Mental Health Awareness Week - Wednesday 20 May

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Here are lots of exciting and interesting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends.  There's something for everyone.

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The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Here's a selection of fun activities and helpful information for you and your family...

Young Minds

Young Minds charity support mental health

If you’re worried about the impact of COVID19 on your mental health, you are not alone. It is a challenging time for all of us, which may impact our mental health in different ways. However you are feeling right now is valid. Here is some advice on things you can do to keep mentally healthy during this time.  

Mental health support >

Ann Freud

Free mental health and well-being guides

Children's mental health research, training and treatment centre - the Anna Freud Centre - has produced a guide to support the mental health and well-being of pupils and students during periods of disruption. They have also created three videos catering to the concerns of school staff, parents, and children and young people respectively.

Read the guide > Watch the videos > 


Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subject resources

To support parents and carers with home learning, subject experts have put together a selection of FREE activities and materials - catering to primary, secondary and sixth-form pupils.

This website offers thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. 

Teachers can explore free resources, guidance and professional development opportunities to help continue educating young people while they are at home. 

Home teaching resources >

Children getting along

Free activities to help children get on together

With families spending more time together, Jenny Mosley Consultancies has put together some free ideas to help children get on together at home. They have adapted some tried-and-tested activities that can be played in pairs, in small groups or with a parent/carer. Some need a few household objects but they are all simple to set up.

Learn more >

Relaxation tips

Relaxation tips for bedtime from the Children’s Sleep Charity

Feeling relaxed is important in the run up to bedtime for both you and your child. If your child is experiencing difficulties sleeping it can make you both feel anxious. Children quickly pick up on the stress levels of those around them so it is important to try to keep calm as bedtime approaches. The Children’s Sleep Charity has put together relaxation tips parents can use with their children.

Relaxation tips >

And remember...

Albert Einstein

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

Albert Einstein

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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.  

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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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