We have decades of experience delivering training programmes and working with professionals across local government, government, charities and businesses.

We train front line practitioners from local authorities, health and teaching sectors to help when they come across parents in distressed or stressed relationships.

Me, You, and Baby Too (MYBT)

What is it?

Having a baby is one of the biggest changes a couple can go through. This psycho-educative programme is designed to help new parents understand the changes they may experience in the transition to parenthood and feel better prepared to cope with the pressures and challenges a baby can bring.

Who is it for?

This course is useful for midwives, health visitors, maternity support workers, and anyone working with new or expectant parents in the perinatal period.

What are the benefits?

The training enhances practitioners’ skills to help couples prepare for the challenges of parenting as early as possible. It covers important topics such as changing roles and expectations, communication, managing conflict, and intimacy during pregnancy and parenthood.

Resolving or preventing conflict between parents can have a positive impact on children’s mental health and wellbeing, developmental outcomes, and educational achievements later on.

The evidence

An evaluation of the resource (OnePlusOne, 2020) concluded that parents who used the Me, You and Baby Too programme showed positive improvements in communication and reduced parental conflict. They also avoided the decline in relationship satisfaction that would normally be expected immediately after the birth of a baby.

After using Me, You and Baby Too:

  • Over half of parents changed their behaviour as a result of what they had learned.
  • 95% of parents understood the common causes of arguments in a relationship.
  • 95% of parents understood how the relationship with their partner may affect their baby.

Next steps

If you are interested and would like to enquire about this training, and how it might suit your own needs, please do get in touch with us using our contact form or email us at We will aim to get someone in our training team to respond to you within 48 hours.

Workforce development training

Our workforce training is suitable for anybody who works with parents or families. This is included in our Reducing Parental Conflict package where practitioners will be trained in the use of three digital resources designed to support parents in different situations:

  • Me, You and Baby Too – for new and expecting parents.
  • Arguing better – for parents experiencing stress and conflict.
  • Getting it right for children – for separating or separated parents.

Our online training for professionals offers skills, knowledge, and confidence that will help you work with families to improve their conflict resolution skills. After attending the training, you will be able to raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and support them to develop positive communication skills that will help them resolve conflict in healthy ways.

Train the Trainer

For a sustainable approach to our Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) workforce development training, we offer a Train the Trainer option. Our expert trainers will equip your RPC co-ordinators and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to cascade the training to colleagues, allowing them to use our digital resources with parents confidently and effectively.

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Train the Trainer – a sustainable solution for workforce development

What is it?

OnePlusOne’s Train the Trainer programme offers a sustainable solution for your workforce development needs to help support families and relationships.

Our experienced trainers will equip attendees with knowledge of the relationship science which has underpinned our approach to support over the past 50 years, together with the skills and confidence to train others to use our evidence-based resources. You will learn how to have conversations with parents about relationships to open up channels of communication and help identify where support may be needed.

After completing the training with us, you will be able to train a limitless number of your workforce to feel empowered to talk to parents about their relationships, offer support, and deliver positive outcomes for families.

Who is the training for?

Train the Trainer is aimed at people who already have some experience of working with families and feel ready to take on the role of training others. They might have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Early help
  • Children’s social care
  • Reducing parental conflict
  • Mental health services
  • Voluntary and community sector organisations which work directly with people experiencing personal, relationship, or family difficulties
  • Facilitating learning, such as leading parenting or supervision groups

Previous experience of training is not necessary, but the training is enhanced when the trainer is able to reflect on their own work-related experiences. Please speak to us if you’d like to check the suitability of this training for you before you book your place. We will do our best to ensure each session offers the support you need.

What can I expect to learn?

The training is split into two sessions. This first session is designed to enhance your own knowledge, skills, confidence, and understanding to work with parents. By the end of session one you will be able to:

  • Raise parents’ awareness of the issue of parental conflict.
  • Use OnePlusOne’s digital resources to help parents recognise conflict.
  • Enable parents to cope with stress and develop positive communication skills.

In session two, you will learn how to deliver training sessions to share these skills with others. There will be some time for independent study and a Q&A session to ensure you leave fully equipped to deliver the training.

You will also be given materials to help facilitate your own training sessions. This includes a PowerPoint presentation with a step-by-step guide on how to facilitate training, an overview of the digital resources, a quiz to help you evaluate your sessions, and an engagement guide which offers practical advice and tips for working with parents experiencing relationship conflict.

How is the training delivered?

Training is delivered over Microsoft Teams in two four-hour sessions. These are usually held across consecutive mornings, with a maximum of eight attendees in each session.

Three months after your training, we offer a one-hour ‘check-in’ session with our trainers to see how you are getting on and answer any questions you may have.  

What do I need to know before the training starts?

As part of the Train the Trainer package, all attendees will receive access to the digital resources that can be used with parents, a facilitator guide to support their own future training sessions, and the engagement guide to help practitioners use the resources with families. We recommend that all attendees look at this material before their first session so that they are familiar with the contents.

We value everyone’s contribution and participation in our training sessions and want to ensure a high-quality training experience which equips you with everything you need to train others. We ask that participants turn on cameras and microphones during the sessions. If you would prefer not to do this, please let us know.

For further information, please contact a member of the OnePlusOne team at


“Absolutely fantastic. Having been a children & families practitioner and trained counsellor for over 20 years, I often find myself coming away from training thinking, “Well that was ok and it’s good to confirm that I already knew all that,” whereas this was a genuinely new experience, using online materials to support parents to recognise and address how their communication is impacting their children. The trainer was very skilled at managing the group and leading discussions. The content is fantastic and so well put together, I’m excited to use it. Really impressed with the content and delivery, thank you so much.”
Local authority practitioner in the southeast of England

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