Last week, we were delighted to welcome over 230 people to our fourth annual PIMH Conference, which took place virtually on Wednesday 15 June as part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week where the overall theme of the week was understanding early trauma.
And, we are pleased to say that the conference recordings from Early Trauma and the Art of Repair are now live!
Did you buy a ticket to attend the IMH conference?
If you bought tickets to attend the conference, you are now able to rewatch the recordings via our conference website. The conference recordings and presentations that the speakers are happy for us to disseminate after the conference have been added to your live agenda for you to watch.
Just go to your live agenda (on the conference website) and login using your conference delegate username and password which you used to access the conference.
Do you want to pay to view the conference recordings?
If you missed the conference but still want to view the recordings, then please do not worry, you can buy access to the recordings today with Pay to View!
If you are an iHV Member ensure you have your membership number ready to use as a discount code to secure your member discount.
About iHV IMH Conference: Early Trauma and the Art of Repair
Our IMH conference was based on the Japanese concept of ‘Kintsugi’ where broken or damaged ceramics are not neglected or discarded but, instead, attract attention and respect and are repaired with meticulous care. Cracks and breaks are infused with precious gold lacquer, rendering the original fault lines strong and beautiful. Every time we see a piece of Kintsugi we know that there is a story behind it, that someone has cared enough about it to have it mended.
We applied the Kintsugi metaphor to understanding early trauma; how the cracks and breaks occur, the artistry available for repair, and the stories behind the gold veins. We had a wonderful line-up of highly respected speakers to lead us through this journey, including:
- Alan Stein, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Oxford
- Tessa Baradon, Consultant Parent-Infant Psychotherapist
- Sally Hogg, Head of Policy and Communications at Parent-Infant Foundation
- Pauline Lee, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Joint Clinical Lead
- Vicky Nevin, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, NSPCC
- Martha Sercombe, Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Health Visitor, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
- Vicky Armstrong, Art Psychotherapist and Researcher, University of Dundee and Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Dr Josephine Ross, Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee
- Rachel Stephen, Health Visitor, Co-author and Emotional Wellbeing at Work Project Co-ordinator, Institute of Health Visiting
There were opportunities to hear of award-winning innovations, contribute to discussions, be updated about policy development, and reflect on how health visiting, as part of the wider family mental health and wellbeing systems, can contribute to promoting good infant mental health.
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