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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 Choices 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.

Download free with Idea Store

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.

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 

Are you 18-29? Have you experienced mental health issues?Are you looking to move on, make friends and enjoy yourself? If so, come and join our group for people to meet up and support eachother! What we do and how we do it is up to…
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We are currently in a new national lockdown. Due to lockdown restrictions we have changed some of our services as follows: Idea Store Bow, Idea Store Canary Wharf, Idea Store Chrisp Street and Idea Store Whitechapel are currently open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pmSaturday and Sunday Midday - 4pm Idea Stores combine the…