Speaking for the Baby Campaign

Our Speaking for the Baby Campaign was launched in 2018 to coincide with the international Infant Mental Health Awareness Week – 11-17 June 2018

We love advocating for babies.

At the Centre for Perinatal Psychology, we help parents ‘see’ their baby with fresh eyes, and understand how their baby communicates.

One of things we love doing and encourage parents to do, is to curiously wonder about what is going on inside for their baby.  We like to wonder about their minds – what they might be sensing, feeling, thinking, wanting, needing, experiencing.  And if we were to put that into words, well, we’d be ‘speaking for the baby’!

Our Speaking for the Baby Campaign is a series of illustrations bringing voice to the infant’s experience, along with downloadable handouts with description around the illustrations. We have created this campaign with the help of the supremely talented Jess Racklyeft, a Melbourne-based illustrator who has beautifully brought our ideas to life.  Toni Prime, our long-time super-talented graphic designer has artistically designed the handouts.

These resources are available for free download and can be widely shared, but they must remain in original form, maintain our Centre for Perinatal Psychology logo and note Bronwyn Leigh as the creator and Jess Racklyeft as the illustrator.  The illustrations may be shared on social media sites and used in clinical settings.  The handouts may be used privately by parents, shared by health professionals and used in group forums.  If you have other intended uses for our images please Contact Us to seek our permission first.

We think this campaign will be helpful for parents and professionals involved in parent and infant care – and ultimately for babies!

The illustrations below can be copied or downloaded.  Click on the illustrations to access the handouts, which you can download for free.