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2020 newsletter editions

2021 newsletter editions

2022 newsletter editions

July 2022

1 July   - Healthy Lives Families Update

LBTH summer activities 2022, Kooth mental health and wellbeing, Every Mind Matters videos and Healthy Start digital update!

June 2022

3 June  - Healthy Lives Families Update

Half term fun, fruit and veg vouchers, mealtime support for autistic children and mental health support

May 2022

6 May - Healthy Lives Families Update

Healthy Start voucher update, Anna Freud advice on speaking to teenagers about Ukraine, free children's choir for 7-11 year olds, NHS Food Scanner app and Mile End Park Run!

April 2022

1 April   - Healthy Lives Families Update

Easter activities, MMR vaccine reminder, support for parents of under 5's and new parenting app!

March 2022

4 March  - Healthy Lives Families Update

Children's asthma workshop, mile end park run, food education and international women and girls week!

February 2022

4 February - Healthy Lives Families Update

COVID-19 workshops for parents, free wellbeing workshops from the Ollie Foundation, School Streets update, family walks in Tower Hamlets, 6 week healthy babies course and free family cycle training!

January 2022

7 January - Healthy Lives Families Update

Spring term training offer, talking to your child about online sexual harassment, fatherhood and mental wellbeing webinar and podcasts for parents!

December 2021

3 December - Healthy Lives Families Update  

Election of new Young Mayor, Healthy Start digital update, leisure services consultation, fitness in 5 and Every Mind Matters (NHS) videos for KS4!

November 2021

5 November - Healthy Lives Families Update 

Children's flu vaccination campaign, healthy start vouchers, asthma clinic and mental health support for young people!

October 2021

8 October - Healthy Lives Families Update 

Young Mayor election 2021, COVID-19 webinars, update: swimming in Tower Hamlets and physical activity resources for the whole family!

September 2021

2 September - Healthy Lives Families Update 

Fussy eaters, mini london marathon, wellbeing tips and talking therapies!

July 2021

16 July - Healthy Lives Families Update

Healthy Lives Families Update - Vaccination venues now include some local schools, Kooth summer holiday online support (Ages 11-24), LBTH summer activities and play 2021 and Summer PIE with Anna Freud! 

9 July - Healthy Lives Families Update 

Summer activities 2021, a to z of sports, easy family meals and physical activity challenges!

2 July - Healthy Lives Families Update

New Change4Life shake up games, FA football database, home sports day with Team GB and Paralympics GB and LTA tennis at home activities!

June 2021

25 June - Healthy Lives Families Update

Covid-19 vaccine for over 18's, free course for new parents, supporting transition to secondary school and keeping children safe online!

18 June - Healthy Lives Families Update

Get vaccinated at the London Stadium, free fun experiments at Queen Mary University, talking about air pollution and Radio 2's Big Bee Challenge!

11 June - Healthy Lives Families Update

Kooth, vaccine key messages, active children and national smile month!

May 2021

28 May - Healthy Lives Families Update

Tokyo Olympics cross-curricular resources, BBC Bitesize home learning, BBC sport activity guides and Youth Sport Trust indoor challenges!

21 May - Healthy Lives Families Update

Covid-19 testing, survey for children and young people!

14 May - Healthy Lives Families Update

Parenting timetable, Eid al-Fitr, RHS photographic competition and V&A imaginative stories!

7 May - Healthy Lives Families Update

Covid-19 variant enhanced testing, make Eid lanterns, building on lockdown relationships and learn the alphabet in sign language!

April 2021

30 April - Healthy Lives Families Update

Talking about air pollution, cycle skills videos for families, RSE course for parents and food activity packs!

23 April - Healthy Lives Families Update

Wellbeing workshops, storytelling series, worry management webinar and moments of reflection!

16 April - Healthy Lives Families Update

Weekly wins diary, easy bread recipes, mood and emotion wheel chart and advice and guidance for parents in conflict!

March 2021

26 March - Healthy Lives Families Update

Easter craft ideas, Tower Hamlets Together film, Easter card ideas and 60 second physical activity challenges!

12 March - Healthy Lives Families Update

Self-care, household testing, annual parents conference and moment of crisis!

5 March - Healthy Lives Families Update

Free stress management, suicide prevention and happy baby training for parents and BBC culture

February 2021

26 February - Healthy Lives Families Update

TH Free anxiety sessions for parents, health access survey, dance fun and top tips for anxiety

12 February - Healthy Lives Families Update

Free TH mental health training, vaccine webinar & Q&A for residents, Bromley by Bow Centre festival and get fit 

5 February - Healthy Lives Families Update

TH vaccine helpline, Bromley By Bow Centre, a calm moment, parent conflict and help with your teenager 

January 2021

29 January - Healthy Lives Families Update

Children's mental health week toolkit, personal wellbeing, bereavement and poetry

22 January - Healthy Lives Families Update

Sleep training, Fizz Free February, mental health training in Bengali and resilience training for parents 

15 January - Healthy Lives Families Update

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

8 January - Healthy Lives Families Update

TH help for parents, mindfulness, the alphabet game and some exercise! 

December 2020

Friday 18th December – Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - Bumper Festive Addition!

Friday 11th December – Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - School nurse helpline, Healthy Start vouchers and self-care for parents

Friday 4th December – Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - Active travel film, local offer, air pollution and mental health

November 2020

Friday 27th November – Families

Healthy Lives Families Update – Idea store ideas, flu jab, children feelings in lockdown and Family Information Service

Friday 20th November – Families

Healthy Lives Update - 20th November 2020

Friday 13th November – Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - Mindfulness activities, Half Moon Theatre, after school activities guide and reading with autism

Friday 6th November – Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - Lockdown restrictions, Xmas card competition, Sugar Smart, BAME and No Place for Hate campaign

October 2020

Friday 23rd October – Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - BUMPER HALF TERM EDITION - Important Covid information, free parents workshop, self-care tips for parents & some half term activities

Friday 16th October – Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - Friday 16th October - A message from the Mayor, schools Q&A, holiday scheme & job skills

Friday 9th October – Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - Friday 9th October

Friday 2nd October - Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - Friday 2nd October

September 2020

Friday 25th September - Families

Healthy Lives Families Update - Friday 25th September

Friday 18th September

Healthy Lives - TH choir, covid champions, support phone line and herb growing!

Wednesday 16th September

Healthy Lives - Sleep help, mazes, nature activities, food and farming

August 2020

Friday 28 August

Healthy Lives - Advice for parents, animated resources, cooking and bedtime

Wednesday 26 August

Healthy Lives - Back to school questions, Test and Trace, Covid support and advice and reading tips

Monday 24 August

Healthy Lives - TH back to school info and holiday activites; disability festival and homegrown skills

Friday 21 August

Healthy Lives - Fun at the Science Museum, healthy snacks, animation and bird feeders!

Wednesday 19 August

Healthy Lives - FREE webinars for pupils, parents and staff in preparation for going back to school

Monday 17 August

Healthy Lives - Exciting ways to connect with nature and healthy food; mindfulness and family help

Friday 14 August

Healthy Lives - NHS test & trace video opportunity, TH families survey, kids fun with National Geographic and card games 

Wednesday 12 August

Healthy Lives - Exam results help, star qualities, flamingoes, cycling and comedy!

Monday 10 August

Healthy Lives - Better Health from the NHS, parenting tips and singing fun!

Friday 7 August

Healthy Lives - Mental health support for adults, sleeping tips and fun games for children

Wednesday 5 August

Healthy Lives - Holiday food support, Healthy Start vouchers, mindfulness and music!

Monday 3 August

Healthy Lives - Fun with gardening, physical activity, cooking and sketching!

July 2020

Friday 31 July

Healthy Lives - Holiday Hunger Programme, primary and secondary selfcare, international penpals and bereavement support

Wednesday 29 July

Healthy Lives - NHS Test and Trace survey and lots of fun physical activities!

Monday 27 July

Healthy Lives - Gratitude, gardening and Mediterranean chicken

Friday 24 July

Healthy Lives - Summer Spotlight, Rio de Janeiro, China and musical fun!

Wednesday 22 July

Healthy Lives - Summer events, parents letter, survey and Nikki Lilly meets

Monday 20 July

Special Edition! Healthy Lives Newsletter

Friday 17 July

Bumper Edition Healthy Lives Newsletter

Wednesday 15 July

Walk to school, East Summer School, DIY notebooks, virtual playdates and natural art

Monday 13 July

Logo competition, Fitzwilliam Museum, the Romans, London Transport Museum and learn the piano

Friday 10 July

COVID Summer Food Fund, creative resilience workshops, and travel fun

Wednesday 8 July

Monet’s house, a paper helicopter, Niagara Falls and Alice in Wonderland

Monday 6 July

Holiday Childcare Scheme, singing, a Place2Be and parenting tips

Friday 3 July

Wellbeing support for school staff, Bromley by Bow Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Museum of Fundon

Wednesday 1 July

National Geographic for kids, Food a Fact of Life, The Daily Mile and a pasta bake

June 2020

Monday 29 June

Wake up and shake up, Compass, museums and top trumps

Friday 26 June

St Margaret’s House, a minute of listening, A New Direction and Half Moon Theatre

Wednesday 24 June

New remote GP for young adults, art, movement and teenage mental health

Friday 19 June

Gardening special

Wednesday 17 June

Music special

Monday 15 June

"Be Well" sessions and help with learning and bereavement

Friday 12 June

Supporting vulnerable young people and confidential advice for parents

Thursday 11 June

Fun ideas for school or home including tennis and magic tricks

Wednesday 10 June

Relationships and Health Education resources special

Tuesday 9 June

Teen Special - TED Talks from talented young people

Monday 8 June

School staff well-being, virtual travel and life under the sea

Friday 5 June

Peace on purpose, afternoon tea and an underground tour

Thursday 4 June

Enjoy free art, entertainment, wellbeing and penguins

Wednesday 3 June

The National Theatre, free family films and some fun with science

Tuesday 2 June

The Secret Garden competition, getting back to nature

Monday 1 June

Experience nature from home

May 2020

Friday 29 May

School staff and parent/carer special

Thursday 28 May

Lots of ways to stay fit with a focus on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Wednesday 27 May

Have some fun with egg cartons and the Gruffalo

Tuesday 26 May

West Ham FC calling and visit the circus

Friday 22 May

Back to Nature Special

Thursday 21 May

Fun with LEGO and Sesame Street

Wednesday 20 May

Mental Health Awareness Week

 Tuesday 19 May

Learning opportunities including podcasts, Ted Ed talks and stir-fries

Monday 18 May

Staying active during lockdown

Friday 15 May

Origami, yoga and paper planes

Thursday 14 May

Laugh, stretch and... Zentangle

Wednesday 13 May

Peek inside the locked doors of London's museums, and much more

Tuesday 12 May

Good thinking and more movement

Monday 11 May

Drawing, stories and online safety

Thursday 7 May

Victory in Europe day special

Wednesday 6 May

Dance, opera, ballet, and more

Tuesday 5 May

Lots of theatre fun for children and adults

Monday 4 May

Explore the skies, stars and get baking

Friday 1 May 

Be inspired to run, relax and make pizza

April 2020

Thursday 30 April 

Lockdown ideas and activities from the Healthy Lives team

Wednesday 29 April 

Stay at home activities for children and families from the Healthy Lives team