Welcome to AAIMH

AAIMH is a national organisation of professionals from many fields who work with infants, young children and their families. Our mission is to work towards  improving professional and community recognition that infancy and early childhood is a critical time for the development of emotional, physical and mental health.

AAIMH is affiliated with the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) and contributes to international developments and initiatives.

AAIMH organises regular national conferences as well as workshops and seminars to enhance knowledge about social and emotional development in 0 to 3-year-olds and develop skills to assist families and communities to build nurturing and strong relationships with their infants and young children.

AAIMH works with other agencies on advocacy and educational initiatives, responds to Government inquiries and reports relating to infancy and provides information to members through its website and newsletter.

AAIMH also develops position statements and guidelines to support Infant Mental Health professionals and parents.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31/3/23 Philanthropy Grants 2023

AAIMH SA Philanthropy Grants 2023

The Role of Attachment in Child Protection presentation slides

Slides from Dr Danya Glaser's professional development presentation on The Role of Attachment in Child Protection is now available to AAIMH members. Log in to access this resource in the Members Area. 

Continuity of Relationships Position Statement

A new position statement has been launched at AAIMH National Conference 2022 and is now available in AAIMH resources. The Continuity of Relationships paper describes AAIMH’s position on the vital importance of continuity of relationships for infants involved with statutory child protection services in Australia. 

Support Us

Your donation will provide scholarships and other financial support to enable eligible students, practitioners and educators to access training and professional development in Infant Mental Health so they can better support families and advocate for Infant Mental Health.

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We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of Australia and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.