Conferences and Seminars in 2016

May, 2016: WAIMH Conference

Three members of the Brazelton Centre UK attend with WAIMH conference in Prague and presented a Poster Workshop and a Symposium: Joanna Hawthorne, Betty Hutchon (on the photo) and Susana Nicolau. Poster authors also included Jeanette Appleton and Inge Nickell, Brazelton Trainers.



22nd September, 2016: Birthlight Conference, Cambridge

Kim Benn, Midwife and NBO evaluator, represented The Brazelton Centre at the Girton College.


30th September, 2016: AIMH UK - 20th Birthday Celebratory Conference

Susana Nicolau and Joanna Hawthorne presented their poster, during this conference in Warwick.


November 15th, 2016:  NorPIP Annual conference - Perinatal Mental Health and Infant Mental Health: Intrinsic links and Integrated strategies.

Inge Nickell, Specialist health visitor in infant mental health and Brazelton Trainer presented a workshop:

‘Approaches to embedding parent-infant observation in the healthcare system: Using the Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) & Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO)’.


(Emily Savage Mc-Glynn, Inge Nickel and Sarah Lam)


November 15th & 16th, 2016 : CPHVA Conference

Susana represented The Brazelton Centre UK, with the poster: 'Practitioners use of the NBO six months after the training course' 


December 12th, 2016:  Babies in Mind Seminar – (Mums and Babies in Mind is a Maternal Mental Health Alliance project).  In partnership with the Brazelton Centre UK.

Mums and Babies in Mind is a Maternal Mental Health Alliance project, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  Sally Hogg, Strategic Lead, Mums and Babies In Mind, invited the Brazelton Centre to join them in order to highlight the NBO and its impact.  

Sally Hogg introduced the event, one of several seminars planned for 2016-17.  Joanna Hawthorne , CEO of the Brazelton Centre, described the NBO (and NBAS).  She also presented Catherine Mee’s talk about the Perinatal and Infant mental Health pathway in Tameside.  Deborah O’Dea presented a moving case study using the NBO with a depressed mother in Blackpool, and Catherine Whitcombe from Gloucestershire described the introduction of NBO training to Gloucestershire and gaining funding to train all health visitors there.   


The Q&A session highlighted the need to disseminate information about baby behaviour widely to other professionals who we are not reaching at the moment.  The Brazelton Centre UK will be offering two hour Seminars to interested groups in 2017.  

Please contact susana@brazelton.co.uk to register your interest in a Seminar for your colleagues.



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