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Solihull Approach: Free Training for Parents

The local authority have signposted  a range of free online parenting courses for all residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. 


The Solihull Approach courses cover concerns that parents often face with children, from before they are born to early adulthood, including physical and mental health, understanding their feelings and how to build better relationships.


The courses include the same content as you would receive in a typical face-to-face parenting group run by health visitors. They are available in 108 languages, with voiceovers in English and Urdu. Each course has a number of different components, and they can be accessed at any time and any place.


The courses include:

Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

Understanding your baby

Understanding your child - 0-19 years 

Understanding your child with additional needs

Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your teenager

Understanding your teenager's brain

Understanding your brain

Understanding your child's feelings

Understanding your child's mental health and wellbeing

Understanding your relationships


Further courses are currently in development, including a specific course for supporting children and young people with possible neurodevelopmental conditions.


All courses are free to access for anyone with an Leicester City, Leicestershire or Rutland postcode – it just requires users to create an account to access them – and they are available for the next two years.


More details, including how to register and access the courses, are available at:


For more information please see


If you have any unanswered questions about how to access any of these courses, please email and mark your email FAO: Mr Ranzetta