The Stronger from the Start Alliance is a collaboration between members of the Association for Infant Mental Health NI (AIMH NI) and colleagues from across the community & voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.

The Stronger From The Start Manifesto has been published! It's never been more important to hold infants and their families in mind and that's what we're asking politicians and decision makers to do in the new electoral mandate in Northern Ireland. Read more here

• You can support our Manifesto asks by sharing suggested Tweets and Social Media posts from our Media Pack. Just click here
- To download our SFTS Social Media Graphics click here

• Read about our recent IMH Roundtable with political representatives in Northern Ireland, view the expert presentations and find out about our next steps here: Back To Basics IMH Roundtable Report

Stronger from the Start Update

• Please find below a link to our pledge card, please use this on social media today to support us in the #strongerfromthestart campaign.
View our Pledge Card here.

• Interim Mental Health Champion, Siobhan O’Neill, lends her support and endorsement to the #StrongerFromTheStart campaign on enhancing infant mental health promotion & provision in Northern Ireland.

7th-13th June 2021 - It's Infant Mental Health Awareness Week Join our campaign to help raise awareness and make babies and their families #strongerfromthestart. Click here to download our Social Media Pack.

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•Did you know..?🤰👶👇 Small, day-to-day interactions between babies & parents/carers make the greatest difference to #infantmentalhealth Investing in the parent-infant relationship makes families, communities & society #strongerfromthestart Read more:

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•Did you know...?🤰👶👇#IMHAW21 There is an ever-growing body of research on: - the impact of pre-birth, baby & infant experiences on later development - ‘what works’ to address this impact & improve future life outcomes #strongerfromthestart Read more:

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•Did you know...?🤰👶👇#IMHAW21 COVID-19 has affected parents, babies & services that support them in diverse ways. Families already at risk of poorer outcomes have suffered the most. Recovery means #includinginfants, significant & sustained investment:

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•Join our #IMHAW21 call for the NI Mental Health Strategy to be #strongerfromthestart. Early years investment is the most evidenced & cost-effective way of transforming child & family outcomes. #includinginfants delivers generational change.

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Did you know....? #infantmentalhealth isn't about perfection. Good enough parenting really is good enough! Babies are wired for connection. We need to help them explore the world & understand where they fit in. #strongerfromthestart Read more:

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