Discover the Solihull Approach Series


Check out this choice of 11 different online courses, free to you, designed to make life a little easier!

There is something for everyone. We all need a bit of head space and thinking time occasionally. Our NEWEST course is a 20 min short course ‘Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your teenager’. If you are a teenager check out ‘Understanding your feelings (for teenagers only!)’ which has a module about the impact of the pandemic.

FREE Self Harm & Autism Training

The aim is to look at the physical and medical alternatives that an autistic young person might be communicating through their behaviour that is assumed to be self-harm. In many cases, it is not self-harm as we know it but the young person’s attempt to communicate a medical condition or a problem with a person, place, or thing.

This workshop looks at all the possible alternatives and allows the parent/carer to be accurate in supporting the young person.

Facilitated by Conor McCafferty (Zest NI)

Course is free, please see attached link to book  –

Issue 99 – Southern Area FYI – 9 March 2023

Welcome to Issue 99 of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

Download your copy here

(Note: Newsletter will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop-up box and click on open file when it appears).

One more edition until we reach our 100th issue!  Please feel free to give us feedback on how useful this has been for your organisation or service – See page 3 for further details.

In these difficult days, look out for funding opportunities on page 13 and also the usual wide range of courses and sessions which are no/low cost. 

As always, please feel free to share this with all of your colleagues and with those families with whom you work.

Locality Development Team, Southern Area


‘Steps To Cope’ Service

The STEPS TO COPE service is for young people aged 11-25 who are affected by a parent or family member alcohol and/or drug use or mental health problems.

The service offers:

  • Support for young people aged 11-25 alongside their family members;
  • Individual 1 to 1 support sessions;
  • Online information, self-care tools and resources;
  • Information and awareness sessions designed to be delivered in education and community settings for use by mental health practitioners;
  • A young persons participation group.

For further info:  email   telephone 0800 2545 123   visit

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