AIMH News

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

29-Sep-2017
‘Working Effectively with Fathers in the Perinatal Period’ - Friday 29th September 2017, Hallam Conference Centre, London Speakers confirmed: 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 children'  Richard Fletcher - 'SMS4dads:...
29-Sep-2017
Biogs just added !!
26-May-2017
The Anna Freud Cantre funding available for Child Psychotherapists Parent-Infant Psychotherapy - Specialist Training  Date: 18-month training starting in January 2018 Tutors: Tessa Baradon, Michela Biseo and others  The training derives from the model developed at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in which psychoanalysis, attachment theory and research, and infant developmental...
19-May-2017
This has just come in from KIPS and is a really useful and well put together resource for anyone needing economic evidence for the value of early intervention!
28-Apr-2017
How to facilitate parent-infant groups to help nurture attunement, from late pregnancy to age two. Groups for parents, babies and toddlers, spanning the 1001 critical days from late pregnancy up to age two, are an effective way of supporting expectant and new parents by helping them to become more attuned, sensitive and empathic towards their child...... 
23-Apr-2017
Early Years Entitlements: Operational Guidance - How local authorities (LAs) and early years settings should provide the entitlement for 2, 3- and 4-year-olds. Published 21 April 2017.  This publication provides operational guidance from the Department for Education. Local authorities must have regard to this guidance when discharging their duties to secure free early years provision.  The operational guidance also includes...
23-Apr-2017
Employing a lifelong perspective with a focus on children and young people The MRC is dedicated to increasing our understanding of, and finding treatments for, mental illness at all stages of life. We support investigations into foetal programming (where events within the womb can lead to long-term effects in later life), the perinatal mental health of parents, childhood and adolescent development, and mental health and wellbeing throughout...
26-Mar-2017
In case you are unaware of this amazing resource - check out Best Beginnings series of films that are ideal for training and as a starting point for opening up some often difficult topics with parents; also, the Baby Buddy App, as a must to pass on to parents.
14-Mar-2017
Please click on link above for details around this year's Infant Mental Health Awareness week. Do get involved, and get your local MP, Councillors and Commissioners into the frame as well. In terms of advocating for the provision of infant mental health services and all the different kinds of help we can offer to vulnerable families in pregnancy and the early years, please feel free to take anything you like out of the attachment (see...
10-Mar-2017
On Tuesday 7 March, Public Health England published Child Health Profiles 2017 which present data across 32 key health indicators of child health and wellbeing. The profiles provide a snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England and are designed to help local organisations understand the health needs of their community and work in partnership to improve health in their local area. Alongside the PDF...
10-Mar-2017
The Best Start in Life Knowledge Hub brings together information and evidence to help commissioners, providers and professionals in commissioning for better outcomes during pregnancy and in the early years. It supports Public Health England’s national priority of ensuring every child has the Best Start in Life: every woman experiencing a healthy pregnancy; every child ready to learn at 2; every child ready for school at 5; and a reduction...