Supporting vulnerable young people and confidential advice for parents

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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...

Vulnerable children

Supporting the most vulnerable children and young people

The Anna Freud Centre is a world leading mental health charity for children and families and has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years.

Their latest resource is about supporting the most vulnerable children and young people, advising on three practical steps around risk assessment, focusing on nurture and upskilling staff.

Guide >


A Tale of Two Villages

Do you know of the village in which every human that ever existed, lived? The HEC Global Learning Centre have produced a second story in their storytelling series for families: A Tale of Two Villages.

HEC Global Learning Centre works with schools and communities to promote a global perspective on equality, justice and sustainability in a multicultural and interdependent world.

Storytelling >

Garden from scraps

Making a garden from scraps

Common vegetables and herbs that you can re-grow from scraps include potatoes, onions, garlic, leeks, celery, carrots, beets, leafy greens, basil, and mint. Many of them simply require a glass of water and a sunny position.

Scrap garden guide >

Family Lives Matter

Confidential advice for parents

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support with all aspects of family life. If you would like impartial, confidential advice then phone Family Lives on 0808 800 2222 or email 

And remember...

Whoopi Goldberg

"Normal is in the eye of the beholder."

Whoopi Goldberg


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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.

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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