The Aldgate Partnership

Time To Talk Day in Aldgate

7 February is Time To Talk Day. This year we are joining in the campaign hosting a hub of activity in Aldgate to get involved with. Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.

The White Chapel building have offered to act as a hub for a lot of activities. Other partners include Kahaila, Victim Support, Hybrid Fitness, Wilmington, Derwent London, Step Inside, Holistic Transitioning, and many more…


Bear hugs

Research shows that hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. A simple hug may be all you need. Check out the hugging bears at the White Chapel building! Read more about the benefits of a simple hug here

Aldgate Gardening Club (AGC) – join our free gardening session

Description: AGC is back for Time To Talk Day on the 7 Feb. Make your own therapeutic herbal tea blend to take away or mix your own “Love” or “Peace” tea with Rose buds and Liquorice to lift your spirits.  Or plant your own mini terrarium with succulents in twenty minutes to take back to your workspace. Derwent is providing the hot water so you can stick around and taste your tea with your fellow makers!

Location: The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street

Time: 12-2.30pm



Victim Support – free service to support you through hard times

Description: Ayesha from Victim Support in the City of London can be on hand if anyone wants to chat or gather more information on behalf of a friend or colleague. More information about this free service offered can be found here.

Location: Kahaila Cafe, Aldgate Square

Time: Drop in anytime between 10.30-12 or arrange an appointment by calling Ayesha 07944634946 or Text Relay: 18001 07944634946



TAP Crime prevention stall and Advantage Card sign ups

Description: A stall with safe and secure advice and guidance of how to stay safe in the neighbourhood with free safety goodies. Come and find us in the lobby for advice about being safe when walking around and out and about.

Location: The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street

Time: 11.30-2pm


Fancy a massage? – FREE  massages in the Wellbeing hub in the White Chapel lobby 

Description:  Holistic Transistioning are bringing their massage chair to the Whitechapel building lobby and offering free soothing head massages.

Location: The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street

Time: First come first served for an allocated time from 12.30 – 3.30pm.


Launch of the Aldgate Wellbeing & Mindfulness Craft Club

Description: We will be launching our new craft club. This is a new collaboration between TAP and a local employee who wants to share her passion for craft and the benefits it can bring. Find out more on the day. The first session will be on the 14 February. To sign up email


Holistic Transistioning – Counselling offer (15 mins – FREE) OR 50 mins (£20)

Description: Tom is offering consultations for your holistic fitness regime. With a therapy room back at the local Hybrid Fitness gym start a conversation with him on the 7th Feb and see whether a consultative approach works for you.

Location: The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street

Time: first come first served for an allocated time from 12.30 – 3.30pm. OR CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Above all, we want you to have a good day. For more resources and information about the day and to see whether you could get more involved please visit the Time To Talk day page here.

Contact for any info on the above.


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