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Health and Wellbeing

Through the focus on partnership working we want to improve the health and wellbeing for our residents and communities. By working together, we can start to tackle the inequalities we face, improving mental and physical health and seeing positive improvements and changes in everyone’s health and wellbeing.


In partnership with commissioned partners we are currently delivering the following programmes:

Reducing Loneliness Project

THH is working in partnership with East London Cares and Neighbours in Poplar. The project aims to:

  • Reduce loneliness and isolation amongst Tower Hamlets residents
  • Improve the integration of young people and older people into the changing society
  • Increase the level of confidence and sense of belonging
  • Remove cultural divisions

With restrictions eased many activities will now be held in the centres and face to face. The project will target and enable the disengaged to reconnect with their community, meet likeminded people and take part in many activities.

Activities on offer:

  • Coffee mornings
  • Fitness/yoga,
  • Arts and crafts
  • Music
  • Historical sessions
  • Out-door trips and much more.

Keep an eye out on Neighbours in Poplar, East London Cares and THH's websites and social media platforms to be kept fully updating with the latest news and information.

East London Cares will target North Estates such as:

  • Dorset
  • Newling and Virginia estates
  • Avebury
  • Hereford estates
  • Teesdale
  • Horwood
  • Peters
  • Rogers South

Neighbours in Poplar will target South Estates such as:

  • Roche
  • Birchfield
  • Barleymow
  • St Vincents
  • Oceans North and South
  • Matilda
  • Wapping
  • Riverside
Tea & coffee catch up
Tea & coffee catch up

For more information please contact:

East London Cares

Sasha Khan

Phone: 0207 118 4949



Neighbours in Poplar

Serena Mondesir-Paul

Phone: 0207 987 0257



You can also follow us on twitter @thhomes

Mental Health

One of our main priorities is to tackle, improve and talk about mental health. Here at THH we have put together projects, programmes and events to enable residents and communities to break down all stigmas associated around mental health.

The projects have been designed to encourage people to get together, talk, share and have fun. Please keep your eyes open for our projects.

  • Chit, Chat, Chai
  • LGBTea
  • Creative Projects (Sewing, Arts, Dance, THH Community Choir)
  • Mental and physical health

If you have a mental health project in mind that you would like to lead or get involved with new and existing projects please email

Remember you are not alone, if you or anyone you know is suffering from mental health please talk to someone you trust a family member, a friend or GP as they can help, advice and refer you to a professional service.

Please see below services that are available:

Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies link

020 8475 8080


Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham link

020 7510 1081


Tower Hamlets Early Detection Service link

0207 515 6633 (Poplar)

0207 426 2375 (Whitechapel)



www.thecalmzone.netexternal link

0800 58 58 58 (Open daily 5pm-midnight)


Samaritans link

116 123 (Free 24 hour helpline)

Chit Chat Chai

Chit Chat Chai is an essential coffee morning/afternoon tea for residents to attend as restrictions ease. This is an open session with no agenda, open to all to have a chat over a nice beverage and some yummy refreshments. 

The various lockdowns increased mental health due to being at home, feeling isolated and adapting to a new normality. Many suffered alone and did not reach out. Some people live alone and some households were in full capacity, both circumstances can be difficult to deal with and be overwhelming. Studies have shown when you talk you release negative energy which helps reduce the level of stress and anxiety.

The Chit Chat Chai’s have been designed to improve social interaction and health and wellbeing. Many of the Chit Chat Chai sessions will also offer an activity for you to participate in if you choose to (this is not compulsory). As the sessions continue, we will be offering more activities, so we would love to hear from you with your suggestion and ideas.

To join you can simply turn up and join in or you can get in contact with the organisation who are delivering the Chit Chat Chai. If you require further information please email

Chit Chat Chai poster
Chit Chat Chai poster

Chit Chat Chai timetable:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest

East India Dock Road, London E14 6DF




Latimer Church Hall

Stepney, London, E1 4LS



Care House

85 Bigland Street, E1 2ND

9.30am – 10.30am


Collingwood’s Hall

Bethnal Green, London E1 5RB




Island House Community Centre

Roserton Street, London E14 3PG



Sonali Gardens

79 Tarling Street, Shadwell London E1 0AT 




St. Dunstan and All Saints Church

Stepney High Street, London E1 0NR




Wigram House

Poplar E14 0DA