Healthy Lives Families Update - Sleep training, Fizz Free February, mental health training in Bengali and resilience training for parents

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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 live fitter, healthier and happier lives.

We 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. 


Sleep and mental health session

The Healthy Lives Team will be hosting a free online webinar on Thursday 11th February from 10-11am which will provide practical, easy to understand knowledge about sleep, interesting facts and a range of strategies and tips to take away and apply that very same evening!

The webinar will cover topics such as the importance of sleep, identifying barriers to sleep, sleep cycles, routines and much more.

Please email to book your place.

Fizz Free Feb

Go Fizz Free this February

Why not #GoFizzFree this February, for a healthier you and a healthier future?

  • Drinks high in sugar can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside which can cause weight gain, increasing the risk of heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and some cancers
  • Levels of tooth decay are high in Tower Hamlets, with about a third of 5 year olds with one or more decayed, missing or filled teeth compared with about a quarter of five-year-olds in England
  • In the UK, 43% of soft drink bottles are not recycled after use and take 400 years to decompose
  • Other benefits include saving money and by avoiding caffeinated drinks like cola and energy drinks, we can experience better sleep too

Make the pledge to go fizz free for the whole month of February. Share your progress and motivations by tagging @SugarSmartUK and using the hashtag #GoFizzFree. 

Mental health

Online workshop on how to support young people and children's mental and emotional wellbeing (in Bengali)

The Bangladeshi Mental Health Forum have organised an online workshop on 'How to support young peoples and children mental/emotional wellbeing’. This online workshop will be facilitated in 'Bengali' by Bangladeshi speaking Clinical Psychologists. 

The workshop will take place online on Thursday 28th January from 11- 12.30pm. To confirm your attendance, please email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also join on the day. If you wish to remain anonymous during the workshop you don't have to use your real name and also ensure that your camera is switched off. 

Meeting ID: 980 4875 9436

Passcode: 636487

Join zoom meeting >


Online sessions for parents on raising resilient children

Raise Resilience is supporting parents to help their children now and beyond the pandemic. Join six 1-hour sessions to explore and build your resilience and get learning materials for your children. The sessions are free for parents who live or work in London.

 Book now >


And remember...


"Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people."

Queen Latifah

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The Healthy Lives Team

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Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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