AIMH News

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

22-Jun-2018
We are delighted to announce the launch date of the AIMH London and Home Counties Infant Mental Health Hub, enabling those within these areas to network and support each other in their IMH work and further their development of expertise. The Hub will also allow members of the multi-disiplnary team to link up and develop local services.This event follows the succesful launch of our IMH Hub Scotland, in Edinburgh, on October 19th last...
11-Jun-2018
We are delighted to be hosting Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 June 2018 this year (Twitter #IMHAW18) continuing to open up the conversation about the importance of Infant Mental Health. This years topic ''The Importance of Attachment' is sure to generate some interesting responses, to include yours please! Let as know what you/your organisation are doing/will be doing to showcase your work within this area so that we can...
11-Jun-2018
Churchill's Babies, a global perspective on best practice in infant mental health addresses the complex needs of vulnerable parents and their children and is running in tandem with IMHAW18. This one-day conference features insights from Churchill Fellows and is hosted by PIP UK in association with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Wave Trust, The Dulverton Trust and the Mercers’ Company. Venue: Mercers Hall,...
04-Apr-2018
A link here to a new film put together by the Sussex Perinatal Service that might be of interest. ‚ÄčIt has a nice way of presenting the topic of maternal mental illness and getting help, all in the voice of the parent. It might be useful for midwives to show (it is less than 5 minutes long) in any pre natal class / group. A gentle introduction to a sometimes stressful topic.
01-Mar-2018
Public Health England (PHE) collects and analyses available child and maternal health data and produces intelligence resources to help with improving services and outcomes. This guidance supports commissioners, service planners and other healthcare professionals with using these resources to make or influence decisions about services that improve the health of children, young people and pregnant women
24-Feb-2018
New analysis from the Children’s Commissioner for England reveals, for the first time, the scale of vulnerability among children in England. These reports bring together a range of information held by various government departments, agencies and others. Its initial analysis reveals a host of shocking statistics about the number of children living in vulnerable situations......
23-Feb-2018
Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health and Secretary of State for Education by Command of Her Majesty - December 2017. Crown Copyright 2017.  This green paper builds on Future in Mind and the ongoing expansion of NHS-funded provision, and sets out our ambition to go further to ensure that children and young people showing early signs of distress are always able to access the right help, in the right setting,...
23-Feb-2018
Although recognising that there are many positive proposals in the Green Paper, AIMH UK had major changes to suggest. Our response is in letter format as online questions provided for consultation did not address, or allow space for our main concerns; you can access the letter from the link above and then 'Read more'.... 
22-Feb-2018
Evidence, insight and case studies from leading experts, clinicians, commissioners and frontline professionals to raise awareness about the impact of adversity and trauma on the mental health of young people.
22-Feb-2018
In this paper, is highlighted the evidence in support of investments in both parents and children during the paired sensitive periods of early life and the transition to parenting. A sensitive period is a specific and limited time when the individual is especially open to environmental inputs, typically because the brain and body are rapidly developing or reorganizing during that time window. Importantly, the openness to experience that occurs...
28-Jan-2018
Published Saturday 20th January 2018. As flagship Brexit legislation passes its final stage in the House of Commons, Coram, the UK’s first children’s charity, has published a new report Respected and Protected: Securing a Better Future for All Children to advance the rights and welfare of children now and in the future.
28-Jan-2018
Looking after the infant mental health of young children in care who have experienced abuse or neglect is key to ensuring that they can recover and reach their developmental milestones