HDA and AAIMH forum

Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) and Australian Association for Infant Mental Health SA branch (AAIMH) forum on The clinician, the family, and systems: Building infant mental health into the future.

As Infant Mental Health Awareness Week approaches (10-16 June) this year’s theme is ‘Speak up for the babies’. This forum seeks to increase awareness and build infant mental health into the future by combining the clinician, the family and the systems involved.


Sally Watson, SA branch President, Australian Association for Infant Mental Health (AAIMH) - AAIMH and building our workforce competencies.

Dr Patricia O’Rourke, Child Psychotherapist and Psychodramatist / Senior Lecturer, Paediatric Mental Health Training Unit, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide – The Maternal Looking Guide: A clinical tool to identify perinatal support needs.

Lynly Mader, Senior Occupational Therapist, Infant Mental Health Therapist, Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Health Network - Infant mental health within a paediatric hospital: Supporting the infant-parent relationship within the context of a medical diagnosis.

Joy Makepeace, Kamilaroi / Murrawari woman from North Western New South Wales - Infant Mental Health Education Interpretation for Aboriginal Team and Community. Meaning making in culture.


Rachael Yates, Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery, Women’s and Children’s Health Network / HDA Ambassador.

Please share to your colleagues, friends and networks. Everyone is welcome to attend including the general community.

For the full program details and to register go here: https://events.humanitix.com/the-clinician-the-family-and-systems-building-infant-mental-health-into-the-future

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