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!

Discounted Rate
If you are an iHV Member ensure you have your membership number ready to use as a discount code to secure your member discount.

If you do not know your membership number, please email [email protected]. For any other details on how to purchase a ticket individually or for a group booking, please email [email protected].

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.

See our short collection of tweets:

Wow, what a day at #iHVLeadership2020 on Tuesday 1 December!

Following the success of our first virtual conference in September this year, we continued our plans for our annual leadership conference “Leading with vision: Be brave, stay safe, have hope!” and moved the event online.

With over 400 delegates, this was our largest leadership conference ever! And we were delighted to have a number of very eminent speakers to share their updates, insights and innovations.

2020 has been a challenging year for health visitors as it has for everyone, but we wanted to mark the foundation of the iHV again with our annual morale-raising leadership conference. The important event provided the opportunity at the end of the year to refresh, reflect and discuss new thinking for the year ahead.

We are receiving some amazing feedback:

“The virtual conference felt quite seamless, a varied amount of speakers with different expertise and a good opportunity to ask any questions”

“#iHVLeadership2020 really showing how to deliver a virtual conference with passion, drive and determination. I will forever consider the service as being the glue😊 @andrealeadsom”

“Fabulous virtual event – well done”

“I thought it was well presented and executed”

“Good opportunity to be part of a large event with high profile speakers during a difficult time.”

“Fabulous to have @andrealeadsom speaking about Early Years Healthy Development Review- Investing early has the greatest impact- “we need to stop the current ‘Wild west’”- Prevention is not just kinder, but it’s an awful lot cheaper than cure #iHVLeadership2020”

“enjoying my first iHV Leadership Conference 2020..fantastic info so far on recognition and early intervention of SMA and the important role of health visitors, household name and hv hero up next @MichaelMarmot  @VivJBennett @iHealthVisiting”

“Great listening to  @VivJBennett   lessons learnt re- covid and redeployment. Need for other professionals to have awareness of how skilled Health visitors are. Fantastic viv! #iHVLeadership2020  #healthvisitor #healthychildprogramme”

“@CheryllMa closes a fantastic #iHVLeadership2020 with an address that shares some wonderful snippets from a long and very successful health visiting career and leaves us with wise words…‘health visitors can save the world!’ @iHealthVisiting👏🏼”

“So many takeaways from today’s fabulous #iHV conference. Lots and lots to share, hard to know where to begin so starting with health and well-being of staff😊”

Conference recordings and presentations

Recordings from the day’s proceedings and presentation pdfs are now available for conference delegates – via our conference website.

To access the conference recordings webpage, please log in using your email address (as used to attend the conference) and your personal conference reference number (the same number you used to join the online conference).

If you didn’t manage to grab a ticket to join us at the event, don’t worry! You can purchase access to listen to and watch all the speakers via our online conference platform – just purchase your pay to view online ticket to access all the recordings.

Social media

Have a quick spin through all the tweets collated from day in the Wakelet link below – so much to see! So, don’t miss out




We are receiving some amazing feedback from our first ever virtual conference:

Thank you for delivering a fantastic conference in these challenging times and thank you for all that you do to support Health Visitors and health visiting practice.

Many congratulations for such a fabulous conference. A pleasure to join and much less exhausting than attending in person 😊

I really enjoyed the presentations and discussions. I’m sure people have gone away feeling very motivated

Thank you so much for a wonderful online conference – I found it so interesting. Great speakers.

I wanted to extend my thanks to the whole iHV team for an excellent conference. It worked very well online and I am looking forward to viewing the other sessions that I didn’t sign up for at a later date. The speakers were excellent and the content was exactly what was needed for discussion at present.

Creating Healthy Children, COVID and beyond”, originally scheduled to take place in May, was held as a virtual conference on 22 and 23 September 2020.

These are challenging times but we didn’t want you to lose out on all the wonderful content we had pulled together for our conference in May.

Across two mornings, we showcased the latest research and practice developments in health visiting with a fantastic line-up of expert speakers, great e-posters and some fab networking.

If you didn’t manage to grab a ticket to join us at the event, don’t worry! You can still listen and watch all the speakers and view the e-posters via our online conference platform – just purchase your pay to view online ticket to access all the recordings (access is available until the end of October 2020).

Pay to view – Buy your access to the recordings here today!


Not made your mind up yet to pay to view?

Take a look at the fabulous programme and expert speakers  – you can navigate the event website using the “burger button” in the top right-hand corner.

Have a quick spin through all the tweets collated from the two mornings in the Wakelet link below – so much to see! So, don’t miss out – pay to view the conference recordings today!