The charity HENRY are developing a new programme to support young people to have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed in order to live healthy and happy lives. They would like young people aged 11-19 to help them to develop the programme and this is where Hannah, a PhD student, and maybe you, come in…

Hannah is a PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire undertaking a PhD in collaboration with HENRY. Hannah’s PhD is contributing to the basis of a new programme which will support teenagers with health and wellbeing. For her PhD, Hannah is looking to hear the thoughts and opinions of young people to ensure that the programme is built around what they need and want. 

Hannah is looking to speak with young people (aged 11-19) in a one-off internet-enabled video interview with her.

If you are aged 11-19, Hannah wants to find out your opinions on making changes to physical activity and eating behaviours, specifically with regard to what might get in the way of, or help to, make positive changes. Hannah would also ask about your opinions on designing the new programme.

Anyone aged between 11-19 can take part. If you are under 16 years old your parent/guardian needs to agree to you taking part. If you are 16 years or older you can agree to take part for yourself. The interviews are expected to last around 30 minutes and given the current situation they are being conducted online or over the phone.

For more details go to Or email Hannah at If you are interested in helping to shape an exciting, new programme to support young people then Hannah would love to hear from you. 

This project has full ethics approval from the University of Hertfordshire (protocol number LMS/PGR/UH/04197)

HENRY is a national charity supporting families to make positive and holistic lifestyle changes to ensure children have the best start in life.