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.

Wednesday 4 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tree of Life – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/12/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Tree of Life is a narrative therapy approach, based on the idea that we all make sense of our experiences through the stories we tell about our lives. It is a tool for all of us to reflect on our lives, where we have come from and where we are going. It is an opportunity to identify and share our skills, abilities and knowledge about our own life and is particularly useful to help move on from feeling negative about yourself and your future. The tree, a powerful symbol across many cultures, is used to symbolize different parts of the story. You will draw your tree and share your experience with the group. 


In Progress: 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A space for preganant women or women with babies/young children to come together, share and learn from one another on their experiences as mothers and their mental health and wellbeing. This is a drop-in course


In Progress: 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 23/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Arts – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 09/10/2019,16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – Group course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 27/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Festive Baking – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/12/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Mince Pies and Christmas cookies. Come along to bake some festive treats!


In Progress: 04/12/2019, 18/12/2019

Thursday 5 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 21/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life.


In Progress: 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (December) – Group course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/12/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 28/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Tree of Life – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The Tree of Life is a method that creates a safe place for people to re-tell their story from a more powerful perspective by focusing on their skills, knowledge and strengths when dealing with difficulties in their life. Using the tree metaphor in this 8-week course, we are going to draw all parts of the tree that represent different aspect of our lives and we will have the opportunity to discover together that even in moments of pain there are skills, hopes and dreams.


In Progress: 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Colouring In with Andrew – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 05/12/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

A social and relaxing group to colour in some of Andrews fantastic art creations.


In Progress: 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Colouring In with Andrew – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

A social and relaxing group to colour in some of Andrews fantastic art creations.

Friday 6 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 08/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020

Monday 9 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 11/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy.


In Progress: 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019, 02/12/2019, 09/12/2019, 16/12/2019, 06/01/2019, 13/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills

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Event type: Wellbeing, Festive Cards Printing Workshop – Group Course – 13:30 -15:30 (started on 25/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

A 4 week workshop leading up to the festive period. Find out how to design your personalised festive cards with linocut, stencils, collage or watercolour. You will be given a step by step guidance throughout each creative process. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills


In Progress: 25/11/2019, 02/12/2019, 09/12/2019, 16/12/2019

Tuesday 10 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (December) – Group course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/12/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Sewing – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 19/11/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020

Wednesday 11 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tree of Life – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/12/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Tree of Life is a narrative therapy approach, based on the idea that we all make sense of our experiences through the stories we tell about our lives. It is a tool for all of us to reflect on our lives, where we have come from and where we are going. It is an opportunity to identify and share our skills, abilities and knowledge about our own life and is particularly useful to help move on from feeling negative about yourself and your future. The tree, a powerful symbol across many cultures, is used to symbolize different parts of the story. You will draw your tree and share your experience with the group. 


In Progress: 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group Group – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/11/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A space for preganant women or women with babies/young children to come together, share and learn from one another on their experiences as mothers and their mental health and wellbeing. This is a drop-in course


In Progress: 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Arts – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 09/10/2019,16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – Group course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 27/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Festive Sewing and Card Making – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 11/12/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Make festive cards using various art materials including embroidered details.


In Progress: 11/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing Workshop – Group course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/12/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 11/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Festive Sewing and Card Making – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Make festive cards using various art materials including embroidered details.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Creative Writing Workshop – Group course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Thursday 12 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 21/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life.


In Progress: 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (December) – Group course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/12/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 28/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Greek Christmas Baking – Group course – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 12/12/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and bake Greek Christmas treats.


In Progress: 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Stone Basketry – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 12/12/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Using baskety techniques with cane on stones to create beautiful objects using natural materials. This group will use midfulness techniques at the beginning of the group.


In Progress: 12/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Greek Christmas Baking – Group course – 10:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Stone Basketry – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Using baskety techniques with cane on stones to create beautiful objects using natural materials. This group will use midfulness techniques at the beginning of the group.

Friday 13 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Christmas Kareoke – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 13/12/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Sing-a-long to carols, christmas hits & more with Kernisha!


In Progress: 13/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Christmas Kareoke – Group course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Sing-a-long to carols, christmas hits & more with Kernisha!

Monday 16 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 11/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy.


In Progress: 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019, 25/11/2019, 02/12/2019, 09/12/2019, 16/12/2019, 06/01/2019, 13/01/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Festive Cards Printing Workshop – Group Course – 13:30 -15:30 (started on 25/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

A 4 week workshop leading up to the festive period. Find out how to design your personalised festive cards with linocut, stencils, collage or watercolour. You will be given a step by step guidance throughout each creative process. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills


In Progress: 25/11/2019, 02/12/2019, 09/12/2019, 16/12/2019

Tuesday 17 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 29/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges.


In Progress: 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (December) – Group course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/12/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mini Woolly Hat Making – Group course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 17/12/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Make some mini woolly hats – hang them on your tree, give them as a gift, use them as a keyring.


In Progress: 17/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mini Woolly Hat Making – Group course – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Make some mini woolly hats – hang them on your tree, give them as a gift, use them as a keyring.

Wednesday 18 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tree of Life – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/12/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Tree of Life is a narrative therapy approach, based on the idea that we all make sense of our experiences through the stories we tell about our lives. It is a tool for all of us to reflect on our lives, where we have come from and where we are going. It is an opportunity to identify and share our skills, abilities and knowledge about our own life and is particularly useful to help move on from feeling negative about yourself and your future. The tree, a powerful symbol across many cultures, is used to symbolize different parts of the story. You will draw your tree and share your experience with the group. 


In Progress: 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Collaborative Arts – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 09/10/2019,16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – Group course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 27/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Festive Baking – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/12/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Mince Pies and Christmas cookies. Come along to bake some festive treats!


In Progress: 04/12/2019, 18/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Festive Baking – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 18/12/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Mince Pies and Christmas cookies. Come along to bake some festive treats!


In Progress: 18/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Exercise to music – Group course – 13:00 – 14:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

'This exercise to music class will be fun, interactive and uplifting. Lasting one hour it is designed to improve people's mood and lower stress through movement. My aim is to enable people to enjoy dance as exercise for indiviudals at any ability.

Thursday 19 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 21/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life.


In Progress: 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (December) – Group course – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/12/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Eat – Group course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 28/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Yoga & Meditation – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/10/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

An introduction to yoga and meditation for all abilities.


In Progress: 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 07/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studio 1

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Greek Christmas Baking – Group course – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 12/12/2019)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Come and bake Greek Christmas treats.


In Progress: 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Winter Blues Group – 14:30 – 16:00 (started on 19/12/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Does winter give you the blues? Is Christmas a hard time for you? You are not alone! Come and have a cup of tea and talk with others about the winter time blues. A space to share experiecnes, listen and support one another.


In Progress: 19/12/2019, 02/01/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Greek Christmas Baking – Group course – 10:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Winter Blues Group – 14:30 – 16:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Does winter give you the blues? Is Christmas a hard time for you? You are not alone! Come and have a cup of tea and talk with others about the winter time blues. A space to share experiecnes, listen and support one another.

Friday 20 December

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020

Tuesday 24 December

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Event type: Recovery, Board Games – Group course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 24/12/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row


In Progress: 24/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Board Games – Group course – 12:00 – 14:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Thursday 2 January

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Event type: Recovery, Winter Blues Group – 14:30 – 16:00 (started on 19/12/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Does winter give you the blues? Is Christmas a hard time for you? You are not alone! Come and have a cup of tea and talk with others about the winter time blues. A space to share experiecnes, listen and support one another.


In Progress: 19/12/2019, 02/01/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Winter Blues Group – 14:30 – 16:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Does winter give you the blues? Is Christmas a hard time for you? You are not alone! Come and have a cup of tea and talk with others about the winter time blues. A space to share experiecnes, listen and support one another.

Tuesday 7 January

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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (January) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/01/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020

Wednesday 8 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 09/10/2019,16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – Group course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 27/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Glazing and Surface Decoration – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 08/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

Thursday 9 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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

Friday 10 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020

Monday 13 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020

Tuesday 14 January

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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Grooup course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The course aims to provide clients with an introductory practice of ACT, where they will learn alternative ways of relating to thoughts, feelings and emotions which exacerbate their anxiety and/or depression.


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Portrait Drawing – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Figurative Sculpture – Group course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


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

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (January) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/01/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020

Wednesday 15 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 09/10/2019,16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – Group course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 27/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019, 11/12/2019, 18/12/2019, 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Glazing and Surface Decoration – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 08/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self Care with Andrea – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

Thursday 16 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung (Day) – Meditation short course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


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


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

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


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

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

Friday 17 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019, 13/12/2019, 20/12/2019, 10/01/2020, 17/01/2020, 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 28/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – January 2020 Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


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

Monday 20 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020

Tuesday 21 January

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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Grooup course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The course aims to provide clients with an introductory practice of ACT, where they will learn alternative ways of relating to thoughts, feelings and emotions which exacerbate their anxiety and/or depression.


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Portrait Drawing – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Figurative Sculpture – Group course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


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

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (January) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/01/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020

Wednesday 22 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


In Progress: 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self Care with Andrea – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

Thursday 23 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung (Day) – Meditation short course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


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


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

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


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

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

Friday 24 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Monday 27 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020

Tuesday 28 January

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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Grooup course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The course aims to provide clients with an introductory practice of ACT, where they will learn alternative ways of relating to thoughts, feelings and emotions which exacerbate their anxiety and/or depression.


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Portrait Drawing – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Figurative Sculpture – Group course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


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

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga (January) – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 07/01/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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


In Progress: 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Clay Jewellery Making – 14:00 – 16:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 

Wednesday 29 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


In Progress: 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self Care with Andrea – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

Thursday 30 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung (Day) – Meditation short course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


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


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

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


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

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

Friday 31 January

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Monday 3 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020

Tuesday 4 February

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Event type: Recovery, Sewing for Relaxation – Group course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 26/11/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Grooup course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

The course aims to provide clients with an introductory practice of ACT, where they will learn alternative ways of relating to thoughts, feelings and emotions which exacerbate their anxiety and/or depression.


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 12/11/2019)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Portrait Drawing – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Figurative Sculpture – Group course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


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

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


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

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Clay Jewellery Making – 14:00 – 16:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 

Wednesday 5 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


In Progress: 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self Care with Andrea – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 15/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


In Progress: 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

Thursday 6 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019, 12/12/2019, 19/12/2019, 09/01/2020, 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 27/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung (Day) – Meditation short course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 16/01/2020, 23/01/2020, 30/01/2020, 06/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 09/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Friday 7 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Monday 10 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020

Tuesday 11 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Portrait Drawing – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Figurative Sculpture – Group course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH


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

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


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

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Clay Jewellery Making – 14:00 – 16:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 

Wednesday 12 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies Group – 10:00 – 12:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

Thursday 13 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Friday 14 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Monday 17 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020

Tuesday 18 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create-it-Yourself: Clay Jewellery Making – 14:00 – 16:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 

Wednesday 19 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020

Thursday 20 February

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Friday 21 February

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

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


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

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


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

Monday 24 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020

Tuesday 25 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Wednesday 26 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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

Thursday 27 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Friday 28 February

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Monday 2 March

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

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


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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020

Tuesday 3 March

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Wednesday 4 March

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Thursday 5 March

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Friday 6 March

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

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


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

Monday 9 March

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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020

Tuesday 10 March

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Wednesday 11 March

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


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

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

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

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

Thursday 12 March

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Friday 13 March

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

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


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

Monday 16 March

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

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


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

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


In Progress: 13/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 03/02/2020, 10/02/2020, 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020

Tuesday 17 March

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Wednesday 18 March

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


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

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

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

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

Thursday 19 March

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


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

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

Tuesday 24 March

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


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


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

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

Wednesday 25 March

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


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

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

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

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

Thursday 26 March

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


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

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

Tuesday 31 March

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

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

Wednesday 6 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include introduction to growing herbs, using herbs for skin care, making your own herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109
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