Healthy Lives - Better Health from the NHS, parenting tips and singing fun!

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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...

Better Health

Kickstart your health with Better Health from the NHS

Your health matters. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health and Better Health has a range of tools and support to help find what works for you. If you are overweight or living with obesity, lowering your weight can help reduce your risk of developing serious diseases.

The Better Health site has a range of evidence-based tools to help people change their eating habits, get more active and lose weight.

  • a free app to help you plan your weight loss
  • a diabetes prevention programme
  • information about other weight loss programmes
  • different ways to get active

You can also register to get promotional materials such as posters and social media resources.

Register for resources > Better Health here >

The Voices Foundation

The Voices Foundation

The Voices Foundation is an award-winning national charity which use the power of singing to improve the lives of children and young people in the UK. Their aim is to improve musical, educational and personal outcomes for children aged 0-18 through singing. They offer schools a range of school packages and their YouTube channel has lots of fun sessions to promote singing.

Fun singing sessions >

Parenting tips

Animated parenting tips

Families Under Pressure is a series of 12 short films offering parenting tips featuring the recognisable voices of a host of well-known parents, including Olivia Colman, Holly Willoughby and Romesh Ranganathan.

Parenting tips >

Pollinating insects

Pollinating Insects Spotter Guide

Did you know that garden plants help to support a range of pollinating insects? This handy pollinator spotting guide will help children and adults identify and compare pollinating insects in the garden or their local environment.

   Pollinating insects >

And remember...

Shawn Mullins

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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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