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8. The secondary impact of COVID‑19 on Infant Mental Health

AiMH Best Practice Guide 8

This Best Practice Guide provides a summary of what the evidence currently tells us about the secondary impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic on infant mental health. It describes a number of pathways through which the stress that is experienced by women, both antenatally and postnatally, can influence the mental health of the infant and later child/adult. The paper concludes by examining the implications for practice, and the digital methods of working that can be used during future lockdowns and beyond.

This content is for logged-in members of AiMH UK.  If your work is concerned with babies and infants from conception to age three, or with their parents and carers, then join AiMH UK.