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AiMH UK Scotland Hub Event 9th December 2021

‘Different Approaches, Working Together for Infant Mental Health’

Delegates at our AIMH UK Scotland Hub event in June fed back how much they enjoyed thinking about infant mental health work through the medium of case studies. 

In response, we have put together a morning of casework presentations and discussion by professionals, with the opportunity to discuss these in a locality of your choice. 

Programme for the AIMH UK Scottish Hub 

Outline of the day 

9 – Welcome 

9.10 – 10. Presentation of case study where the Family Nurse Partnership and Mellow Parenting were used together 

10 – 10.30 – Small group discussion in localities: using different approaches together, what is possible in your area 

10.30 – 10.45 – Feedback from groups and any questions 

10.45 – 10.55 – Break 

10.55 – 11.55 – A single case scenario discussed by different professions, with representatives from: Health Visiting, Home-Start, SureStart Midlothian, a Child Psychotherapist from an Infant Mental Health service and a representative from Edinburgh’s Multi-Cultural Family Base. They will discuss how they would support the family and what they would add in their role. 

11.55 – 12.15 – Small group discussion in same locality groups as before 

12.15 – 12.30 – Plenary and close 

Register for the event today!

Tickets: Members: free Non-Members: £15 

If you would like to become a member of AiMH UK and get your ticket for free, join here 

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AiMH UK Hub Launch for East of England; ‘Nurturing Moments Matter’

‘Relationships, risks and repair: Early intervention with vulnerable babies and families.’

Introduction – 10am

Dawn Cannon – Director of Education and CPD AiMH UK

Key Note Speaker – 10.15am

Robin Balbernie; Renowned Child Psychotherapist and trustee of AiMH UK

‘Relationships, risks and repair: Early intervention with vulnerable babies and families

Break – 11.00am 

Speakers – 11.15am

Jennifer Wakelyn; Watch me play programme for vulnerable infants and their carers

Catherine Sutton; Early Years Advisor, (Norfolk’s Virtual School for Children in Care and Previously Looked After): Watch Me Play; The Norfolk Experience

Break-Out Rooms – 12.00pm

Closing Speaker – 12.45pm

Keeley White Executive Head of the Virtual School – Looked after and Previously Looked After Children

End – 1.00pm

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Maternal Mental Health Alliance

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a charity and coalition of UK organisations with a vision to see all women across the UK get consistent, accessible and quality care and support for their mental health during pregnancy and in the year after giving birth. AiMH UK are a member of this organisation.

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OXPIP is a pioneering charity with a national reputation as a specialist in the field of parent-infant psychotherapy. For over 20 years they have helped parents and their babies to build close and loving relationships from the start of life. We also work with professionals, policy makers and the public to build awareness, support and services for parent-infant attachment, infant mental health and peri-natal mental health.



Insight Parenting – GroBrain trains health professionals and practitioners working with parents and infants to integrate infant mental health into their regular practice. Offering courses, training and resources.


Association for Video Interaction Guidance

Video Interaction GuidanceTM (VIG) is a strengths-based, brief video feedback intervention for parents of children across all ages. VIG aims to promote enhanced sensitivity, and capacity to mentalize, in both client and practitioner. VIG is recommended as an evidence-based intervention in the NICE guidelinesAVIGuk is an association of accredited practitioners of VIG and those in training.


Mellow Parenting

As an organisation, Mellow research, develop and implement attachment based therapeutic interventions to support the social and emotional wellbeing of 0-5s and their parents/carers. Training is offered, with a wide support package, to the early intervention workforce. This will equip them with the knowledge and materials, including video and strength based feedback, to create safe, therapeutic and confidential spaces to deliver a range of Mellow Programmes. Just recently Mellow has added lighter online group programmes which, while not able to reach the depth of the physical group programmes, provide a much needed option during pandemic times.


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