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 Use of Marte Meo in the Nurse Family Partnership Program in Norway

An introduction to the Nurse Family Partnership. The focus of the seminar will be on how interaction guidance is offered to families using video, and Marte Meo principles of following and leading the child.

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. 

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.