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Esther Shifra in her garden where she says she is happiest

Esther Shifra comes across as a thoughtful, intelligent and caring person.

Recently, I bought a new electric toothbrush and when I went online to extend its warranty, I was amazed to be asked for my date of birth!

Whatever your view on the EU referendum, you will probably agree this country has a very different feel and mood from pre-Brexit.

Days like the Great Newham London Run and family run on Sunday show the real value of the investment that Newham Council made to become co-owners of the former Olympic Stadium.

Cllr Quintin Peppiatt, cabinet member for children and young people.

Young people at risk of developing mental health issues are to be supported by funding of nearly £10 million, led by Newham Council.

Fed up of working 9-5? Picture: LincolnGroup11/Wikimedia

Looking for work, but not sure that a traditional 9 to 5, 40-hour week is for you?

Tom Brosseau will be performing at Moka East in Stratford

A rare opportunity has cropped up to see US guitarist and songwriter Tom Brosseau play at Stratford restaurant Moka East.

La lechera (the milk lady), 2015, by Sonya Hurtardo. Picture courtesy of the artist and the V&A.

A photographer has created a series of arresting images for a show about fairy tales and the vulnerabilities of childhood.

It is a very long time since I had careers advice at school. I wouldn’t say it was particularly good. But at least I had some. Too many young people today don’t get any.

Phillip Minns takes a break from running inside Central Park, East Ham

Significant research shows that people’s wellbeing can be maintained and improved by their physical health – and vice versa. Kat Hopps hears from one runner who helps others by being a mental health ambassador for England Athletics.

So, I joined the campaign to Vote Leave and take back control.

Four years ago the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were about to kick off.

Priya Aiyer is 80,000 words in to writing her first novel

Srimathi Aiyer, known as Priya, recalls life before social anxiety disorder and depression took hold at secondary school.

Refugee Council staff with UEL trainee interpreters. Picture: UEL

The University of East London (UEL) has created a health and wellbeing portal for vulnerable people.

Ballet Central perform at Stratford Circus on July 30. Photo: Bill Cooper

Neoclassical meets cutting-edge contemporary in a versatile display of budding dancers.

Amina Mohamed, Lucess Thomas and Joel Kerr in the Stratford Memory Lane  Café

People living with dementia in the borough are to benefit from two new services from the Alzheimer’s Society.

Rosalind Alban and Dr. Sim Roy-Chowdhury

The borough’s diverse population presents particular challenges for experts supporting individuals from ethnic minority groups with mental health issues.

It has been almost a fortnight since the European referendum and the result is still being hotly debated, but we must respect that the people have spoken across the United Kingdom and voted against remaining a part of the European Union.

One of the more encouraging sights in the past couple of weeks was that of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Mayor of London welcoming leaders and young people of all faiths for a celebratory iftar at Lambeth Palace.

I want to encourage residents to improve their health, have fun and discover their local area by taking part in the Beat the Street challenge.

The Bow Open Show for 2016 is curated by Anji Smith.

This year’s Bow Open Show offers a bold line-up of works exploring issues of cross-cultural identity, gender and sexuality.

Deborah Williams was frogmarched in handcuffs to a psychiatric ward in the 1990s but says attitudes towards mental health have changed

As part of the Newham Recorder’s Minds Matter mental health campaign, EMMA YOULE spoke with an ex-traffic warden about the dramatic day she was first taken to a psychiatric hospital and asks whether attitudes have changed over time.

Revellers at London Fields earlier this year (Picture: Gareth Jones)

Despite the havoc wrought in London Fields on the first (and only) sunny weekend of the summer (June 4-5) writes, Ivor Benjamin, on behalf of London Fields User Group,

Ex UEL student Alice Watson was supported by the university when she needed it most.

Former University of East London (UEL) student Alice Watson is an advocate of early intervention for mental health issues.

Should flower arranging determine which school a child can attend?

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