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Scotland Hub Event: ‘Getting It right for our Infants’

Monday 7th June 9am – 1pm. Organised by Scotland’s Infant Mental Health Hub, within AiMH UK.

This event was held on the first day of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (IMHAW) 2021. This year the theme was: including infants in children and young people’s mental health. #IMHAW21 #including infants.

The event drew over 100 participants and Amanda Jones delivered her presentation on ‘Supporting parents when they are really struggling‘ followed by presentations from around Scotland.

Presentations below:

Amanda Jones, Consultant Perinatal Psychotherapist at the Anna Freud Centre

Julia Donaldson, Glasgow Infant and Family Team

Anne McFadyen, Perinatal Mental Health Network Scotland

Marita Brack, NES IMH Training Update

Rachel Fraser, Parent Infant Foundation

Hannah Guzinska, Home Start – no slides

Megan Lanigan, NHS Lothian – TBA

and Sally Amour, NHS Highland – TBA

A recording of most of the presentations from around Scotland can be viewed here

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Update on resources in Scotland

There are two new resources available created by the Scottish Government

The first is the Wellbeing for Wee Ones guide, as part of the Parent Club resources Wellbeing for wee ones | Parent Club. It has several helpful videos and has received excellent feedback.

The second is the Early Intervention Framework NES – Early Intervention Framework – Home (nhs.scot), a searchable database of evidence-based mental health and wellbeing interventions for children (and young people). There is comprehensive information for each intervention, across six key dimensions of implementation. Guided questioning supports how best to select and implement interventions; and a self-assessment tool enables evaluation of unique local implementation contexts. So it helps services to decide which evidence based tool is right for them.

Mother and toddler smiling © Noriko Cooper | Dreamstime

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