Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc

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.

The Creative Heart - in honour of Dr Julie Stone

A celebration of practice and thinking in honour of the work of Infant, Child & Family Psychiatrist, Churchill Fellow and Zero to Three Fellow Dr Julie Stone. Come to meet, share and enjoy the companionship of colleagues and be part of what will be a reflective, stimulating, and nourishing day.

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Training with Julie Larrieu

Julie A. Larrieu, Ph.D., a developmental and clinical psychologist, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine. This training meets criteria for an Implementation Level Course in Child-Parent Psychotherapy. CPP is an intervention model for children ages 0-5 years who have experienced traumatic events and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems. 

Australian Women's Birth Experiences

A seminar by the ACT Branch of AAIMH in partnership with the Australian College of Midwives. Join us for a presentation of the PhD research by Lucy Franklin PhD Candidate., M.Psych (Clinical)., B.Psych (Hons). A comprehensive investigation into women's birth experiences in Australia, examining the association between birth-related PTSD and the mother-infant relationship, identifying potential risk factors for birth trauma, and evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention in reducing birth trauma.

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.