Parenting support

Solihull Parenting team offers a range of support for parents and carers in Solihull, taking place both face-to-face and virtually, and free of charge.

The team run groups and workshops for parents and carers of children at all ages - from bump right through to teens. 

These events are intended to provide parents with the opportunity to learn more about communicating with their child and their child’s overall development.

This is so parents are better equipped to nurture and support their child/children, as well as provide opportunities for parents and carers to share experiences and advice.

What’s on offer

We currently have three services within the borough delivered by the parenting team.

Solihull Approach

Provide free, online courses for parents complete in their own time

Solihull Approach Parenting

Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC)

EPEC help families experiencing behavioural difficulties with a child.

Parents attend eight weekly two-hour sessions ran by pairs of trained staff. During these sessions, parents learn strategies for improving the quality of their interactions with their child, reducing negative child behaviour and increasing their confidence in parenting. 

The sessions involve group discussions, demonstrations, role play and homework assignments.

They offer the following training:

  • being a Parent Groups (2 to 11 years)
  • living with a Teenager (12 to 16 years)
  • Parent Group Leader Training

For more information, please visit the Early Intervention Foundation

Five to Thrive

Provide practical resources and real-world examples based on 5 key activities which create healthy brains in babies:

  • respond
  • engage
  • relax
  • play
  • talk

Five to thrive in Solihull

Five to Thrive training for professionals

Solihull Parenting Team provide free training to support you to use Five to Thrive in your day to sday work with families.

6-week Five to Thrive parent workshops

Solihull Parenting Team provide 6 free workshops based on the Five to Thrive principles:

  • session 1: Self Care
  • session 2: Respond
  • session 3: Cuddle
  • session 4: Relax
  • session 5: Play
  • session 6: Talk

Sign up for free Five to Thrive resources