With the increase in infant mental health awareness and interest – plus ongoing service

developments in this area – we have provided information about local training programmes.


The University of Otago runs a distance learning course called Introduction to Infant Mental Health.

This has two 4 day block courses in Christchurch at which attendance is compulsory.

Applicants must possess an appropriate professional health qualification and have at least two years postgraduate clinical experience.

Full information is available by clicking here.

For further information contact Judith Stone: judith.stone@otago.ac.nz.


The University of Auckland offers two papers with an Infant Mental Health focus (PSYCHIAT 771 and 772) within the Postgraduate Diploma of Health Sciences (PGDipHSc).

For more information, take a look at the course handbook linked here.

Or contact the Course Coordinator, Associate Professor Trecia Wouldes: t.wouldes@auckland.ac.nz

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) NSW Australia, offers Perinatal and Infant Mental Health specialisation within its Applied Mental Health Studies Course.

This is offered 100% online.

To find out more visit the HETI website.