Briefing for Commissioners
25 June 2020
During IMHAW2020, the Parent-Infant Foundation launched a new briefing for NHS Commissioners in partnership with NHSCC.
The breifing explains what Infant Mental Health is and why it matters. It describes the value of support to improve early relationships, and the current gaps in provision.
The case to protect and promote infant mental health is strong, and COVID-19 makes it all the more important. In this briefing we call for:
- No mental health without infant mental health. Infants must be considered alongside children and young people in all future mental health strategies and plans.
- Specialised parent-infant relationship teams across the UK so that all babies who need this help can access it.