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Herts Health Heroes

Tackling childhood obesity across Hertfordshire

Promoting healthy lifestyles for families and fighting childhood obesity. Together we can make a difference.

What is Herts Health Heroes?

Herts Health Heroes is a network of professionals from across Hertfordshire, brought together by BeeZee Bodies in aid of a common goal – to help the county’s families live happier, healthier lives.

Our weight management programmes have had incredible results so far, but we can achieve so much more if we all work together. And that’s what Herts Health Heroes is all about – helping you help others.

Why Join Herts Health Heroes?

Every month, we’ll send you an email packed full of stuff to make your life easier and more interesting.

  • Our latest free training, masterclasses and CPD sessions for professionals
  • New resources from our ever-growing Asset Bank, designed to help you engage families, enrich lives, feel confident addressing difficult situations, and much more besides
  • Major events and developments from around the country that will have an impact on your work
  • Fun facts about nutrition and health that even you won’t have heard before
  • All the latest from organisations in and around Hertfordshire that you need to know about

What's on in Herts?

Head to Hertford Castle for some seasonal fun this autumn. Take a breath of fresh air whilst taking part in the children’s autumn trail, snap a photo in front of the seasonal display, and explore the castle rooms and themed basement on the open day (Sunday 31st October - 12pm - 4pm). The castle grounds are open from 6.30am to 9pm. This is a free self-guided trail event.

Go exploring

It’s easy for us to pass on COVID-19 or flu viruses without knowing. This winter there are two essential vaccines you’ll need to protect yourself and your loved ones. Some people may be eligible for both the flu and the COVID-19 booster vaccines. If you’re offered both vaccines, it's safe to have them at the same time. It’s also fine to have them at different times.

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Learning Together is a regional programme of learning, development and networking opportunities to help you find your place in the world of Social Prescribing. The programme is for any community organisation wanting to work more closely with social prescribing and accept referrals from link workers.

Get learning

Everyone needs a little support from time-to-time, whether that’s with the cost of food and essentials, advice on debt management or simply help to live independently at home. HertsHelp is a network of community organisations working together across Hertfordshire to help everyone living in the county find the independent support, guidance and information they need to access the right service and get the most out of life.

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Hertsmere’s Healthy Hubs have launched two new weekly pop-ups. Through your local Healthy Hub you can get help to lead a healthier, happier life! Anything from help with weight, giving up smoking, cutting down on drinking, getting support as a carer, community groups and finding out about health events and activities.

Access your local hub

The impact and experience of the past 18 months has been difficult for us all. That’s why it’s so important to look after our mental health and wellbeing. It’s World Mental Health Day on Sunday, 10 October. Better Health-Every Mind Matters is supporting the nation’s mental wellbeing, showing the little things we can all do and how these can make a big difference; helping us to lead happier, healthier lives and cope with life’s challenges.

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Our Programmes

BeeZee Families

Our flagship programme, BeeZee Families is now available online or in person for 5-15 year olds and their families. Different topics are covered each week, while keeping things as fun and simple as possible.

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BeeZee Lite

1:1 support sessions for 5-15 year olds to give advice on nutrition, physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Together we develop a personalised behaviour change plan for the family to take away with them.

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HENRY

An 8-week programme for parents with children under 5 in the Herts Valley CCG. Health, Exercise & Nutrition for the Really Young (HENRY) teaches skills including healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity.

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What Our Participants Say

Jamie (7)

We got a lot out of the online sessions, it really helped us to make some positive changes to our eating habits. I liked the idea of having the quizzes and polls as you still felt really involved, and both Jamie and I had lost weight after just 6 weeks.

Jake (15)

The online programme was run brilliantly. Informative, interactive and interesting. We all found it helpful and picked up useful knowledge for life! Jake has lost 11kg and he looks and feels so much better! Thanks BeeZee Bodies for giving him a lifetime of skills to keep this going!

Chloe (9)

BeeZee Bodies is brilliant! It's a fun way to learn about healthy eating and I will remember the things I've learned for years to come. There are things my family and I do every day to help us be healthier that we wouldn't have done before BeeZee Bodies.

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