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

Sunday 18 November

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Event type: Recovery, Green Care – Landscape Gardens – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/09/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 06/09/2018, 13/09/2018, 20/09/2018, 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 18/11/2018

Monday 19 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (November) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
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: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 15/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP, Small Group Room 

 This 8 week course uses mindfulness meditation as a way of stepping back from difficult experiences and taking time to care for yourself with kindness and compassion. You will be guided through mindfulness practices in a supportive group setting and learn how to bring mindfulness formally and informally into your day to day life to build wellbeing and resilience. MBSR is ‘a launching platform into the practice of mindfulness and into the rest of life.’ The course is suitable for people experiencing physical and emotional health issues, everyday stresses and demands of being human. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 17th March, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 15/10/2018, 22/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05,11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Therapy – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

The aim of this course is to use the arts which help to transcend cultural and language barriers and at the same time, set up a non– judgemental safe environment where participants can raise personal issues. Workshops include exploring colours, symbols and images (meanings and emotions they hold) while learning new printing skills. This course is suitable even for those who thought they were unable to draw, resulting in confidence building, empowerment and energy to continue to create.


In Progress: 24/09/2018, 01/10/2018, 08/10/2018, 15/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exercise – Group Course – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 08/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
1 The Gardens, Clapton Common, E5 9AZ

Weekly exercise sessions with an instructor


In Progress: 8/10/2018, 15/10/2018, 22/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Tuesday 20 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates (November) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 06/11/2018)
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: 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week course offers an introduction to painting where 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: 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 25/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice 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.


In Progress: 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 11/09/2018, 18/09/2018, 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group for Panic Attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Psycho - educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 11/09/2018, 18/09/2018, 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relaxation & Creativity – Drop In – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 02/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
12 Rushton St, Hoxton, London N1 5DR

Please Note: This group is for Turkish Speakers only. This group focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques combined with creative arts.


In Progress: 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Self – Management – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
Vietnamese MH Services 25 Fair Street, London SE1 2XF

To enable individuals to increase their confidence, and manage their condition effectively.


In Progress: 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018. 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 21 November

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Event type: Recovery, Herb Gardening and Craft – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

A practical course that will show you how to grow and use herbs for wellbeing. This hands-on course will teach you the history, properties and uses of herbs and how to make herbal products to take home. organic gardening, using herbs for skincare, making your own herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products, boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 12/09/2018, 19/09/2018, 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates (November) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 07/11/2018)
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: 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create it Yourself – Eye Pillows & Herbal Tea Blends – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"WEEK 1: Make your own eye pillow An Eye Pillow is typically a small bag filled with flax seeds. It is placed over your eyes when you lie on your back applying light pressure on the eyeballs. It is a humble yet powerful healing tool, especially when it comes to balancing the nervous system. In this 2 hour workshop you will learn more about the benefits of using an eye pillow. It can be used anytime you feel anxious , stressed or perhaps to help you feel more grounding. It is also a natural sleeping aid. You will make your own eye pillow by choosing your own soft fabric and filling it with flax seeds and gorgeous dried Lavender. It is also a great accessory for all the Yoga practitioners out there! WEEK 2: Make your own Herbal Tea. Tea is a perfectly simple way to access the health benefits of herbs. The quiet ritual of preparing and sipping a cup of tea is a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful practice. Creating your own tea blends is easy and much less expensive than buying some of the pre-made bags at the store. In this 2 hour workshop, you will allow your senses to explore the various aroma and taste of different restorative herbs. To help you we have created a herb personality profile to help you find the herb that resonates the most with you. Create your own blend and take it home with you."

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 26/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Being part of a 10 week personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
43 Rostrevor Avenue

Weekly art groups with all equipment supplied


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
188 New N Rd, Hoxton, London, N1 5EP

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: 19/09/2018, 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Thursday 22 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind (November) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 01/11/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, 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: 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Stress Management – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 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 help us think about practical approaches to overcoming stress. During this course we will explore how stress affects our mind, body and behaviours and how simple relaxation techniques may help us deal with it. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. 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: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 04/10/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

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: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Film and Discussion Group – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
12 Rushton St, Hoxton, London N1 5DR

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking Men only. This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.

Friday 23 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 28/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 28/09/2018, 05/10/2018, 12/10/2018, 19/10/2018, 02/11/2018, 09/11/2018, 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Monday 26 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (November) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
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: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 15/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP, Small Group Room 

 This 8 week course uses mindfulness meditation as a way of stepping back from difficult experiences and taking time to care for yourself with kindness and compassion. You will be guided through mindfulness practices in a supportive group setting and learn how to bring mindfulness formally and informally into your day to day life to build wellbeing and resilience. MBSR is ‘a launching platform into the practice of mindfulness and into the rest of life.’ The course is suitable for people experiencing physical and emotional health issues, everyday stresses and demands of being human. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 17th March, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 15/10/2018, 22/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05,11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Therapy – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

The aim of this course is to use the arts which help to transcend cultural and language barriers and at the same time, set up a non– judgemental safe environment where participants can raise personal issues. Workshops include exploring colours, symbols and images (meanings and emotions they hold) while learning new printing skills. This course is suitable even for those who thought they were unable to draw, resulting in confidence building, empowerment and energy to continue to create.


In Progress: 24/09/2018, 01/10/2018, 08/10/2018, 15/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exercise – Group Course – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 08/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
1 The Gardens, Clapton Common, E5 9AZ

Weekly exercise sessions with an instructor


In Progress: 8/10/2018, 15/10/2018, 22/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 27 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates (November) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 06/11/2018)
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: 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week course offers an introduction to painting where 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: 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 25/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Relapse Prevention – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 11/09/2018, 18/09/2018, 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group for Panic Attack – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 11/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Psycho - educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 11/09/2018, 18/09/2018, 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Self – Management – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
Vietnamese MH Services 25 Fair Street, London SE1 2XF

To enable individuals to increase their confidence, and manage their condition effectively.


In Progress: 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018. 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 28 November

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Event type: Recovery, Herb Gardening and Craft – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

A practical course that will show you how to grow and use herbs for wellbeing. This hands-on course will teach you the history, properties and uses of herbs and how to make herbal products to take home. organic gardening, using herbs for skincare, making your own herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products, boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 12/09/2018, 19/09/2018, 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates (November) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 07/11/2018)
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: 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 26/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Being part of a 10 week personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
43 Rostrevor Avenue

Weekly art groups with all equipment supplied


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
188 New N Rd, Hoxton, London, N1 5EP

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: 19/09/2018, 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Thursday 29 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind (November) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 01/11/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, 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: 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. 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: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

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: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Film and Discussion Group – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
12 Rushton St, Hoxton, London N1 5DR

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking Men only. This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.

Friday 30 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 28/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 28/09/2018, 05/10/2018, 12/10/2018, 19/10/2018, 02/11/2018, 09/11/2018, 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Saturday 1 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

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: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 06/12/2018

Monday 3 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Group Course – 13:45 – 16:00 (started on 15/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP, Small Group Room 

 This 8 week course uses mindfulness meditation as a way of stepping back from difficult experiences and taking time to care for yourself with kindness and compassion. You will be guided through mindfulness practices in a supportive group setting and learn how to bring mindfulness formally and informally into your day to day life to build wellbeing and resilience. MBSR is ‘a launching platform into the practice of mindfulness and into the rest of life.’ The course is suitable for people experiencing physical and emotional health issues, everyday stresses and demands of being human. Please note - this course contains 1 Saturday session - Saturday 17th March, 10:00am-4:00pm. This all day session will not see client's hours deducted. 


In Progress: 15/10/2018, 22/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05,11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Therapy – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 24/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

The aim of this course is to use the arts which help to transcend cultural and language barriers and at the same time, set up a non– judgemental safe environment where participants can raise personal issues. Workshops include exploring colours, symbols and images (meanings and emotions they hold) while learning new printing skills. This course is suitable even for those who thought they were unable to draw, resulting in confidence building, empowerment and energy to continue to create.


In Progress: 24/09/2018, 01/10/2018, 08/10/2018, 15/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exercise – Group Course – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 08/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
1 The Gardens, Clapton Common, E5 9AZ

Weekly exercise sessions with an instructor


In Progress: 8/10/2018, 15/10/2018, 22/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 4 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week course offers an introduction to painting where 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: 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45 (started on 25/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 25/09/2018, 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Self – Management – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
Vietnamese MH Services 25 Fair Street, London SE1 2XF

To enable individuals to increase their confidence, and manage their condition effectively.


In Progress: 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018. 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 5 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 26/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

Being part of a 10 week personal development group has many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the group facilitator and other group members you can be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better. This can lead into greater awareness of how we relate to others, helping us to find more freedom and increasing the capacity for joy in our lives.


In Progress: 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
43 Rostrevor Avenue

Weekly art groups with all equipment supplied


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
188 New N Rd, Hoxton, London, N1 5EP

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: 19/09/2018, 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Thursday 6 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Made With Clay – Tree Trimmings & Baubles – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/12/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for a special Polymer Clay course where we will be making beautiful decoration items for the festive period. Make your own baubles, table decorations and hanging ornaments.


In Progress: 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:30 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. 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: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop In – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 04/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
John Scott Health Centre, 220 Green Lanes, Woodberry Down, London N4 2NU

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: 04/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

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: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 06/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Film and Discussion Group – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
12 Rushton St, Hoxton, London N1 5DR

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking Men only. This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.

Friday 7 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 28/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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


In Progress: 28/09/2018, 05/10/2018, 12/10/2018, 19/10/2018, 02/11/2018, 09/11/2018, 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Monday 10 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Exercise – Group Course – 13:30 – 14:30 (started on 08/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
1 The Gardens, Clapton Common, E5 9AZ

Weekly exercise sessions with an instructor


In Progress: 8/10/2018, 15/10/2018, 22/10/2018, 29/10/2018, 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 11 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 – 22:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- 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. All welcome, posters advertise the events and all members are invited to perform, exhibit and attend.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 11/12/2018, 15/01/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Self – Management – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
Vietnamese MH Services 25 Fair Street, London SE1 2XF

To enable individuals to increase their confidence, and manage their condition effectively.


In Progress: 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018. 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 12 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
43 Rostrevor Avenue

Weekly art groups with all equipment supplied


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Thursday 13 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Made With Clay – Tree Trimmings & Baubles – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/12/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for a special Polymer Clay course where we will be making beautiful decoration items for the festive period. Make your own baubles, table decorations and hanging ornaments.


In Progress: 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 27/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho- educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 27/09/2018, 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Film and Discussion Group – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
12 Rushton St, Hoxton, London N1 5DR

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking Men only. This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019

Friday 14 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Monday 17 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 18 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
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. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Self – Management – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
Vietnamese MH Services 25 Fair Street, London SE1 2XF

To enable individuals to increase their confidence, and manage their condition effectively.


In Progress: 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018. 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 19 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

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

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
43 Rostrevor Avenue

Weekly art groups with all equipment supplied


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Thursday 20 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Film and Discussion Group – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
12 Rushton St, Hoxton, London N1 5DR

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking Men only. This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019

Friday 21 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Monday 24 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Monday 31 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Monday 7 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Tuesday 8 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 9 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019

Thursday 10 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Friday 11 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Monday 14 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Tuesday 15 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 – 22:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- 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. All welcome, posters advertise the events and all members are invited to perform, exhibit and attend.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 11/12/2018, 15/01/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 16 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019

Thursday 17 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Friday 18 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Tuesday 22 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 23 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019

Thursday 24 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Friday 25 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Tuesday 29 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 30 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Thursday 31 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Friday 1 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Tuesday 5 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019

Wednesday 6 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Thursday 7 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Friday 8 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Tuesday 12 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 – 22:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- 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. All welcome, posters advertise the events and all members are invited to perform, exhibit and attend.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 11/12/2018, 15/01/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 13 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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 fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

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


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Thursday 14 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Friday 15 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, 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: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Tuesday 19 February

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 20 February

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

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Tuesday 26 February

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 27 February

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

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Tuesday 5 March

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 6 March

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

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Tuesday 12 March

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 13 March

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

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Tuesday 19 March

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 26 March

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 2 April

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 9 April

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 16 April

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 23 April

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Friday 5 February

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

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.