AIMH News

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

‘Being a Dad is Difficult’

‘Being a Dad is Difficult’

AIMH UK Online Event. Being a Dad is Difficult: 'Challenges & Complexities of Fatherhood'. Speakers Anna Machin, Amanda Jones and Raquib Ibrahim. Join us at this highly respected Annual Infancy Conference (previously run in Bristol and organised by Paul Barrows,...

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iHV Report 20/2/20 – State of Health Visiting Survey

iHV Report 20/2/20 – State of Health Visiting Survey

Results from a survey of 1040 practising Health Visitors – conclusion states that ‘there is a predictable and significant deterioration in the quality and quantity of health visiting provision in many areas of England with considerable unwarranted variation in the level of service that families receive, dependent on where they live rather than their level of need

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Applying the Science of Early Childhood Development

Applying the Science of Early Childhood Development

Applying the Science of Early Childhood Development
Separation and Detention of Migrant Children and Families

The science of early childhood development tells us the sudden, forcible separation of children from their parents is deeply traumatic for both…….

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Mental Health Support for New Mums

Mental Health Support for New Mums

Scottish Government

Rollout of £1 million for counselling and befriending.
New mums at risk of poor mental health will be given access to increased support including counselling and befriending services.

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AIMH (UK) Award Nominations 2019

AIMH (UK) Award Nominations 2019

AIMH (UK) offers three awards in recognition of individuals, from the UK who have made important contributions to the infant mental health community in the course of their careers. Each year AIMH (UK) invites nominations from the fields of health, mental health, early care and education and early intervention.

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Launch of New Mum & Baby App

Launch of New Mum & Baby App

The North West London Local Maternity System has launched a new maternity app called ‘mum and baby’ which will act as a woman’s personal guide for her pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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NSPCC Report –

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

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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