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PIMH Conference 2023 – Bookings now open!

30th March 2023


We are very excited to be delivering our 5th annual iHV PIMH conference on Monday 19 June at King’s House Conference Centre, Manchester. Following Infant Mental Health Awareness Week and being held on International Fathers’ Mental Health Day 2023, this year’s event can be attended either face-to-face or online – our first real opportunity for physically being together to consider PIMH since 2019!

This conference is about coming together, it’s about reconnecting and strengthening our sense of belonging, and our belief and our commitment in what we can achieve. Delegates will be encouraged to explore, to be curious and to wonder together about what some of the latest research and innovation in PIMH means, in relation to providing safe, personalised, inclusive, high-quality PIMH care.

As part of the conference programme, delegates will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in extraordinary stories that cross cultures, generations, worlds, and times.

We have a phenomenal line-up of parental, academic, professional, and creative leaders, including Professor Dawn Edge, Dr Andrew Cairns, Professor Jane Barlow, Sally Hogg, Dr Karen Bateson – and many more still to be announced!

We very much look forward to welcoming you to this special event to build understanding, empathy and love for our families and communities, our world and each other.

Don’t miss our special early bird ticket rates, available until 21 April – book your place today! In addition, groups bookings of 5 or more will receive a 15% discount off the total order when booked at the same time.


Programme & Speakers

This year we are delighted to have a number of very eminent speakers lined up to address our delegates.

Featured speakers include:

  • Professor Dawn Edge, Professor of Mental Health and Inclusivity, Manchester University Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Director EDI Research Unit
  • Dr Andrew Cairns, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist CNTW NHS FT, Clinical Director, NENC Perinatal Provider Collaborative, Psychiatric Advisor, Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
  • Professor Jane Barlow, Professor of Evidence Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention University of Oxford, President of the Association of Infant Mental Health, editor-in-chief of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Sally Hogg / UNICEF, Policy specialist and advocate for babies and young children
  • Dr Karen Bateson, Infant Mental Health specialist
  • Plus, more to be announced soon!

Conference Aim:

To increase confidence and motivation to enable high-quality PIMH care.

Learning outcomes:

  • Reflect on the importance of the latest MBRRACE findings
  • Recognise that, for some communities, accessing and getting quality PIMH care can be especially difficult
  • Understand some of the additional barriers that exist for families facing multiple disadvantages and systemic inequality
  • Be informed on good practice in the evaluation of the parent-infant relationship
  • Be aware of emerging thinking in relation to describing infant mental health
  • Appreciate what good care looks like to both practitioners and families with lived experience

How to book

  • If you are an iHV Associate member, SCPHN Student member or a retired member, ensure you have your membership number ready to use as a discount code to secure your iHV member discount rate and go to the online booking link below.
  • If you are an iHV member but you do not know your membership number, please email [email protected]
  • If you are not a member but would like to take advantage of our member rates, please join us today!
  • Click here to go to our online booking system


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