Overview of HENRY

HENRY is an award-winning charity that is passionate about babies and young children having a healthy start in life. That means helping the whole family make positive changes to their lifestyle and building healthier communities.

We have developed a national reputation for delivering responsive packages of support that really make a difference – working with over 60 local partners, including health trusts, local authorities, public health departments, voluntary organisations and universities.

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How does HENRY make a difference?

Parents want the best for their children, but it isn’t always easy to change entrenched habits – particularly in today’s fast food and sedentary culture.

Because of this we have developed the HENRY Framework for behaviour change – helping parents to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools – as well the parenting skills – they need to adopt a healthier and happier family lifestyle.

How can we help?

Our first step is always an in-depth discussion with you about local needs, services and gaps – and how we can help you to identify, engage and make a difference to families of young children at risk of obesity. This might include:

  • Training for health and early years practitioners in the HENRY approach to tackling child obesity
  • Structured individual or group-based family interventions
  • Parent-led peer support schemes to promote a healthy family lifestyle in local communities
  • Enabling childcare settingsto model a healthy lifestyle in their approach to food, activity and
    emotional well-being
  • Accessible resources to support work with families, including story books, charts and online materials