Good thinking and more movement - Tuesday 12 May

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Here are lots of exciting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends. Whether you're at home with your children, working from home or a key worker, there's something for everyone.

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Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Here's a selection of fun activities and helpful information...

Good Thinking

Mental well-being support for adults

The mental well-being service 'Good Thinking' has recently been updated to support Londoners during Coronavirus.

Their website includes:

  • Guides to manage your mental health;
  • Information aimed at healthcare workers and families; 
  • Personal stories; and,
  • Useful links.

Visit Good Thinking >

Young Mayor

Supporting young adults in Tower Hamlets

The Tower Hamlets youth service has launched a new collection of useful links that brings together messages from the Young Mayor (pictured, above right) and his team, plus more content to keep young people in Tower Hamlets updated and informed.

Learn more >

Move Crew

Move Crew (primary and secondary)

UK Active and Nike have just launched Move Crew, a programme developed with the expertise of teachers and physical activity specialists, elite athletes, kids and coaches.

Each mission is designed to help kids unlock their 60-minutes of daily recommended activity.

Key presenters include British Sprint Champion, Dina Asher-Smith and Hanna Sepeta, Active School Hero and PE lead from Granton Primary School in Lambeth.

Join the crew >

Healthy Lives

London Sport (under 25’s)

London Sport have pulled together a range of resources to support families in keeping their children active.

Learn more >

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Group – Learning Resources

Canary Wharf Group has a solid track record of working with local primary schools to educate children about the built environment, the history of the area, career opportunities, and art.

In the age of home learning, they've pulled together some useful resources for your children in Key Stages 1, 2 and under-15's.

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And remember...

Willie Nelson

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

Willie Nelson

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The Healthy Lives Team want to support you with all aspects of health and wellbeing. We will be sending you regular newsletters that will be relevant whether you are at home with your children, working from home or at school. 

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Coronavirus updates and advice

The council is supporting the nation's efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus, while running our most critical services and supporting our residents, including those that are vulnerable.  

We are regularly publishing advice for residents, local businesses and more at 

We are also sharing updates with our subscribers in regular emails, and publishing stories on social media using #TowerHamletsTogether.

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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