Healthy Lives - Mental health support for adults, sleeping tips and fun games for children

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The Healthy Lives Team supports schools, pupils and families with everything to do with health and wellbeing. We want to help you to live fitter, healthier and happier lives.

We are incredibly proud in Tower Hamlets to have supported schools to gain more Healthy Schools awards than any other borough in London. So please use this newsletter in whatever way suits you best to stay as fit and healthy as possible.

If you're in a school, please share this newsletter using your social media or website using the following share button, or you can click the hyperlink in the top right corner of this email:

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Just to let you know, you're receiving this because you have either opted in to get emails from the council relating to children and education, or you are one of the Healthy Lives team's regular contacts, or you may also have been forwarded this email from your school.

If you know anyone who would like to sign up to this newsletter, please send them the following link. They will need to close the initial pop-up subscription box and complete the one on the main webpage.  They will then need to choose Children and Education as their preferred topic:

Take care,

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...


Mental health support for adults

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Here you'll find reliable information and tips to help you cope including practical tips to manage feelings of loneliness and ways to get support; information about how to manage stress and much more.

Find out more >

Build a fort

Building games 

Living room forts are the stuff amazing childhood memories are made of. Round up your blankets, sheets and cardboard boxes, as Today's Parent has got the blueprints for the perfect indoor fort for kids.

   Build a fort >


A good bedtime routine

A good routine is important to help children to develop better sleeping habits. The Children’s Sleep charity have put together some helpful tips for parents, to help support a good bedtime routine for children.

Learn more >

Pencil and paper games

Pencil and paper games 

Today’s Parent have created a must-play list of pencil-and-paper indoor games that will keep kids entertained. Gather some pencils and paper and check out their best of pencil-and-paper games. These games are suitable for many ages. 

Pencil and paper fun >

And remember...

Serena Williams

"Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard."

Serena Williams

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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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