The ACP's ABC of child mental health is hoping to raise awareness about child mental health issues this week, looking at some of the more complex difficulties our members deal with.
Our members work in a number of settings and a number of child psychotherapists specialise in Attachment focused work such as Parent-Infant work and projects. Our members believe that attachment and early intervention work is vital and we are trained to have a specialist understanding of the early relationship between infants and their parents.
Not only do our members work with parents and infants but also those professionals who help new parents and their babies such as midwives, and support community based children's centres and antenatal projects, offering support to women identified as being vulnerable (homelessness or asylum seekers, mental health history, previous children removed, antenatal depression, significant losses or anxiety). Our members also offer groups for parents, helping parents explore thoughts and feelings about their pregnancy, their developing baby and themselves as parents.
To find out more about our experts in infant mental health and about the specialist work of our members in this area, see:
We are going to be covering a number of examples about how our members work in partnership across health/social care and the key realtionship or attachment focused work they are involved in, to support stronger attachments between parents and their babies or young children. We will also look at how child psychotherapists have helped to reach those who would not have otherwise accessed psychological help.
Watch this space.