Welcome to AAIMHI

AAIMHI is a national organisation of professionals from many fields who work with infants, young children and their families. Our mission is to work towards  improving professional and community recognition that infancy and early childhood is a critical time for the development of emotional, physical and mental health.

AAIMHI is affiliated with the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) and contributes to international developments and initiatives.

AAIMHI organises regular national conferences as well as workshops and seminars to enhance knowledge about social and emotional development in 0 to 3-year-olds and develop skills to assist families and communities to build nurturing and strong relationships with their infants and young children.

AAIMHI works with other agencies on advocacy and educational initiatives, responds to Government inquiries and reports relating to infancy and provides information to members through its website and newsletter.

AAIMHI also develops position statements and guidelines to support Infant Mental Health professionals and parents.

AAIMHI has been instrumental in having Infant Mental Health Awareness Week registered on the Commonwealth Department of Health Calendar.

Inaugural AUSTRALIAN Infant Mental Health Awareness Week   READ MORE



The Infant, the State, Ethics & the Law

AAIMHI 2017 National Conference at University of Melbourne, Parkville
23-26 November 2017
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LOUISE EMANUEL  ... warmly remembered
It is with great sadness that we farewell Louise Emanuel, who died in London on Sunday 7th May, after a six month illness.

Louise made a stellar contribution to our field of Infant Mental Health. She brought her insightful intelligence and passion to her roles as consultant child psychotherapist and head of the Under Fives Service at The Tavistock Clinic in London, to her teaching nationally and internationally, in her writing and in her support and encouragement of an extensive network of her colleagues from all over the world.   READ MORE including Obituary in The Guardian.



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Early Relationships Matter

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

16th WAIMH World Congress, Rome, 26-30 May 2018


We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of Australia and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future
for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.

    

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AAIMHI National Conference 2017

AAIMHI National Conference 2017

23-27 November 2017, Melbourne

Challenges to Clinical Thinking: The Infant, the State, Ethics & the Law

The conference will celebrate the challenges and richness of clinical practice with infants and those who care for them, whilst exploring the often complex systems we live and work within.
 

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2017 Ann Morgan Prize

2017 Ann Morgan Prize

2017 Ann Morgan Prize- entries now open, closing 31 July 2017

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Louise Emanuel warmly remembered

Louise Emanuel warmly remembered

It is with great sadness that we farewell Louise Emanuel, who died in London on Sunday 7th May, after a six month illness.

Louise made a stellar contribution to our field of Infant Mental Health.

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Upcoming Events

NSW Regional Seminar, Taree
NSW Regional Seminar, Taree

AAIMHI NSW will present their regional 2-day seminar again, in Taree on 14-15 June 2017. Topics include Brain development, attachment theory, impact of trauma, working with complex families, assessment, interventions, and case presentations.

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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week
Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc. (AAIMHI) invites you to participate in the inaugural Australian Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

12 – 16 June 2017

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