Healthy Lives - NHS test & trace video opportunity, TH families survey, kids fun with National Geographic and card games

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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...

Covid-19 test and trace

NHS Test and Trace film opportunity – case studies wanted

The Tower Hamlets communications team are looking to create a video to promote the NHS Test and Trace programme, featuring young people in the borough aged 16 upwards who have had symptoms of Covid-19 and booked a test through the national programme.

Case studies would be required to film a short clip (one minute maximum) talking about their experience of booking a test and the ease and importance of getting tested.

Please contact Lucy Fordham in the communications team on  for more details.

Your help is much appreciated.

NHS test and trace programme >


Families wanted to help study the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on families and communities

University College London is working with Tower Hamlets Council to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on families and communities in the borough. It would be fantastic for as many people as possible to take part in the study.

You are eligible to take part if you live in Tower Hamlets with a postcode beginning E1, E2, E3, E9, E14 or E1W.  Also if you are currently pregnant or a mother or father of a child under five years of age (0-59 months).

Take part in the survey >


How to create a calm bedroom for your child

Children benefit from having a calm bedroom environment in order to promote relaxation and get a good night’s sleep. It is important to spend some time planning your child’s bedroom to make sure that it is relaxing rather than stimulating. The Children’s Sleep Charity have put together some helpful tips to help your child sleep.

Healthy bedroom >

Kids Nat Geo

National Geographic kids

Packed full of cool kids games that will test your skill and cunning, prepare for a challenge! Plus there are all sorts of mind-boggling word scrambles and perplexing puzzles for you to solve as well as 10 fab tiger facts!

Fun activities here >

Card games

Card games

Card games are great for challenging young minds and creating hours of fun. Grab a box of cards and check out some favourite traditional card games.

   Card games galore >

And remember...


"There is no friend as loyal as a book."

Ernest Hemingway

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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.

 Sign up for updates >

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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