"Be Well" sessions and help with learning and bereavement

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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.  From this week we will be sending out the Healthy Lives newsletter three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 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 for you and your family...

London learning from home

London education resources

The London Curriculum has reached out across the city to bring together free learning and cultural offers that children can access easily. You can search by age range, subject, key stage and organisation to find what you need.

This can be a busy time, so each organisation has estimated the level of adult supervision required.

Education resources >


Supporting bereaved children and young people

The outbreak of COVID19 means that many aspects of children's lives have changed and many children will have questions and worries about the virus. However, those who have experienced the death of someone important, or who have a family member who is ill, might be particularly worried.

This page has some tips about supporting bereaved or worried children.

Bereavement help >


"Be Well" sessions - for all school staff

These hour-long online sessions will provide spaces of mutual support, using principles of restorative practice, group coaching and community building to equip staff with tools they can take back to school to work through difficult issues.

Learn more >

Chastleton Gardens

Virtual tour of Chastleton Gardens

Most gardens across the UK are still closed but Gardens Illustrated are still trying to bring garden people together, so they have started a virtual garden tour series. Each week they will share one garden, offering history alongside current videos and photographs from the people who run them.

Visit the gardens >


Make slime at home

Here is a great gloopy, gooey, slime recipe that you can make with your child in approximately 25 minutes. Do you know what the best bit is? It only requires two ingredients, so you barely need anything to make it.

Slime recipe >

Children's centres

How to help nursery age children learn from home

Help children aged two to four to learn at home during COVID19. Tower Hamlets have five children’s centres still open - follow the link to find out more information about these as well.

Children's Centres > Nursery age learning support >

And remember...


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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 www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/coronavirus 

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

Sign up to our 'health and wellbeing - coronavirus' newsletter to get regular updates delivered to your inbox.

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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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