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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Tweddle Infant Mental Health Awareness Week events

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 is an international initiative during 12th – 16th June that invites Government, industry and consumers to consider the distinct needs of babies and toddlers and to invest in the critical services that support the first thousand days (conception to age 2).

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 promotes the importance of attachment and responsive, sensitive caregiving for infants during the antenatal period. The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) recently released a position paper on the rights of infants to highlight the unique needs of babies and toddlers to those of older children.

This is due to the critical window of development that takes place in the first 1000 days where 80% of a child's brain is developed. Relationships are crucial to babies during this period and are the building blocks for good mental health in childhood and throughout life. 

The Tweddle Foundation supports the critical work and facilities of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service. Out vision is for a Centre of Parenting Excellence based in Melbourne's West and to invite organisations to join the global Infant Mental Health movement.

You can donate to The Tweddle Foundation here, to help build a future for families.

Many business people are interested in learning about the impact they can have in the lives of disadvantaged families in their local and braoder communities. There are a number of ways you can work in partnership with Tweddle while bringing lasting benefits to babies, toddlers and families impacted by trauma, family violence, drug and alcohol misuse,mental illness and attachment disruption.

You can read about Tweddle's Infant Mental Health Awareness Week events here.

Tweddle partnership flyer

Kristen Pringle Presentation Slides from Babies' Brains Matter 

Babies' Brains Matter Seminar attendance certificate Tweddle 2017


Thank you for attending Tweddle's Infant Mental Health Awareness Week events. We will keep in touch regarding future events. Please email us If you would like to add your name to our mailing list.

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