A HEALTH board has launched online classes for new parents in a bid to improve the early development of children.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) has developed the free course in partnership with Solihull Approach, an initiative led by NHS specialists in children's development.

The four online sessions cover parenting areas such as emotional health and wellbeing, brain development, trauma and improving the relationships between parents, grandparents and their children.

Siobhan Adams, public health consultant for BCUHB's public health team, said: “The four online courses provide a wealth of information about pregnancy and birth, brain development and the physical and emotional development of your baby. They support you as parents, grandparents and carers to recognise your own emotions and those of your children.

"This helps provide you with an understanding of how emotions impact on behaviours, ultimately supporting your relationships and improving your emotional health and wellbeing.”