Healthy Lives - New Healthy Lives webpage, tampons for schools, PSHE Association resources and nutrition

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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 now have a Healthy Lives Team webpage where you can find out more about the team and access all our archived newsletters. 

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...

HL Team

The Healthy Lives webpage and newsletter archive

The Healthy Lives team now have a webpage where you can find out more about the team and access all archived newsletters.

Healthy Lives webpage >

Free tampons

Free tampons for schools

Free tampons are available to schools via a Government scheme to support those pupils who are struggling to access and afford tampons and pads. Schools can access the scheme through the Personal Hygiene Services (PHS) portal, where you will need to log in or sign up. This has information about how to place the right orders and if schools need an alternative, they can also phone PHS to place their order.

You will need to provide:

  • your name
  • your organisation’s telephone number
  • your organisation’s postcode
  • your organisation’s URN and/or UKPRN

Find out more >

PSHE Assoc resources

Free welcome back to school packs from the PSHE Association

Schools are starting this academic year with significant and unique challenges. Whatever their individual experiences, it is likely all pupils will need reintroduction to learning routines and support with rebuilding their self-esteem, wellbeing, confidence and learning potential.

These packs from the PSHE Association will support primary and secondary schools to develop a transition strategy for PSHE education, as part of a whole school reintegration approach that safeguards young people and promotes wellbeing.

Primary and secondary packs >


Better Health, Lets Do This nutrition resources

To support people to make healthy changes to their lives, Public Health England’s Better Health campaign provides a variety of tools and apps to help you make healthier food choices, become more active and prevent future weight gain.

One of these tools is the NHS 12-week weight loss plan, which provides engaging content that can be personalised and tailored to the goals and needs of the individual.

   Nutrition resources >

And remember...


“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Stephen King

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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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