Free online courses for ALL parents, parents-to-be, carers, grandparents and teens living in Hampshire. Plus courses for professionals working with children.

Solihull Approach

Welcome to Hampshire County Council’s partnership with the Solihull Approach. These free online courses offer advice and practical tips to boost your confidence as a parent, help you navigate family life and strengthen your relationships. Whether you are a mum, dad, foster parent or grandparent, there is a course for you.

Developed by psychologists and professionals, they have been designed to help you understand your child’s feelings, development and behaviour, as well as focus on your own feelings as you grow as a family.

couple holding a baby

couple holding a baby

It’s simple to register for free unlimited access:

  1. Visit
  2. Select ‘Apply Code’
  3. Enter the access code: FAMILY
  4. Enter your information and select the relevant course.

Father carrying child

Father carrying child

Courses for families: from bump to 19+ years, including adult relationships:

New courses

Understanding your own Trauma

1a. Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby (Antenatal)
1b. Understanding pregnancy, labour and your baby: for female couples (Antenatal)
2.  Understanding your baby (Postnatal)
2a. Understanding your preterm or sick baby in hospital
2b. Understanding your preterm or sick baby now you’re home

3a. Understanding your child (0-19 years)
3b. Understanding your child with additional needs (0-19 years)

4.  Understanding your teenager’s brain
5.  Understanding your brain (for teenagers only)
6.  Understanding your feelings (for teenagers only)

7.  Understanding your child’s feelings
8.  Understanding your child’s mental health and wellbeing
9.  Understanding your relationships
10. Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your child/teenager

All courses can be translated using Google translate and some professional translations are also available.

teen with mother

Courses for professionals working with children

  • Understanding trauma
  • Understanding attachment
  • Understanding brain development

These free online courses for all professionals in Hampshire provide 3.5 hours of CPD


  • Register at InOurPlace
  • Once signed into your professional account, enter access code: FAMILY_PRF
  • You can return to a course by going to Online Learning.

pregnant same sex couple

pregnant same sex couple