Healthy Lives Families Update - parenting timetable, Eid al-Fitr, RHS photographic competition and V&A imaginative stories!

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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.

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Parenting Programme Timetable - April - July 2021

The parenting team offer a range of evidenced-based parenting programmes which take place in schools and community centres across the borough and now virtually. They work with all parents, carers, guardians – including those who co-parent / live separately and those who may be re-establishing a relationship with their child or have limited or no access.

The service is available throughout the year:

  • Delivered weekdays and evenings, through a termly timetable in schools & community venue. Programmes are available in English, Bengali and Somali

 Covid-19 support:

  • Revised programme content, online flexible, virtual, online courses and flexible access
  • Telephone support 

Services are universal, targeted and specialist:

  • Self – referral
  • Professional referral – including from schools, health colleagues, school nursing, Social prescribers 
  • Early Help Assessment / Social Inclusion Panel referral
  • Children Social Care referral – Child in Need, Child Protection
  • Mandated by courts

To make a referral or to discuss a specific case, please email: or Tel: 020 7364 6398

Click here for the timetable >


Millions of Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al- Fitr

Millions of Muslims all around the world will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr this week to mark the end of Ramadan. The date in which Eid falls on is decided by the cycle of the moon and this year falls around 12-14th May. The BBC's Newsround have put together a series of videos of children explaining how they will celebrate Eid al-Fitr this year. Eid Mubarak.

View the videos here >

Photo competition

RHS Photographic Competition

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have opened their 2022 photography competition aimed at encouraging both young and old to get closer to nature and are welcoming photographic submissions taken of insects, wildlife, indoor gardening, plants, and gardens. A vibrant gallery of this year’s winners has been provided for inspiration. The competition is free for everybody and there are voucher prizes to be won in the under-18 categories. Happy snapping!

Click here to enter >

View the 2021 winners here >


Design and make your own story with the V&A museum

The V&A museum in London have over one million objects in their collection! Take a moment to consider all the different stories and histories of those items. The V&A have designed an inspirational activity for children where they use objects from around their home to create an imaginative story. With the five chosen objects children invent a story, setting and character, then creatively think how the five objects fit into their adventure. It might be that an old watch becomes a time machine, or a library book has magical powers. Fun for 7-11 year olds and big kids too!

Click here to make your own story >  

And remember...


"As soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was going to happen."

Winnie the Pooh, by author A.A Milne

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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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