AIMH News

Here are our latest news items, older items are available in our archive.

19-Oct-2017
A fantastic opportunity to join us in launching AIMH (UK) SCOTLAND, the only organisation in Scotland that will focus wholly on infant mental health. AIMH (UK) SCOTLAND will run a programme of events and talks and will join the rest of the UK in bringing together practitioners to address action on the importance of infant mental health to society. Purchase your ticket from the Store page (members login with email address and password to gain...
29-Sep-2017
This conference is now closed for bookings. ‘Working Effectively with Fathers in the Perinatal Period’ - Friday 29th September 2017, Hallam Conference Centre, London Speakers: Professor Paul Ramchandani - 'The impact of fathers on children’s development: The underpinning science' Dr Hilary Kennedy and Kevin Ball - 'How video interaction guidance (VIG) works for fathers of young...
29-Sep-2017
Biogs just added !!
11-Aug-2017
Child and maternal health and wellbeing knowledge update - 10 August 2017 Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: 2016 to 2017 quarterly data
26-Jul-2017
The Louise Emanuel Award, which is being initiated this year in memory of Louise, will be presented by one of her sons, at our Conference: ‘Working Effectively with Fathers during the Perinatal Period’, on Friday 29th September at The Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ    This award will be presented to a person who has demonstrated a significant contribution to infant mental health in terms...
26-Jul-2017
This year’s Dilys Daws AIMH Founder’s Award will be presented at our Conference: ‘Working Effectively with Fathers during the Perinatal Period’, on Friday 29th September at The Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ. This award is to recognize those who have highlighted and promoted the work of Infant Mental Health in their discipline or organization. If you are an AIMH UK member and would like...
16-Jul-2017
The past year has been a highly successful one on a number of fronts. Perhaps foremost has been our successful application for Charity status and I would like to thank our Secretary Dawn Cannon for all her persistent efforts to achieve this. This new status will enable us to undertake more effective fundraising with the aim of improving the services that we provide to our members and the wider public. 
14-Jul-2017
Welcome to the perinatal mental health profile (prototype version). This profile is designed to support planners, providers and stakeholders to plan services, undertake needs assessments and benchmark against similar populations. It brings together available metrics around mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies aged <1 year.
12-Jul-2017
The Mother-Infant Interaction Picture Book: Origins of Attachment by: Beatrice Beebe, Phyllis Cohen, and Frank Lachmann (Norton, 2016) A message to AIMH (UK) from Beatrice Beebe. Using video microanalysis—which captures moment-to-moment sequences of interactions—Beatrice Beebe and her colleagues have turned their lens on the most primary of relationships, mother and infant. This process becomes a “social...
12-Jul-2017
Dr. Beatrice Beebe at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, has been conducting frame-by-frame video microanalysis of mother-infant communication for over 40 years. From just two-and-a-half minutes of second-by-second analysis of face-to-face play at four months, Dr. Beebe can predict attachment style at one year. Focusing on looking and looking away and using actual lab footage and interviews...
12-Jul-2017
Update July 2017 - This profile is designed to support planners, providers and stakeholders to plan services, undertake needs assessments and benchmark against similar populations. It brings together available metrics around mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies aged <1 year
09-Jul-2017
‘TRANSFORMING INFANT WELLBEING’  Research, Policy and Practice for the first 1,001 Critical Days  Transforming Infant Wellbeing brings together science and policy to highlight the critical importance of the first 1,001 days of infancy: the period from conception to the second birthday. Introduced and edited by Penelope Leach, who uniquely combines academic knowledge of infant development with the ability to write...
07-Jul-2017
Effectiveness of skin-to-skin contact versus care-as-usual in mothers and their full-term infants: study protocol for a parallel-group randomized controlled trial Kelly H. M. Cooijmans Roseriet Beijers, Anne C. Rovers and Carolina de Weerth BMC PediatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:154 DOI: 10.1186/s12887-017-0906-9 ©  The...
03-Jul-2017
Harvard University - 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return - Center on the Developing Child. Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development.
02-Jul-2017
BioMed Central Paediatrics - Study protocol - A longitudinal investigation of the role of the family environment in brain development and risk for mental health disorders in community based children
25-Jun-2017
Rome, May 26-30 2018 'Nature <> Nurture'. WAIMH has published its Call for Papers and the submission of the 16th Congress is now open.  The very theme of the Congress, challenges for a 3rd millennium Infant Mental Health”, indicates that, while knowledge on the basic determinants of child development is increasingly accurate and sophisticated, each of us bears the responsibility to promote, protect and guarantee...
25-Jun-2017
For anyone who works alongside volunteers in their service this research from Tameside will be interesting. It describes an enhanced training for Homestart volunteers to help equip them work with families where there were mental health difficulties. Long and short versions. A sensitive bit of work that the evaluation shows clearly benefited both the families and the volunteers.     ABSTRACT  A review of the...
25-Jun-2017
A volunteer programme that gives support to vulnerable families demonstrated that a small investment in training and support can bring about enormous change