Healthy Lives Families Update - weekly wins diary, easy bread recipes, mood and emotion wheel chart and advice and guidance for parents in conflict!

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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.

Weekly wins

Weekly wins diary

The Scouts have produced template diaries for children and families to record little victories and work out what acts of kindness do for wellbeing. Using the diary template, come up with three weekly wins or use it to record when something nice happens e.g. what happened? When did it happen? Who did you help? How did you feel after? This can be completed as a family or on your own. At the end of each week you can share as much, or as little as you like. Looking back at ‘little wins’ will be nice to look back on if anyone is unhappy or worried about something.

Click here to access >

Bread recipe

Top 5 bread recipes for children

Try out these 5 fun bread recipes at home. BBC Good Food have put together these easy, child friendly bread recipes which include hedgehog rolls, flowerpot bread and a simple loaf. Ingredients include flour, salt, fast action yeast, small amount of olive oil and water.

Click here for recipes >

Emotion wheel

Free printable Mood and Emotion Wheel Chart and activities

These printable emotion activities can help children to learn about their emotions and track them daily, or at different times of the day.

Download here >


Advice and guidance for parents and carers in conflict or separating

All parents and carers sometimes argue with one another, but sometimes, conflict between parents or carers can increase to a level that is not healthy for the family. This can happen for lots of reasons. The clinical team at the Anna Freud Centre has put together some tips for parents and carers experiencing conflict, and advice on reducing the impact of conflict between parents and carers on children.

 Find out more here >

And remember...


“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”

Albert Einstein

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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.

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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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Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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