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Solihull Approach – 2 Day Foundation Training Opportunity (session 2)

August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are excited to share information about our roll out an extensive 2 day training programme throughout Tayside for all practitioners working with pregnant women and families with children in their early years in Tayside.

The Solihull Approach is a UK project developed in 2001 by a team led by Dr Hazel Douglas MBE, a Psychotherapist and Psychologist who was the head of Child Psychology in Solihull. She originally developed the model whilst working with a team of Health Visitors, Child and Adolescent Mental Health services and families.

The Solihull Approach aims to increase the emotional health and wellbeing of children and families, ensuring children have a good emotional start in life whilst supporting parents in a creative and consistent approach.

The Solihull Approach helps parents process their own emotions and anxieties allowing them to cope with and focus more clearly on how to assist their children’s emotions, anxieties and behaviours.

It looks at 3 main concepts:

Containment – The beginning of the process, the calmness in the face of a storm. Parents are supported to process the situation and listen and take in the whole picture. Containment gives the parents a calm, safe, secure environment in order to ensure they are appropriately and emotionally equipped to support their children through difficult periods. It builds on relationship and secure attachment.
Reciprocity – Being in tune with each other, the building blocks of relationship and positive interaction, the communication dance. Parents are supported to consider why their child is acting in such a way and are encouraged to see things from the child’s perspective, so building a secure and stable relationship for each.
Behaviour Management – supporting children in self-regulation, self-control and boundaries. Encouraging children’s positive behaviour through positive modelling, consistency and the importance of predictability

The Solihull Approach is now used across the UK and across the world by midwives to firefighters, schools, homes, hospitals and prisons.

Sessions are being held on the following dates, delegates must attend both days:

  • Friday June 7th and Friday June 21st from 9am-4pm at the Strathearn Community Campus, Crieff
  • Friday June 14th and Friday June 28th from 9am-4pm at Kings Cross Hospital, Dundee
  • Friday August 16th and Friday August 30th from 9am-4pm at Stracathro Hospital, Brechin

The training course is free to attend but spaces are limited and booking is essential.

For more information or to book your place, please contact the Solihull Approach team on 01738 477943 or email


August 30, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Stracathro Hospital
By Brechin
Angus, DD9 7QA


Elaine Rose
01738 477943