Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Some great workshops coming up for Infant Mental Health

Allow me to inform you about the Association for Infant Mental Health AIMH (UK), an autonomous body affiliated to the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH). 
Infant mental health is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas in the whole field of mental health. Research has shown that support for parents during their baby's first year can significantly increase the proportion of babies who form secure relationships with their parents, and this has lasting benefits for their subsequent development. A good beginning for young families is a protective factor in coping with life's inevitable stresses. Early intervention when there are difficulties can often prevent the development of mental health problems in later years.

AIMH (UK) are now offering Children's Centres a special discounted membership rate. Download information here 

AIMH (UK) have got a series of excellent workshops coming up - taken from their website:-

AIMH (UK) Clinical Workshops Series 2010/2011, click here for summary information 
'Complex Safeguarding Cases : A Psychodynamic Approach to Understanding why True Collaboration between Professionals is so Hard' - led by Dr Amanda Jones, Saturday 4 December 2010. Request an application form from Donload full details here
'Understanding Early Communication : From Birth to Three Months' - led by Dr Joanna Hawthorne, Saturday 15 January 2011. Request an application form from Download full details here
'Personal Insights into Attachment Relationships' - led by Sir Richard Bowlby, Saturday 19 February 2011. Request an application form from Download full details here

'The Importance of Touch' - led by Suzanne Adamson with Cherry Bond, IAIM Trainers, Saturday 5 March 2011. Download full details here. Request an application form from

I am familiar with the work of Sir Richard Bowlby and also Cherry Bond, so if these are representative, you are in for a treat! 

Elaine Hanzak

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