In addition to this individual learning resource pack, we provide several training options.
Some NHS Trusts around the UK are training all their health visitors in the Solihull Approach. It complements the use of the Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale and parent training packages. It also works where a group of specialist health visitors have been trained, for example in Hilton Davis’s model. The Solihull Approach is for all health visitors. Where Trusts have trained a group of specialist health visitors, the Solihull Approach supports this by helping all health visitors with their caseload.
For Sure Start projects the Solihull Approach is suitable for all the Sure Start team, for workers of all backgrounds. It complements the Sure Start ethos by empowering parents. It is also effective in reducing parents' anxiety and in reducing the child's difficulty, thereby improving the emotional health of both the child and the parents. This will contribute positively to most of the Sure Start outcome measures.
We can provide the initial training for all your staff.
We can also provide a 'train the trainers' training module for a core group of your staff, where large numbers of staff are involved and support them as they cascade the training to their colleagues.
Occasionally, when we do our own in-house training there are a few places available for individuals from other areas.
Comments from participants in the training:
‘Excellent course. Built on my existing knowledge and has inspired me to develop further in my work with parent and babies. It helps morale to realise how health visitors can be vital in helping to prevent problems developing between parents and their babies.’ Health Visitor, Plymouth.
‘Should be available to all health visitors.’ Health Visitor, Chesterfield.
‘This has been one of the most informative (and dare I say it) exciting sessions I have attended. Impressive facilitation.’ Health Visitor, Bristol.
‘Absolutely brilliant.’ Health Visitor, Chesterfield.
‘Thank you. It strikes me that the model of health visiting I have wanted is here.’ Health Visitor, Bristol.
‘A very enjoyable and stimulating 2 days – should be incorporated into all health visitor training.’ Health Visitor, Plymouth