Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Parent Infant Partnership UK has launched the Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 to promote the importance of the first 1001 days (from conception to age 2). 

"Infant mental health has a long standing history in the UK highlighting the importance of attachment and responsive, sensitive caregiving experiences for infant-family relationships beginning in the antenatal period.
Infant mental health challenges us as a society to reflect upon how well we are doing for children and in particular asks what experiences does a baby have being born in the UK.
The first 1001 days: conception to age 2 period invites us as a society to improve the life chances of every baby and opens up a window of opportunity for early investment and improved future outcomes for children in the UK."

We celebrated this week by explaining why it is so important to understand baby behaviour in order to promote strong parent-infant relationships. How did we do this?

-  Organising an antenatal workshop for young parents

-  Disseminating information about our work (using social media, email and public services - e.g. Citizens Advice Bureau)

-  Having a stand at the Rosie Hospital, where we were available to chat and answer questions

This was a very interesting week and we had the opportunity to meet new people and think about new ways of reaching professionals and families.

If you want to get more information about what we do feel free to contact us:

Furthermore, as a member of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, we would like to let you know that the Mums and Babies in Mind team has developed a set of tools for leaders working in perinatal mental health, available here.

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