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Community / Parents and carers of young children invited to take part in online course

A NEW online programme is being launched to support parents and carers of children aged up to five.

It is called Healthy Families: Right from the Start, and it will take the form of an eight week online course.

Each weekly session will last for one hour with a couple of videos for the family to watch before each session.

The sessions will be delivered to a small group of up to six families and help will be on offer to support families to get online to access the programme. The themes running through the eight weeks will be:

• Feeling more confident as a parent

• Physical activities for the little ones

• What children and the whole family eats

• Family lifestyle habits

• Enjoying life as a family

Families also receive a free toolkit delivered to their home. 

People can self-refer to the programme using this form.

It is all part of the national HENRY programme, which aims to “support a healthy, happy start in life”.

It is being coordinated locally by NHS Shetland’s health improvement department.

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