I-AIMH Competency Guidelines Workshop & AGM May 2019
Tallaght West CDI kindly hosted I-AIMH, and its members on a sunny Friday morning in May 2019. Donkeys and Dolly Parton greeted members as they spent the morning listening to Catherine Maguire (Infant Mental Health Specialist and I-AIMH Committee Member) and Marie Mac Sweeney (Past President of I-AIMH and Committee Member) speak to members about the Irish Competency Guidelines, how these might look in certain services, and specifically how Area Based Childhood Programmes (ABCs) have contributed, and could continue to contribute to supporting the emotional development of ‘under fives’. Marie spoke about the continuing plan for rolling out the competency framework and the guidelines, and the momentum that I-AIMH will continue to keep!
Following this, I-AIMH held its AGM, where we sadly said goodbye to Ger O’ Riordan as treasurer and also treasured long time committee member! Two committee member places were available and both were filled; I-AIMH are delighted to welcome Sharon Byrne and Helen Ryan to the executive committee. Stay tuned for the next update!