Healthy Lives - TH choir, covid champions, support phone line and herb growing!

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We are really glad that children are now going back to school and continuing their education. As a result of this we are now going to change the newsletter.

From next week there will be a Wednesday edition for school staff, with lesson plans, resources and other school relevant information, which can be used to support the teaching of health and wellbeing. This will go out to school contacts only.

There will also be a Friday edition for parents and families to support their ongoing health and wellbeing. This will go out to all contacts.



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 Healthy Schools resources and 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...

TH Choir

Join the Tower Hamlets Virtual Children’s Choir

Starting Monday 5th October 2020 the virtual choir will be holding free online sessions between 4.30-5.30pm for 7-11 year olds who live or attend school in Tower Hamlets.

Participation is FREE and sessions will include fun singing warm-ups; singing games and learning new songs.

Register easily and if you have any questions please contact Alison Porter on 020 7364 0431 or email at

Register here >

TH phoneline

Phoneline for vulnerable residents

Tower Hamlets Council have set up a phoneline to support vulnerable residents and people identified by the NHS as being at the highest risk of severe illness from coronavirus.

You can read the full government guidance online along with information about how the council is supporting these residents.

The phone line is open Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm) and the number is 020 7364 3030.

Full government guidance > Supporting residents >


Become a Covid-19 community champion

As cases of Covid-19 are increasing in the borough, Tower Hamlets Council is calling on residents to sign up to become Covid-19 community champions to help everyone stay informed.  

Residents sign up and the council then regularly shares up-to-date advice and information on Covid-19 with them, in their preferred format. Champions then share information with their families, friends and their wider communities, helping them make sense of it.

Sign up and find out more >


Grow Your Own Herbs

Use this herb growing guide from the Royal Horticultural Society to grow herbs in the home and in the garden. This cost saving activity will brighten the home, provide an interesting hobby, cross curricular links to science and can add plenty of flavour to food and drinks!

   Herb growing guide >

And remember...


"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

Barack Obama

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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.

Please feel free to share this email.


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 >

Did you know that Tower Hamlets offers other email newsletters to keep you up to date on a variety of topics?

  See the list and sign up!