Ububele Baby Mat Project
IPA in the Community Awards
The IPA in the Community Awards were established in 2019 to provide a vehicle to recognise and reward the valuable work of psychoanalysts outside of the consulting room.
We received a huge number of applications for this year’s 2021 awards and we were genuinely humbled by the scale of innovative projects providing life-changing support to communities around the world. Winning projects were selected in each of the IPA in the Community macro areas; IPA in Climate, IPA in Culture, IPA and Humanitarian Organisations, IPA in Health, IPA in Education, Psychoanalysis and Law, and IPA in Violence, as well as an extraordinary award for projects related to Covid-19.
Additionally, we had the very difficult task of selecting an overall winner to receive the President’s Award. The recipients of this prestigious award for 2021 are Katharine Frost, Tony Hamburger and Sue Levy of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, for their work on the Ububele Baby Mat Project. The Ububele Baby Mat Project is a psychoanalytically informed parent-infant mental health community intervention in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, which offers a space to think about baby and parenting concerns.
All of this year’s winners will be recognised during a special virtual awards ceremony during the IPA’s Online Congress later this year.