National award and recognition for Enfield’s Parent-Infant Partnership services

Date: 28 June 2019

EPIP AIMHigh award winner

Enfield community services’ Parent-Infant Partnership team has seen its work lauded in recent weeks.

Specialist health visitor Jane Davies won the High Award for Specialist Health Visitor at the recent Association for Infant Mental Health UK conference.

Meanwhile, one of her colleagues, parent infant psychotherapist Carol Levine, presented to MPs at the launch of a national report at Parliament earlier this month. The team, which is part of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, is just one of 27 parent-infant services in the country. Their work was highlighted in the report, Rare Jewels.

Jane says: “We are a small therapeutic team made up of two parent infant psychotherapists and a therapeutic specialist health visitor. We've been part of the CAMHS team since April. We work with families when there are concerns about the parent infant relationship. Parents may be struggling with factors such as mental illness, postnatal depression, post natal anxiety, adjustment to parenthood, previous loss of a baby, traumatic birth or adverse childhood experiences."

These teams work with parents and their children at the earliest time of a person’s life. Carol presented a case study of a journey of one of our families – with the family’s permission.

Jane's colleagues nominated her for her commitment, dedication and significant contribution to the work of the team - including clinical work, case discussion and development and delivery of training.

 

  • Summary:

    Enfield community services’ Parent-Infant Partnership team has seen its work lauded in recent weeks.