The new Infant Mental Health Hub for Scotland is led by Penny Rackett and Christine Puckering. Details and posts below. If you would like to join the Scottish Hub, select it when you register for AiMH UK 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).
Executive Committee Member of AiMH UK. Forensic, Clinical and Neuro‐Psychologist. Programme Director Mellow Parenting, Glasgow. Trustee of the Scottish PIMH Network. More...
Honorary Senior Research Fellow (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing). Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Institute of Health and Wellbeing).
Executive Committee Member of AiMH UK. Educational Psychologist working in East Lothian with a particular interest in mental health and the early years. Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) Advanced Supervisor.
Posts from Scotland’s Infant Mental Health hub
News and events below.
Monday 7th June 9am – 1pm. Organised by Scotland’s Infant Mental Health Hub, within AiMH UK.
This event is being held on the first day of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (IMHAW) 2021. This year the theme is: including infants in children and young people’s mental health. #IMHAW21 #including infants
‘Supporting parents when they are really struggling: with Amanda Jones’
AIMH UK Scotland Hub is delighted to welcome Amanda Jones, Clinical Lead, North East London NHS Foundation Trust, Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service.
Amanda will talk about a way of understanding good enough ‘parental care’, understanding what processes can make it hard for a parent to give this to their baby and how to have conversations that can help.
This presentation will be followed by a discussion and small group reflections about how the ideas relate to our practice.
Tickets: AiMH UK members free, Non-members £15
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.
In 2019, the Scottish Government made a commitment to develop perinatal and infant mental health services. A Programme Board was set up to do this and was asked to oversee the development of infant mental health services in line with the Programme for Government (2019-20):
This is the place where we can share news about local IMH events, training, organisations, and share our ideas and resources.
If you would like something posted here, contact your Hub leads on the Hub discussion forum (select big blue link above).
If you have resources you would like to share with AIMH members across the UK, please go to Forums and add to the Member shared resources forum.