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:
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
Dedicated helpline and service for men who have been sexually violated including childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault / rape.
Unit 1, Queen Anne Terrace
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.
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)
13 Whitethorn Street
London E3 4DA
London Black Women’s Project (LBWP)
661 Barking Road
London E13 9EX
Tel: 020 8472 0528
Chinese Mental Health Association (CMHA)
London NW4 4JT
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
Advice on housing, debt, or benefit issues; Support finding a job from work placements to training courses, to advice.
105 Barking Road
London E16 4HQ
Tel: 020 7473 2270
Tower Hamlets Advice Bureau
Address: Whitechapel CAB
32 Greatorex Street
Tel: 020 7247 1050
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (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
London, E2 9LU
Tel: 020 8981 7124
Fax: 020 8980 1546
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.
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.
Website: a href=”https://www.streetlink.org.uk/” target=”_blank”>https://www.streetlink.org.uk
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
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.
112 – 120 High Road
Essex IG10 4HJ
Tel: 020 8502 3933
Fax: 020 8502 3543
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
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
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Tel: 020 7882 8230 or 020 7791 1774