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PIMH: Guides and practice

This page shows the latest 15 resources to be added to the Perinatal and infant mental health guides and practice section of the site. New resources are added as they are published.

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  • Website Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance (NICE guidelines CG192)
    This NICE guidance offers evidence-based advice on the recognition, assessment, care and treatment of mental health problems in women during pregnancy and the postnatal period, and in women who are planning a pregnancy.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Tuning in to 2 year olds: improving outcomes for 2 year olds
    This booklet for practitioners aims to celebrate the unique characteristics and development of children who are two years old, and to show how exciting and dynamic this period of each child’s life can be. It shows that ...

    Publisher: 4Children
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website National Literacy Trust: Early Words Together programme
    The National Literacy Trust are working with 12 local authorities to trial a package of support that will help children’s centres to identify families in need of support around early home learning. Early Words Together t ...

    Publisher: National Literacy Trust (NLT)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Kangaroo mother care: a practical guide
    This guide is intended for health professionals responsible for the care of low-birth-weight and preterm infants. It provides guidance on how to organize services at the referral level and on what is needed to provide ef ...

    Publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
    Published Date: 2003

  • Website Early years context
    Some key facts and figures relating to the early years.

    Publisher: Early Intervention Foundation (EIF)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Early Intervention Foundation case studies
    As part of their early years work on integration, the Early Intervention Foundation has gathered a series of case studies to highlight some of the innovative practice currently happening across the country.

    Publisher: Early Intervention Foundation (EIF)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Integrated review at 2: a toolkit for local authorities
    The National Children's Bureau has developed a toolkit to provide support to local early years and health teams to design and implement the Integrated Review at age 2.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Bringing Fathers In: free resources for advocates, practitioners and researchers
    A series of smart, punchy, evidence-based information sheets backed up with a series of online research summaries. These resources are intended for an international audience of health, education and social care professio ...

    Publisher: Fatherhood Institute
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Good practice points for health visitors: engaging with fathers
    This resource, published by the Fatherhood Institute for the Institute of Health Visiting, is an evidence-based summary looking at why and how to engage with fathers.

    Publisher: Fatherhood Institute
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website iHV parent tips: how can new fathers get involved?
    This resource, published by the Fatherhood Institute for the Institute of Health Visiting, is a handout for dads, offering practical tips on how to get involved in day-to-day hands-on babycare.

    Publisher: Fatherhood Institute
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website A preventive and integrated approach to early child development: what's missing? and next steps
    With input from senior staff in local areas, and experts in early years, this report identifies the main barriers hindering a shift to a preventive and integrated approach to early child development and suggests the key ...

    Publisher: Wave Trust
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Factsheet: Scope of 0-5 public health services transition
    This paper sets out the scope of 0-5 children’s public health commissioning in greater detail, providing background information and further detail that capture existing commissioned services, where they belong currently ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Health visiting service specification for 2015-16
    This document is a core specification detailing the core elements for the commissioning of health visiting services. It is an update of the 2014/15 document.

    Publisher: NHS England (NHSE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Enhancing and practicing executive function skills with children from infancy to adolescence
    Executive function and self-regulation skills provide critical supports for learning and development. This 16-page guide describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to suppo ...

    Publisher: Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website CANparent - classes and advice network
    CANparent is a cross government initiative which aims improve health outcomes for children and families through parenting classes which raise skills and confidence. Online and group classes are offered across the country ...

    Publisher: canparent
    Published Date: 2014


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