WAIMH Membership

The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) is a non-profit organization for scientific and educational professionals. WAIMH's central aim is to promote the mental well-being and healthy development of infants throughout the world, taking into account cultural, regional, and environmental variations, and to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge.

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.

Becoming a WAIMH member brings you several benefits:

  • 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 can download Perspectives in Infant Mental Health (formerly The Signal), WAIMH's quarterly newsletter from WAIMH’s website. This major interdisciplinary, international communication link for infant mental health professionals is an open access publication.
  • You’ll get reduced registration rates for regional conferences and for WAIMH's World Congresses.

The Professional membership rate is $75.00 annually. Student members pay $45.00. The membership fee is a yearly cost (Jan-Dec).

Both Professional and Student members may receive the Infant Mental Health Journal at an additional cost. The additional cost of the journal subscription (Print + Electronic) are (starting from 2018): $52 (USA and Canada) or $65.00 (International orders); Electronic only $42 (worldwide).

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

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:

Current WAIMH members

Go to membership renewal page. You can renew membership with Journal or membership only.

How to Become a Member

To apply for membership, use our online application form by filling out the Membership Application. You can pay for membership with Journal or membership only. A credit card is required for payment.  All amounts are in U.S. dollars.


World Association for Infant Mental Health
University of Tampere
Medical School, Arvo Ylpön katu 34
33014 University of Tampere
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