Health Advice

* Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
* If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
* Wash you hands as soon as you get home for 20 seconds with soap and warm water or hand sanitiser

If you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111. Visit for more information.

COVID-19 Support and Resources

Please find below some resources which may be of use: Click to download our pdf containing useful advice and links.

Self-help materials, other helpful websites/organisations

Your mental health wellbeing relies on more than just traditional healthcare services. Relationships with others, physical activity, learning and employment can all contribute to a healthy and fulfilling life. For information on a range of local services please click on the links below:


If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have returned from an affected area and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111. Visit for more information and call Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies on 0207 702 7641, if you are unable to attend your appointment.

Public Health England | WHO World Health Organisation

Do not come into the service if you think you might have coronavirus, Call 111 for further advice


Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds.

Use soap & warm water or hand sanitiser.

Abuse, domestic violence and crime

Tower Hamlets Domestic Abuse helpline
Tel: 0800 279 5434

Tower Hamlets Victim Support
Tel: 020 7364 7957 or 020 8555 8254 (opening times: Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 4.30pm)

Women’s Aid & Refuge
Freephone 24 hr National domestic violence helpline:
Tel: 0808 2000 247

Refuge – For Women & Children Against Domestic Violence
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Rape Crisis England and Wales
Freephone helpline: 0808 8029999

Survivors UK
Dedicated helpline and service for men who have been sexually violated including childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault / rape.

Survivors UK
Unit 1, Queen Anne Terrace
Sovereign Court
The Highway
London 1W 3HH

Helpline: 0845 122 1201 (Monday and Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm, Thursday 12.00pm to 2.30pm)
Office line: 0203 5983898 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm)

Equality and Human Rights Commission
The EHRC promotes and monitors human rights and protects, enforces and promotes equality across the country.

Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JX

Telephone: 020 7832 780
Fax: 020 7832 7801

Advocacy, advice and support

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham (MITHN)
Open House
13 Whitethorn Street
London E3 4DA

Tel: 020 7510 1081
Fax: 020 7537 7944

London Black Women’s Project (LBWP)
661 Barking Road
London E13 9EX

Tel: 020 8472 0528

Chinese Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Meritage Centre
Church End
London NW4 4JT

Tel: 020 7613 1008
Fax: 020 7739 6577

University of East London (UEL) Law Clinic
Advice on landlord and tenant disputes, employment issues, consumer transactions, contractual disputes and social security.

University Square Stratford
1 Salway Road
London E15 1NF

Tel:020 8223 4048

Community Links
Advice on housing, debt, or benefit issues; Support finding a job from work placements to training courses, to advice.

105 Barking Road
Canning Town
London E16 4HQ

Tel: 020 7473 2270

Tower Hamlets Advice Bureau
Address: Whitechapel CAB
32 Greatorex Street
E1 5NP

Tel: 020 7247 1050
E-mail: (information and general enquiries)
Opening times: Mondays to Fridays from 9.30pm to 5pm (until 7pm on Tuesdays).

Older people’s services

Age UK East London
82 Russia Lane
Bethnal Green
London, E2 9LU

Tel: 020 8981 7124
Fax: 020 8980 1546


Sexuality and LGBT

East London Out Project (ELOP)
Offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities

56-60 Grove Road
London E17 9BN

Tel: 020 8509 3898

Employment, education and training

Tower Hamlets Volunteer Centre
The Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets (VCTH) can help you find the right volunteering opportunity for you. They recruit volunteers for a wide variety of non-profit organisations and groups in Tower Hamlets. They work with these groups and their Volunteer Co-ordinators, providing them with free information, training and advice on all aspects of volunteering. Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets is the nationally recognised volunteer development agency for the borough of Tower Hamlets.

Tel: :07595 219603

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Help and advice for employers and employees.
Tel: 08457 47 47 47

Housing and homelessness support

Tower Hamlets Housing Support
Go to the council website to review the best course of action for your situation.

Street Link
You can contact Street Link if you are homeless. The details you provide are sent to the local authority or outreach service for the area in which you are in to help you to connect to support.
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East Living (East Thames Group)
Housing and support for a range of people with different needs.

East Thames Limited
29-35 West Ham Lane
London E15 4PH

Tel: 0300 303 7333
Fax: 0208 472 8839

Heritage Care / Community-Options
Heritage Care is a registered charity providing care and support to people with learning disabilities, mental health support needs and older people.

Connaught House
112 – 120 High Road
Essex IG10 4HJ

Tel: 020 8502 3933
Fax: 020 8502 3543

Healthy living

Breathing Space
Teaches Mindfulness Based Approaches (MBAs) that help prevent relapse into depression and addiction and manage stress and anxiety.

The London Buddhist Centre
51 Roman Road
Bethnal Green
London E2 0HU

Tel: 020 8981 1225


Tower Hamlet’s Stop Smoking Service
Quit Right Tower Hamlets
Quit Right Tower Hamlets provide stop smoking services to all residents and people who work or study here in Tower Hamlets. They also provide culturally sensitive services for people from the Somali, South Asian and migrant communities who chew tobacco or use paan. Female advisors are available and patients can be seen one-to-one or in a group setting.

A specialist service is available for pregnant women and those with high levels of addiction who may need extra behavioural support provided in groups or individually. Clients can self-refer or be referred through their GP practice.

Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
2 Stayners Road
E1 4AH
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Tel: 020 7882 8230 or 020 7791 1774