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iHV training to support #IMHAW17

16th June 2017

Celebrating Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 #IMHAW17

Our core mission is to improve the lives of all infants and their families through leading excellence in practice and reducing health inequalities.

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH)

In order to achieve this, we tackle the root causes of poor health and health inequalities, which is why the Institute has a strong focus on perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH).

We believe that there really is “No Health without Mental Health” and that a healthy parent-infant relationship is the foundation for good mental health across the life-course and in turn a healthy society.

iHV accredited training programmes in PIMH

PIMH Champions

PIMH Champions

With this in mind, we have developed and currently offer a range of contemporary, acclaimed and accredited training programmes in PIMH, developed in collaboration with some of the country’s leading subject experts.

We have earned a reputation for the high quality of our programmes, which have proved hugely popular as witnessed in our delegate evaluation and feedback (see quotes below).

Several of the iHV staff are Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) and or Infant Mental Health (IMH) specialists and experts and very involved with national developments in the field. We have a strong track record in providing training to support the development of professional knowledge and skills in perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH) across a multi-professional audience as we believe supporting families is everyone’s business.

We have:

  • Delivered 550 Health Visitor PMH Champions who have trained on over 10,000 public health practitioners
  • Delivered 298 Health Visitor IMH Champions
  • Delivered 333 Multi-agency PMH Champions
  • Delivered 140 Multi-agency PIMH Champions
  • Delivered Multi-agency PMH Awareness training to 780 practitioners

Our Perinatal and Infant Mental Health training portfolio:

Direct delivery programmes Length of programme
 1.a) Infant Mental Health multi-professional awareness staff

2.b) Perinatal Mental Health multi-professional awareness

1 day


1 day

 3.Fathers and PMH multi-professional awareness  1 day
 4.Early years workforce PIMH awareness events  

½ day


Champions programmes


Length of programme
 5. Multi-agency combined Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions  2 days


 6.Multi-professional PMH Champions programme  

2 days


 7.Health Visitor PMH/IMH Champions programme



2 days


Other Frequency

8.Action Learning Sets


Bespoke action learning sets tailored to sustainability plans at a local/regional level

For more information

For more information on our training programme or to book a discussion about your individual requirements please email [email protected]

What our delegates say

The Institute prides itself on its very high quality, and popular, contemporary training and events. Here is a sample of what some of our delegates had to say about our accredited PIMH courses:

“It was very well structured and the content was very good. Please pass on my positive feedback, I thought the delivery and facilitation was excellent. I myself will be looking up the recommended videos and will forward them to others to whom they may be relevant” Perinatal Psychiatrist


“The iHV Champions training has inspired me to strive for parity of esteem for mental health. It has empowered me to make the difference that I came into health visiting to do, giving health visitors on the ground the confidence and motivation to positively influence local and national service development. The training has been really well received. I know it is making a difference for practitioners and most importantly, for our families” Health Visitor


“Meeting others that share the same passion, great educational experience. Such inspirational leadership, Wow! Thank you. Feel privileged to be ready and equipped to make a change!” RMN


“The Lived experience was the best part The whole course was so positively focused to change and drive services forward. I feel I am about to embark on a new journey and I feel very supported to do this. The course has been incredibly powerful for me. Thank you!”  Midwife

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