Mental Health Resources

It is really important to find ways to look after our mental and emotional health, as well as our physical health, during isolation. Here are some resources that you might find helpful. They have been recommended by professionals working in this field.

Helpful advice from Samaritans charity:

Advice for parents supporting children's mental health during lockdown:

Father Jamieson is a Benedictine monk who has put together some resources on how we can learn from monastic living at this time

Helpful Christian prayer & meditation excercises for those dealing with mental health struggles:


‘Pray As You Stay’: a Christian Prayer Guide of audio podcasts to help support you during this time of self-isolation, fear and loneliness.



Mental Health Support: Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies is open to referrals as usual. Assessment and therapy is available by telephone, video or online. Patients can self-refer via the website: or by telephone 020 8475 8080. Also check out tips from Mind and Every Mind Matters


We are a group of local residents in Shadwell representing a number of local institutions (churches, mosques, community groups). 

This website exists to coordinate local efforts to support our community, and to identify gaps in provision – however big or small. We also want this to be a place that individuals can be connected up with others at this most challenging of times. 

St Mary's Cable Street

St Paul's Shadwell

Darul Ummah Mosque

St Paul's School, Whitechapel 

St George's Estate TRA

St George in the East Church

Oblate Retreat Centre 

Open Table 

Women 100 

E1 Community Church

Centre for Theology and Community 

Please let us know if you are a Shadwell based organisation interested in joining us. 

If you'd like to find out more, join our mailing list:

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