I first met Ann when I requested help from the Mental Health Department at Royal Children's Hospital in 1986.
The patient I was concerned about was a baby, so I was not sure mental health would be interested . But unknown to me some of the Department were just developing a group interested in Infant Mental Health
When I said it was for a baby, I jokingly recount that it was the fastest mental health referral accepted in history!From there I joined the IMH group and developed a respect and admiration for this amazing woman.
|Ann with Joanna Murray Smith at an IMH meeting in 2014|
Ann is a Paediatrician and a Child Psychologist and even now runs a tutorial for the Master in Infant Mental Health at Melbourne Uni.
The party was at one of her sons' house in Hawthorn (7 children ) and many grandchildren were present as well.
She is mentally as well as physically agile but had twisted and broken her foot a few weeks ago.
So her usual beautiful shoe collection was marred by the boot she had to wear.
|We were disappointed there were not 90 candles!|
|John and Ann|