Healthy Lives Families Update - Healthy Lives newsletter archive, NHS Better Health, VAWG and aquarium live lessons

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The Healthy Lives Team Families update contains helpful information and activities for your whole school community


This is the FAMILIES newsletter from The Healthy Lives Team. Each Friday we share relevant information, activities and resources to support your ongoing health and wellbeing.

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.


The Healthy Lives newsletter archive

If you are looking for fun activities to support your homeschooling, why not access The Healthy Lives Team’s newsletter archive. There is a wealth of ideas for short, fun and health related activities from April 2020 until now.

If there is anything you would particularly like to see in the weekly families newsletter on a Friday, please contact The Healthy Lives Team by emailing

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Kickstart your health with the NHS

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters.

There has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Let’s do this!

Kickstart your health >


Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

VAWG schools pledge

Schools are crucial to reducing and supporting students, parents and staff experiencing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). Despite a gender bias of women and girls being affected, we recognise that men and boys are also victims of these forms of abuse.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets' VAWG team have developed a VAWG pledge. Signing up to the pledge and be recognised as an ‘Anti-VAWG’ school is a crucial step to ending this abuse. There is a dedicated officer to help you implement the objectives.

If you are interested in learning more, please email or phone 020 7364 6636.

Find out more >

New domestic abuse advocacy in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Solace Advocacy and Support Service (TH SASS) are the new provider of domestic abuse advocacy in the borough. TH SASS will provide one to one advocacy for victims and survivors of domestic abuse living in Tower Hamlets of any gender who are aged 16+.

Solace are open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm and can be contacted by professionals and residents on 0203 795 5064. For out of hours help please phone the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

For any further information, please email

Referral Forms > Further information >


Home learning sessions with the National Aquarium

The National Aquarium want to make sure they are doing their part to support the thousands of students and teachers to connect with the charity every year. 

Research has shown that encounters with marine environments; either physical or virtual; have a powerful effect on our emotional state and general wellbeing. With the country in lockdown there has never been a more important time to ensure everyone has access to a weekly dose of Ocean.

 Ocean learning >

And remember...


"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter."

Walt Disney

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The Healthy Lives Team

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.

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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Subscribing to this newsletter

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 or anyone you know would like to sign up to this newsletter, please use the following link. 

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Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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