Solihull Approach in Australia
Official Training Hub in Australia

Official Solihull Approach Training Hub

Available courses


Our Solihull Approach training is a unique development opportunity for Australian professionals working with families.

Next training

9, 17 & 18 February 2020


How it works


1. Choose your training

$290 per day

2 Day Foundation Training

9 & 17 February 2020

3 Day Foundation + Facilitator

9, 17 & 18 February 2020

1 Day Facilitator Training only

18 February 2020

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2. Choose your resource pack

Each training session requires educational resources to be purchased separately on the day. $185 each

Foundation Training

Choose one:

  • Antenatal (designed for midwives)

  • First 5 years (designed for MCHN and early years specialists)

Facilitator training (optional day 3)

Choose one:

  • Antenatal

  • Postnatal or Postnatal Plus

  • 0 - 18 years

Already trained? Check out our refresher course.

Get in touch if you have a question or would like to know about future dates.


What you'll learn


Develop the practical skills needed to use The Solihull Approach in your daily work through the 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

7 CPD points apply for each day of training.

Become a facilitator

Sign up for the optional Day 3 and qualify as a group session facilitator. You'll learn to run group sessions with parents, using methods carefully designed by The Solihull Approach. 

You can choose from four different sessions to facilitate once trained.

Read more about becoming a group facilitator.


Key details

Resource packs

$185 each

The resources are an essential part of your training, with information and tools designed by Solihull. With over 400 pages in each, they're a great investment to help you implement everything you'll learn. These materials are a requirement of the course and designed to suit your role and clients.

All participants need to purchase copies on the day. Credit card facilities are available.

Who can attend?

  • Healthcare workers

  • Midwives

  • Maternal child and family health workers

  • Social workers

  • Psychotherapists

  • Early childhood professionals

  • Teachers

  • Managers

    … the list is endless


Flagstaff Gardens
Dudley St, West Melbourne



Topics covered on each day

Day 1

  • Infant mental health

  • What is containment?

  • What is reciprocity?

  • Role of behaviour management

  • Getting to know your Resource Pack

  • Preparation for Day 2 including case presentation

Day 2

  • More about children’s emotional development

  • Observations making it real

  • Evaluation and research so far

  • Levels of interventions and scope for practice

  • The Solihull Approach in Australia

Day 3

Optional Facilitator’s Training

Workshop environment, with practical case studies and interactive learning. This day provides the opportunity to lean more about integrating the Solihull approach and to fine tune skills while developing the Solihull Approach group facilitator language.



Already trained? Check out our refresher course.

Additional resource packs

If you are interested in purchasing more than one variation of the resource packs, please email so supplies will be available on the day. 

Avoid disappointment

Sessions are run in small groups to enhance the learning experience, so tickets are limited. Don't delay if you want to attend.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation with over 14 days notice will ensure you receive your registration fee refunded, less a 20% administration fee. No refund will be available if cancellation notification is received 14 days or less from the event date.

Find out more about the Solihull Approach

Get more information on what to expect and how this training can help you. Find out more on the Solihull Approach website.