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Looking for parents to take part in new Healthy Families programme

Parents Plus are seeking parents to take part in the pilot of their new evidence based Healthy Families Programme.

The Healthy Families courses are completely FREE to attend and will run over 8 weekly sessions in three locations starting in October/ early November

  1. Specs in Bray Co Wicklow on Wednesday mornings starting 23rd October  from 9:30am -12p.m.
  2. Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin  on Friday mornings starting the 8th November from 9.30am – 12p.m.
  3. Dublin city centre, on Wednesday Evenings starting the 13th November  from 6p.m. – 8.30p.m.

This evidence based course is aimed at improving the health and well-being of children and families. Delivered over 8 weeks the course will help parents to;

  • Establish healthy eating habits
  • Set rules and good habits around screen time
  • Increase activity and physical exercise
  • Enjoy healthy family mealtimes in the home
  • Create warm connected family relationships
  • Promote positive self-esteem and well being
  • Establish stress-free, relaxed, bedtime and sleep routines

Please feel free to distribute our downloadable flier here

Speaking of the programme, Professor John Sharry of Parents Plus explains “Parents often unfairly receive the lion’s share of the blame for the changed lifestyles of their children, whether this is a child’s weight issues, excessive use of screens, poor sleeping or fussy eating.  This is unfair and does not take into account the challenging environments we are now all living in. The Healthy Families Programme has been developed in response to these issues and the fact that parents are seeking advice from professionals on how to navigate these difficulties in their lives. The feedback from parents to date has been excellent.  We look forward to supporting more parents to have healthy and happy families, something that every family deserves.”

If you are interested in changing the health, wellbeing and future for your family, book your FREE place by emailing (For Bray) specs@brayareapartnership.ie or calling (01) 2116481.  For Dun Laoghaire and Dublin city centre email niamh@parentsplus.ie or call (01) 854 5185

The development of the programme was funded by  TUSLA and The Department of Children and Youth Affairs and has been supported by Safefood, Healthy Ireland and the HSE.