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PATHways to improving perinatal mental health…

On World Maternal Mental Health Day and during UK Maternal Mental Awareness Week 2019, the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to be part of PATH - a newly EU-funded project which will enable women, families and healthcare professionals to prevent, identify and successfully manage mi...

iHV announces new Educational Board Game to support Clinical Leadership Development

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), in partnership with Focus Games Ltd, is delighted to announce the launch of the Leadership Game – a group learning tool that supports all health and social care professionals to explore, discuss and participate in collective leadership. Effective compassi...

New Recommended National Curriculum for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting/School Nursing

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), alongside 5 health organisations, is delighted to publish the new Recommended National Curriculum for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting/School Nursing (0-19 child public health nursing services). The Recommended National Curriculu...

iHV partners with PHE in ground-breaking commitment to better mental health

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has signed up to Public Health England’s (PHE) Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health. This will see iHV work closely with PHE to take significant steps towards the promotion of good mental health and the prevention of mental health problems. Dr Che...

“We are walking a very tight rope” Health visitors voice fear of another child tragedy “waiting to happen”

Over 1200 English health visitors reported in the 2018 Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) annual survey that for many their caseloads are increasing, that they are experiencing high levels of stress, and they worry about not being able to deliver the services they should to all children with needs, ...

iHV publishes response to NHS Mental Health consultation

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has published its response to the consultation - Mental Health in the Long-Term Plan for the NHS. The consultation is to identify opportunities to deliver the NHS’s goal to provide world-class mental healthcare - improving the outcomes for everyone who use...

iHV publishes its 10-year plan for health visiting

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has published its preferred plan for the relationship of health visiting with the NHS in the next 10 years. As the NHS writes its new 10-year plan, with a specific focus on children, prevention and mental health, the Institute of Health Visiting has publishe...

iHV wins first prize in International Perinatal Mental Health Education Awards

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to announce that it has won first prize in the White Swan Foundation and Marcé Society International Perinatal Mental Health Education Awards for its Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions training programme. White Swan Foundation and Mar...

New Health Visitor Research Champions scheme launched

The Institute of Health Visiting has launched a new Research Champions scheme for health visitors (HVs) interested in research. Set up in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the scheme has appointed its first ten Champions. The new HV Research Champions met for the...

Mental health minister celebrates NHS 70 years with iHV Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Champions

On Thursday 5 July, the Minister for Mental Health and Inequalities, Jackie Doyle-Price MP, celebrated 70 years of the NHS with Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) Perinatal Mental Health Champions and Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Champions in Manchester. During the celebration event, the ...