Announcing AIMH UK National Conference 2017

‘Working Effectively with Fathers in the Perinatal Period’

Friday 29th September 2017 – Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ


  • Keynote: Professor Paul Ramchandani - 'The Impact of Fathers on Children’s Development: The Underpinning Science'
  • Dr Hilary Kennedy/Kevin Ball - 'How video interaction guidance (VIG) works for fathers of young children'
  • Dr Raquib Ibrahim - 'Mellow Dads: Promoting father-child relationships using an attachment based parenting programme'
  • Dr Sebastian Kraemer - 'There is no such thing as a father'
  • Joanna Tucker - 'Parent-infant psychotherapy against the odds: How a neglected and abused dad's motivation to be with his baby was the catalyst for change'
  • Richard Fletcher PhD - 'SMS4dads: Connecting fathers to their infants and partners through texts'

Expressions of interest and Enquiries to

Recent research shows that fathers are now as important to the mental health of babies as mothers. For example, the prevalence of depression and anxiety in fathers during the postnatal period, whilst lower than mothers, is still significant and children of fathers experiencing these problems face an increased risk of adverse emotional and behavioural outcomes, independent of maternal mental health. Perhaps, most importantly, fathers can protect children from the consequences of maternal mental health problems.

This one-day conference will provide an opportunity to both listen to and observe practitioners working with fathers experiencing a range of difficulties, with the aim of promoting the mental health of the baby.

Conference 2017 Programme

Conference 2017 Speakers

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