National Conference 2021

AiMH UK National Conference 2021 ‘ Taking a Stand, Making a Start’

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’

TICKETS: Members: £35 Non-Members £55

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.

The film documents community-based work with mothers and babies in one of the poorest urban areas in South Africa. 1001 days shows how it is possible to make a difference to the lives of mothers and babies in the first 1001 days – the most critical time in any child’s life. 
AiMH UK are proud to be a backer of this film project and look forward to the film being launched in December 2021 and to screening the film for AiMH UK members and friends in the New Year!

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’

Lorna Greenwood, Project Manager, Melodies for Mums 
Rosie Perkins, Chair of Music, Health & Social Science, Centre for Performance Science, Imperial College London . 

3.30pm – Close of program.