AiMH UK National Networking Event for Developing Best Practice

Thursday 6th July 2023 9.30am - 12.00pm.

This is AiMH UK's first national networking event and includes the launch of the new Best Practice Guide; 'Inconsolable Crying in Infants'. There will be two opportunities for networking, the first to network with colleagues from all across the UK and the second to network with colleagues in your own area/region.

AiMH UK Conference For #IMHAW23 Bonding Before Birth – Approaches for Supporting Early Parent Baby Relationships


Supporting Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 - #IMHAW23 - Bonding Before Birth.
This conference focused on approaches for supporting early parent baby relationships, and supports all practitioners supporting parents in the antenatal period.
The recording took place on Thursday 15th June 2023.

AiMH UK Skills Box Session – ‘Calming Parents, Calming Babies’

Thursday 18th May 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week on the topic of Anxiety. Sarah Hodgkins, an Occupational Therapist and a trained Mindfulness Teacher who has developed the 'Baby Mindful' programme for parents and babies will share her practical tips for helping parents connect with their babies from a place of calm, particularly when things are stressful. AiMH UK Members Free, Non-members £15

AiMH UK London Hub Event – ‘Facilitating a psychoanalytic parent, baby and toddler group for refugee and asylum-seeking families’

Friday 5th May 1.50pm - 3.30pm
(British Summer Time - an online event)
A presentation and discussion about this group work which aims to enhance the attunement and attachment between the parent and their infant and toddler, with a view to strengthening their relationship, and facilitating separation and individuation, so that the toddler can manage growing independence and prepare for nursery and school.

AiMH UK Spring Workshop – ‘Facilitating Attuned Interactions: Enhancing Parental Engagement & Reflective Practice with the FAN technique’

Thursday 30th March 1.00pm to 4.00pm
(British summer time - an online event)
The FAN was developed by Linda Gilkerson, who we are delighted will be joining us to share the essence of the FAN technique. The FAN approach can be used by all professionals in the system around a baby: early years workers, parent-infant practitioners, health visitors, occupational therapists, nursery nurses, psychologists, medical and nursing practitioners and social workers.

RE-SCHEDULED – AiMH UK AGM and Awards Presentation including an interview with Dilys Daws

Friday 24th February 2023 11.30AM - 1.00PM
We are delighted to annouce that our founder and honorary trustee, Dilys Daws will be joining us at our Annual AGM and Awards to discuss her new book: 'Quietly Subversive: The Selected works of Dilys Daws'. Dilys will be interviewed by Alexandra de Rementeria, editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy, and co-writer of 'Finding Your Way With Your Baby: the emotional life of parents and babies'.

AiMH UK Lunchtime Skills Box with Caroline Guard

Thursday 9th February 2023 - 1.00pm to 2.00pm
'Hearing the baby’s voice in early years practice – establishing unhurried moments of connection with babies'

AiMH UK South East Launch Event; ‘Screened: Infant Mental Health in a post-pandemic world’

Tuesday 6th December 2022 9.00am - 11.00am
Launch event for the South East Hub including presentations from Robin Balbernie, clinical psychologist and AiMH UK trustee and Kerry Taylor Founder and Clinical Director of BrightPIP

AiMH UK National Conference ‘Transforming Parent-Infant Relationships’

Thursday 24th November 9.15am - 3.30pm
This conference has been created to enhance your work with infants and their parents, with talks by professionals across the spectrum of Infant mental health specialties. They will bring not only their wealth of experience, but something for everyone to take away, whether that is a different way of thinking about babies, or skills, ideas and approaches to working with infants and their parents.

AiMH UK Scotland Event – It’s never too early: working antenatally with the parent-infant relationship

Thursday 27th October 9.00am - 12.30pm

The morning will explore a range of interventions and approaches for supporting the parent infant relationship before the baby is born.