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Tweddle's 'Babies' Brains Matter' Seminar announced for Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 18/04/17

As part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, The Tweddle Foundation will present Babies' Brains Matter  a half day seminar based on Infant Mental Health, Trauma & Attachment’.

The half day seminar (9am – 12.30pm) will take place on Thursday 15th June at Tweddle’s Education Centre and feature guest speakers Kristen Pringle, Dr Matthew Roberts, Ms Lauren Vanderzeil and Ms Louise Gawler.

·          Kristen Pringle is a paediatric Occupational Therapist, an infant, parent, child, youth & adult Mental Health Clinician, Yoga Teacher, and one of 15 Trauma Centre Faculty Trainers worldwide (TCTSY-T).  Kristen is also a Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator.

·          Dr Matthew Roberts is a Psychiatrist specialising in the area of infant mental health. Dr Roberts will be talking on the topic of Dads and mental health. 

·          Lauren Vanderzeil, a Family Support Coordinator at Tweddle, has a Bachelor of Occupational Health, extensive Early Parenting sector experience and has worked internationally and in Australia as a mental health clinician including at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

·          Louise Gawler is Tweddle’s High Risk Program Manager. Louise, a Registered Nurse and Midwife with a BSc (Hons) in Child & Family Health, is currently completing a Masters of Infant Mental Health. She has worked with vulnerable families across Australia and overseas for over 25 years.  

Guests speakers are specialists in infant mental health, childhood trauma, attachment, early parenting support and interventions. Tickets to this event are $20 and include morning tea.

Tickets are limited and are available here

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