inourplace | Solihull Approach


What is the Solihull Approach?

About us

The Solihull Approach is a team of registered professionals within the National Health Service in the UK. Working closely with practitioners and parents to develop new resources to support all of us to have a happier life. We are a non-profit organisation. We have been going since the late nineties.

inourplace is the gateway into online courses for you as a parent, grandparent or carer, courses that aim to support you in the most difficult job in the world! We know it works because parents tell us how much more they are enjoying their family life.

There are a range of online courses from the antenatal period through to 19+ years of age.

The first is an antenatal course developed by Registered Midwives and health professionals and called ‘Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby‘ and does what it says in the title! Information about giving birth plus learning about the baby’s brain and how to optimise your relationship with the baby.

The second is a postnatal course ‘Understanding your baby‘. It was developed by health visitors and clinical psychologists, and other health professionals and is for parents of babies from 0 to 12 months.

The third is our main course for parents of children aged between 6 months and 19 years: ‘Understanding your child: from toddler to teenager‘. This was also developed by child psychologists and specialist health and education professionals.

There is also a short course: ‘Understanding your teenager’s brain’ which can explain some of the changes in teenagers’ behaviour by underdstanding what is happening in their brain.

We select only the best material that is based upon expert and credible research. Our courses were the first to receive the Government’s CANparent Quality Mark.

We are the Solihull Approach team and we train practitioners all over the UK and beyond.

Many mothers, fathers and families have contributed to the development of the courses and we hope you enjoy understanding more about your child as a result.

Using inourplace and accessing downloads is completely free. However, we do charge for our courses since we receive no funding and need to cover our costs. We never display any advertisements on our site, and we do not share your data. You will not receive any marketing materials from us. If you need to take a break from the course, your account will save your progress and resume where you left off. We may occasionally send you emails with updates, but these will be infrequent.