Poverty and Infant Mental Health

The NI Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMH NI), Stronger From the Start Alliance and AIMH UK cordially invite you to attend our online Infant Mental Health Awareness Week conference on how poverty impacts the social and emotional development of infants and their relationships with caregivers:

Poverty & Infant Mental Health: 

Understanding the Relationship, Challenging the Status Quo

Friday 17th June 2022


With 1 in 4 children in Northern Ireland living in poverty and rates of poverty increasing most significantly for families where the youngest child is under one year old, we ask: Is anyone holding baby in mind?

Keynote speaker, Robin Balbernie, Child Psychotherapist and Infant Mental Health Specialist, will be joined by parents, practitioners and policy makers, to discuss the key issues and focus on ‘what works’ solutions to ensure every child in Northern Ireland gets the best start in life.

Local contributors include:

  • Parents & Practitioners from ABC PiP, MAS Project and STEP
  • Dr. Ciara Fitzpatrick, Ulster University
  • Peter Toogood, Department of Health
  • Tracy Johnston, Department for Communities
  • Linsey Farrell, Department of Education
  • Maurice Meehan, PHA

For further information and to receive the Zoom joining details, please register your attendance on Eventbrite: AIMH NI and Stronger From The Start Event – #IMHAW2022 Tickets, Fri 17 Jun 2022 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

This event is being held as part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 and we’d be hugely grateful if you can support our awareness raising efforts by sharing this invitation across your networks.