inourplace | Solihull Approach

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Free online courses

Learning about emotional health and childhood development

inourplace is brought to you by the Solihull Approach, an NHS team of psychologists, psychotherapists and health practitioners working in partnership with an extensive global network to deliver high-quality training and resources. We work hard to make as much of our content as possible free to all families worldwide, including our free online courses. You’ll find lots of information and resources here that are accessible without charge. Some of our courses have a small fee, which helps us keep our platform running. These are all clearly identified on the course pages. 

Exclusive free online courses for our partner areas

We are proud to work with partners around the UK and internationally to fund licences to ensure free access for larger groups. Much of the UK is covered by our fantastic network of sponsoring partners. You can find out if this makes it free for you and which partner funds your access using our free access checker.

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Free online courses without licenced sponsors

The following courses are completely free to everyone in the UK as part of our commitment to parents and families to raise emotional health:

Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

Getting to know your baby in the womb can be an important part of bonding with your child. This course includes the essential information you might expect from an antenatal course, with information on preparing to give birth and welcoming and comforting your new baby. Uniquely, it also supports parents and families to understand early infant mental health, your own emotional health and ways to nurture your relationship with your baby to enable them to thrive. 9 online Modules reflect a 6 week in-person equivalent antenatal course. This course also has professional translations in the following languages: Modern Standard Arabic, Polish, Welsh, and Urdu.

Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby: for women couples

This tailored antenatal course shares experiences from other women couples expecting a baby. Including the main antenatal fundamentals of preparing to welcome your baby, this course is also designed to support your own emotional health and understand the emotional development of your baby. 

Understanding your preterm or sick baby in hospital

This supportive course helps parents develop a close and connected relationship with their baby while managing a range of emotions and a busy clinical care environment. You’ll find supportive guidance on baby development milestones relating to feeding, sleeping and crying alongside helpful signposts informed by parents with shared experience.

Understanding your preterm or sick baby now you're home

A supportive resource to help parents develop a close and connected relationship with their baby while considering the additional worries related to additional specialist baby care. The course includes supportive guidance around baby development milestones relating to feeding, sleeping and crying and helpful signposts informed by parents with shared experience.

The following courses are also completely free wherever you are in the world:

Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your child

(free worldwide)

While many of us have tried to move on quickly from the pandemic to resume the restriction-free lives we cherished, it may not be as easy for your child, who may have experienced it differently. This short course encourages reflective thinking to empathise with your child’s emotional wellbeing as an introduction to our courses in mental health. 

Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your teenager

(free worldwide)

The pandemic was particularly challenging for teenagers who experienced significant disruption to their lives during a period of rapid emotional development. This short course encourages reflective thinking to empathise with your teenager’s emotional wellbeing as an introduction to our courses in understanding adolescent development.

Also completely free to access

Sleepfullness

Visit our sleep hub for lots of helpful information on infant and early childhood sleep health developed by our Solihull Approach team in partnership with local Health Visitors.

Moving up at school

Our hub for understanding emotional wellbeing around school changes.