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iHV Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Forums support the role of iHV PIMH Champions and strengthen the research base for their work.

The iHV achieves sustainability of the Champions movement through various means, one of which is the regional iHV PIMH Champions Forums. The Forums bring together iHV PIMH Champions twice per year regionally with an opportunity to attend a national annual Champions PIMH conference.

The Forums are modelled on the principles of place-based leadership, enabling alignment with regional strategic clinical networks (SCNs) to integrate and improve local care pathways and services. Each Forum has a research project aligned with it in order to contribute to the evidence base for PIMH.

iHV Champions have told us they value regular opportunities to meet, to network and share practice successes and challenges. By coming together at a local level, sharing best practice, learning with and from each other, we are confident that more families will get the right care and support for their mental health, when and where they need it.

For services to be universally improved, we believe that “big innovation” and excellence in practice has to be mainstream. The iHV PIMH Forums are an excellent opportunity to promote a culture of “can do” – making excellence and innovation mainstream!

To join the social movement and become an iHV Champion please see our current training opportunities.


The PIMH Champions Forum pages contain restricted content for iHV PIMH Champions who are part of specific regional Champion Forums ONLY.


Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the upcoming face to face Forums due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But…where there is a will there is a way and team iHV have put our heads together and explored options that will allow our PIMH Champions Forums to go ahead.

We intend to run the Forums using Zoom Video Communication. This is a remote conferencing service that will enable us to connect and come together in a vibrant virtual Forum. It has the function of enabling us to present, share screens, enter breakout rooms and host discussions. We have found Zoom surprisingly easy, efficient and quick to use!

Click the box below to see all upcoming virtual Forums, their agendas and the downloadable Virtual PIMH Champion Forum Presentations.

Champions will be able to choose which virtual Forum they would like to attend (which may not necessarily be the Forum they are automatically aligned to). Champions have told us that the Forum that they are aligned to, might not be the closest one to where they live or are based, and other Forums might have a research project that they are really interested in. As such, going forward we will be making ALL Forums open to ALL Champions, this will include making and the minutes and presentations for all Forums (virtual or face to face) accessible to all Champions.

All virtual Forums will be hosted by our Forum administrator, who will manage the booking pages and their virtual Forum links. If you have any further questions on the above, please email [email protected]. If you have not received a password or cannot access any page beyond this point and believe you should have access, please email [email protected].


South East iHV PIMH Forum (Under reconstruction)
East of England iHV PIMH Forum (Under reconstruction)
Midlands iHV PIMH Forum (Under reconstruction)