Infant Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from 7th-12th June 2020.

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week runs every June. It provides an opportunity for everyone to help raise awareness of this important part of early childhood development and to share work they are doing.

The theme for this year's Infant Mental Health Awareness Week is 20:20 Vision Seeing the world through babies' eyes.

This theme encourages us to think about the experiences of babies and how these influence their mental health and development.

Anyone can join in IMHAW, using the week and the theme to highlight babies’ emotional wellbeing. The hashtag for the week will be #IMHAW2020.

The Parent-Infant Foundation and the First 1001 Days Movement, of which we are a member, will be using the week to highlight the needs of babies’ and to encourage professionals, policy and decision makers to think about babies’ experiences.   

On each day of IMHAW we will focus on a key topic:

  • Monday 8 June  – What is IMH and why does it matter?
  • Tuesday 9 June  – The First 1001 Days Movement – working together to drive change.
  • Wednesday 10 June  – Babies in the pandemic. What has it been like to be a baby during the COVID-19 crisis? How has it affected them?
  • Thursday 11 June – Seeing the world through babies’ eyes.
  • Friday 12 June  – Beyond IMHAW – Our commitments for the future.

Many organisations are planning social media activity and launching new resources during IMHAW. Some of the events are in this timetable. Many of the other activity will be retweeted during the week from @First1001Days.


This stakeholder pack contains more information for anyone wanting to join in IMHAW20. You can download the logo and other resources to use during the week here. 

Launch and IMHAW20 V3