What is Changes 

Let’s face it bringing up children is one of the hardest jobs out there! Children don't come with an instructional manual and we all need a bit of help and guidance from time to time.

Changes is Sandwell’s ‘home grown’ programme that is adapted to meet the needs of local families.

The main aims of Changes are:
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of parents and children
  • Ensuring families know where to access information, advice and support on health and education.
  • Raising parent’s aspirations for themselves and children
  • Increasing the number of children who are ready for school
  • Improving parental knowledge, confidence and skills
  • Identifying a parent’s role in supporting their children’s development and learning
  • Encouraging parents to take credit for their child’s success and achievement

Free Parenting courses 

With the above aims in mind Changes are now offering FREE parenting programmes.

Sandwell Council has partnered with the Solihull Approach to offer free access to expertly designed online courses for parents, carers, grandparents and teens living in the borough.

The Solihull Approach is an early intervention framework of support that aims to increase the emotional health and well-being of both children and families.

It brings together three core psychological constructs of containment, reciprocity and behaviour management with the aim of helping parents understand their child's behaviour in the context of their development and the parent-child relationship.

These FREE courses will nurture emotional health and wellbeing from pregnancy to 19+ years and can be done online in your own home.

Where ever you are on your parenting journey there is a course available for you. 

Click here for more information, use the code SIX_TOWNS to gain free access to the courses available

Free Courses Available 

Lets face it parenting doesn't come with a manual. Where ever you are on your parenting journey we are here to give you a helping hand.

All courses are available through this link and to gain free access enter the code SIX_TOWNS 


Use the code SIX_TOWNS to gain free access


Use the code SIX_TOWNS to gain free access

Children and young people

Use the code SIX_TOWNS to gain free access

Booking conditions:
  • You must live in Sandwell to attend.

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