News from the WAIMH Office: Donate to support infant mental health globally

Dear WAIMH members,

The World Association for Infant Mental Health has made it its goal to be truly multi-national and culturally diverse. The majority of infants live in developing countries, and clinicians and researchers serving their needs have less resources for sharing the current knowledge and skills of infant mental health with colleagues from other countries.

You can donate to WAIMH or sponsor two current programs via WAIMH web-page: Sponsor a Membership or Donate to WAIMH. Additionally, you can support colleagues from low-income countries to participate in the next 18th WAIMH World Congress in Dublin, Ireland via the Sponsor a Delegate program.

Sponsor a Membership (Beacon Club)

Help fulfill WAIMH’s International Development Mission to build capacity for promoting the well-being of infants and their families.

The Beacon Club promotes WAIMH’s objectives by:

  • Sponsoring WAIMH memberships and Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ) subscriptions for individuals from developing countries.
  • Extending the influence of infant mental health to countries now developing new approaches to issues of infancy.

Become a Sponsor

As a Beacon Club Sponsor you have the choice of sponsoring a person for 1-3 years for $115.00 per year. The Beacon Club scholarship includes a one-year professional WAIMH membership and an online subscription to Infant Mental Health Journal. You will need to fill in the details in WAIMH Store: Become a Beacon Club Sponsor

Apply for a Scholarship

The Beacon Club scholarship is intended for developing countries’ professionals in the field of Infant Mental Health. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, please fill out the application form: Apply for a Scholarship

Donate to WAIMH

WAIMH has been organized to operate exclusively for scientific, charitable and educational purposes as follows:

To operate exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, and more specifically to research and study throughout the world, the mental development and mental disorder in children from conception through three years of age; To facilitate international cooperation among individuals concerned with promoting conditions that will bring about the optimal development of infants and infant-caregiver relationships; To encourage the realization that infancy is a sensitive period in the psychosocial development of individuals; To promote education, research, and study of the effects of mental development during infancy on later normal and psychopathological development; To promote research and study of the mental health of the parents, families and other caregivers of infants; To promote the development of scientifically based programs of care, intervention, and prevention of mental impairment in infancy. (WAIMH Bylaws, ARTICLE II, Section 1)

WAIMH Store has now an option for donations. You can choose a sum (20, 50, 100 or 200 USD) and donate to scientific, charitable and educational purposes: Donate to WAIMH

Sponsor a Delegate

The Sponsor a Delegate program aims at providing more colleagues from developing countries a chance to participate in the WAIMH World Congresses.

Delegates from Low Income (LIC), Lower-Middle (LMC) and Upper-Middle Income (UMC) countries can be sponsored by High Income Country peers – by individual infant mental health professionals, by Affiliate Associations of WAIMH or by companies. Sponsored delegates will have the opportunity to participate in the Congress, to learn about new scientific and clinical practice on infant mental health, to share their own knowledge and to meet colleagues working internationally in the field.

The Sponsor a Delegate program of WAIMH 2023 Congress in Dublin will be open within the congress registration portal.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the WAIMH Central Office at We thank you warmly for your contributions to support infant mental health globally!

With best wishes,

Minna and Neea from the WAIMH Central Office