Mental Health

Kindness supports our mental health. Although Mental Health Awareness Week has now passed, this short video reminds us of the benefits of kindness for others but also for ourselves. Produced by the Mental Health Foundation.


Mental health problems include the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions. Most people who experience mental health problems can get over them or learn to live with them, especially if they get help early on.

  • If you have a mental health condition, it is important that you register with a doctor so you can access the necessary support and medicine you may need. Check the previous page to find out how to register with a doctor. In order to ensure that you access all the support you need during your studies, please also make an appointment (preferably before the start of your studies) with the Mental Health Coordinator to discuss what can be put in place for you. The Mental Health Coordinator is part of the Disability and Dyslexia Service and queries should initially be directed to or 020 7882 2756.
  • If you find yourself getting unwell feeling stressed, anxious lonely and having negative thoughts or personal issues during your studies, contact the Advice and Counselling Service.
  • The Advice and Counselling Service has listed various useful websites if you’re looking for further information about well being, anxiety depression and other mental health issues.
  • The Chaplains offer informal and confidential chats about life or if you have something on your mind.

Outside agencies

  • Tower Hamlets 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Helpline offers support and advice from mental health professionals for all that live, work and study in the borough.

  • The Samaritans offer 24h support. They can be contacted for anything that troubles you.

  • MIND supports everyone who has mental health issues.

  • YOUNGMINDS support children and young adults with mental health issues.l 

  • Step Forward is a local charity that offers free and confidential services (sexual health, counselling, LGBT support group, personal development and family support service) to young people aged up to 25 years old. 

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