Derbyshire County Council Children's Services Team are planning regular delivery of HENRY courses across Derbyshire.

The HENRY Team are now taking referrals for the HENRY Healthy Families 'Right from the Start' 8-week group programme for parents and carers (for families with a child under the age of 5 years). 

Sessions are delivered virtually for 1 hour a week along with video links to explore the topic of conversation ahead of the session. Families will receive a HENRY toolkit containing a work book, resources including books, reward charts, a ball and much more.

Sessions will cover:

  • week 1 - decide what changes you want to make and set your own goals
  • week 2 - how to juggle life with young children so you all get what you need
  • week 3 - how to respond to children’s needs without giving in to all their demands
  • week 4 - positive mealtime tips for a happy family – reducing mealtime stress for everyone
  • week 5 - ideas for active play to help children learn, develop and stay happy
  • week 6 - food groups, food labels, portion sizes for under 5s, first foods, and snack swaps
  • week 7 - understanding and managing your child’s behaviour for a happier home
  • week 8 - celebrate your success as a parent and plan the future for your family

Please see the link below for more information on HENRY:

For further information and to refer families please follow this link and complete the short referral form at the bottom of the inked page

Health, exercise and nutrition for the really young (HENRY) - Derbyshire County Council

 If you have any further questions please contact:

Carli Colley

HENRY Facilitator

Youth and Community Engagement Worker

Early Help Team

[email protected]