HENRY workshops and 8-week programmes

HENRY is licensed to deliver a wide range of support for families including individual workshops, 8-week programmes, resources and online help. HENRY supports parents and carers of children under the age of 5 in Lambeth and Southwark with whole-family nutrition, parenting skills, physical activity and emotional wellbeing.

The health visiting support and development workers deliver individual workshops as well as an 8-week programme called healthy families: right from the start.

Workshop topics include:

  • starting solids
  • fussy eating
  • let’s get active
  • healthy teeth
  • healthy drinks for young children
  • eating well for less

The bottom of this page has descriptions of each workshop.

A crèche is provided at all workshops (except starting solids).

Parents and carers can book a place by emailing: gst-tr.HVSupportAndDevelopmentWorker@nhs.net.

Please include in your email:

  • which session you would like to attend
  • your name
  • your child’s name
  • your child's date of birth
  • your postcode
  • your phone number

If you would like help with your booking, please contact your local children's centre in Lambeth and Southwark. They will take your contact details and pass them onto us. We'll then contact you to book you in. 

Individual workshops

HENRY workshop sessions
Monday 15 July 1pm to 3pm Fussy eating Loughborough Children’s Centre
Loughborough Primary School
Minet Road
Tuesday 23 July 9.45am to 11.45am Fussy eating Liz Atkinson Children's Centre
9 Mostyn Road

8-week programmes – Healthy families: right from the start

Our healthy families: right from the start programmes run for 8 weeks, starting in April.



Henry Fawcett Children's Centre
Clayton Street
SE11 5LD

Dates and times

All sessions are face-to-face.

  • Tuesday 30 April, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 7 May, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 14 May, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 21 May, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 4 June, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 11 June, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 18 June, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 25 June, 10am to 12.30pm



1st Place Children's Centre
12 Chumleigh Street

Dates and times

All sessions are face-to-face.

  • Wednesday 5 June, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 12 June, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 19 June, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 26 June, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 3 July, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 10 July, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 17 July, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 24 July, 10am to 12.30pm

Learn more about our courses

Aims and content of our HENRY workshops and 8 week courses
Name Theme Content
Starting solids Helping you understand how to establish healthy food preferences and eating habits from the start of your child's life.
  • Signs of readiness to start trying solids.
  • Taking babies on a taste journey.
  • First foods and finger foods.
  • Helping babies enjoy a wide range of tastes and textures.
  • Responsive feeding.
  • Repeated exposure.
Fussy eating Giving you skills and strategies to manage fussy eating.
  • Enjoying mealtimes together as a family.
  • Responsive feeding.
  • Portion sizes.
  • Cutting out grazing.
  • Balancing food groups.
Let's get active Building your confidence and knowledge of active games for 0 to 5 year olds and adopting an active lifestyle as a family.
  • Why active play is important.
  • Parents as active role models.
  • Sharing ideas for indoor and outdoor play.
  • Parenting skills and strategies to encourage active play and reduce screen time.
  • National guidance on activity and screen time.
Healthy teeth Developing your skills, knowledge and motivation to support oral health in early life.
  • Why oral health in early years is so important.
  • Effective toothbrusing routines and techniques.
  • A healthy diet for healthy teeth.
  • When to take children to the dentist.
Healthy drinks for young children Increasing awareness of sugar quantities in fizzy drinks and exploring healthier alternatives.
  • Guessing sugar content in popular fizzy drinks.
  • Using Public Health England's sugar smart app to make choices.
  • Healthier alternatives.
  • National Eatwell guidance.
Eating well for less Challenging and overcoming the perception that healthy eating is expensive.
  • Sharing tips for shopping on a budget.
  • Menu planning to avoid waste and encourage healthy eating.
  • Shopping to a menu plan and budget.
  • Recipes for simple, healthy, low-cost meals.

Healthy families: right from the start 8-week programme

This programme covers a range of themes across 8 weeks and provides everything you need to help get your little one off to a great start.

  • Feel more confident as a parent.
  • Reduce mealtime stress.
  • Enjoy being active as a family more often.
  • Encourage your child away from screens and TV.
  • See your child eat more fruit and vegetables.
  • Gain ideas to help with family routines.
  • Enjoying life as a family.