10 Things To Do In London For Your Mental Health
Put your mental health first this November with these free and low cost wellbeing events happening all over London. Here’s our top picks of what’s on.
MindFood offer weekly two-hour ‘Plot to Plate’ sessions for anybody interested in getting outdoors, gardening and wellbeing. Ideal for tackling stress, depression or anxiety in a naturalistic way or simply wanting to try a new approach to nurturing wellbeing.
When: Saturdays// Where: Perivale// Price: Free
Likewise is hosting a relaxing day of dance, movement and theatre workshops, collage making, mindful colouring and meditation.
When: 02 Nov// Where: Camden// Price: Free
Mental Health Mates is a walk for people impacted by mental health challenges. It’s a relaxed space to walk and talk about anything without pressure to talk about any issues you don’t feel comfortable talking about.
When: 12 Nov// Where: Dalston// Price: Free
Easy-to-practice, holistic yoga sessions to enhance health, joy, peace, love, success and inner exploration. Yoga for Peace is open to all over 7 years of age and does not require any previous experience of Yoga.
When: 01 Nov// Where: Southwark// Price: Free
Sporting Recovery CIC’s local wellness club is hosting a free weekly yoga meditation class. Laser focused on helping to reduce any stress or anxiety, these classes are designed for people in mental distress. Held every Wednesday from November till December.
When: 06 Nov// Where: Southwark// Price: Free
A three hour Saturday workshop teaching artistic and NLP techniques to help with managing and preventing depression and similar mental illnesses. Facilitated by renowned artist Dairo Vargas and therapist Arantxa De Dios.
When: 23 Nov// Where: Holborn// Price: Free
Every creative needs a wellbeing toolkit. Speaker Fiona Thomas will share her life and how finding digital community helped with her anxiety and depression after being left unemployed.
When: 14 Nov// Where: Hackney// Price: £12
Perfect for anyone wanting to express their emotions in a healthy manner without having to talk about personal matters. Led by Arts Sisterhood, these workshops center on manifesting an improved, positive view of yourself.
When: 14 Nov// Where: Whitechapel// Price: £5-7
Crowded is a theatre production developed in direct response to the growing number of teenagers in the UK struggling with their mental health. It tells the story of ordinary young people whose anxiety, depression and desire leads to harmful and destructive behaviours.
When: 19 Nov// Where: Clapton // Price: £7
This class focuses on different weekly projects, usually paired with some simple mindful exercises. Projects are easy and beginner friendly with a focus on the calming and soothing qualities of repetitive gestures. Relax, relieve stress and learn a new skill of embroidery.
When: 6 Nov// Where: Cambridge Heath// Price: £8
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