Welcome to the Solihull Approach

An exciting, well-established model that really works!

We're all about emotional health and well-being.

What we do

For practitioners

Find out about how we support emotional health and well-being in the early years and upto adulthood through our trainings and resource packs. Share in a Forum discussion. Hear about the Solihull Approach in use. Sign in to register your group or your data returns or without a sign in, register a group or a data return.  

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For commissioners

Find out about how we support emotional health and well-being at a population level or in particular sectors. Read about our research. Hear about large scale implementations of the Solihull Approach.  See more about our online courses. Find out about our cascadable trainings. Employers: contact us for info about well-being at work.      

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For parents

Award winning online courses about being a parent. Free downloads. All at Ourplace.    

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Order resources

The First Five Years

A comprehensive manual for those working with the under 5's. Now available as an e version as well as a paper version.

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Whole school training

For all staff, from the teachers to the governors. Read the latest research on the SA in schools.

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Course for foster carers

Used as a popular core training for foster carers. Provides a foundation course; highly rated by foster carers.  

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Research and development

Parenting group

Bateson, Delaney and Pybus (2006) quantitative research on the effectiveness of the Solihull Approach parenting group.

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Download a list, read a summary of Alan Dolan's 2013 qualitative paper on fathers' experiences, access full articles.

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Parents' experiences

Johnson and Wilson (2012) evaluated 200 parents' experiences of being in a Solihull Approach group.

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What's going on

**New research published: Douglas, H. and Bateson, K. (2017) A service evaluation of the Solihull Approach Antenatal Parenting Group: integrating childbirth information with support for the fetal-parent relationship. Evidence Based Midwifery 15 (1) 14-19.**Extra resources now available in the shop for running antenatal groups.** Resource packs available in both a print version and an e version. **Thelwell, E., Rheeston, M and Douglas, H. (2017) Exploring breastfeeding peer supporters’ experiences of using the Solihull Approach model. British Journal of Midwifery. 25(10), pp 639-646. **Solihull Approach Learning Together Conference 2018

Ourplace for parents

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Solihull Approach in use

N Lanarkshire are training firefighters in the Solihull Approach. Islington are running the Postnatal Plus groups. Shropshire are running Solihull Approach Workshops for parents in schools. Wrexham are running the SA Antenatal Group. HMP Oakwood Prison ran the 2 Day Foundation training.

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For practitioners and trainers

Please remember to register your groups and complete your data returns!

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