Healthy Lives Families Update - wellbeing workshops, storytelling series, worry management webinar and moments of reflection!

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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.

Wellbeing workshop

Wellbeing workshops

The Tower Hamlets Education Wellbeing Service are delivering free wellbeing workshops for parents and young people aged 13-18. Information around dates, time and signing up can be found using the links below. All workshops are run via Eventbrite and clicking on the date that you wish to attend will take you to the relevant Eventbrite page. Once individuals have registered, there will be a zoom link provided on the event page.

Workshops include:

For young people aged 13 – 18:

Managing your anxiety                  Managing your low mood        Social media and wellbeing

24th May 2021 >                  17th May 2021 >              10th May 2021 >

5th July 2021 >                   28th June 2021 >             12th July 2021 >


Sleep and wellbeing                                  Self-care

26th April 2021 >                 7th June 2021 >

14th June 2021 >


For parents of adolescents:

Supporting your child’s wellbeing

21st June 2021 >

Worry workshop

Worry Management for Parents webinar

Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies is running a ‘Worry Management for Parents’ webinar session on Wednesday 28th April at 11am. This webinar will aim to increase parents understanding of anxiety and worry, as well as identify the key worries parents may have from a their perspective but also more generally.  The webinar will look at a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  technique called Worry Management which will allow you to regain control of your worries and reduce the impact worries may have on your day to day life.

This webinar is open to parents who live in Tower Hamlets or have a GP in the borough only. Sign up using the following link. You will be emailed the link to join the session a day prior to the session.

Sign up here >


Moments of crisis, reflection and relaxation

Too many notifications? Feel like there's never enough time to gather your thoughts? It's time to hit pause. Here is a short meditation you can try anytime, to help you find a moment for reflection in your day. If you also feel overwhelmed sometimes you can try playing the moment of crisis meditation to help you through, or perhaps if you just need a little chill try a moment of relaxation. Find a little space to care for your mind, wherever you are, and whenever you like. 

Moment of crisis >

Moment of reflection >

Moment of relaxation >


Sankofa Storytelling

A year ago Global Learning London shared their Sankofa Storytelling series for young people and families. These included the story of Goha, A Tale of Two Villages, A Rainbow in the Sky and more. Each story ended with key questions to help frame discussions with young people. You can still watch all the stories in the series by clicking on the link below. 

Watch here >

And remember...


"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."


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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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Subscribing to this newsletter

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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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