12 Things To Do For Your Mental Health & Wellbeing This Month

Put your mental health first this August with free and low cost talks, support groups and classes happening all over London. Here’s our top picks of what’s on.

SUPPORT

 

The HUMEN Space: Gym for the Mind

The first anonymous and non-clinical safe space for men to talk and connect. No lingo or prescriptive advice. In this one hour session talk honestly in a confidential space ,without risk of judgement or ridicule.

When: Multiple// Where: Soho// Price: Free

Learn to Talk for a Fit Mind: Talk for Health Taster

Talk for Health is running a taster program to help with feeling more connected to yourself and other people. Their Programme teaches the skills of authentic talking, empathic listening and managing a group.

When: 08 Aug// Where: Islington// Price: Free

‘You Are Enough’ Book Party

Harri Rose, Unapologetic Body Acceptance Coach and Co-Creator at The Anti Diet Riot Club is celebrating the launch of her book ‘You Are Enough – Love the Skin You’re in and Embrace your Awesomeness.’ Join for a Q&A followed by cake, dancing and photoboothing!

When: 07 Aug// Where: Shoreditch// Price: £6

Maintaining Wellbeing As A New Parent

A safe space for sharing the joys and challenges of parenting a new born, acknowledging the high demands and learning strategies, resources and tips forcoping.

When: 06 Aug// Where: Tooting// Price: Free

MOVE

Yoga in the Square

PaddingtonNow BID and Live Karma Yoga are providing free Yoga to anyone who would like to join. Classes are open and accessible to people of all abilities and walks of life.

When: Multiple// Where: Paddington// Price: Free

Sober Girl Society Yoga & Chill

Finding new ways to chill out without alcohol is one of the best things about sobriety and yoga is top of the list. Join Sober Girl Society for an immersive yoga experience that will use lighting, visuals and surround sound to transport you to mountain top in Indonesia.

When: 08 Aug// Where: Fortune Green// Price: £10

Kundalini Yoga and Gong Bath

Kundalini Yoga is an ancient form of yoga practiced for centuries that can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or ability. This series of free evening classes was set up with the aim of improving the mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of the community.

When: Multiple// Where: Brixton// Price: Free

TALKS

She Made It: Women, wellbeing, work

She Made It is a new event series designed to help women take control of their career destinies. Hear from women who’ve worked out the right balance in their working lives, learn tips and join fellow women in a guided meditation.

When: 21 Aug// Where: Shoreditch// Price: £10

Whole Man Academy: Sport Unites Men

This daylong event will be bringing together a group of guys, all serious about building mental strength and resilience. Hear from Nick Compton, a sportsman who has played at the highest level of international cricket and Simon Mundie, host of BBC Radio 4 podcast ‘Don’t Tell Me The Score.

When: 17 Aug// Where: Finsbury// Price: £26

FUN

A Taste of Tango

Check out this fun monthly taster session of tango held the last Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:00pm in Aldgate.

When: 28 Aug// Where: Aldgate// Price: Free

Free Meditation

This free meditation class, held on Mondays, is made possible through the St Anne and All Saints’ community wellbeing programme. Suitable for all levels, no previous experience is required. Cushions and chairs provided.

When: Multiple // Where: Vauxhall // Price: Free

Uplifting Silent Disco on a Rooftop

Unwind, dance and shake your week off with an uplifting silent disco. If you love to dance, but find night clubs to be too much, this is the event for you.

When: 11 Aug// Where: Stratford// Price: £10

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