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Today, the First 1001 Days Movement – which includes over 40 charities and professional bodies – calls on national and local decision makers to give urgent attention to the wellbeing of parents, babies, and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Led by Maternal Mental Health Alliance member, Parent-Infant Foundation, the movement argues that babies, both born and unborn, and their parents should be given particular attention during this critical period. The potentially serious immediate and long-term consequences of not doing so calls for strong leadership and a concerted, joined-up effort to reduce harm.
When is it?
10th to 16th June 2019.
What is it?
A week-long campaign organised by The Association for Infant Mental Health UK (AIMH UK).
This year’s topic is ‘Difficult Beginnings’.
What’s happening and how to get involved
AIMH (UK) will be sharing articles each day following a different theme, see full list on the AIMH (UK) website.
Join in the discussion on Twitter using #IMHAW19.
#IMHAW18 June 10th – 16th
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Mums and Babies in Mind are kicking off Infant Mental Health Awareness Week with a blog by Sally Hogg, Mums and Babies in Mind Strategic Lead, on the key themes and messages from the World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress. Read more here.
Throughout the week we will be sharing blogs, resources on parent-infant mental health and our latest leaders’ masterclass Top Tips report on ‘Keeping Baby in Mind’.
Join in the discussion using #IMHAW18 and #MABIM on social media.