Institute of Health Visiting

The iHV was launched on 28 November 2012 to benefit all children, families and communities. The Institute of Health Visiting is a UK Centre of Excellence supporting the development of universally high quality health visiting practice, so that health visitors can effectively respond to the health needs of all children, families and communities enabling them to achieve their optimum level of health, thereby reducing health inequalities.

Over the last two years the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has created almost 600 Health Visitor PMH Champions. Champions have now cascaded this superbly evaluated training to over 9,500 public health practitioners. The institute also offers a highly acclaimed Multi Professional PMH Champion or direct delivery training as well as a half day perinatal and infant mental health awareness training. iHV training provides opportunity for practitioners to develop the levels of knowledge, skills and attitudes required in their role to enable effective early intervention for families affected by or at risk of perinatal mental illness.