Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Mental Health Awareness week is being celebrated by the Wellbeing Network on 18th-22nd May. The theme this year is Kindness. Kindness is particularly relevant at this time. The good news: kindness is teachable and contagious!   Did you know? Studies have shown kindness to increase energy, happiness, lifespan, pleasure and serotonin. Kindness can decrease pain, stress, anxiety, depression and blood pressure. Kindness     Read more…

IDAHOT at City and Hackney Mind

On May the 17th we marked our support for the IDAHOT movement and attempted to draw attention to the homophobia, transphobia and biphobia in our society. First established in 2004 the day was created to speak to key decision makers, the media and the public to end discrimination and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The date     Read more…

Take a Pause Event!

Join us for a free event at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden to ‘Take a Pause’, and celebrate the first year of the City and Hackney Wellbeing Network, promoting better health and wellbeing in Hackney. There will be delicious food, a bar, music, and the opportunity to experience first hand the scientifically proven benefits of mindfulness – including less stress and better sleep and     Read more…

The Music Hunters

We’d like to share a snippet of a powerful and entertaining story written by our clients during our successful Creative Writing course. This piece of writing is a wonderful reflection of how the Wellbeing Network can help clients discover their creative talents.   A dark office block, Uxbridge MI5 headquarters – 1951: Operatives huddle around a     Read more…

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Can food affect mental health?

 With a growing interest in how food and nutrition can affect emotional and mental health we thought we’d delve a bit deeper into this very topic. Scientifically evidence around the topic is developing but there are many challenges for scientists to overcome and in the meantime some medical practitioners remain unconvinced of the link between     Read more…

Wellbeing – what do we mean?

The term ‘wellbeing’ is increasingly being used as a way of talking about our mental health. But what do we really mean by it? This article explains more about what we mean by ‘wellbeing’. The phrase ‘wellbeing’ is used to describe ‘mental state’. This means how you are feeling and how well you can cope     Read more…