Editor's Blog

Infant Mental Health Awareness week, June 6th – 10th, 2016

I’ve just come back from a truly amazing conference of the World Association for Infant Mental Health in Prague. After three days of attending a total of 15 presentations, I am even more convinced than I was (and I was pretty convinced to begin with!) that all of us in the field of the very early years have to work as hard as we can to get the message across about the importance of infant mental health.

Infant mental health is synonymous with healthy social and emotional development.

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Back to the Community

I have been reading some fascinating reports about Community Hubs in Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia. These are very much in line with what Julia Cumberlege advocates in ‘Better Births’, her recent report on the maternity services:

                “This report envisages more births taking place in the community…..Commissioners and providers should work towards bringing services together in community hubs.”

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