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Mums of preschoolers still struggling with depression

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Clinicians at Tweddle are not surprised by a recent Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study of 1500 mothers that found 10 per cent of women reported symptoms of depression a year after the birth of their first child but this increased to 15 per cent four years after the birth. Maternal depression is more common four […]

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Tweddle helping parents with much more than sleep reports The Sunday Age

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Tweddle was recently interviewed by Miki Perkins for The Age around the important early intervention and prevention work provided by the Early Parenting Sector. It was a great opportunity to talk about the many challenges faced by parents and the misconceptions that still exist when it comes to the term ‘sleep schools’. As covered in […]

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Report finds investment and intervention crucial to the early years

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The Benevolent Society has released a report to mark its 200th Anniversary that sounds a serious warning about the wellbeing of Australia’s children, and unsustainable future costs to fix social problems which can be prevented by more investment in support for families during children’s early years.  The report, Acting Early, Changing Lives: How prevention and […]

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Help is at hand – The Herald Sun’s story about support for families with a child with a disability

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Caroline James reports, almost one in 10 children in Australia aged 5 to 14 have a disability and more than two thirds of them need help with daily activities, according to a report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The story includes Tweddle’s MyTime as an important service helping parents. Download the article here

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Tweddle and Western Health team up for parents in the west.

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For the first time in 21 Years, parents of the 4,400 babies born every year at Sunshine hospital will have the opportunity to get the low down on pregnancy, birth and parenting at an Early Parenting Centre.  Western Health and Tweddle have joined forces to create a team that has the expertise to prepare parents […]

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MyTime@Tweddle Media Release

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Tweddle knows it’s not easy being a parent, it’s been helping vulnerable parents and their children for over 90 years.  Throw in the challenges of having one or more children disabled or chronically ill and life can go from hard to extremely tough.  To help these parents, tweddle runs MyTime, weekly peer support groups located […]

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Mum Returns to Tweddle After 17 Years

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Mary O’Brien came to Tweddle 17 years ago struggling with a distressed baby, feeding issues and an overwhelming sense of uncertainty in her role as a new mum. This week she returned to the residential unit in her role as a Youth Support Worker caring for a teenage mother and her baby. “I remeber it […]

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Tweddle prioritise education and research with new appointment

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Tweddle’s role as early parenting and infant mental health educators enables us to share valuable research, insights and training with health professionals, academics and families. Beverley Allen, Tweddle’s new General Manager of Professional Development, Education and Research (GM PDER) recently attended the Maternal and Child Health Nurse Biannual Conference in Melbourne. Representing Tweddle, Beverly moderated […]

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Ben Carroll MP Members Statements highlights Tweddle in Parliament

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Tweddle Board, management and staff and grateful to Ben Carroll MP, State Member for Niddrie and Parliamentary Secretary for Justice for acknowledging the work of Tweddle in Parliament on the 22nd of June. Mr Carroll MP attended Tweddle’s ‘Babies, Business and The Bottom Line’ business breakfast as part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week to hear […]

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