PREGNANCY IN MIND – ‘Supporting the Parent-Baby Relationship Antenatally‘

AiMH UK is delighted that Tori Joel & Alexis Golden from the NSPCC will be presenting our July Skills Box session. We are pleased to be running this event during Baby Communication Week 2024 run by The Brazelton Centre. Communication with the baby starts in pregnancy and begins the nurturing relationship between the mother and baby.




Tori and Alexis will discuss the Pregnancy in Mind service which is a perinatal mental health programme for parents to be.

Pregnancy in Mind aims to protect against the impact of parental anxiety and depression during pregnancy. Through building relationships, knowledge and skills, it helps parents to manage any difficulties they are experiencing.

The programme will be brought to life through core themes of the programme.

Take away points :

  • Mindfulness techniques in the perinatal period
  • Trauma informed practice examples
  • Considerations to bonding with baby antenatally

All attendees will gain CPD points and sent an AiMH UK CPD Certificate.

Tickets: MEMBERS FREE / NON-MEMBERS £15 (plus booking fee)


Tori Joel is a Midwife who started her career in community programmes such as SureStart, working with teenage parents, running sexual health outreach programmes and infant feeding services before qualifying and practicing as a rotational midwife.

Since joining the NSPCC in 2012, Tori has used her skills and focussed on work within the NSPCC early years programme portfolio, including Minding the Baby, Baby Steps, Coping with Crying and Pregnancy in Mind. Tori has specialised in working with families with complexities including during pregnancy and postnatal period. She has a special interest in safeguarding , trauma informed practice , parent infant relationships and infant and parental mental health.

As a Project Development manager, Tori develops services and leads on the re-development of Baby Steps a holistic perinatal education programme overseeing programme across the U.K.


Alexis Golden is a Project Development Manager at the NSPCC in the Early Years development team. Her goal is to build and strengthen programmes and services across the U.K. to benefit the most vulnerable babies, children and young people and amplify their voices. The beginning of her career has been largely focused on early childhood development as an educator and teaching coach across the globe in multiple countries.

Throughout her time with NSPCC so far, she has had multiple roles and is now leading on the national delivery of Pregnancy in Mind and overseeing the roll out strategy and implementation of the programme across the U.K.

Alexis is an equity-focused advocate for fostering early childhood wellbeing, protection, and education.