Schizophrenia is a mental illness. Symptoms include hearing, seeing, smelling or tasting things that are not real (hallucinations); false ideas (delusions); disordered thoughts and problems with feelings, behaviour and motivation...read more

Patient Discussion Forum: Mental Health
Patient discussion forum is a forum where you can find support, inspiration and motivation from others who may be experiencing something similar. You can introduce yourself, browse the existing groups or start a new discussion.

Visit the Patient Discussion Forum: Mental Health

NHS Moodzone
NHS Moodzone offers practical tips and advice to boost mental health, self help treatments, mental well being audio guides, other peoples stories to remind you that you are not alone and advice on what to do if you need urgent mental health to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

Visit NHS Moodzone

NHS Videos - Mental Health
NHS provide a library of audio podcasts and videos on mental health, providing useful information and advice on how to cope with mental health issues as well as sharing other peoples experiences. Videos cover a broad range of topics such as addiction, depression, eating disorders, stress and more. 

Visit NHS Videos - Mental Health



Self-Help: Reading Well Books on Prescription
Discover Reading Well Books on Prescription titles to help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. Reading Well Books on Prescription titles are available to borrow from your local Idea Store.

Titles include, 'Manage your Mood', 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Your Toolkit to Modify Moods, Overcome Obstructions and Improve Your Life' and many more.

Visit Reading Well Books on Prescription

Health eBooks and Audiobooks
If you are an Idea Store member you can download a range of the latest health and wellbeing titles for free.

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Join your local Idea Store 
Joining your local Idea Store or library is easy and FREE. Just visit one of our Idea Stores or libraries and complete the application form for membership. You will need to provide proof of your name and address - this could be a driving licence, a medical card, a utility bill or any official communication that you have recently received.
Membership is open to anyone who has a permanent address.

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Courses & Workshops

Idea Store Learning Courses
Discover how to improve your sense of wellbeing and reduce stress through a range of introductory therapy courses including massage, aromatherapy and Reiki.

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We also offer short courses and weekend tasters in improving general wellbeing, including Life Coaching, meditation and Mindfulness.

Check out our fitness, health and wellbeing page for more information.

Enrol by calling 020 7364 5665 

Tower Hamlets Recovery College
Tower Hamlets Recovery courses cover a range of areas that might support recovery including tools and strategies to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences, education about mental and physical health, helpful tips on practical life skills and how to get involved in study and work opportunities.

Course titles include:

  • Dealing with Depression and Anxiety
  • Understanding the Link Between Physical & Mental Health
  • Dealing with a Crisis

Tower Hamlets Recovery College

To book a place or for further information on courses:
Email: thrc@elft.nhs.uk
Mobile: 07798 792 097
Telephone: 0207 426 2332 


 

Who is the college for? Tower Hamlets Recovery College is for people living in Tower Hamlets who have used mental health recovery services, their carers and families, and staff working in the borough from the NHS and voluntary sector. Who are the courses taught by?…
0207 426 2449
March 2020 CoronavirusIn line with Government advice, The Idea Stores and libraries are closed untill further notice. Please check our website for updates ideastore.co.uk Idea Stores combine the best of library and information services with first class lifelong learning opportunities in comfortable and friendly surroundings. An…
March 2020 CoronavirusIn line with Government advice, The Idea Stores and libraries are closed untill further notice. Please check our website for updates ideastore.co.uk If you're 16 or over, Idea Store Learning can help you unleash that hidden talent, learn a new skill, get fit and…
020 7364 5665
The purpose of the service is to ensure that patients new to mental health services with first episode schizophrenia receive specialist treatment to maximise independence and social inclusion, and to minimise the immediate and long-term impact upon their quality of life. 
020 3487 1310
The Department of Psychological Medicine provides a mental health liaison service to people of all ages (16+) in Tower Hamlets. The service provides mental health assessment to patients who attend the A&E department and to inpatients at The Royal London Hospital, Mile End Hospital or…
Tel: 020 3594 3179
The Mind counselling service is for anyone over the age of 18, and living within the borough of Tower Hamlets. It takes place at Open House, Whitethorn Street which is within walking distance of the bus, tube or DLR. Please note that this service is…
Tel: 020 7510 1081