Solihull Approach in australia

Foundation training


2 day training - 8 & 23 October
2 day intensive introduction to The Solihull Approach, a world recognised intervention to strengthen the bond between parents and children.




$220/day (plus $185 resource pack)

What you'll learn

Develop the practical skills needed to use The Solihull Approach in your daily work through this 2 day fundamental training.

This is an overarching theoretical framework that supports interventions such as:

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

14 CPD points apply for the 2 day training

Places for this International training are STRICTLY LIMITED. 

Why attend?

The Solihull Approach supports effective and sensitive parenting by modelling and teaching emotional containment and reciprocity. With this training, participants learn to help caregivers identify, acknowledge and understand emotions that often prevent them from sensitively interpreting their infant and child’s behaviour.


I am making progress with families at a much deeper level, families I have felt I was struggling to link with, it is quite amazing.
We are introducing the language to our team, and the shift in thinking is really encouraging.

More info

Find out more about the training material and learning outcomes on a dedicated Australian training page on the Solihull website.



Day 1 - 8 October

8.30 am - registration and resource pack purchase
4.00 pm - finish

  • Infant mental health
  • What is containment?
  • What is reciprocity?
  • Role of behaviour management 
  • Getting to know your Resource Pack
  • Case study
  • Preparation for Day 2

Day 2 - 23 October

8.30 am - arrival and tea/coffee
4.00 pm - finish

  • More about children’s emotional development
  • Evaluation and research so far
  • Levels of interventions and scope for practice
  • Solihull Approach in action in Australia (Guest Speaker, Vivian Lee)
  • Implementing The Solihull Approach – how to take it forward

Who can attend?

  • Healthcare workers
  • Midwives
  • Maternal child and family health workers
  • Social workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Early childcare professionals.


Flagstaff Gardens

Dudley St, West Melbourne



What is The Solihull Approach?

The Solihull Approach is an integration of psychotherapeutic themes, including containment, and infant/child neurodevelopmental knowledge incorporating reciprocity. It strengthens the capacity for practitioners and caregivers to understand infant/child behaviours and sensitively respond.

With this new understanding, caregivers can consciously incorporate Solihull learnings into strengthening the infant/child-parent relationship. Find out more.

Proven in the UK

The UK has excelled in the perinatal and early childhood disciplines with home visiting programs and interventions recently gaining world recognition. 

Almost all UK home-visiting nurses (equivalent to Maternal Child & Family Health Nurses) have been trained in The Solihull Approach because it promotes professional and parental understanding of the infant and sensitive care-giving.

Supported by research

This research-based training has undergone a number of studies and reviews, and is in increasing demand worldwide. 

The evidence based Solihull Approach incorporates infant mental health, neurodevelopmental and psychotherapeutic concepts to increase the emotional health and well being of both parents and practitioners. The approach provides an environment in which  participants can explore and develop an understanding of containment, which in turn, allows for reciprocity to grow.\


“This should be essential training for anyone working in early parenting.”

"Clearer understanding of reciprocity. Clearer understanding of containment. Clearer understanding of the importance of acknowledging these before any intervention can be started."

"Brain development and behaviour development knowledge allows this approach to be used in different areas of work."

"Through in depth understanding and knowledge of reciprocity & containment, I have learnt to be more aware of observations I make."