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WAIMH members meeting

Why become a WAIMH member?

  • To promote principles of infant and child health, development and mental health.
  • To become part of a global learning community and professional network that speaks for infants, young children and families around the world.
  • To have access to resources that promote infant mental health.
  • To learn from world experts about the health, mental health and optimal development of infants, toddlers and their families across cultures and around the world.
  • To expand your professional, social network.
  • To exchange of information about infants and infant-family programs.
  • To contribute to the protection of health and well-being in infancy, early childhood and parenthood on a global level.
  • To get opportunities to keep pace with new findings and innovations in scientific, clinical, and educational research and programs involving infants and their caregivers.
  • To contribute to a professional global learning community: WAIMH.

WAIMH membership

  • WAIMH memberships are permanent and has annual Dues, until a member actively informs WAIMH (by submitting a Contact form or sending an email to  about terminating the membership at the end of a current year.
  • Please note that the membership year is January-December, irrespective of when you make the payment. (Membership effective Jan 01 - Dec 31).

The WAIMH membership applications, renewals and IMHJ subscriptions are completed online:

Professional Membership

A membership for Professionals working with infants, infant-family programs, and those doing scientific research within well-being in infancy, early childhood and parenthood.

Annual Membership Dues for professionals $75.00, until cancelled.


Student Membership

A Student membership for all degrees, also PhD -students. A student certificate is required.

Annual Membership Dues for students $45.00, until cancelled.


Both Professional and Student members may order the Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ) at an additional cost. The additional cost of the journal subscription (print + electronic) are:

$52.00 (USA and Canada) or $65.00 (International orders) or 
Electronic only $42.00 (worldwide).

The IMHJ subscription is easily completed at the same time as you pay your WAIMH membership fee. The first issue of every volume of IMHJ can be accessed without a cost:


Benefits of Membership


You can subscribe the scientific journal, the Infant Mental Health Journal, at a greatly reduced member rate. The subscription fee includes the access to the Wiley database of the electronic journal. You also get our newsletter and notification of newly published Perspectives in Infant Mental Health.

Reduced Registration Rates

You’ll get reduced registration rates for regional conferences and for WAIMH's World Congresses.

International Network

Become part of a global learning community and professional network that speaks for infants, young children and families around the world.

Members also receive regular updates from the WAIMH staff and have access to various meeting minutes.

Help Increase IMH Globally

As a member of WAIMH you gain access to material, congresses and information that helps all of us increase Infant Mental Health globally. You can also sponsor WAIMH memberships and Infant Mental Health Journal subscriptions for individuals from developing countries.