27th Annual Infancy Conference 2017


Tuesday 20th June 2017

Turmoil in the World of the Infant.

Its impact and how it can be ameliorated.


We are delighted to announce the return of the Annual Infancy Conference after its lapse last year.

This year’s Conference will address two key areas that have a hugely detrimental impact on the infant’s development: domestic violence and maternal mental illness. We are fortunate to have two speakers who are experts in the field and who have experience of a range of agencies providing therapeutic interventions from dedicated NHS Perinatal Services, to Children’s Centres, to pioneering voluntary sector organisations such as PIPPIN.

The conference will be relevant to all involved in working with infants: paediatricians, health visitors, psychologists, CAMHS staff etc.


9.00 Arrival / Registration
9.30 – 10.45 ‘The impact on infants and young children of witnessing violence and how this may be

Robin Balbernie
PIP UK Clinical Director and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee

11.15 – 12.30 ‘A way of understanding how verbal and physical violence towards a pregnant or new mother
can lead to the development of serious perinatal mental/emotional illness’

Amanda Jones
Consultant Perinatal Psychotherapist and Strategic & Clinical lead of NELFT
NHS Foundations Trust’s Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service.

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.45 ‘The creative couple: perinatal psychotherapy and perinatal psychiatry working together’

Amanda Jones

2.45 – 3.15 Tea

3.15 – 4.30 ‘The long term effects of maternal mental illness’

Robin Balbernie

Chair: Paul Barrows, Consultant Child Psychotherapist, AWP

Delegates Fee: £75.00 

For further information on how to register, please click here

June 20th, 2017 9:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Engineers House
The Promenade
Clifton Down
Bristol, BS8 3NB
United Kingdom