The latest news from the Foundation

Delivering Infant Mental Health Services by Phone or Video

30 March 2020

The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health have produced a 2-page document (click here) about tips for delivering Infant Mental Health services via telephone/virtually. The priority right now is maintaining some form of contact with families, keeping the relationships going and hopefully providing some containment during this stressful period.  Reflective, productive therapeutic progress…

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Initial advice on safeguarding for teams

30 March 2020

With regard to safeguarding, it’s clear that there are massively increased pressures on families, including potential financial pressures, confinement to the home, reduced support, impending staff absence and reduced home visiting.  We’ve been looking for COVID-19-specific safeguarding resources but I think it’s fair to say no one knows the answers yet.  The NSPCC have collated…

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Using Videoconferencing in Parent-Infant Teams

26 March 2020

In the current climate, video conferencing offers a helpful way to maintain face-to-face contact with patients and colleagues. However, there are a multitude of platforms to chose between, and issues to consider such as affordability, ease of use, reliability, privacy, confidentiality and informed consent. In this document we have tried to pull together some useful…

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