The team at Danny’s Place has made the difficulty decision to stop consulting as of December 2021. For 6 years we have worked with families, children and adolescents, helping change lives and we are grateful and humbled that you entrusted the care of your child to us. We thank everyone for their support, none more so than the team who always brought such enthusiasm to creating change and Variety The Children’s Charity who provided 3 years of funding support for 120 families.
Danny’s Place is home to a friendly team of specialists who help young people aged 8-18 years and their families battle excess weight.
What is Danny’s Place?
Danny’s Place is home to the Be Your Best Program, a complete six-month medical, nutritional, lifestyle and behavioural program for young people aged 8 – 18 years who are carrying excess weight.
Here you will find a friendly, engaging and passionate team of specialists who provide young people the opportunity to become healthier, happier and more confident, while meeting their medical, nutritional, physical and psychological needs.
Measuring obesity for children and teens uses different metrics than that for adults – please use this BMI Percentile Calculator for an initial assessment.
What can I expect from Danny’s Place?
From the moment you come to Danny’s Place, you will notice it’s a little bit different from other medical clinics. Appointments related to weight can be very daunting, so our team aims to help you and your child feel at ease. Your child will always be approached with positivity and energy as they go through the Be Your Best program experience. Our team will work together with you and your child to establish appropriate goals and show you how to achieve these through making small but significant changes.
Variety applications are now closed
Thanks to Variety, Danny’s Place has helped over 100 extra families who could not normally access the service due to cost. With Variety, this would not have been possible so we would like to say a big THANKYOU.
What is the Be Your Best (BYB) Program?
The Be Your Best (BYB) Program is a complete medical, nutritional and lifestyle program for 8 – 18 years olds with obesity related problems.
A Mum’s Story
As a mother of children with obesity issues I was looking for something non –threatening and non -judgemental to support our family to work towards addressing the issue. Over the years we had tried many different avenues to get support that had not been very successful. As a mother I found there is a lot of guilt carried about your children having weight issues yet finding support that addressed more than just the scales seemed out of reach. Danny’s place was the answer I was looking for. The team are so supportive of the whole family without judgement. They focus on the child as a person and their growth and as a mother I could not ask for more, I feel supported by them which in turn allows me to support my child.
We all want the best for our children. Our team just wants to support you to support your child. All children and families are different, and parenting is a difficult job. Every parent tries their best for their child, we understand that. We also know that everyone’s life experiences are different, so we don’t judge.
Carrying excess weight is incredibly personal for you and your child and can have a negative impact on self-esteem, body image, health and wellbeing. Our team believes there is always something positive to focus on. Yes, even small changes add up! We will always work to find the positivity in the changes being made.
Our team understands that you and other care givers are the most important people to your child. Including you and other key caregivers in the education is essential. The Be Your Best program is designed as a family centered program and easily allows you to be involved in all team member sessions.
Every Child is Unique
Our team will give you and your child their full attention. We won’t compare; we all learned to read, walk and ride a bike at different times, and weight management is no different. Your child will be respected for their unique qualities and we will be sensitive to their needs and respect their individual life experiences.