AIMH News

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

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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LAUNCH OF LONDON AND HOME COUNTIES IMH HUB – 22 JUNE 2018

22nd June 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…

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INFANT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 11-15 JUNE 2018

11th June 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…

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Chuchill’s babies: Global perspectives on best practice in infant mental health

11th June 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,…

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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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