01 October 2018

New Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies Service
020 8475 8080


East London NHS Foundation Trust launched new Primary Care Psychology and Counselling service for Tower Hamlets on Monday 1 October, in partnership with Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham. (MITHN)

The new service is called Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies (THTT). The name was chosen by a focus group comprised of local people. The service is available to people living in the borough or who are registered with a GP in Tower Hamlets. 70 new staff who will be working in the service have joined the Trust.

Support with Common Mental Health Problems
The service can help people experiencing a range of difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, phobias, extreme shyness, anger issues, relationship issues, bereavement, etc. It offers counselling, psychological interventions for long-term health conditions and specialist interventions for Eating Disorders and perinatal interventions in primary care.

Self Referral
People don't have to ask their GP or a health professional to arrange a referrals, they can refer themselves by calling: 020 8475 8080

A website has been launched which explains what the service can offer. Go to: www.towerhamletstalkingtherapies.nhs.uk
Referral can also be made by local GPs or health professionals.

There is a poster about the service here

And a leaflet that outlines what the service offers here

Psychological Services All Under One Roof
Following an initial assessment, there are a range of care pathways and therapy options to ensure that people get the appropriate specialist support they need.

The service is a central point bringing together four services: bilingual counselling, bereavement counselling and general counselling.

Sarah Wilson, Director of Specialist Services said, “We are really pleased to have joined forces with Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham to provide Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies. The new service offers a wide range of psychological support to people in the borough. We provide similar services in Newham, Richmond and Bedfordshire so have developed extensive experience over time. We are looking forward to working with MITHN to develop a really effective service for local people."

Michelle Kabia, CEO of MITHN said, “We are delighted to join ELFT in the delivery on the new Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies service. We are committed to making a real difference for local people and ensuring that Talking Therapies are accessible to everyone."