Healthy Lives - Advice for parents, animated resources, cooking and bedtime

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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.

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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...

Child sick

What to do if your child is ill, and it is NOT coronavirus

Whilst children can get coronavirus, it is rarely serious. Therefore if your child is ill it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.

Whilst it is important to follow government guidance around staying at home, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. That is why The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has developed this one page guide for parents.

Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Tower Hamlets have also created some simple advice on a range of common conditions for under-fives, available in English and Bengali.

One page for parents > Simple advice >

Animated resources

Animated resources to support the wellbeing of children and young people

This collection of short animations has been created in collaboration with animator Robin Lane-Roberts, to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. They are free to watch, download and share!

Watch here >

Cook book

Download your free Cook with Jack cookbook!

Bite Back 2030 first began producing Cook with Jack every school day on YouTube to encourage pupils to get cooking. Jack Deane showed us how to put together a series of healthy, tasty and affordable lunches and now you can download your own FREE e-cookbook.

Download your copy >


Relaxation tips for bedtime

Feeling relaxed is important in the run up to bedtime for both you and your child. The Children’s Sleep Charity has put together some helpful tips for parents to keep children calm as bedtime approaches.

   Find out more >

And remember...

Kobe Bryant

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do."

Kobe Bryant

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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 school, work, or at home.

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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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