We are looking to fill the last few places for health visitors to train as “Relationship Champions” – specialising in Couple Conflict & Coping Training.

This is part of an exciting partnership project (with One Plus One and Best Beginnings) and funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). With our partners we are creating an exciting new evidence-based digital programme which aims to give disadvantaged children the best start in life.

The programme is aimed at helping parents understand the impact of conflict on their babies, learn to cope with life’s stresses and improve communication within their relationships. The stress associated with the transition to parenthood can trigger a significant decline in relationship quality and increase low-level conflict at home. We know that this work fits with the agenda of many Local Authorities and this high-profile national project is a great opportunity for health visitors to further develop their therapeutic working skills alongside parents.


We have the last few places to fill to train with us as “Relationship Champions”, to be able to use the new digital intervention with families in this guided method and share it onwards with their colleagues also.

Note: we are working to DWP guidance on areas to prioritise in England.

*previous applicants need not apply.


The programme is being run on a “test-learn-evaluate” strategy adapting an existing module. This is trialling a blended approach where parents will have access to a digital programme guided by health visitors across 3 sessions to maximise impact.

  • September 2019 – First training day – one day training in Leeds (17.9.19) or London (18.9.19)
  • Testing by participants with 3 families. Planning a date for cascade training in November 2019.
  • November 2019 – Second training day – one day training in Leeds (4.11.19) or London (7.11.19)
  • Following the second event, participants will begin cascading the training to 10 colleagues who will then also test with 3 families each.


For more information and discussions about areas of priority please contact: [email protected] or 07539 117775.

How to apply

If you are interested in one of the last few places on this interesting and innovative programme please:

Expressions of interest applications for the last few places will close Friday 26 July 2019 – so don’t delay!