Welcome to AAIMH

AAIMH 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.

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

AAIMH 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.

AAIMH 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.

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

AAIMH National Conference 2019


Wednesday 4th September - Saturday 7th September 


           View AAIMH conference website for the Preliminary Program and Registration details.     

  Enquiries to aaimhi2019@plevin.com.au   


5:15pm Thursday 5th September 2019

at City Rooms 2&3, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide.




7-11th June 2020


Call for abstracts opens  May 2019
Conference registration opens 3 June 2019
Call for abstracts deadline 15 September 2019, 11:59pm AEST
Early bird registration closes 16 March 2020, 11:59pm AEST

Read information on WAIMH website here


Tribute to the memory of

Ann Morgan


We sadly acknowledge the passing of Ann Morgan on 17th April 2019. 

Many people, from many fields of life, received so much from Ann Morgan.

Ann was one of the founding members of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health.

Please read our tribute to Ann Morgan here and read a detailed obituary here


Infant Mental Health Journal

The Infant Mental Health Journal is the official publication of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH). It is published bimonthly and is dedicated to interdisciplinary approaches to the optimal development of infants and their families. 

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Early Relationships Matter

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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.


Latest News

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WAIMH 2020 in Brisbane

WAIMH 2020 in Brisbane

The World Association for Infant Mental Health Congress will be held in Brisbane in 2020!!
Details to follow.

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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

10-16th June 2019

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AAIMHI NSW Branch 30th Anniversary

The inaugural meeting of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health was held on 14th September 1988. Congratulations NSW Branch!!

Upcoming Events

DOHaD conference
DOHaD conference

Healthy Future for All: Research, Education, Policy
20-23 Oct in Melbourne

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National AGM 5:15pm
National AGM 5:15pm

National AGM to be held at 5:15pm at the AAIMH conference in Adelaide.

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