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Full RCT of HENRY’s Healthy Families: Right from the Start group programme

Thu, 12/05/2022

Following a successful pilot RCT, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has approved funding for a full RCT of HENRY’s Healthy Families: Right from the Start group programme.

The pilot RCT found that the research methodologies were effective and also found a positive impact on children’s weight status – children whose parents attended a HENRY programme had a trend…

Healthy Families Growing Up - a blog from our facilitators in Leeds

Mon, 18/10/2021

We’re really pleased to be able to introduce the first in a series of blogs from Siobahn Jennings and her colleague Karen who have just finished their training to run our Healthy Families Growing Up programme in Leeds. Their regular blog will give an insight into the work that they’re doing to support 5-12 year olds as well as the positive impact that the programme has on families…

Advent of Change

Thu, 7/10/2021

Join the giving revolution this Christmas – HENRY is proud to be part of an innovative product line-up from Advent of Change

We are pleased to announce that we are part of a unique product line-up from Advent of Change for Christmas 2021, alongside 47 other charities. The feel-good festive range has been revealed in…

HENRY Chief Executive to speak at free webinar on Childhood Food Poverty

Tue, 27/10/2020

On the 10th of November, HENRY Chief Executive, Kim Roberts will take part in a free webinar and panel discussion that will explore how policy and social actors can tackle childhood poverty. 

The discussion will consider how over the last ten years the number of children in the UK living with food poverty has increased alongside a rise in childhood obesity. 

COVID-19 exposes fragility of infant feeding support in the UK

Mon, 3/08/2020

HENRY is pleased to be a signatory on a letter sent to mark World Breastfeeding Week to Jo Churchill, Undersecretary of State, Department of Health and Social Care and Alison Thewliss, MP, Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding and Inequalities calling on the UK government to address the fragility of UK breastfeeding support services. 

Charities urge government to take greater action in achieving the goals of the Childhood Obesity Plan

Wed, 15/07/2020

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s imminent plans to address obesity in the UK, Action on Sugar, Action on Salt and 47 leading health charities, including HENRY, and researchers representing both the treatment and prevention of obesity, are urging Mr Johnson to implement all outstanding recommendations previously committed to in Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of the Government’s…

Charities call on government to take urgent action to keep babies safe

Thu, 9/04/2020

HENRY is pleased to be supporting this initiative led by the First 1001 Days Movement to protect babies during the current lockdown

Today, over 40 leading mental health, family and children’s charities and professional bodies are calling on national and local decision makers to give urgent attention to the wellbeing of babies, toddlers and their parents…

Update on HENRY family support and Covid-19

Tue, 17/03/2020
During the current uncertainty surrounding the spread of coronavirus, HENRY and our staff are committed to helping families get the best start for their young children during such challenging times.
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