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.




Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 

10-16 June 2019


AAIMHI National Conference 2019


Wednesday 4th September - Saturday 7th September 


           View AAIMHI conference website for more information.     


Closing date for Abstracts - 10 April 2019

Enquiries to aaimhi2019@plevin.com.au   



7-11th June 2020


Read information on WAIMH website here


An inspiration to us all

Beulah Warren steps down from AAIMHI NSW Branch after 30 years!! 

Beulah has made an enormous contribution over 30 years to AAIMHI and the community with a passion to keep the baby in mind. She was a founding member of AAIMHI, contributing over the years to the national AAIMHI committee as well as her local NSW Branch. AAIMHI is hugely grateful for all your time, support and inspiration - thank you Beulah.      READ MORE

Listen to an ABC podcast with Beulah, recorded in 2014.


Tribute to the memory of Dr Bertine Mackintosh

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of Adelaide Child Psychiatrist Dr Bertine Cramond (Mackintosh) earlier this year. Bertine was a pioneer in infant, child and adolescent mental health in Adelaide and Australia. She provided inspirational support and intervention to many children and their families, and introduced infant mental health concepts and the work of Bowlby, Winnicott, and Klein to South Australian child and mental health workers from a range of disciplines. Bertine continued to teach and support professionals, individually and in teams, in various settings until the late 1990’s. She truly understood and modelled respectful, sensitive, systemic and interdisciplinary teamwork. It was a privilege to enjoy her humour, generosity and sharp insights, and to appreciate her influence on the field of infant, child and adolescent mental health in South Australia.

Kathy Moar on behalf of AAIMH SA branch

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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.


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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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AAIMHI 2019 National Conference
AAIMHI 2019 National Conference

Our Infants - Infant Mental Health is a Public Health Matter
4th-7th September 2019

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