Professional education

Upcoming conferences

Solihull Approach Training

Get a deep understanding of infant mental health, containment and reciprocity, and develop the skills to implement The Solihull Approach.


$290/day + training manuals

2 Days
Foundation Training

3 Days
Foundation + Facilitator Training

1 Day
Facilitator Training

Find out more on the official Solihull in Australia site.


Solihull Approach ‘Refresher Day’

Melbourne | $260

Refresh and refine your skills. For those who have previously completed the Solihull Approach 2 Day Foundation & 3 Day Group Facilitator trainings.

Find out more on the official Solihull in Australia site.


Understanding Sleep (0-3 years)

Melbourne | $290

This training provides a detailed understanding of infant brains and the importance of parental sensitivity, kindness and compassion.
Day 1 - Birth to 12 months
Day 2 - 1 to 3 years


Workplace education

Did you know that Helen brings conferences to you, anywhere in Australia? Call us on 0411 880 720 or email to find out more.  

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 at our training venues.

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.



Please contact Helen to discuss your training needs. Sessons are tailored to fit your professional requirements.

Book now

Get in touch with Helen 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.

As a qualified infant mental health practitioner, Helen incorporates infant mental health and wellbeing concepts and findings, including the influence of the infant-parent relationships, into her work and presentations worldwide.

Helen also provides Solihull Approach training throughout Australia.

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).