Help with mental wellbeing

The council and the NHS work in partnership with charities and other organisations to provide a range of mental health and wellbeing support for Tower Hamlets residents.

Financial pressures can affect everyone differently. Talking to someone can help you deal with the anxiety and worry that financial stress can cause. The following lists a of numbers that can support your wellbeing during this time.

Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies

Provides a range of psychological therapies and counselling services.

The service is provided by East London NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham. You can reach them on 020 8475 8080.

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham

A community mental health charity that provides support to anyone with a mental health or emotional issue. They also provide free counselling for Tower Hamlets residents. You can reach them on 020 7510 4247/4248 or email

Inspire Mental Health Consortium

Delivers new mental health, recovery and wellbeing services to improve the outcomes and life chances for people living with mental health problems in the borough.

For more information call 0330 053 8122 or email 

Mental Health Crisis Line

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis you can call 0800 073 0003. This service is available 24 hours a day and callers will be given support and advice from professionals.

Good Thinking

Good Thinking provides online mental wellbeing self-care for Londoners through digital tools that support the most common mental health conditions:

  • anxiety
  • low mood
  • sleeping
  • difficulties and stress.

Visit the Good Thinking website for more information.


If you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s gambling, contact your local GamCare service to access quick, free, and confidential support.

Call 020 7801 7008 or visit the Gamcare website. For immediate support call the 24/7 National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.


Kooth offers free online counselling to children and young people ages 11 to 25 years old in Tower Hamlets. Visit the Kooth website. It is free, safe, friendly and anonymous.

If you need urgent support in a crisis you can call the Tower Hamlets mental Health Crisis line, Tel: 0800 073 0003 (free to phone and lines are open all day, every day).

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Download Kooth today to turn your mental health into mental wealth. Keep scrolling to learn more or visit the mental health for young people page to browse other services and support that might be right for you.

Idea Stores and libraries

Visit your local Idea Store or library. There are lots of free activities on offer for residents and dedicated spaces for people to come together, stay warm and socialise.

Mental health support services in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets there are a number of services available for young people who may need support with mental wellbeing. Visit the mental health for young people page for more information.

You can browse and learn more, including what service/support might be right for you and how to access help.

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Other support available

  • Gonna Get Through This from Spotlight contains useful link s to loads of mental health and wellbeing organisations, education resources and activities.

  • NHS mental health find information and support for your mental health.

  • NHS Eat Well covers healthy eating advice for the general population.

  • NHS Every Mind Matters contains expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing - including help with sleep

  • NHS Fitness Studio offers a range of online exercise videos between ten and 45 minutes in length

  • What's on your mind? is a series of five films on First News Education TV developed with the Department for Education and Sky Kids. In the series, dedicated to mental health and wellbeing, Dr Alex teams up with FYI presenters, experts and celebrities to investigate simple ways to deal with the pressures of life.

  • YoungMinds: Lots of information and resources for young people on every aspect of mental health. 

Are you a parent or carer?

Visit Education Catch-up from the Department for Education to learn what mental health support is available for your family.


NHS Go is a free, confidential health advice and information app designed for young people by young people. Aimed at 16- to 24-year-olds, it gets information directly from but organises the information to make it meaningful to young people. Access to the service is via the NHS Go app that is free to download on Google Play and iTunes stores.

Visit the NHS Go website.

Community activities

Community activities map

There are a number of community activities you can attend in the borough which may support with your mental wellbeing, especially if you are experiencing loneliness. Use our community activities map to find organisations which may be able to support you.

Other community activities

  • Walk East – A not-for-profit walking group in Tower Hamlets with tailor-made projects for community groups, clubs and schools.Tel: 0791 922 1806 or Email:
  • Well One – Promoting fairer health in Tower Hamlets, offering activities such as fitness, sports, arts and crafts.
  • Father Figures Matter – Father-led, parental hub for father figures and male carers. Adventures, activities, and support system for fatherhood. Contact Ceejay Tel: 07940 342 219 or Email:
  • Places of Worship – Various drop-ins, help, and support for residents.
  • TH LGBT+ Forum – Resources and support for LGBT+ residents.
  • APASEN – Offering home and community services helping people to carry on living an independent life, with flexible, person-centred support tailored to their individual needs and wishes. Tel: 020 7001 2270 (direct line)/ 020 7001 2266 (switchboard) or Email:
  • REAL – Charity run by disabled people, for disabled people and offers support with a wide range of different issues, including finding volunteering opportunities and help with digital inclusion. Tel: 020 7001 2177 or Email:
  • East London Age UK Home Help Service – Home help service for older people including: shopping, light housework, assistance to appointments, sitting service and much more. Service can be tailored to your needs. Tel: 020 89817124 or
  • East London Age UK Older People’s Reference Group – Collective of people aged 50+. Voice opinions on important issues and shape communities. Tel: 020 89817124 or

Befriending services

Befriending offers supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. Contact the below organisations to access this service: