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Infant Mental Health Online


Registration is now open for the next course, starting in March 2019. To register, please go to: IMHOL Registration_2

Until Infant Mental Health Online (IMHOL) there was no standardised training in infant mental health for front line professionals who work with babies/children and their families. IMHOL was designed to address this need.

IMHOL has been created for professionals/practitioners to access anywhere in their own time via our virtual learning environment (Moodle). Participants will have access to online forums to encourage peer support as they progress.

The course is the baseline requirement of a planned ladder of progression in expertise in infant mental health.

Your engagement with IMHOL should take you a couple of hours each week and you should complete in 16 weeks.

There are 3 core themes that underpin the course:

  • Neurophysiology and Biochemical Structure of the Brain
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Ghosts and Angels in the Nursery

There are two modules on the course

  • Mother and Foetus
  • Babies and their Relationships

One of the aims of IMHOL is to promote your understanding of the concept and development of emotional regulation in the early years and the relationship between emotional regulation and dysregulation to psychopathology and what this means for your clinical practice.

Contact Details


Duration: 16 weeks

Course Fee: £150

IMHOL may be available for whole cohort bookings. To discuss further please contact Course Director Dawn Cannon