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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', 'Overcoming Low Self Esteem' 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.

Join your local Idea Store

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:
Mobile: 07798 792 097
Telephone: 0207 426 2332 


Discover practical advice and effective solutions, for anyone looking for inspiration and support. Download popular and recommended self help eBooks and audiobooks FREE with Overdrive and your Idea Store library card. Titles available include: Are You Good Enough: 15 ways to build a confident mindset Conquering Fears and…
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?…
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March 2020 CoronavirusIn line with Government advice, The Idea Stores and libraries are closed untill further notice. Please check our website for updates 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 If you're 16 or over, Idea Store Learning can help you unleash that hidden talent, learn a new skill, get fit and…
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Here to help women affected by domestic violence. We are here to listen and support you. We offer free confidential one to one counselling, weekly support groups and self-development workshops for women in London, including Tower Hamlets.  Support Groups [daytime and evening]Weekly sessions where up…
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If you want to stay healthy and fit through exercise, then we have lots of classes for you ranging from Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. You could also choose from Circuit Training, Box ‘n' Tone or Fitness for Weight Loss. Classes are tailored to meet your…
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Download FREE a selection of effective hypnotherapy audio books by clinical hypnotherapist and author Lynda Hudson with Idea Store library membership and One Click Digital. The titles available include: Be Assertive Boost Your Confidence Feeling Low? Create Yourself a Brighter Future Overcome Exam Nerves Relieve Anxiety …
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Discover how to improve your sense of wellbeing and reduce stress through a range of introductory therapy courses including massage, Reiki and reflexology.Some of our courses are:•  Introduction to Massage•  Introduction to Reflexology•  Introduction to 5 Element Shiatsu Massage•  Reiki Levels 1, 2 and 3…
020 7364 5665
Safer London’s Empower Programme provides young women with both practical and emotional advocacy support for around 6 months, following a holistic, trauma informed model of working. During this time they work with young women to identify the areas that they would like support in, typically…
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Giving people creative experiences and putting high quality art work into the public realm drives Art4Space. 'Community' is: pupils, older peoples groups, tenants of housing estates, corporate teams, youth offenders. Bringing groups together with a common creative focus improves a sense of well-being. Our workshops…
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