Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Residents can take their waste to the Reuse and Recycling Centre on Yabsley Street, which is operating as normal.

Find out more about the strike.


If you need urgent support

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).


Looking after your mental wealth

You wouldn’t let your phone run out of battery, so why let yourself run low? Take charge and recharge.

If you're feeling run down and out of juice - take a break and invest in yourself.

Download Kooth today to turn your mental health into mental wealth — keep scrolling to learn more or click here to browse other services and support that might be right for you.

Why Kooth?

With Kooth, you'll find an online community that's free, safe, friendly and anonymous, with counsellors available to talk to until 10pm, seven-days-a-week. 

You can also read the Kooth magazine, browse their blog and even write something yourself, as well as completing up to 18 different wellbeing activities focused on breathing, sleep, and much more.

Kooth — your free online mental wellbeing community

If you are aged 11 to 25-years-old and live in Tower Hamlets, go to school or have your doctor in the borough, you can use Kooth.

Visit Kooth.com to join. It is free, safe, friendly, and anonymous.


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.

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

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.