Australian Association for Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI) for the well-being of infants and very young children

Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc


Indefinite immigration detention is detrimental to the

health and development of infants, AAIMHI says

Media statement   11 November 2015

In its recently released position paper, leading infant advocacy organisation

the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc. (AAIMHI)

recommended the immediate release of infants and their parents

from detention.


Welcome to AAIMHI 

Affiliated with the World Association for Infant Mental Health

AAIMHI is a national organisation of professionals from many fields who work with infants and their families. Our mission is to work towards improving professional and community recognition that infancy is a critical time for psycho-social development, by promoting:

  • Research
  • Education
  • Advocacy, and
  • Mutual support through networking

AAIMHI holds a national conference every year, as well as other workshops and seminars, to enhance knowledge and skills about infancy, 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 quarterly newsletter.

We also develop position statements to support infant mental health professionals and parents. AAIMHI is an associate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health and contributes to international developments and initiatives.

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If you have any questions or need to know more, feel free to contact AAIMHI here

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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