Healthy Lives - Exciting ways to connect with nature and healthy food; mindfulness and family help

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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...


Educational activities from the World Wildlife Fund UK (WWF)

The WWF have provided engaging ways to connect with nature and teach about the planet. Using themed weeks they will be hosting webinars with WWF experts and linking to popular educational materials. Content will remain on the website too, so you can revisit any videos you missed.

Find out more >

Food a fact of life

Food A Fact Of Life home learning hub

The Food a Fact of Life classroom is a remote learning hub, which comprises of a range of cross-curricular resources and activities for primary and secondary school pupils. The classroom provides tips and best practice for parents, carers and teachers and they will provide an activity or resource every day until 1st September 2020.

In addition to this there are a number of online video lessons. 

Remote learning hub > Online video lessons >

Mindfulness calendar

Mindfulness calendar with daily five minute activities

This two-week calendar resource has been produced by Mentally Healthy Schools and contains a range of daily mindfulness activities that can be used any time of the day.

Each activity will take approximately five minutes and can be undertaken at home or in school and as an individual, small group or whole class. The resource can be displayed as a poster and a detailed guide has also been provided.

Get your own calendar >

Tavistock and Portman resources

Resources for helping families at home

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust have curated a range of resources ranging from videos, activities for children, advice for parents and carers and government guidance. The resources are arranged according to what is most needed in the moment.

   Family help here >

And remember...


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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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