Please note ... AAIMH has a new website domain name ... www.aaimh.org.au


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 Awareness Week

2020 VISION: SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH BABIES' EYES.

7-12th June 2020

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week runs every June to highlight the importance of babies' emotional wellbeing and development. The week provides an opportunity for everyone to share work they are doing and to help raise awareness of this important part of early childhood development. Click here for more information.

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Resources for Practitioners and Families Affected by COVID-19

The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health recognises the distress, strength and courage of families with infants, toddlers and young children affected by the current global COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis is not over and many are facing continued uncertainty and anxiety. The families of medical and healthcare workers, families who have lost family members, have been or currently are unwell, lost their job or income, have recent experience of bushfires, alongside families currently in social isolation, quarantine and social distancing communities, are living with high levels of stress now for sometime. For many people, the hardest thing about this pandemic is being physically isolated from family and friends. The members of the AAIMH Board, along with AAIMH State and Territory Branch Management Committees hold you all in mind during these very challenging times.

See Resources here.

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WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR INFANT MENTAL HEALTH CONGRESS 2020  now in 2021

Now scheduled for

23-27 June 2021

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Early Bird registration before 31 March 2021


For information regarding the 2021 WAIMH congress, please see the congress website
here


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Infant Mental Health Journal

The Infant Mental Health Journal is the official publication of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH). It is published bimonthly and is dedicated to interdisciplinary approaches to the optimal development of infants and their families. 

Activate your 60 days of FREE access to Infant Mental Health Journal here

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Early Relationships Matter

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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.

    


Latest News

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WAIMH 2021 in Brisbane

WAIMH 2021 in Brisbane

The 17th World Association for Infant Mental Health Congress will be held 23-27th June 2021 in Brisbane!! The Congress theme, ‘Creating stories in Infant Mental Health: research, recovery and regeneration’, invites you to create stories that will help infants thrive to live compassionate, creative and productive lives, and to share those stories with the wider Infant Mental Health community from around the world.

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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Australia
7-12th June

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AAIMH new website address

AAIMH has replaced AAIMHI as the abbreviated title for our association. This occurred when we changed to a Company Limited by Guarantee and no longer have 'Incorporated' at the end of our title. The website domain name has now changed to aaimh.org.au and all AAIMH emails reflect this new domain name.  

Upcoming Events

WAIMH Webinar 1
WAIMH Webinar 1

International two- hour live seminar (via Zoom) led by WAIMH.
Presenters:
Prof Kai von Klitzing, Dr Elisabeth Hoehn, Dr Dilys Daws, Assistant Prof Miri Keren, Associate Prof Giampaolo Nicolais.
Time:
4pm West Australia, 5.30pm South Australia & Northern Territory. 6pm New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania & Australian Capital Territory.

 

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Webinar: Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, 2020 Vision: Seeing through the eyes of babies
Webinar: Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, 2020 Vision: Seeing through the eyes of babies

International two- hour live seminar (via Zoom) led by AAIMH in partnership with AAIMH UK the Parent-Infant Foundation (UK) and WAIMH LOC. “2020 Vision: Seeing the world through babies’ eyes”.

Presenters: Sally Hogg, UK, Dr Elisabeth Hoehn, Australia, Professor Jane Barlow, UK

Time: 4pm West Australia, 5.30pm South Australia & Northern Territory. 6pm New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania & Australian Capital Territory. 9am United Kingdom.

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