"Infant Mental Health – My time has come” Launch of the Scottish Branch of AIMH (UK)

On behalf of the Brazelton Centre, Melanie hosted an information stand at the Association for Infant Mental Health launch of their Scottish Branch.  Facilitated by Penny Rackett (Educational Psychologist) and held at The University of Edinburgh, the event was attended by a multi-professional audience from across Scotland.  

Speaking were Robin Balbernie (Clinical Director of PIP UK), Phillip Wilson (Professor of Primary Care and Rural Health, University of Aberdeen), Penelope Leach (Author and honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck, Tavistock and Portman NHS) Monika Celebi (Author, Therapist), and Christine Puckering (Clinical, Forensic and Neuro-Psychologist, Programme Director Mellow Parenting).  Small group presentations included Anne Mcfadyen (Consultant CAMHS Psychiatrist) speaking in her role as Infant Mental Health Lead for Scotland’s new Managed Clinical Network for Perinatal Mental Health, a network of clinical staff working across the boundaries between professions and health service divides. 

At the Brazelton stand Melanie chatted and answered questions about the role of the NBO and NBAS as tools to support relationship building between babies, families and professionals.  In particular delegates were keen to hear about the NBO and NBAS as ways to give words to the baby’s internal experience to develop ‘mind minded’ relationships.   

Great to have the Brazelton Centre represented at this interesting and auspicious inaugural event!

Melanie Gunning – NBO & NBAS trainer

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