HENRY programmes and workshops

We currently have three HENRY courses available. Please have a look at the description of each course to work out which ones are right for you and your family, then click the link to apply. HENRY will get back to you within five working days.

HENRY Preparation for Parenthood (for expectant parents)

Henry preparation for parenthood group programme support during pregnancy and for life with your new baby - free group programme

About this programme

A FREE 6-session programme helping you prepare for the arrival of your baby. 

Suitable for

Following funding from the Family Hubs Start for Life programme anyone who is pregnant and living in the Bradford district can apply. Partners, friends or family are encouraged to attend alongside expectant mothers.

Programme aims

This programme is designed to give expectant parents the confidence, knowledge and skills they need as they navigate the changes of pregnancy and life with a new baby.

What the sessions cover

  • attitudes and skills for pregnancy and life with a new baby
  • creating a healthy lifestyle for the whole family
  • providing the best environment possible for the developing baby 
  • before and after birth
  • developing a positive attitude to change
  • understanding the emotional needs of parents and newborns and building emotional well-being
  • increased self-belief and enhanced self-esteem

Programme length

2 hour session for 6 weeks

Our groups

We run face to face groups at venues across the district or online. Our next course start dates and venues are:

  • 2nd July, 6.45 to 8.30pm - Online
  • 9th September, 9.30am to 12 noon - Online
  • 9th September, 1 to 3pm - Farcliffe (West Family Hub)
  • 12th September, 9.30am to 12 noon - Barkerend (East Family Hub)
  • 17th September, 10am to 12 noon - Reevy Hill (South Family Hub)
  • 20th September, 10am to 12 noon - Rainbow (Keighley/Shipley Family Hub)
  • 12th November, 1 to 2.45pm - Online
  • 13th January 2025, 9.30 to 11.15am - Online

Here’s what other parents said after the programme

Parent:

“When I started using this service I was anxious and didn't really know what to expect. I have come away with a wealth of knowledge which has in turn made me more confident and feel that all my needs were met.”

Parent:

 “Amazing information that I will keep, expectations that I'm human and can only do my best.” 

Parent:

“It allowed me to dedicate time to the topics discussed and learnt new information on subsequent pregnancy. I'd recommend this to other expectant parents without hesitation.” 


Apply now

You can apply by completing our simple online form

Apply now

After applying if you need any further help or support you can contact HENRY by:

HENRY Becoming a new family workshop

top tips for coping with change when becoming a new family

About this workshop

A FREE 2-hour workshop that will help families and expectant parents prepare for the changes that will take place when becoming a new family.

Suitable for

Following funding from the Family Hubs Start for Life programme anyone who lives in the Bradford district and is about to have a family or has very recently become a family.

This workshop can be attended in addition to ‘Preparing for parenthood’, or as a stand-alone session.

Workshop aims

The overall aim of the workshop is to prepare for the changes that will take place when becoming a new family. It normalises the range of feelings, looks at expectations of family life and builds confidence and strategies for becoming a new family.

What the session covers

  • Identify typical changes they might experience when becoming a new parent
  • Learn that experiencing a wide range of emotions is perfectly normal
  • Understand how feelings affect behaviour and identify underlying needs
  • Explore different ways to cope with the changes of becoming a new family

Workshop length

One off workshop for 2 hours

Our workshops

We run face to face groups at venues across the district or online. Our next course start dates and venues are:

  • 27th June, 1 to 3pm - Online
  • 15th July, 10am to 12 noon - Woodside (South Family Hub)
  • 19th August, 10am to 12 noon - Online
  • 20th August, 10am to 12 noon - Rainbow (Keighley/Shipley Family Hub)
  • 2nd September, 1pm to 3pm - Farcliffe (West Family Hub)
  • 31st October, 10am to 12 noon - Barkerend (East Family Hub)
  • 14th November, 1pm to 2.45pm - TFD Centre (South Family Hub baby circle group)

Here’s what other parents said after the workshop

Parent:

I really liked the Iceberg chart and understanding how feelings and behaviour are linked."


Apply now

You can apply by completing our simple online form

Apply now

After applying if you need any further help or support you can contact HENRY by:

HENRY Understanding children’s behaviour workshop

join us find out what's driving your child's behaviour

About this workshop

A FREE 2-hour workshop that will help parents/carers not only understand their child's behavior but develop ways of coping and positive ways to respond. You will also meet other parents/carers who have similar experiences.

Suitable for

Following funding from the Family Hubs Start for Life programme anyone who lives in the Bradford district and has a child(ren) can apply.

Workshop aims

The focus will be on supporting parents and carers to work together to share experiences and develop practical coping strategies that will promote children's health and wellbeing.

What the session covers

  • Understanding of the effect of feelings on behaviour and the link between feelings and needs
  • Increased understanding of the importance of listening to children
  • Knowledge of empathy
  • Increased confidence as a parent gained by sharing ideas in the group
  • Greater awareness of own strengths and resourcefulness
  • Experience of being in a supportive group that will encourage parents to make changes in their own lives

Workshop length

One off workshop for 2 hours

Our workshops

We run face to face groups at venues across the district or online. Our next course start dates and venues are:

  • 25th June, 1 to 2.30pm - Online
  • 1st July, 1 to 3pm - Farcliffe (West Family Hub)
  • 15th July, 1 to 3pm - Reevy Hill (South Family Hub)
  • 31st July, 10am to 12 noon - Barkerend (East Family Hub)
  • 12th August, 10am to 12 noon - Barkerend (East Family Hub)
  • 13th August, 10am to 12 noon - Rainbow (Keighley/Shipley Family Hub)
  • 19th September, 1 to 2.45pm - Online

Here’s what other parents said after the workshop

Parent:

“I have really engaged with the reason behind why children behave the way they do,and this will help me to deal with my child's behaviour in future, by understanding why he is feeling and behaving in a certain way. I plan to engage empathy towards my child when he is having his tantrums or displaying bad behaviour, and choose different ways of dealing with it, and showing him I understand him, instead of letting myself become frustrated."


Apply now

You can apply by completing our simple online form

Apply now

After applying if you need any further help or support you can contact HENRY by: