Most people feel anxious from time to time. However, anxiety can become abnormal if it interferes with your day-to-day activities...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.

Patient Discussion Forum topic: Anxiety

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.

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NHS Audio and 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. 

Dr Chris Williams explains how you can take control of anxiety. This video is one of an eight-part series for Moodzone..
NHS Choices Videos 'Anxiety Control Training'



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.

Discover the Reading Well Books on Prescription titles for Anxiety

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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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 


 

Beside is a Tower Hamlets-based charity working with people who have recurrent or long term mental health difficulties. Our aim is to enable our members to rediscover their inner resources and develop strategies to support their mental health and wellbeing. We do this by: Enabling,…
Tel: 020 7033 6888
Feeling sad, low or stressed is a common problem, and sometimes we struggle to find ways to feel better. Uplift can help you practise ways to enjoy moments in your day-to-day life, find your strengths and lift up your mood. It may help you cope…
We teach Mindfulness Based Approaches (MBAs) to help people look after their mental health. MBAs can be used in many ways, particularly for preventing relapse into depression and addiction, and to help manage stress and anxiety. Our teachers are trained and supervised by an NHS…
Tel: 020 8981 1225
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…
020 3022 5778
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…
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
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
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…
In the light of new government guidelines all Idea Store face to face classes are cancelled until further notice. All our online programmes continue to run as planned.  We are continuing to enrol online. If you're 16 or over, Idea Store Learning can help you unleash…
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