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iHV welcomes innovative new mapping tool for perinatal mental health leaders

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) welcomes the innovative new mapping tool, launched online today by the National Lottery funded Mums and Babies in Mind project, to help professionals who are trying to transform perinatal mental health (PMH) services for mums with mental health problems durin...

Institute of Health Visiting at 4th International Conference in Public Health Nursing

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has a strong presence at the 4th International Conference of the Global Public Health Nursing Network (GPHNN) – taking place in Denmark 19-20 September 2016 – with several presentations and key note speakers. The conference provides a basis for future co...

Domestic violence and abuse must be a public health priority to support real-life Helens

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) are highlighting the need for domestic violence and abuse (DVA) to be treated as a public health priority, at a conference on the issue being held today (Thursday 15 September 2016). The call comes as a survey of healt...

Pamela Goldberg OBE FRSA appointed as new Chair of iHV

The Trustee Board of the Institute of Health Visiting is delighted to announce the appointment of Pamela Goldberg OBE FRSA as the new Chair of the charity, following the retirement of Sally Russell. Pamela is an experienced charity chair and CEO.   After a career as a business analyst and m...

Being obese or overweight could cause 7.6 million cases of disease by 2035

More than 7.6 million new cases of disease linked to being overweight or obese could be diagnosed in the UK during the next 20 years*, according to the Obesity Health Alliance which includes the Institute of Health Visiting. If the worrying trend in obesity continues, around 40 million adults in ...

Dr Cheryll Adams awarded CBE in Queen’s 90th birthday honours

Founding director of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) recognised for her contribution to improving children’s lives iHV founding director, Dr Cheryll Adams, is to become a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) after being named in Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Honours List. Cheryll, ...

iHV welcomes new HEE Guidance on Specialist Health Visitors in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

Until embargo until 00:01 Tuesday 19 April 2016 The Institute of Health Visiting warmly welcomes the new commissioning and workforce development guidance on Specialist Health Visitors in Perinatal and Infant Mental health (PIMH) – What they do and why they matter, published today by Health Educ...

iHV welcomes new NICE domestic violence and abuse quality standard

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) welcomes the publication of the NICE domestic violence and abuse quality standard (QS116), published today. At least 1.4 million women and 700,000 men aged between 16 and 59 experienced domestic abuse in England and Wales in 2013/14 – 8.5% of women and 4.5...

Institute of Health Visiting welcomes Sport Relief’s focus on maternal mental health

As Sport Relief announces their campaign to raise the profile of maternal mental health, the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) highlights the vital role that health visitors have in supporting parents with perinatal mental ill-health, yet they currently have insufficient time or capacity for this i...

Institute of Health Visiting calls for significant financial investment for infant mental health

Following the announcement that NHS England will invest an extra billion pounds a year to tackle mental illness, the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is urging the government to specifically invest more into the first two years of life – arguing that this would reduce later expenditure on menta...