Events

AiMH UK hosts CPD events throughout the year. We invite speakers who are experts in the fields of infancy & early years, to bring you up to date with the latest skills for working with parents and babies, and share the latest research and thinking about parents, their babies and toddlers.

AiMH UK CPD Events are open to all students and professionals working in the field of infancy & early years. Membership of AiMH UK includes free access to Skills Box Sessions and AiMH UK Hub Networking Events, as well as discounts on AiMH UK Conferences and selected Hub Events.

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AiMH UK Lunchtime Skills Box Session: ‘Art at the Start’

Thursday 25th January 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Vicky Armstrong and Claire Norfolk co-facilitate parent-baby art sessions for the acclaimed Art at the Start Programme in Dundee, Scotland. This is an evidence-based programme which focusses on bringing the benefits of art-based play to parent-infant relationships

AIMH UK Lunch & Learn Series – 3 Complimentary CPD Lunchtime Sessions for members to build their IMH Portfolio

Workshop 1: Weds 8th November 12pm - 1pm
Workshop 2: Weds 17th January 12pm - 1pm
Workshop 3: Date to be re-scheduled

Did you know that developing your IMH Portfolio can serve as an integral part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and professional revalidation? 

AiMH UK National Conference 2023- Supporting Moments That Matter: Nurturing Parent Baby Relationships

Thursday 16th November 9.00am - 3.30pm

The focus of the AiMH UK National Conference 2023 is on ‘moments that matter’ – small, but significant steps professionals can take to support parent-baby relationships.

AiMH UK Bristol, Somerset & Gloucestershire Networking online event

Monday 16th October 1.00pm - 2.00pm

‘Regional catch up and networking event looking at innovation, local planning and professional practice in infant mental health’ with Hub Leads Sara Headeach & Bec Balakrishna

AIMH UK Lunchtime Skills Box Session – The Alarm Distress Baby Scale (ADBB)

Tuesday October 10th 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Supporting World Mental Health Day

We are delighted that Alexandre Deprez, will be presenting an interactive AIMH UK Skills Box session on the Alarm Distress Baby Scale (ADBB).

AIMH UK National Networking Event – Developing Best Practice

Thursday 28th September 9.30am - 12.00pm

Following the success of our first National Networking Event for Developing Best Practice, we are delighted to be offering our 2nd themed event, "Setting Up Start for Life in Challenging Times" This event offers a unique opportunity to connect with other professionals and exchange ideas.(online event)

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

RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

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'.