HAPPY Training Course

Healthy & Active Parenting Programme in the Early Years

This 4-day training course will provide practitioners with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to deliver the 12-session HAPPY group programme for pregnant women and their partners with the aim of reducing childhood obesity. 


Six of the sessions take place during the antenatal phase and six take place post-natally, until the baby is nine months old.

Husband embracing pregnant wife, with his hand resting on her baby bump

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the training, practitioners will be able to:

  • ​explain to parents the importance of maternal diet during and after pregnancy and enable them to make changes if needed

  • support mothers in engaging in physical activity during and after pregnancy

  • explain to parents the benefits of breastfeeding and healthy infant feeding

  • support parents in providing opportunities for infant physical activity and avoiding sedentary behaviour

Course Overview & Cost

Click link to download the 4-day HAPPY training course overview.

Programme Overview

Click link for an overview of the 12-session HAPPY programme that professionals who attend our four-day training course will deliver to parents.

Impact & Evidence

Click link for evidence to support the effectiveness of the Healthy and Active Parenting Programme in the Early Years.

Book Training

We would be delighted to come and work with your team at a time and location of your choice. Contact our At Home team to find out more. You can also book individual places on certain dates and locations - check our training calendar for availability.


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"A great 4-day course. Lots of points to consider and I look forward to delivering in the near future."

"I realised how useful it can be to role play challenging scenarios for parents."

"This training has helped me with my confidence in facilitation and to reflect on my own practice."