The Birmingham & W.Midlands
Infant Mental Health Hub

The new Infant Mental Health hub for Birmingham and the West Midlands is led by Kathleen Roche-Nagi and Jeremy Gunson. Details and posts below. If you would like to join the West Midlands hub, select it when you register for AIMH membership. We look forward to hearing from you.

The AiMH UK Infant Mental Health Hubs enable members to connect across professions and levels within geographical areas, to help to develop and co-ordinate our thinking and practice around Infant Mental Health issues in our work. If you would like something posted here, contact your Hub leads on the Hub Discussion Forum (big blue link below).

Kathleen Roche-Nagi

Managing director of Approachable Parenting, delivering the ‘5 Pillars of Parenting’ programmes, coaching, therapy, and a parenting peer-mentoring programme. Working mainly with BAME families, in particular Muslim families. Hosts a weekly community radio show Parenting Hour on Unity FM 93.5.

Jeremy Gunson

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with 30 years of experience of working with infants, children, adolescents and parents within NHS CAMHS, Children’s Social Care and in independent practice. Trained at the Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (BTPP) and at the Tavistock Clinic in London.

Discussion forum

Share insight, explore issues, and ask other professionals for their experience and expertise in the West Midlands hub forum.

Posts for the Birmingham & W.Midlands IMH hub

News and events below.

IMH discussion on Birmingham radio

On Tuesday 8th December, Rachel Pardoe (child psychotherapist and AiMH Bristol Hub lead) was invited to be a guest speaker on Birmingham’s Unity Radio ‘parenting hour’ programme. The weekly feature is hosted by Kathleen Roche-Nagi (Managing Director of Approachable Parenting and AiMH Birmingham and West Midlands Hub lead). Rachel Pardoe invited Rachel Allender (child psychotherapist and AiMH Bristol Hub member) to join her on the show.

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.

Let’s bring this new Hub to life!

The official launch of the Birmingham & West Midlands Infant Mental Health Hub is planned to coincide with Infant Mental Health Week in 2021.

However, the birth of the community is possible following the Annual Conference and it would be good to get the dialogue going by posting comments, questions, links to papers and research across the range of infant mental health and related topics that may be of interest to others.