Resources shared by members of AiMH UK, for supporting parents with infant mental health from pregnancy to age three.
There are also good resources in the Resources Sharing Forum for logged in members. If you have resources to share, please add them in the Resources Sharing forum and suggest them for this page.
Sometimes it can be helpful to pass on a handout to parents when they just need some more information or are simply curious. This can be supportive of infant mental health as it provides an opportunity for developmental guidance. The same applies when a session has brought up some aspect of development (or theory) they would like to think about. Any handout should be discussed, not simply left with no shared thought. It sets up an opportunity to enhance reflective function, a key aspect of parenting for infant mental health. A selection of handouts are available to members on the Resources Sharing Forum. The website of Zero to Three is worth exploring too. Understanding Childhood holds the leaflets for parents originally commissioned by The Child Psychotherapy Trust. All useful, open access, although some are a bit dated.
A Blog by Dr Nicola Canale, Specialist Educational Psychologist, South Wales
In this blog, Nicola reflects on the similarities between the concept of ‘rupture and repair’ and the Japanese custom of Kintsugi.
A Blog by Dr Elizabeth Gregory Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
In this blog, Liz shares her thoughts on getting through lock-down with a baby using the helpful acronym T.R.U.S.T.
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, then join AiMH UK.