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.

Friday 18 August

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017

Monday 21 August

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Event type: Wellbeing, Resilience Training Act – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London E9 7SN

An evidence based training with practical mindfulness skills to help reduce stress and de-motivation in life. To help people recognise that they have choice and options to make their life more balanced and enjoyable by connecting with values.


In Progress: 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, ACT (for recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 07/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Informed by evidenced-based practice (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), this course helps participants to explore the nature of stress and anxiety and identify their values. Participants are introduced to Mindfulness and invited to develop their own practice, as a means to understand and accept emotions and behaviour. Additionally, the course offers cognitive-behavioural tools supporting participants to commit towards their valued life. Resilience and psychological flexibility can be enhanced through attendance on this course, thus it is recommended for clients who wish to explore new responses to life’s challenges.


In Progress: 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Advocacy – Drop In – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Learning to be a strong self-advocate can support you to get the most out of life. It can help you to understand what you want or need to achieve and how to go about making this happen. Using the skills you will be able to learn in these sessions will support you to know your rights, know what services are there to support you and be able to speak up to others in a calm and assertive way to ensure that your voice is heard. You will learn how to grow in confidence to make choices in your life. The sessions will run on a rolling programme so you can dip in and out of them as and when you can. They will be guided by the needs of the group but will also cover certain ‘essentials’ to help you. These essential skills are: • How to think about what you want or need and choose what you want to do • How to find out what services or support you are entitled to • Make a plan for what you want to achieve • Where to go for support to make your plan a reality • How to communicate in a calm and assertive way to make sure you are heard


In Progress: 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, 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: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 31/07/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP, Large Group Room

This six 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: 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Walk n’ Talk – Drop-in – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 17/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come along and explore Hackney with us! The walking group will last two hours. We will provide a coffee break in between at a local cafe. Each week we will change the route slightly.


In Progress: 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017

Tuesday 22 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 01/08/2017, 08/08/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

A three week course focusing on how meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing. This course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions and establish boundaries.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Calming Panic and Anxiety – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017

Wednesday 23 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07,2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2018, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Card Crafting – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 16/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Craft birthday cards, congratulations cards, and cards for any occasion in this 3-week drop-in course. Let your creativity flow and give loved ones cards that have been hand-crafted with love. All materials provided.


In Progress: 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2017, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017,13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Live Studio: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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 finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017

Thursday 24 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners. Zoe uses music in her class to help participants to relax and to aid the flow of movement.


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Stress Management For Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 24/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

If left unchecked, stress (difficulty coping with pressure, tension & worry) can have a big effect on our wellbeing. There are many things that can help to reduce stress. Our Stress Management and Relaxation course is a great introduction to practical approaches to overcoming stress, including mindfulness based strategies, cognitive behavioural strategies, Relaxation techniques and a wellbeing coaching session to help you take the first steps forward. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 16:00 – 18:00 (started on 17/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach. There will be an Orientation day for this group on the 23rd of February 2017, which clients must attend before starting the main group course.


In Progress: 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

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


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Friday 25 August

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017

Monday 28 August

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Event type: Wellbeing, Resilience Training Act – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London E9 7SN

An evidence based training with practical mindfulness skills to help reduce stress and de-motivation in life. To help people recognise that they have choice and options to make their life more balanced and enjoyable by connecting with values.


In Progress: 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, ACT (for recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 07/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Informed by evidenced-based practice (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), this course helps participants to explore the nature of stress and anxiety and identify their values. Participants are introduced to Mindfulness and invited to develop their own practice, as a means to understand and accept emotions and behaviour. Additionally, the course offers cognitive-behavioural tools supporting participants to commit towards their valued life. Resilience and psychological flexibility can be enhanced through attendance on this course, thus it is recommended for clients who wish to explore new responses to life’s challenges.


In Progress: 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Advocacy – Drop In – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Learning to be a strong self-advocate can support you to get the most out of life. It can help you to understand what you want or need to achieve and how to go about making this happen. Using the skills you will be able to learn in these sessions will support you to know your rights, know what services are there to support you and be able to speak up to others in a calm and assertive way to ensure that your voice is heard. You will learn how to grow in confidence to make choices in your life. The sessions will run on a rolling programme so you can dip in and out of them as and when you can. They will be guided by the needs of the group but will also cover certain ‘essentials’ to help you. These essential skills are: • How to think about what you want or need and choose what you want to do • How to find out what services or support you are entitled to • Make a plan for what you want to achieve • Where to go for support to make your plan a reality • How to communicate in a calm and assertive way to make sure you are heard


In Progress: 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, 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: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 31/07/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP, Large Group Room

This six 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: 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Walk n’ Talk – Drop-in – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 17/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come along and explore Hackney with us! The walking group will last two hours. We will provide a coffee break in between at a local cafe. Each week we will change the route slightly.


In Progress: 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017

Tuesday 29 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 01/08/2017, 08/08/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

A three week course focusing on how meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing. This course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions and establish boundaries.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Calming Panic and Anxiety – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) – Group Course – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 15/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
The Art of Thought, 147 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ

To help and support people to live more rewarding & meaningful lives.


In Progress: 15/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Wednesday 30 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07,2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2018, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Card Crafting – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 16/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Craft birthday cards, congratulations cards, and cards for any occasion in this 3-week drop-in course. Let your creativity flow and give loved ones cards that have been hand-crafted with love. All materials provided.


In Progress: 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2017, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017,13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Live Studio: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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 finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017

Thursday 31 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners. Zoe uses music in her class to help participants to relax and to aid the flow of movement.


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Stress Management For Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 24/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

If left unchecked, stress (difficulty coping with pressure, tension & worry) can have a big effect on our wellbeing. There are many things that can help to reduce stress. Our Stress Management and Relaxation course is a great introduction to practical approaches to overcoming stress, including mindfulness based strategies, cognitive behavioural strategies, Relaxation techniques and a wellbeing coaching session to help you take the first steps forward. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 16:00 – 18:00 (started on 17/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach. There will be an Orientation day for this group on the 23rd of February 2017, which clients must attend before starting the main group course.


In Progress: 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

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


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Friday 1 September

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017

Monday 4 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Resilience Training Act – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 07/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London E9 7SN

An evidence based training with practical mindfulness skills to help reduce stress and de-motivation in life. To help people recognise that they have choice and options to make their life more balanced and enjoyable by connecting with values.


In Progress: 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, ACT (for recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 07/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Informed by evidenced-based practice (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), this course helps participants to explore the nature of stress and anxiety and identify their values. Participants are introduced to Mindfulness and invited to develop their own practice, as a means to understand and accept emotions and behaviour. Additionally, the course offers cognitive-behavioural tools supporting participants to commit towards their valued life. Resilience and psychological flexibility can be enhanced through attendance on this course, thus it is recommended for clients who wish to explore new responses to life’s challenges.


In Progress: 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Advocacy – Drop In – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 31/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Learning to be a strong self-advocate can support you to get the most out of life. It can help you to understand what you want or need to achieve and how to go about making this happen. Using the skills you will be able to learn in these sessions will support you to know your rights, know what services are there to support you and be able to speak up to others in a calm and assertive way to ensure that your voice is heard. You will learn how to grow in confidence to make choices in your life. The sessions will run on a rolling programme so you can dip in and out of them as and when you can. They will be guided by the needs of the group but will also cover certain ‘essentials’ to help you. These essential skills are: • How to think about what you want or need and choose what you want to do • How to find out what services or support you are entitled to • Make a plan for what you want to achieve • Where to go for support to make your plan a reality • How to communicate in a calm and assertive way to make sure you are heard


In Progress: 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, 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: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 31/07/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP, Large Group Room

This six 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: 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Walk n’ Talk – Drop-in – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 17/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come along and explore Hackney with us! The walking group will last two hours. We will provide a coffee break in between at a local cafe. Each week we will change the route slightly.


In Progress: 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Advocacy Skills – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Learning to be a strong self-advocate can support you to get the most out of life. It can help you to understand what you want or need to achieve and how to go about making this happen. Using the skills you will be able to learn in these sessions will support you to know your rights, know what services are there to support you and be able to speak up to others in a calm and assertive way to ensure that your voice is heard. You will learn how to grow in confidence to make choices in your life. The sessions will run for 2 hours, once a week for 4 weeks. They will be guided by the needs of the group but will also cover certain ‘essentials’ to help you. It will be most useful if you can attend all sessions These essential skills are: • How to think about what you want or need and choose what you want to do • How to find out what services or support you are entitled to • Make a plan for what you want to achieve • Where to go for support to make your plan a reality • How to communicate in a calm and assertive way to make sure you are heard


In Progress: 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) – Group Course – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 15/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
The Art of Thought, 147 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ

To help and support people to live more rewarding & meaningful lives.


In Progress: 15/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Tuesday 5 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 01/08/2017, 08/08/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

A three week course focusing on how meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing. This course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions and establish boundaries.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Calming Panic and Anxiety – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017

Wednesday 6 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07,2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2018, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create it Yourself – Bags of All Sorts – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 06/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Construct creations that are completely individual – designed, made and decorated by you! The first 2 weeks of this 4 week course will teach you how to create a Makeup Bag to neatly keep your cosmetics in and carry them around. The second 2 weeks will teach you how to construct a shopping bag with a zipped-pouch inside – ideal for bits and bobs and to carry around your new makeup bag!


In Progress: 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2017, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017,13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Live Studio: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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 finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017

Thursday 7 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners. Zoe uses music in her class to help participants to relax and to aid the flow of movement.


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 07/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 16:00 – 18:00 (started on 17/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach. There will be an Orientation day for this group on the 23rd of February 2017, which clients must attend before starting the main group course.


In Progress: 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop In – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 07/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
The John Scott Health Centre, 220 Green Lanes, Woodberry Down, London, N4 2NU

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues every month.


In Progress: 07/09/2017, 05/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

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


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Friday 8 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017

Monday 11 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, 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: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Walk n’ Talk – Drop-in – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 17/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come along and explore Hackney with us! The walking group will last two hours. We will provide a coffee break in between at a local cafe. Each week we will change the route slightly.


In Progress: 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Advocacy Skills – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Learning to be a strong self-advocate can support you to get the most out of life. It can help you to understand what you want or need to achieve and how to go about making this happen. Using the skills you will be able to learn in these sessions will support you to know your rights, know what services are there to support you and be able to speak up to others in a calm and assertive way to ensure that your voice is heard. You will learn how to grow in confidence to make choices in your life. The sessions will run for 2 hours, once a week for 4 weeks. They will be guided by the needs of the group but will also cover certain ‘essentials’ to help you. It will be most useful if you can attend all sessions These essential skills are: • How to think about what you want or need and choose what you want to do • How to find out what services or support you are entitled to • Make a plan for what you want to achieve • Where to go for support to make your plan a reality • How to communicate in a calm and assertive way to make sure you are heard


In Progress: 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017

Tuesday 12 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 01/08/2017, 08/08/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Share – Jams, Chutneys & Pickles – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Each week, you'll learn how to make Jam, Chutney & Pickles completely from scratch. This course will help participants learn something new, or re-gain skills in order to create delicious Jams, Chutneys, & Pickles.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Calming Panic and Anxiety – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Poetry and Music Wellbeing Event 2017 – Drop In (started on 11/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Performance evening promoting positive mental health, new poetry and musical material can be tested in confidence with a friendly environment. As part of the ethos and membership support and showcase talent to one another and invited guest performances.


In Progress: 11/07/2017, 08/08/2017, 12/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 14/11/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) – Group Course – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 15/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
The Art of Thought, 147 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ

To help and support people to live more rewarding & meaningful lives.


In Progress: 15/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Wednesday 13 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07,2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2018, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create it Yourself – Bags of All Sorts – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 06/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Construct creations that are completely individual – designed, made and decorated by you! The first 2 weeks of this 4 week course will teach you how to create a Makeup Bag to neatly keep your cosmetics in and carry them around. The second 2 weeks will teach you how to construct a shopping bag with a zipped-pouch inside – ideal for bits and bobs and to carry around your new makeup bag!


In Progress: 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2017, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017,13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Live Studio: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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 finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017

Thursday 14 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners. Zoe uses music in her class to help participants to relax and to aid the flow of movement.


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 07/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 16:00 – 18:00 (started on 17/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach. There will be an Orientation day for this group on the 23rd of February 2017, which clients must attend before starting the main group course.


In Progress: 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

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


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Friday 15 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017

Monday 18 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, 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: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Walk n’ Talk – Drop-in – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 17/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come along and explore Hackney with us! The walking group will last two hours. We will provide a coffee break in between at a local cafe. Each week we will change the route slightly.


In Progress: 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Advocacy Skills – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Learning to be a strong self-advocate can support you to get the most out of life. It can help you to understand what you want or need to achieve and how to go about making this happen. Using the skills you will be able to learn in these sessions will support you to know your rights, know what services are there to support you and be able to speak up to others in a calm and assertive way to ensure that your voice is heard. You will learn how to grow in confidence to make choices in your life. The sessions will run for 2 hours, once a week for 4 weeks. They will be guided by the needs of the group but will also cover certain ‘essentials’ to help you. It will be most useful if you can attend all sessions These essential skills are: • How to think about what you want or need and choose what you want to do • How to find out what services or support you are entitled to • Make a plan for what you want to achieve • Where to go for support to make your plan a reality • How to communicate in a calm and assertive way to make sure you are heard


In Progress: 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017

Tuesday 19 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 01/08/2017, 08/08/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Share – Jams, Chutneys & Pickles – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Each week, you'll learn how to make Jam, Chutney & Pickles completely from scratch. This course will help participants learn something new, or re-gain skills in order to create delicious Jams, Chutneys, & Pickles.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Calming Panic and Anxiety – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 1 – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Wednesday 20 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07,2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2018, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create it Yourself – Bags of All Sorts – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 06/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Construct creations that are completely individual – designed, made and decorated by you! The first 2 weeks of this 4 week course will teach you how to create a Makeup Bag to neatly keep your cosmetics in and carry them around. The second 2 weeks will teach you how to construct a shopping bag with a zipped-pouch inside – ideal for bits and bobs and to carry around your new makeup bag!


In Progress: 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2017, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017,13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Live Studio: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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 finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017

Thursday 21 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners. Zoe uses music in her class to help participants to relax and to aid the flow of movement.


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 07/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 16:00 – 18:00 (started on 17/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach. There will be an Orientation day for this group on the 23rd of February 2017, which clients must attend before starting the main group course.


In Progress: 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

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


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) – Group Course – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 15/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
The Art of Thought, 147 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ

To help and support people to live more rewarding & meaningful lives.


In Progress: 15/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Friday 22 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Monday 25 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, 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: 03/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Walk n’ Talk – Drop-in – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 17/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come along and explore Hackney with us! The walking group will last two hours. We will provide a coffee break in between at a local cafe. Each week we will change the route slightly.


In Progress: 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Advocacy Skills – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Learning to be a strong self-advocate can support you to get the most out of life. It can help you to understand what you want or need to achieve and how to go about making this happen. Using the skills you will be able to learn in these sessions will support you to know your rights, know what services are there to support you and be able to speak up to others in a calm and assertive way to ensure that your voice is heard. You will learn how to grow in confidence to make choices in your life. The sessions will run for 2 hours, once a week for 4 weeks. They will be guided by the needs of the group but will also cover certain ‘essentials’ to help you. It will be most useful if you can attend all sessions These essential skills are: • How to think about what you want or need and choose what you want to do • How to find out what services or support you are entitled to • Make a plan for what you want to achieve • Where to go for support to make your plan a reality • How to communicate in a calm and assertive way to make sure you are heard


In Progress: 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017

Tuesday 26 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 01/08/2017, 08/08/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Cook & Share – Jams, Chutneys & Pickles – Group Course – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Each week, you'll learn how to make Jam, Chutney & Pickles completely from scratch. This course will help participants learn something new, or re-gain skills in order to create delicious Jams, Chutneys, & Pickles.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Calming Panic and Anxiety – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 1 – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Wednesday 27 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07,2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2018, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create it Yourself – Bags of All Sorts – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 06/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Construct creations that are completely individual – designed, made and decorated by you! The first 2 weeks of this 4 week course will teach you how to create a Makeup Bag to neatly keep your cosmetics in and carry them around. The second 2 weeks will teach you how to construct a shopping bag with a zipped-pouch inside – ideal for bits and bobs and to carry around your new makeup bag!


In Progress: 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017,13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Live Studio: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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 finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017

Thursday 28 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 06/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners. Zoe uses music in her class to help participants to relax and to aid the flow of movement.


In Progress: 06/07/2017, 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 03/08/2017, 10/08/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 07/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 16:00 – 18:00 (started on 17/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach. There will be an Orientation day for this group on the 23rd of February 2017, which clients must attend before starting the main group course.


In Progress: 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. 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: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017

Friday 29 September

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 08/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Monday 2 October

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Event type: Recovery, Walk n’ Talk – Drop-in – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 17/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come along and explore Hackney with us! The walking group will last two hours. We will provide a coffee break in between at a local cafe. Each week we will change the route slightly.


In Progress: 17/07/2017, 24/07/2017, 31/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 14/08/2017, 21/08/2017, 28/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 11/09/2017, 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017

Tuesday 3 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Calming Panic and Anxiety – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 04/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 04/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017, 25/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 1 – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Wednesday 4 October

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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017,13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Live Studio: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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 finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07/2017, 26/07/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017

Thursday 5 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 07/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop In – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 07/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
The John Scott Health Centre, 220 Green Lanes, Woodberry Down, London, N4 2NU

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues every month.


In Progress: 07/09/2017, 05/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. 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: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) – Group Course – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 15/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
The Art of Thought, 147 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ

To help and support people to live more rewarding & meaningful lives.


In Progress: 15/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Friday 6 October

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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Monday 9 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017

Tuesday 10 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Calming Panic and Anxiety – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8 - 10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling with anxiety and panic attacks? Join this group course to learn how to cope, have better understanding and acquire practical techniques in a supportive environment. Includes: Challenging unhelpful thinking styles, developing self compassion and enhancing awareness.


In Progress: 22/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 05/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Poetry and Music Wellbeing Event 2017 – Drop In (started on 11/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Performance evening promoting positive mental health, new poetry and musical material can be tested in confidence with a friendly environment. As part of the ethos and membership support and showcase talent to one another and invited guest performances.


In Progress: 11/07/2017, 08/08/2017, 12/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 14/11/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 1 – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Wednesday 11 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, 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 Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017

Thursday 12 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 07/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

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: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 13/07/2017, 20/07/2017, 27/07/2017, 17/08/2017, 24/08/2017, 31/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. 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: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) – Group Course – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 15/08/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
The Art of Thought, 147 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ

To help and support people to live more rewarding & meaningful lives.


In Progress: 15/08/2017, 29/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 12/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017

Friday 13 October

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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 14/07/2017, 21/07/2017, 28/07/2017, 18/08/2017, 25/08/2017, 01/09/2017, 08/09/2017, 15/09/2017, 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Monday 16 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017

Tuesday 17 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 1 – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Wednesday 18 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, 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 Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017

Thursday 19 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. 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: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017

Friday 20 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Monday 23 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,

Tuesday 24 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 1 – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017

Wednesday 25 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, 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 Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017

Thursday 26 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. 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: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017

Friday 27 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017

Monday 30 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017

Tuesday 31 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Wednesday 1 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, 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 Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017

Thursday 2 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. 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: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017

Friday 3 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Monday 6 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017

Tuesday 7 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Wednesday 8 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, 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 Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017

Thursday 9 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. 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: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017

Friday 10 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Monday 13 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017

Tuesday 14 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Poetry and Music Wellbeing Event 2017 – Drop In (started on 11/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Performance evening promoting positive mental health, new poetry and musical material can be tested in confidence with a friendly environment. As part of the ethos and membership support and showcase talent to one another and invited guest performances.


In Progress: 11/07/2017, 08/08/2017, 12/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 14/11/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Wednesday 15 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, 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 Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017

Thursday 16 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. 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: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017

Friday 17 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Monday 20 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017

Tuesday 21 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Wednesday 22 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017

Thursday 23 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017

Friday 24 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Monday 27 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

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: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017

Tuesday 28 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017

Thursday 30 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize 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.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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017

Friday 1 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017

Tuesday 5 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity 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 creative hand-building 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 throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017

Thursday 7 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students 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: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017

Friday 8 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017

Tuesday 12 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Poetry and Music Wellbeing Event 2017 – Drop In (started on 11/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Performance evening promoting positive mental health, new poetry and musical material can be tested in confidence with a friendly environment. As part of the ethos and membership support and showcase talent to one another and invited guest performances.


In Progress: 11/07/2017, 08/08/2017, 12/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 14/11/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017

Thursday 2 August

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 05/07/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield St, London, 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: 05/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 19/07,2017, 26/07/2017, 02/08/2018, 09/08/2017, 16/08/2017, 23/08/2017, 30/08/2017, 06/09/2017, 13/09/2017, 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017