Healthy Lives - Every Mind Matters, active travel, resilience training for school staff and World Mental Health Day festival

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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...

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters - Children's and Young People Mental Health Campaign

The new advice available on the Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities and is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health; how to support them and advice about maintaining good mental wellbeing.

In addition to the advice for parents and carers the site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.

Find out more >  Watch here >

Better Health

Every Mind Matters - Better Health

Public Health England has launched a new NHS approved campaign directly targeting young people aged 13-18 and parents/carers of children and young people from 5-18, with additional engagement provided via school resources. 

Schools can now access marketing and communications materials to help support and promote the campaign, as well as curriculum-linked teaching resources on mental wellbeing.

Download resources > Download resources >

Active Travel

Active travel resources

Tower Hamlets has produced some resources to help schools promote active travel to school, with posters that are suitable for downloading and printing or posting on social media.

Download resources >

Resilience training

Free resilience training for teaching staff

Learn more about free online teacher training to help support young people with the transition of returning to school. Here are three one hour training sessions from Mental Health UK available for teaching staff on exam stress, resilience and making decisions about the future.

Book your place here >

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Festival 2020 on Saturday 10th October

To mark World Mental Health Day 2020, the Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team and Thrive LDN will be hosting a virtual young Londoner-led festival.

This year’s World Mental Health Day Festival programme is all about supporting young people to build resilience and promote positive wellbeing. It is an opportunity for young people to come together to collectively overcome barriers and support one another.

Sign up here >

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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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