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Community and Family Updates

We will regularly update you with news, events and opportunities for families in Tower Hamlets and the wider community.

Tower Hamlets Healthy Lives and Families Update

Here are newsletters from  The Healthy Lives Team and Families Matter, from Tower Hamlets. They regularly share relevant information, activities and resources to support your ongoing health and wellbeing.  We will add their new information here.

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Families Matter Arts and Events Healthy Lives Families Matter
May June June July


Caribbean Carnival

Jubilee Half Term Events

Online Parenting

Healthy Food 


Jubilee Events

Half term events for kids

Art classes

Festival of Communities


Fruit and Veg vouchers

Supporting children with Autism at mealtimes

Mental health advice


Summer Activities

Tower of London visits for £1

Summer Reading Challenge

Arts and Events Families Matter Healthy Lives Arts and Events
April April May May


Free activities in Tower Hamlets parks

Free textiles workshops

Petticoat Lane heritage trail


Half-Term Childcare

Understanding RSE

Education Health Care (EHCP) workshops


Information on Healthy Start vouchers

Mile End Park Run

Sugar Scan App


Altab Ali day and exhibition

UK Asian Film Festival

Free Half Term Activities

Families Matter Arts and Events Families Matter Healthy Lives
February March March March


Parent conference: Thursday 10 March 2022

SEND workshop

Parenting workshops

Suicide prevention


Akhtari - The Musical

Women's History Month - Show at the Brady Arts Centre

Sunday Forest Schools



Easter Activities

Cycle Training

Revise wise

Parenting courses

Free Speech development


Easter Activities

MMR vaccine

Childcare support

Parenting App

Healthy Lives Arts and Events Families Matter Healthy Lives
January January January  February


Sleep and Mental Health Support

Suicide Prevention

Fatherhood and Mental Wellbeing


Canary Wharf winter lights festival

Short Film Festival at Rich Mix

Half Moon Theatre shows



Cycle training

Place2Be mental health week

Domestic abuse support


Parents workshop - helping with ovid fears

Keeping calm workshop for teens

Raising healthy baby course

Walks in the borough

Families Matter Arts and Events Healthy Lives Families Matter
November December 3rd December December


Applying for Reception

Managing Behaviour 2-11

Idea Store - Book Chat sessions

Career ideas

Support for Violence against women and girls


Bangladesh @50, Victory Day concert (16th December)

My Home, My Bari - art installation at Kobi Nazrul centre

Urban Makers Christmas market


Information on the new Young Mayor

Health Start vouchers

NHS Mental health

Jennie's fitness in 5


Support with Nursery or Reception applications

Free online safety sessions

Support with separation

Healthy Lives Healthy Lives Arts and Events Families Matter
8th October 5th November November October


Vote for the Young Mayor

Covid-19 vaccination

Swimming in Tower Hamlets


Flu Vaccination

Healthy Start Vouchers

Asthma Clinic


Creativity Club for locals

Walks of East London Parks

My Home, My Bari - Art exhibition at the Kobi Nazrul centre


Anti Bullying Week

Positive Parenting Programme

Online Safety

Families Matter Arts and Events Healthy Lives Families Matter
August September September 30th September


School uniform grant

Secondary Transfer Information

Keeping safe online


Bangladeshi Film Festival

Free residents photography course

Free Friday music at Oxford House


Information on depression

Online wellbeing resources

Self-care for parents


Booking for Half-Term Holiday scheme

Information on child vaccinations

Somali parents network information

Secondary transfer advice sessions

Previous dates archived.

There is a wealth of information for further parental support on their website - Parental Support

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  • Events and courses for parents

    Published 31/03/22
    Take a look at some great suggestions for families from Easter fun to courses
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  • Promoting a Healthier Lifestyle

    Published 13/01/22
    Please find this useful workshop for Parents and Families
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  • Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme

    Published 19/11/21

    Support for Managing Children's Behaviour

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  • Free Family Cycle Training!

    Published 13/10/21

    Tower Hamlets – Family Cycle Training – 25 October

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  • Building Strong Identities - 8th October@10am

    Published 06/10/21

    We warmly encourage you to attend this Zoom discussion below.  It is run by the Parent and Family support service.  It will be a great way to hear about how to support your child to build their identity.

    Friday 8th October at 10am

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  • Archive of Family Updates

    Published 09/09/21

    Links to previous council updates

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  • Bangladesh Film Festival - Free!

    Published 09/09/21

    Please enter an introduction for your news story here.

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    Published 15/07/21

    Go Wild for Reading this Holiday!!

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  • Free Summer Events for All Families

    Published 15/07/21
    Take a look at the opportunities for families from Tower Hamlets this Summer
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  • Tower Hamlets July Events

    Published 09/07/21

    Check out What's On in Tower Hamlets this July

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  • Summer Events and Activities

    Published 09/07/21

    Check out the great events and activities which Tower Hamlets have laid on this summer to keep children active and having fun over the holidays.

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  • Parent and Carer Council virtual meeting​​​​​​​

    Published 09/06/21

    Meeting for Parents in Tower Hamlets

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