New remote GP for young adults, art, movement and teenage mental health

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

Health spot

New remote GP for children and young adults

Spotlight is working with the Tower Hamlet’s GP Care Group and other partners to provide you with a new remote GP service called Health Spot.

This GP service is specifically dedicated to the well-being of young people and is open to you remotely, at present. Health Spot offers friendly, confidential medical appointments with a GP who is experienced in supporting young people with health needs.

Everyone aged 11-19 is welcome, and up to 25 if you have any SEND or any additional needs. You do not need to already be a member of Spotlight to book an appointment.

Learn more >


How teenagers can support their mental health 

For teenagers who are feeling anxious, isolated or disappointed - you are not alone. UNICEF spoke to expert adolescent psychologist, best-selling author and monthly New York Times columnist Dr. Lisa Damour about what you can do to practice self-care and look after your mental health.

Teenage mental health >

Active learning support

Having a blast - free activities for active children

Free fun activities for teachers and parents to keep children happy, healthy and focused, every day of the week. Whether it's a quick two-minute active blast, ten-minute blast with additional learning points, or full lessons - it's easy to get children active. 

Become part of a rapidly growing community looking to get children active every day and give them that brighter, happier and healthier future they deserve.

Suitable for children aged four to 11-years old.

Active learning >

Kids art sport

Simple and fun art activities

Kids Art Sport are making it easier for parents and families to foster children’s creativity through simple and fun art activities that you can do together at home. 

Get creative >

School meals

Feed your child for five days for £15

Bite Back 2030, working with Jamie Oliver, has put together a guide with what eligible parents need to know in order to make their £15 free school meals voucher go further. Take a look at their simple shopping list and explore their easy meal ideas.

Their shopping list has been price-checked to cost £15 or less at a mid-range supermarket. It aims for meals that can be made with minimal prep time and equipment.

Show me how >

And remember...

Zog and the flying dog

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Photograph: Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson 2020

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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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