Monday 19 February

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 20 February

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018

Wednesday 21 February

- +
Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018, 24/01/2018, 31/01/2018, 07/02/2018, 14/02/2018, 21/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018

Thursday 22 February

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (CHM) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
SAE House, 297 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DD

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/08/2018
- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding & Calming Panic/Anxiety – Group Course – 15:30-17:30 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 18/01/2018, 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2017

Friday 23 February

- +
Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 26 February

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 27 February

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018

Wednesday 28 February

- +
Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018, 24/01/2018, 31/01/2018, 07/02/2018, 14/02/2018, 21/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018

Thursday 1 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (CHM) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
SAE House, 297 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DD

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/08/2018
- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding & Calming Panic/Anxiety – Group Course – 15:30-17:30 (started on 18/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

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


In Progress: 18/01/2018, 25/01/2018, 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2017

Friday 2 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 5 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 6 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 06/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018

Wednesday 7 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018, 24/01/2018, 31/01/2018, 07/02/2018, 14/02/2018, 21/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018

Thursday 8 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (CHM) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
SAE House, 297 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DD

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/08/2018
- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018

Friday 9 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 12 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 13 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 06/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018

Wednesday 14 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018, 24/01/2018, 31/01/2018, 07/02/2018, 14/02/2018, 21/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018

Thursday 15 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (CHM) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
SAE House, 297 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DD

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/08/2018
- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018

Friday 16 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 19 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 20 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 06/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018

Wednesday 21 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018, 24/01/2018, 31/01/2018, 07/02/2018, 14/02/2018, 21/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018

Thursday 22 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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 goal of the MSC programme is to support people to be more mindful and self-compassionate in daily life. That means to i) know when you are under stress and suffering (mindfulness skill) and ii) to begin to respond with care and kindness (self-compassion skill). The course supports the development of your natural capacities for self-compassion, self-care and present moment awareness. Skills and strategies for working with challenges are developed during the course via a range of mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises, informal practices and group discussion. Our previous clients have found this approach to be helpful in supporting their wellbeing and ability to respond to difficulties. Research tells us that mindful self-compassion can support: • Increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, life satisfaction • Decreased depression, avoidance, anxiety, stress • And that all wellbeing gains are maintained over time


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/03/2018

Friday 23 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 26 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 27 March

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 06/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 09/01/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018, 30/01/2018, 06/02/2018, 13/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 27/02/2018, 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Sleep Hygiene – Workshop – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 27/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

For all learners who have experienced difficulties with sleep. A two hour workshop looking at sleep diaries, goal setting, theory and research, sleep patterns and relaxation techniques.


In Progress: 27/03/2018

Wednesday 28 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi/Chi Kung – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health, Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018, 24/01/2018, 31/01/2018, 07/02/2018, 14/02/2018, 21/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 07/03/2018, 14/03/2018, 21/03/2018, 28/03/2018

Friday 30 March

- +
Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:00 – 13:15 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018
- +
Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks, Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 09/02/2018, 16/02/2018, 23/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018

Monday 2 April

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Friday 6 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018

Monday 9 April

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mind) – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
Tudor Road, E9 7SN.

The course is suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. Please note that new participants can not join the course unless they have started in the first week or two. Anyone interested after the first two sessions have passed will need to be enrolled onto the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with the course content and to make the most of it. Course Description: Mindfulness has been proven to help us with stress, depression and anxiety. This course will support the development of our capacities and skills to cope with stress and develop more skilful responses to our daily challenges. Mindfulness can help with the development of a sense of balance in the midst of our stresses and challenges. Participants will improve their ability to recognise thoughts, feelings or behaviours that no longer serve us well and supports our choice of more helpful patterns and behaviours. The course explores our capacities for self-care and kindness instead of the common tendencies for self-criticism and judgement. It supports us to begin to open up to the possibility of a kinder relationship to ourselves.


In Progress: 19/02/2018, 26/02/2018, 05/03/2018, 12/03/2018, 19/03/2018, 26/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 09/04/2018

Tuesday 10 April

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 06/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018

Friday 13 April

- +
Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 05/01/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Please Note: The facilitator will be on leave on the 9th, 16th and 23rd February and classes will resume as normal from 2nd March. Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 26/01/2018, 02/02/2018, 02/03/2018, 09/03/2018, 16/03/2018, 23/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 06/04/2018, 13/04/2018

Tuesday 17 April

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 06/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018

Tuesday 24 April

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 06/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018

Tuesday 1 May

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30-20:30 (started on 06/03/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. 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: 06/03/2018, 13/03/2018, 20/03/2018, 27/03/2018, 10/04/2018, 17/04/2018, 24/04/2018, 01/05/2018

Wednesday 22 August

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (CHM) – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 01/02/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
SAE House, 297 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DD

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018, 15/02/2018, 22/02/2018, 01/03/2018, 08/03/2018, 15/03/2018, 22/08/2018