Early Years in Mind is a free online network for early years practitioners. It provides easy to read and easy to use guidance on supporting the mental health of babies, young children and their families. The network was developed by mental health experts at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

The network aims to:

  • Share learning and practical advice on how to use attachment-informed practice, and
  • Connect practitioners interested in the mental health in the early years.

For anyone working in healthcare, social care or childcare settings, attachment-informed practice offers an invaluable approach to working with babies, young children and their families. It can help practitioners to both support relationships between parents and their children, and to build nurturing relationships with children themselves.

Early Years in Mind has been produced by Centre staff, including:

Abel Fagin, Alexandros Tsefos, Dr Alice Haynes, Anna Gine, Dr Camilla Rosan, Carol Broughton, Claudia de Campos, Eloise Stevens, Fernanda Ruiz-Tagle Gonzalez, Fraser Anderson, Gema Hadridge, Inge Pretorius, Jenny Album, Jessica James, Katya Simoncelli, Joe Druce, Michela Biseo, Nicola Labuschagne, Dr Sarah Peter, Sharim Ponticelli, Tessa Baradon 

With special thanks to:

Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

Department of Health & Social Care VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund

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