Why does AIMH exist ?

AIMH exists to generate awareness of and knowledge about the importance of infant mental health, not only for the long-term well-being of the child, but for society more generally.
By becoming an AIMH (UK) member, or by supporting us, you will be helping us to promote universal acknowledgement of the impact of the early nurturing environment on the early emotional development of babies.

Who are we ?

AIMH is a UK Registered Charity (No: 1174298)

The Charity’s objectives are to advance knowledge for the public benefit in the field of infant mental health by:

  • educating healthcare professionals, practitioners, policy-makers and the general public through strategic discussion, workshops, conferences and a website.
  • developing and providing provision of resources for practitioners and parents.
  • advocating for the infant’s needs across both statutory and non-statutory sectors in the UK.

Find out more on our membership page about the benefits of becoming a member of AIMH (UK)

The AIMH (UK) Board

Professor Jane Barlow AIMH (UK) President, Director and Trustee

Professor of Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation, Dept Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Dawn Cannon Director and Trustee

Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick; Director Warwick Infant and Family Wellbeing Unit (WIFWu); Director Infant Mental Health Online (IMHOL)

Penelope Leach Director and Trustee

Research Psychologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow Birkbeck and Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Alasdair Anderson, Director and Trustee

Alasdair is a medical doctor who graduated from Warwick University. He has completed a PhD in molecular biology and worked in health and higher education policy and research management  

Sara Rance Director and Trustee

Sara Rance Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and the Anna Freud Centre for Children & Families.

Dilys Daws, Honorary Consultant

AIMH (UK) Founder, Honorary Consultant Child Psychotherapist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Robin Balbernie, Honorary Consultant

Clinical Director PIP UK, (Parent Infant Partnership UK), former Consultant Child Psychotherapist

 

 

Andrea Green Administrator

The AIMH (UK) Executive Committee

Dr Alasdair Anderson, Director and Trustee

Recent graduate of Medicine at Warwick University. PhD in molecular biology;  research coordinator and technical author at Durham University. 

Sara Rance Director and Trustee

Sara Rance Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and the Anna Freud Centre for Children & Families.

Penelope Leach Director and Trustee

Research Psychologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow Birkbeck and Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Andrea Green Administrator