Healthy Lives Families Update - Friday 2nd October

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Welcome to the new FAMILIES newsletter from The Healthy Lives Team!

Each Friday we will be sharing relevant information, activities and resources to support your 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...

mini books

Miniature books created by your favourite authors

Take a small peek at these tiny handmade books produced by children’s favourite authors and illustrators, which includes short little video clips from Jacqueline Wilson (Tracy Beaker) and Axel Scheffler (illustrator of The Gruffalo). The miniature books were created in collaboration with The British Library.

View here >


Help children to Thrive

These resources help the whole family feel good about life. They are simple and straight forward resources to support mental well-being for the whole family. These include:

  • A colourful, child friendly mindfulness pack for children
  • A video collating how to create effective and entertaining obstacle courses in the home
  • Sensory activity cards with a range of calming (e.g. yoga poses) and alerting (e.g. Skipping)
  • Resources on how to talk to your child about the Coronavirus

   Access here >


Good Thinking: downloadable mental health workbooks for adults

Good Thinking have now collated on their website a set of free downloadable booklets for adults to promote mental wellbeing, including anxiety, sleep and much more. Information on these booklets can be viewed on the website by clicking on the link below.

 Download here >

confident kids

5 activities to help children feel confident

Often children can seem really confident at home but much less so in a new school setting. This is just 5 simple little activities to help build confidence in your child. They are fun and easy to do. 

5 activities to help children feel confident >

And remember...

Mo Farah

"What do you want to be? If you don't put the work in, you're not going to be able to be it."

Olympic Gold Medalist Mo Farah

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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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