What is Infant Mental Health?
Infant Mental Health refers to the developing capacity of children aged 0 to 3 years to experience, regulate and express emotions; to form close relationships; and to explore the environment and learn – all in the context of family, community and cultural expectations for young children. By observing a babies ability to regulate emotions, form relationships and explore their environment, we get a window into their mental health.
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Better Finglas run an Infant Mental Health Learning Network (IMHLN). Discussion sessions are run on a monthly basis. Each session focuses on a different aspect of infant mental health, with an emphasis on the relationship between parent and child. If you are a professional working in this area and you would like more information on the IMHLN please contact firstname.lastname@example.org