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Shared learning event: Let's connect

Focusing on the parent-infant relationship and what affect this has on early childhood development.

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Date & time:

Thu 8 Jun 2017


City Training Conference Centre, Chapel Street, BD1 5BY

Aimed at:

Anyone working with families

About the event:

Leading up to the national Infant Mental Health Awareness week in June, we held our fantastic shared learning event: ‘let’s connect’. The event focused on the parent-infant relationship and the effect on early childhood development. The afternoon was the first event for us where you had a great opportunity to hear from leading experts and then watch key messages come to life with an interactive theatre forum.

Our speakers were:

Dr Elizabeth Meins, a developmental psychologist at the University of York. Professor Meins shared with the audience how “Tuning in” to your child (so-called mind-mindedness) has a positive impact on parenting and wide-ranging aspects of children’s development.

Watch her ‘Mind-mindedness’ presentation from the event here.




Jane Dickens, a Bradford health visitor and parent infant mental health champion. Jane Dickens, showed us all why babies are amazing! and no longer just poo, wee, sleep, feed and cry!

Watch her ‘Babies are amazing’ presentation from the event here.




In addition to the videos and slides, you can also read Lisa Milne’s blog Born to relate, where she shares her own experience and why she knows babies are indeed amazing!


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