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Self-help materials, other helpful websites/organisations

Your mental health wellbeing relies on more than just traditional healthcare services. Relationships with others, physical activity, learning, and employment can all contribute to a healthy and fulfilling life. For information on a range of local services please click on the links below:

Newham One Stop Shop

24/7 domestic violence helpline

Tel: 0845 451 2547

Victim Support Newham

Tel: 0808 168 9111 / 9291 (Freephone)

Women’s Aid Refuge

Freephone 24 hr National domestic violence helpline:
Tel: 0808 2000 247

Refuge – For Women & Children Against Domestic Violence

Website: or

Rape Crisis England and Wales

Freephone helpline: 0808 8029999

Survivors UK

Dedicated helpline and service for men who have been sexually violated including childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault/ rape.

Survivors UK
Unit 1, Queen Anne Terrace
Sovereign Court
The Highway
London 1W 3HH

Helpline:0845 122 1201(Monday and Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm, Thursday 12.00pm to 2.30pm)
Office line:0203 5983898 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm)

Equality and Human Rights Commission

The EHRC promotes and monitors human rights and protects, enforces and promotes equality across the country.

Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JX

Telephone: 020 7832 780

Fax: 020 7832 7801

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham (MITHN)
Open House
13 Whitethorn Street
London E3 4DA

Tel: 020 7510 1081
Fax: 020 7537 7944

London Black Women’s Project (LBWP)
661 Barking Road
London E13 9EX

Tel: 020 8472 0528

Chinese Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Meritage Centre
Church End
London NW4 4JT

Tel: 020 7613 1008
Fax: 020 7739 6577

University of East London (UEL) Law Clinic
Advice on landlord and tenant disputes, employment issues, consumer transactions, contractual disputes and social security.

University Square Stratford
1 Salway Road
London E15 1NF

Tel:020 8223 4048

Community Links
Advice on housing, debt, or benefit issues; Support finding a job from work placements to training courses, to advice.

105 Barking Road
Canning Town
London E16 4HQ

Tel: 020 7473 2270

Newham Citizens Advice Bureau
1st Floor, 20 Freemasons Road
London E16 3NA

Tel: 020 8525 6377
Appointments: 020 8525 6379 on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, between 10:00am and 12:00pm

Older people’s services

Age UK East London
82 Russia Lane
Bethnal Green
London, E2 9LU

Tel: 020 8981 7124
Fax: 020 8980 1546


East London Asylum Seekers & Refugee Support Service
Offering free support services to refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants who are residents in all East London Boroughs.

Call: 0208 594 1514


Mental health support for members of the deaf community is available through SIGNHEALTH

Signhealth Psychological Therapies is different:

  • All of our therapists are Deaf, or hearing and fluent in BSL
  • There is no need for an interpreter
  • Our therapists understand Deaf culture
  • Flexible appointments
  • Secure and confidential
  • Only BSL Talking Therapies (IAPT) Service commissioned by NHS England
  • Over 10 years of experience delivering a therapy service for Deaf people

Click here to refer yourself to the service.

Newham Talking Therapies does not work specifically with addiction difficulties, however the following websites may be of interest.

New Leaf: A useful non-NHS resource on the connection between mental health and substance abuse as well as providing support for loved ones who may be concerned.

Rise – Newham: You may also find the Change Grow Live service in Newham helpful

Volunteer Network Centre Newham
Designed to help mental health service users benefit from volunteering, which will enhance their quality of life, build confidence, develop new skills and increase employment prospects.

Emmanuel Parish Church
Romford Road
Forest Gate
London E7 8BD

Tel: 020 8536 1937

Developed to make sure local people benefit from local regeneration.

112 – 118 The Grove
London E15 1NS

Tel: 020 3373 1101

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Help and advice for employers and employees.

Tel: 08457 47 47 47

Looking after your mental health

There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, so discover what works for you.


Breathing Space
Teaches Mindfulness Based Approaches (MBAs) that help prevent relapse into depression and addiction and manage stress and anxiety.

The London Buddhist Centre
51 Roman Road
Bethnal Green
London E2 0HU

Tel: 020 8981 1225


Newham’s Stop Smoking Service
Free support and advice to anyone living in Newham.

Tel: 0800 013 1673 or 020 3373 6630

East Living (East Thames Group)
Housing and support for a range of people with different needs.

East Thames Limited
29-35 West Ham Lane
London E15 4PH

Tel: 0300 303 7333
Fax: 0208 472 8839

Heritage Care / Community-Options
Heritage Care is a registered charity providing care and support to people with learning disabilities, mental health support needs and older people.

Connaught House
112 – 120 High Road
Essex IG10 4HJ

Tel: 020 8502 3933
Fax: 020 8502 3543

Help Us, Help You – Accessing NHS Services – Mental Health

Download or order resources, such as leaflets, posters, guides and resource packs. You don’t have to sign in or register to access or download coronavirus resources, you can go to the coronavirus resources now.

NHS talking therapies

Click here to access an introduction to NHS Talking Therapies

Newham NCT

NCT Branches are your local parent support network, helping you become the parent you want to be.

Tel: 07789 953151

Independent Newham Users Forum (INUF)
Ithaca House
27 Romford Road
London E15 4LJ

Tel: 020 8534 2488
Website: www.inuf.or

East London Out Project (ELOP)
Offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities

56-60 Grove Road
London E17 9BN

Tel: 020 8509 3898

Please note that we are not an emergency service. If you are in crisis, please call the 24-hour crisis service on 0800 073 0066 or attend Newham General Hospital, Accident and Emergency Unit – Glen Road – Plaistow – E13 8SL.

You can also click here to see a list of services that you can refer yourself to.

The Brave Project Community Interest Company (C.I.C) is non-profit suicide prevention and wellbeing service, for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) boys, and young men.

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Home | Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse

Our mission is to assist anyone who has been victimised by sexual assault or abuse. Our website is a compilation of information around different instances of sexual violence. We offer resources to assist survivors and their families, and we will continuously be adding more.