< Back Search All

What you need to know about infant mental health

What you need to know about infant mental health
Published: Mon 07 Jun 2021

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 

Podcast with infant mental health specialist, Helen Stevens

The Fathering Project speaks with Helen Stevens, Registered Nurse, Midwife, and Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Infant Mental Health Clinician and author, who has incorporated recent research and findings into her presentations, clinical work, education and writing.

Her work links real family struggles with neuroscience, theories and an understanding of the fundamental infant-parent relationship. With over 20 years experience in the field, she helps parents to take an informed approach to infant sleep, wellbeing and mental health.

She’s the author of Safe Sleep Space’ and Connect to Sleep, and contributing author to ‘The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep’, she has also provided education to thousands of parents and professionals over the past 10 years.

This podcast covers: 

  • Key areas new parents need to know about infant mental health
  • Creating a secure attachment
  • Critical role of a father
  • The reason behind tantrums and certain toddler behaviours
  • Toddler sleep changes and how to accomodate

To learn more about Helen, her work, training, courses and books, visit her website.


Related Articles

Cam Merchant talks about his new role in fatherhood

From Married at First Sight to Fatherhood, we join Cam Merchant, baby Oliver and Jules for a chat about tag teaming, first outing and the pram debacle! Read More

How to support your partner through the final stages of pregnancy

Cam learns how he can support Jules through the third trimester and what to expect in the final months of her of pregnancy. Read More