We are delighted to be hosting our fourth annual PIMH Conference. This year’s event will focus on Infant Mental Health and is taking place on Wednesday 15 June as part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week where the overall theme of the week is understanding early trauma.
Our conference is based on the Japanese concept of ‘Kintsugi’ where broken or damaged ceramics are not neglected or discarded but, instead, attract attention and respect and are repaired with meticulous care. Cracks and breaks are infused with precious gold lacquer, rendering the original fault lines strong and beautiful. Every time we see a piece of Kintsugi we know that there is a story behind it, that someone has cared enough about it to have it mended.
Until this year’s iHV Infant Mental Health Conference!
Delegates will explore
Delegates will hear award-winning innovations, contribute to discussions, be updated about policy development, and reflect on their own contribution to promote good infant mental health.
Learn how to recognise the factors that contribute to early trauma, be informed about the policy context in which to promote healthy parent-infant relationships and value the importance of adopting a trauma-informed approach to working with families.
Come along to understand how early trauma impacts outcomes for babies and what can be done to support families effectively.
Who should attend
This conference is the must-attend event in 2022 for those interested in promoting good infant mental health and health visiting. The topics covered will support you in your work to support babies and their families.
Suitable for: Health Visitors, Specialist Health Visitors, Specialist Practitioners/Infant Mental Health Leads, Nursery Nurses, Midwives, Specialist Midwives, Community Engagement Officers, Parenting Support Specialists and Early Years Leads.
Why is CPD important?!
Continuous Professional Development has the potential to deliver a high return on investment. ‘It offers staff career progression that motivates them to stay and, just as importantly, equips them with the skills to operate at advanced levels of professional practice and to meet patients’ need of the future’. NHS, Long Term Plan, 2019.
We will apply the Kintsugi metaphor to understanding early trauma; how the cracks and breaks occur, the artistry available for repair, and the stories behind the gold veins. We have a wonderful line-up of highly respected speakers to lead us through this journey, including:
- Alan Stein, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Oxford
- Tessa Baradon, Consultant Parent-Infant Psychotherapist
- Sally Hogg, Head of Policy and Communications at Parent-Infant Foundation
- Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning at University of Cambridge
There will be opportunities to hear of award-winning innovations, contribute to discussions, be updated about policy development, and reflect on how health visiting, as part of the wider family mental health and wellbeing systems, can contribute to promoting good infant mental health. Please do come and join us for what promises to be a challenging but inspirational event.
Aim & Learning Outcomes
Aim: to understand how early trauma impacts babies and what can be done to support them and their families effectively.
- Recognise the factors that contribute to early trauma
- Be equipped to adopt a trauma-informed approach to working with families in practice
- Reflect on what constitutes effective therapeutic relationships to enable good outcomes for babies
- Be informed about the policy context in which to promote healthy parent-infant relationships
Ticket Prices & How to Book
Our early bird rates end at 17:00 on Friday 29 April 2022.
If you are an iHV Member, ensure you have your membership number ready to use as a discount code to secure your member discount. For any other details on how to purchase a ticket individually or for a group booking, please email [email protected].
*All ticket prices are exempt from VAT and the student rates apply to SCPHN Students only.
*Offer can be used for iHV Member and Non-member rates ONLY. Discount not available when purchasing Student or Retired Member tickets. Each discounted offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.