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…

Your Mind Matters – LGBTQ+ services at City and Hackney Mind

Your Mind Matters – LGBTQ+ services at City and Hackney Mind This month, City and Hackney Mind launched LGBTQ+ services as part of the Wellbeing Network and held the first LGBTQ+ wellbeing group on Tuesday the 10th of May. Upcoming groups available from the Wellbeing Network are Understanding Relationships, LGBTQ+ Life, Work and Managing stress,     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…

Take a Pause Winter Event!

We understand that sometimes the festive season can be difficult, so the Wellbeing Network is hosting a Winter event for you to take a pause and relax.   The festive season can be stressful for many and it is therefore essential to look after your wellbeing. We are here to help, the Wellbeing Network would like to invite you to Take a     Read more…

A Royal Visit

The 10th of October marked World Mental Health Day and a Royal Visit for Mind. City and Hackney Mind took part in an event to celebrate the Mindkit project at Harrow College, this was also attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Mindkit is a project delivered across boroughs and offers free, interactive Wellbeing     Read more…

5 to Thrive

The 5 to Thrive Campaign was created to combine 5 techniques which improve our mental wellbeing. It has been used at many different health organisations, schools and community projects as a way to connect societies and improve mental health.   What is 5 to thrive? The 5 techniques are Connect, Keep Learning, Be Active, Give,     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…