Friday 19th November 2021
Join us for the online AiMH UK National Conference celebrating 25 years from our launch in May 1996.
‘Taking a Stand, Making a Start: Culturally informed and inclusive practise with infants and their families’
9.30am – Welcome Jane Barlow – President of AiMH UK
9.45am 11.15am ‘Recognising unconscious bias in working with parents and infants: raising our awareness’
Yvonne Osafo (Parent Infant Psychotherapist & Early Intervention Lead, West London Action for Children)
Anna Godfrey (Child Psychotherapist & Parent Infant Psychotherapist, Croydon Best Start Family Solutions)(Presentation plus Questions / Discussion).
11.15am – Comfort break
11.30am – 1.00pm ‘Culturally sensitive infant mental health projects – learning from The Baby Mat Project, South Africa’
Ester Chunga, (Clinical Director, Ububele Education & Psychotherapy Trust, South Africa)
Zanele Mokolutlo (Early Childhood Community Practitioner, Ububele, Johannesburg, South Africa) Discussion led by: Tessa Baradon (Consultant Parent Infant Psychotherapist & Author of The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy, Adjunct Professor University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Followed by; 1001 days: Trailer for A feature documentary filmed in South Africa.
1.30pm – Lunch Break
2.00pm- 2.30pm ‘Celebrating 25 years’ of AiMH UK
AiMH UK Awards presentation
AIM Foundation bursaries announcement
2.30pm – 3.30pm ‘Transcending cultural barriers: helping post-natally depressed parents to connect with their infants through lullabies and song’