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.

Infant Mental Health Competency Guidelines

Build your IMH capacity using AAIMH's evidence-based professional development roadmap for practitioners and educators. The AAIMH Competency Guidelines for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® (the Competency Guidelines) identify the knowledge, skills, and reflective practice approaches that lead to quality services and effective support for infants (0-36 months) and their families, across disciplines and in multiple service settings.

Recording: 2022 Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, HDA and AAIMH SA Branch

HDA & AAIMH SA Branch Forum for Infant Mental Health Awareness Week
Understanding Early Trauma 

IEMPH Lecture Series

Infant and Early Mental Health Lecture Series 2022
Special Offer for new and renewing members of AAIMH for 2022-23. Only 200 places available for a fantastically reduced price of A$100.
Includes 15 recorded lectures (each approximately 2 hours in length – total 30 hours) and access to additional resources provided by presenters.
Bonus access 2020/21 Lecture Series.

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.