Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

02-08-2024 10:00 AM - 04-30-2024 11:59 PM

Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion (IEMHP) is a program of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Infant and early childhood mental health practice refers to the promotion of optimal development (particularly in socio-emotional areas) in children, prenatal to age three, as well as their families, wellbeing; the prevention of difficulties; and the provision of interventions when young ones are at risk or have identified problems. IEMHP’s goal is to achieve optimal child outcomes in terms of a sense of security and self-esteem, and the ability to form satisfying relationships, to engage with the world, to learn, to cope and problem-solve, and to continue positive development throughout life. 

What the survey is about: 

The objectives of this survey are to inform the development of resources for primary care practitioners that may equip them to: 

  • Better support infant and early mental health outcomes for their patients. 

  • Recognize when a young child may be at risk for less-than-optimal early mental health outcomes.  

  • Provide interventions or referrals to interventions that respond to any risk an infant, toddler or preschooler may show for poor mental health outcomes. 

The survey is available at this link:

Completing this survey requires five minutes of participants' time to fill out the main part and, if willing, another few minutes for the optional part. Both parts of the survey are anonymous; IEMHP is not anticipating any follow-up with participants.