AIMH News

Here are our latest news items, other interesting items available in our archive.

PMHA Annual Academic Meeting Programme

The Paediatric Mental Health Association's (PMHA) are holding their annual academic meeting programme which can be accessed via their website: https://pmha-uk.org It is a two day event, with the first day focussing on infant and early years mental health and the...

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Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre Newsletter

Elizabeth Bryan was a highly respected consultant paediatrician at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea hospital, London, from 1979 to 2005 and an international expert on and writer of four books about twins and author of a moving and courageous memoir, Singing the Life,...

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NSPCC Report –

From ITVREPORT July 2018. This report from the NSPCC claims that over 100k abused or neglected children are not having mental health needs met. Research shows that adults who have suffered abuse in childhood are twice as likely to develop clinical depression. The...

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Excellent article from The Guardian

An excellent article here from The Guardian that addresses the need to give new and expectant mothers access to mental health services during pregnancy and childbirth across England over the next year. This is extremely good news as health officials begin to focus on...

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Sussex Perinatal Service Film

4th April 2018
A link here to a new film put together by the Sussex Perinatal Service that might be of interest. ​It 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.

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Child and Maternal Health Data and Intelligence: a Guide for Health Professionals

1st March 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

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Children’s Report on Vulnerability

24th February 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……

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Transforming Young People and Children’s Mental Health Provision: A Green Paper

23rd February 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

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Two Open Windows – Infant and Parent Neurobiologic Change

22nd February 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…

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