New parenting courses to start

A number of free parenting courses to explore techniques and approaches to leading a healthy family lifestyle are taking place at venues across the city.

The HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition in the Really Young) parenting course, aimed at parents and carers of babies and young children under the age of five, are a unique and highly successful intervention to give young children the best start in life.

The FREE eight-week courses start on:
• Tuesday 19 September at Lemon Tree Childrens Centre, 12.45 – 2.45pm
• Tuesday 26 September at Marfleet Childrens Centre, 1 – 3pm
• Wednesday 4 October at Southcoates Primary School, 1 – 3pm (in partnership with Little Stars CC)
• Monday 9 October at Octagon Family Centre, 12.30 – 1:30pm
• Wednesday 11 October at Thorpepark Primary School, 9.15 – 11.15am (in partnership with Parks CC)

These courses are an ideal way to discuss family related health topics in a friendly and supportive environment, as well as increasing parents knowledge and understanding around leading a healthy lifestyle and advice on making small, measurable changes to daily habits. Participants who attend the weekly sessions will receive a free HENRY toolkit. Sessions may also include 30 minutes of ‘Family Time’ with games and activities.

A free crèche may be available with fully qualified, DBS checked staff. For a full list of courses available from or email or calling 01482 616 382.

More info can be found at To book a place call 01482 828 901 or via