BowHaven is a local, community based, mental health charity situated in the heart of Tower Hamlets, and a stone’s throw away from the famous Roman Road market. We have been running a successful Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Centre since 2003, and our way of working is completely person centred. This means that there is a high level of focus on choice, self-expression, support, opportunity, and positive ownership and responsibility.

Our mission is to promote and protect the health, confidence and well-being of people with mental health issues living in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, through the provision of co-produced support, education and self-help activities in a safe and friendly environment.


Healthy Lifestyle: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Ability Bow instructor-led gym sessions and advice on healthy eating and nutrition. Read More

Aspire 2: 1.00pm – 3.00pm

A support group helping with depression, anxiety and agoraphobia. Read More

Phoenix: 3.15pm – 5.15pm

A support group which helps people cope with issues of self harm. Read More

Women’s Group: 9.30am – 1.30pm

External speakers, ESOL, first language appreciation, pampering sessions. Read More

Melody Makers: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

An opportunity to write songs, sing and learn to play instruments. Read More

Voices Within: 10.30am – 12.30pm

A support group helping those who experience hearing voices (psychosis). Read More

Cool to Believe: 1.00pm – 3.00pm

A support group for people experiencing paranoia and distressing beliefs. Read More

Time to Talk: 3.15pm – 5.00pm

An ‘open space’ peer support and social group. Read More

Creative Writing: 2.45pm – 4.45pm

Express thoughts, ideas and feelings through poetry and writing. All levels welcome. Read More

Handicrafts Group: 10.15am – 1.15pm

Learn and develop creative skills and get involved in a variety of craft based projects. Read More

Art +: 1.30pm – 5.15pm

Express yourself, learn and explore a variety of artistic techniques and styles. Read More

Open Morning: 9.30am – 1.30pm

Social (coffee/tea/biscuits), skills based workshops, holistic treatments, gym (11am-12pm). Read More

Men’s Group: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

A peer support group that discusses and addresses mental health issues specific to men. Read More

Who to contact

020 3022 5778

Where to go

Name of venue
Bow Community Hall
Venue address
1 William Place
Roman Road
E3 5ED

Other details

Referral required?
Who can make a referral?
To become a member of BowHaven you will need a mental health professional e.g. a social worker, psychiatrist, GP etc to refer you (if you are interested in the Young Peoples’ Group only, you can self refer).

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Address: 1  William Place  Roman Road  London