Latest Events/News:

• AIMH(NI) would like to acknowledge the passing of our founding member Eamon Mc Mahon and in lieu of an obituary please click here to read about the fantastic work and the significant role he played in raising awareness and developing services in Infant Mental Health in NI

•Have a look at the new Mental Health Strategy for 2021-2031. Click the following link for more information: Mental Health Strategy for 2021-2031

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Open letter to NI Health Minister

Response from NI Health Minister to open letter

Older News:

• Have a look at We are Pangs upcoming Maternal Mental Health Conference - Book your tickets on their website:

• Have a look at The Tavistock and Portman open event on Friday 21 May 2021 and hear from their staff about two courses in Belfast; Working with children, young people and families & Perinatal and early years work. For more info please see their website:

• Registration is open for FAFASD's (Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) spring webinars for parents and professionals: FASD and the Brain-Based Approach! These webinars are 5-weeks and have been created to provide research-based understanding and best practices to support people with FASDs at home, school, and in the world. For full details and to register please follow link to FASD website:

• 5 Facts About Health That Are Often Misunderstood - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

2020 Letter to AIMHNI Members

Paper discussing how COVID-19 is associated with traumatic childbirth and subsequent mother-infant bonding problems

Meeting Maternal Mental Health Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

• BBC News article on Covid: The devastating toll of the pandemic on children - read the section on how Babies are falling behind in their development

Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response for Breastfeeding, Maternal Caregiving Capacity and Infant Mental Health

Promotion of Maternal–Infant Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

•You & Your Baby 2020, the latest national maternity survey, has just been launched by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU). They are asking women to share their experiences of being pregnant and giving birth during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are keen to reach as many women as possible. If you could please spare a few minutes to click on the link and complete this survey.

(To be eligible to take part women must have given birth in the UK between March and August in 2020, be aged 16 years or older, and have a current address in the UK. All women who take part in the survey have the option of being entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of five £100 Love2Shop vouchers)

•What the UK thinks about the Early Years - Royal Foundation research findings - Read the Executive Summary here & The Full Report here

What just happened? - Coping with COVID-19 - A guide to support parents and carers of children

•AIMHNI are one of many organisations supporting the First 1001 Days Movement - we welcome this report and support the three policy calls being made. Read the full report at

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week & COVID19 Response Statement

2019 AIMH Conference Report

Mother and Baby Unit Press Release

AIMH Evaluation Summary 2017

Save the Date - Conference and Annual General Meeting

Conference and Annual General Meetng Agenda

AIMH NI Info and Registration Form