: 22/04/2021, 29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/04/2021

Monday 10 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will last 6 sessions and it will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The sessions will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional. We will integrate tools and techniques coming from CBT, Compassion-focused therapy and Mindfulness.


In Progress: 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021

Tuesday 11 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sleep Hygiene – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 20/04/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. The group will start with an Each week a different topic will be discussed, t Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second half of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop in for a support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 20/04/2021, 27/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 12 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021

Monday 17 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Managing Anxiety – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 12/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The group will last 6 sessions and it will explore anxiety, helping us to understand it and better manage it. The sessions will cover what anxiety is and how our body, thoughts and behaviours can be affected by it. We will explore different tools and techniques to learn how to manage stress symptoms and lower down anxiety levels, to make the experience of anxiety more tolerable and functional. We will integrate tools and techniques coming from CBT, Compassion-focused therapy and Mindfulness.


In Progress: 12/04/2021, 19/04/2021, 26/04/2021, 03/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021

Tuesday 18 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 19 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Book club – 11:00 -13:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

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


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 -17:00 (started on 14/04/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 6 week course. Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 14/04/2021, 21/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 05/05/2021, 12/05/2021, 19/05/2021

Tuesday 25 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Wednesday 26 May

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Webinar – 5 ways to Wellbeing individual Webinars: Physical Activity – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 26/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with improved wellbeing. In this Webinar we will explore 'Keep Active', thinking about how and why they improve wellbeing and there will be space to think about how we can bring more of this into our lives. The webinar is  open to all people who have referred into the WBN and current WBN clients with a Network Coordinator.


In Progress: 26/05/2021

Tuesday 1 June

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/06/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. The group will start with an Each week a different topic will be discussed, t Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second half of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop in for a support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Thursday 3 June

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Tuesday 8 June

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/06/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. The group will start with an Each week a different topic will be discussed, t Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second half of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop in for a support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, 5 Ways to Wellbeing Weekly Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 04/05/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with imrpoved wellbeing. They are - Take Notice, Connect, Learning, Keep Active & Give. Each week we will focus on one of these topics, learn about how and why they improve wellbeing, do excercises to help understand the topics, discuss ideas of how to bring more of these things into your everyday life and you can choose to set yourself mini challenges each week to practice.


In Progress: 04/05/2021, 11/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 25/05/2021, 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021

Thursday 10 June

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Tuesday 15 June

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/06/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. The group will start with an Each week a different topic will be discussed, t Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second half of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop in for a support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021

Thursday 17 June

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Tuesday 22 June

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sleep Hygiene – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 01/06/2021)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A 4 week, information & support group. The group will start with an Each week a different topic will be discussed, t Session 1- The history of Sleep Session 2 - The Myths of Sleep Session 3 - Sleep and the Body Session 4 Sleep and the Mind. The second half of the session will be a space for anyone to raise any issues that have been facing with sleep as a place to learn tips and be supported. People are welcome to reattend the group, or join at the midway point as a drop in for a support space if they have attended previously.


In Progress: 01/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 22/06/2021

Wednesday 23 June

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Webinar – 5 ways to Wellbeing individual Webinars: Keep Learning – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 23/06/2021)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

The 5 ways to wellbeing are 5 aspects of life that if we increase them have been found to help with improved wellbeing. In this Webinar we will explore 'Keep Learning', thinking about how and why they improve wellbeing and there will be space to think about how we can bring more of this into our lives. The webinar is  open to all people who have referred into the WBN and current WBN clients with a Network Coordinator.


In Progress: 23/06/2021

Thursday 24 June

- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Relationships for Emotional Regulation – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 03/06/2021)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

A four week course. A new version of the Understanding Relationships Group, we will explore what happens within relationships and how we can regulate the flow of emotions within them using tools and tips taken from DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).


In Progress: 03/06/2021, 10/06/2021, 17/06/2021, 24/06/2021

Thursday 4 November

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

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


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