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What is the HENRY 5-12 programme?

The HENRY Healthy Families Growing Up Programme is an 8-week course delivered by local HENRY facilitators for parents and carers.

Any parent/carer with at least one child aged between 5 and 12 years can join a programme with available spaces.

HENRY is ideal for any family who would like to find out how the whole family can become healthier and happier together. Our programmes explore key themes such as; well-being, whole family lifestyle habits, mealtimes, TV, sleep, food, behaviour, setting boundaries, parenting and physical activity. Programmes are delivered across Leeds and online and there is no cost to attend.

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How to sign up or find out more?

If you would like to register for a programme or find out more, please complete the online form below. One of our team will contact you to discuss HENRY and how to get started. This form can also be completed by any professional or organisation working with a parent.

HENRY Parent Booking Form - ONLINE

You can also contact our friendly team directly by email at  

Upcoming courses

  • Beeston Hill Community Villiage: starting May 2024 TBC
  • Kippax Primary School, LS25 7PA: starting 29 April 2024, Mondays, 10:00-12:00 pm
  • Hillcrest Primary School, LS7 4DR: starting 30 April 2024, Tuesdays, 09:30-11:30 am
  • Online: starting 1st May, Wednesdays, 16:00-17:30pm
  • Broomfield School, LS10 3JP: starting 15 May 2024, Wednesdays 09:30-11:30am
  • Raynville Academy, LS13 2TQ: starting 26 September 2024, Thursdays 09:30-11:30 am
  • Bramley Resource Centre, LS13 3DQ: starting 15 May 2024, Wednesdays 13:00-15:00 pm


If there aren't any programmes suitable to you listed above, pleases get in touch and we can add you to our waiting list and let you know as soon as new dates and locations are released!

Any family can attend a programme, even if your child doesn't attend the school or organisation where the programme will be held. 

How does HENRY make a difference?

HENRY family support works – 97% of families who join a HENRY family programme are leading a healthier lifestyle by the programme's end. Independent evaluation has shown that families make long term lifestyle changes, and parents themselves often describe our support as ‘life-changing’.

Here's what families across Leeds have said about HENRY

“I have been improving things for myself and my family. We have less screen time and do more activities. We’re swapping some snacks and drinks for better choices. I’ve found new ways of dealing with situations – we listen equally to each other now, and I allow ‘me-time’ to feel more revived, focused, and confident.”

“It was good to share ideas with other parents and the challenges that face them. I got lots of ideas about how to help my family and make healthier choices for us all. I am a lot more mindful about the snacks and meals my children have, incorporating fruit and vegetables where I can and cutting back on processed snacks. I am more aware of the portion sizes they require.”

“I try to listen more attentively and be patient with them, allowing the children to communicate what they are feeling. Finally, we try to move about more, taking advantage of parks on the way home from school.”

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What if my children are under the age of 5 years old?

If you’re a parent carer of children under the age of 5 you can access HENRY Right From the Start.

For further information please contact:

  • Leeds community healthcare SPA number 0113 8435683 – for any professional or parent
  • Or contact your local children’s centre

Further information

To find out more about the HENRY national programme please visit Homepage | HENRY

For information and fun activities for eating well and being active as a please visit Healthier Families - Home - NHS (

Support for parents to look after yourself: Young Minds have some great information and resources that may help you look after your child/children while also looking after yourself. 

Parents' Guide to Looking After Yourself | Mental Health Support | YoungMinds

Pregnancy and maternity services
If you are expecting or have a baby or toddler, you can access support through at the link below.

Pregnancy and maternity services - Leeds Health and Care Partnership (

This leaflet may provides information and advice on toddler behaviour