Bookings are now open, with member discounts and earlybird rates, for the iHV PIMH ‘Systems for Success’ Conference, being held virtually on Wednesday, 5 May 2021.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to attend the iHV’s annual Perinatal & Infant Mental conference which we are bringing to you virtually. Originally planned for March 2020 in Manchester, which was postponed due to the current pandemic, we are delighted to be able to confirm our fabulous programme and booking details for our virtual event in May.

We have a fabulous line up of speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds so we can really come together to connect across boundaries and reflect on the latest evidence, research and experiences of PIMH care.

Event Details

  • Time: 09:30 – 16:35
  • Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2021
  • Venue: Online via Zoom

Delegate fees:

We are delighted to offer earlybird rates, with further special rates for our members and PIMH Champion members.

Earlybird ends 5pm Friday 26 March

iHV Members, iHV Champion Members and non-members can take advantage of our earlybird delegate rate until 26  March.

  • For iHV Members, just ensure that you have your membership number ready to use as your member discount code to secure your reduced delegate rate.
  • If you are an iHV Champion Member (PIMH, IMH, PMH), SCPHN Student Member or a Retired Health Visitor Member please email [email protected] for details on how to purchase your discounted tickets.
  • If you are not an iHV Member and want to access the special earlybird rate for our members, please join us today to receive your membership number to secure your reduced delegate rate.

Should you need any help at all, please email us on [email protected] for assistance.

We’re thrilled to announce that our annual Leadership Conference “Leading with vision: Be bold, stay brave, have hope!” will be held as a virtual conference – and bookings are now open!

Our virtual Leadership conference 2020 (#iHVLeadership2020) will be taking place online on: Tuesday 1 December – 09:00 – 14:00.

2020 has been a challenging year for health visitors as it has for everyone, but we want to mark the foundation of the iHV again with our annual morale-raising leadership conference.

This important event provides the opportunity at the end of the year to refresh, reflect and discuss new thinking for the year ahead. This year we are thrilled to have a number of very eminent speakers lined up to address our delegates, also the voices of parents and practice to share recent innovations.

The networking sessions during our September conference were especially popular so we are making them available again. There is even the opportunity to undertake some exercise during the break with our 5 minute Conference Zumba sessions!

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director, The Institute of Health Equity (UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health)
  • Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Chair of the Government’s ‘Early Years Healthy Development Review’
  • Professor Philip Wilson Director, Centre for Rural Health
  • Professor Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse and Director Maternity and Early Years, Public Health England
  • Elizabeth Begley, Senior Nurse, Health Visiting and Early Years, Homerton Health Visiting Service
  • Dr Sharin Baldwin, Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Academic Lead, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and London North West NHS Healthcare Trust
  • Vicky Gilroy, Projects and Evaluation lead, Institute of Health Visiting
  • Cheryll Adams Executive Director, Institute of Health Visiting

Pricing and How to Book

We are delighted to offer special earlybird rates – and even better rates for our Members and Fellow Members (available until Friday 6 November) plus our great 4 for 3 offer (buy 3 places and get the 4th place for free!):

Take advantage of our earlybird delegate rates – just book your place before 6 November 2020.

To access the special earlybird rate for our members, please join us today and ensure that you have your membership number ready to use as your member discount code to secure your reduced delegate rate.

To take advantage of the 4 for 3* offer (available for member, non-member and earlybird rates. Not available for student rate), book 3 and use code 4for3leadership2020 to get 4th place for free
*can be used for member, non-member and earlybird rates. Not available for student rate


Creating Healthy Children, 2020 and beyond

12 and 13 May 2020, Manchester

Due to popular demand, our evidence-based practice conference in May 2020 is now two days! And bookings are now open!

Our conference programme brings together local, national and international speakers focused on sharing best practice examples and research to improve health visiting practice for babies, children and families. The presentations and workshops will reflect the breadth of health visiting practice and service development reflected primarily in the 15 High Impact Areas and 8 Key Principles set out in our recently published “Vision for the Future”.

The conference will also coincide with the 2020 anniversary celebrations of Florence Nightingale’s birth and we are keen to incorporate advances in public health nursing in recognition of Florence’s founding role in this field of nursing.

Being held in Manchester, this conference will provide you with the latest guidance and recommendations relating to infant and family public health from leading professionals and experts!

Book early to avoid disappointment – Our last 5 conferences have sold out!

Earlybird tickets (for iHV members and non-members) are available until 20 March 2020, so please book early to secure your ticket at this highly popular event! Limited student places also available. 

Please book early to secure these great discounts and avoid disappointment. 

We have an exciting line up of speakers at “Creating Healthy Children, 2020 and beyond”  – confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeanelle De Gruchy – DPH Tameside and President of the Association of Directors of Public Health
  • Linda Magistris – CEO of The Good Grief Trust
  • Merle Davies – CEO of A Better start, Blackpool
  • Tim Hobbs – Chief Executive, Dartington Service Design Lab
  • James McTaggart, Early Years Psychologist, Highland Council

We always seek to ensure our activities comply with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative – our events are not and never will be sponsored by the formula milk industry. 

Call for Abstracts

We are delighted to offer the opportunity to present your practice development or research at our evidence-based conference – Creating Healthy Children, 2020 and beyond.

Abstract submission deadline is 17 February 2019.

During Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are delighted to open bookings for our annual PIMH conference “Perinatal and Infant Mental Health: Relationships Matter” being held in London on Tuesday 10 September 2019.

Achieving and enjoying good mental health for individuals, families, communities and societies relies on good relationships at every level. In the current context of perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH) care, there are many barriers and opportunities for this.

This is the must-attend event in 2019 for all organisations working alongside professionals to enable good family mental health and wellbeing.

The programme will feature high-profile leading speakers and experts in the fields of perinatal and infant mental health and offer peer-to-peer networking opportunities. The conference is designed to be of value to iHV PIMH Champions, parents, policy makers, health visitors, GPs, midwives, commissioners, local authority children’s service staff, specialist perinatal mental health practitioners and other practitioners working in mental health.

Our last 2 iHV conferences were sold out, so we do anticipate that these places will sell very quickly as we’ve already had a huge amount of interest in joining us at this event.

Earlybird tickets (for iHV Champion Members, iHV members and non-members) are available until 7 July 2019, so don’t miss them! Limited student places also available.

We always seek to ensure our activities comply with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative – our events are not and never will be sponsored by the formula milk industry. 




Bookings are now open, with member discounts and early bird rates, for the iHV ‘Making a difference through leadership’ Conference, being held in London on Tuesday, 5 December 2017.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to attend the iHV’s annual leadership conference.

The conference will followed by our special additional annual celebration event, providing you with opportunities to network with national leaders and celebrate achievement in the profession.

Full programme details will be announced shortly with leading speakers and experts, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

This is a MUST ATTEND event for health visitors, iHV Fellows, service leads, public health commissioners with limited places also available for SCPHN Students.

Event Details

  • Time: 09:00 – 18:30
  • Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2017
  • Venue: RSPH, 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY

Delegate fees:

Delegate places are now available to book from £125 per person (member and non-member rates apply) – but do book early to get your early bird rate.  Early bird rates expire on 31 October 2017.

Conference rate includes full attendance at the conference and iHV celebration event and includes all refreshments, lunch and delegate materials. This also includes VAT at the current rate of 20%.

Early bird rate (until midnight 31 Oct 2017) Standard rate (from 1 November 2017)

iHV members

£125 £155
Non-members £155


How to Book

Bookings may be be made online or offline, depending on your preferred method of payment.

  • For payments via credit/debit card, we are only able to accept online bookings via Eventbrite. Please complete the online registration and booking form to proceed to payment options.

  • For payments via cheque/invoice:
    • By email: Please download the registration form and send the completed form by email to [email protected]. If you are unable to download the form, please email us to advise and we will send it out to you.
    • By phone: Please call +44 (0) 207 265 7352 where we would be happy to complete the registration form for you. We will then send to you by email for checking and return with confirmation of acceptance to our event booking terms and conditions.