Shetland Family Centre

HENRY Healthy Families: Right from the Start Programme

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Everyone wants the best for their children but it can be hard to know what to do as a parent in the early years.  That's where HENRY comes in.

The HENRY Healthy Families: Right from the Start Programme is free to join and helps you give your child the best possible start in life.

About the Programme

The programme is for parents or carers of children aged 0 to 5 years old. It is free to join. Everyone wants the best for their children, but with so much conflicting advice it can be hard to know what to do for the best as a parent, especially in the early years. The HENRY Healthy Families: Right from the Start programme is running locally. Join the thousands of families across the country who have benefited from the support and tips it provides for young families. Research shows that the key ingredients to ensuring babies and young children have a healthy start in life are:

  • Parenting confidence
  • Physical activity for little ones
  • What children and families eat
  •  Family lifestyle habits
  • Enjoying life as a family

The programme covers these 5 themes across 8 weeks and provides everything you need to help get your little one off to a great start. 

Is the HENRY Programme for me?

The HENRY programme can help everyone with a baby or young child. Every parent who joins learns something new and useful. If you have at least one child under 5 years old and can answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions below then HENRY is for you:

  • Would you like to feel more confident as a parent?
  •  Would you like some support to give your child a healthy start?
  •  Do you wish your child would eat more fruit and vegetables?
  •  Would you like to reduce mealtime stress? 
  • Would you like to enjoy being active together as a family more often?
  •  Are you interested in some ideas to get children away from the TV?

What do other parents say about it? 

  • 97% of parents would recommend it
  • 89% feel more confident as a parent

Here is some feedback from a parent who completed the HENRY in another area (more parent stories are available to see on the HENRY website)

What do I get on a HENRY programme?

Every parent joining a HENRY programme receives a HENRY toolkit which includes everything you’ll need during the programme and helpful resources to use in your family. The HENRY toolkit will help you give your child a great start in life, get the whole family involved, and keep track of how well you’re doing.

How can I join a programme?

To find out more about the programme, or to sign up please fill in this online form -  

HENRY Online Form

For further information please call Health Improvement on 01595 80 7494, or email shet.healthyshetland@nhs.scot