Professional education

Upcoming conferences

Infant Sleep - training and masterclass
13 & 14 August 2017

-- SOLD OUT --

More dates coming soon. Email Helen if you would like to go on a wait list or hear about the next Infant Sleep training session

Or come to Helen's Solihull Approach training in October.

Solihull Approach Foundation Training
8 & 23 October 2017

2 day Foundation Training
$220/day + $185 resource pack

Get a deep understanding of infant mental health, containment and reciprocity, and develop the 'how to' skills required to implement The Solihull Approach in your daily work. 

What you'll learn
This is an overarching  framework that supports interventions such as:

    • Watch, Wait and Wonder
    • New Born Observation
    • Circle of Security and more.

    Take this unique professional development opportunity to enhance how you work with families.

    Groups are small to enhance pariticpant expereince so places are STRICTLY LIMITED. 

    Workplace education

    For over 10 years, Helen has provided valuable insight and career-changing education to many professions, including:

    • Mother Baby Unit and Early Parenting Centre staff
    • Midwives
    • Child & Family Health Nurses
    • Maternal & Child Health Nurses
    • Practice Nurses
    • Childbirth Educators
    • Lactation consultants
    • Family Support workers
    • Psychologists
    • Social Workers
    • Childcare Workers
    • Student Maternal and Child Health nurses.

    Sessions can be conducted in your workplace or you can come to our clinic for training.

    What you’ll learn

    Choose a session from the list below or you can tailor a session to meet your individual group needs. All sessions have an infant mental health element. Topics include but are not limited to:

    • Interpersonal Neurobiology
    • Research based understanding of sleep and settling
    • Sleep and settling when families are really struggling
    • Infant Assessment
    • Attachment Theory and Research
    • Safe Physical Sleeping
    • Asking the difficult questions when something seems wrong
    • Interventions aimed at promoting secure attachment
    • Professional Supervision (individual or group)
    • Nurturing the infant-parent relationship
    • Fundamentals of Infant Mental Health
    • What Infant Sleep Research tells us.


    Costs depend on content, location and time (half or full day session)

    Book now

    Get in touch to find out more and make a booking.

    Helen’s experience

    Helen has been invited to participate in a number of professional discussion groups, including the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and Helen Mayo Mother Baby unit hypothetical (Australia). She has been advisor to a number of organisations, including The Royal Women's Hospital as consultant on the development of their parent kit (Australia), and has presented a number of webinars internationally.

    Helen continues to present around the world, focusing on incorporating infant mental health concepts and findings into infant-parent relationships and infant sleep.

    She is author of the book Safe Sleep Space (2012) and Connect to Sleep (2017) and  contributing author to The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep (2014), and has published research in the Journal of Early Human Development (2017).