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Help a phone call away for Mums and Dads experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

This week is perinatal depression and anxiety awareness week (12th-18th Nov).  At Tweddle, the importance of perinatal mental health is crucial. Tweddle’s parenting programs help thousands of parents every year, many experiencing a combination of stress, anxiety and depression. Mums and dads admitted to a Residential program undertake a ‘Depression, Anxiety & Stress Scale’ (DASS) […]

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Calling on working bee volunteers or donors to help transform Tweddle.

Tweddle redevlopment

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle needs help to transform the residential unit outdoor children’s play area and create a welcoming and happy space for stressed and anxious families. On Saturday the 11th of November between 9am and 4pm we will be hosting a working bee. Do you have general handyman skills or carpentry skills or can donate materials? Can you spare […]

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Sharing knowledge, research & outcomes in the community

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As leading educators working in the very early years, it’s vital that Tweddle staff prioritise learning and partnerships. October is proving to be a busy month with staff travelling far and wide sharing news of pilots and research, delivering seminars and establishing new partnerships. New partnerships include the Daughters of The West to deliver the […]

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Brimbank Partnership to boost breastfeeding

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By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle has partnered with Brimbank City Council’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Support Service to launch a breastfeeding support program for Brimbank families. Designed to support families with babies up to 3 months old, the service will operate Tuesdays and Fridays during school terms. Tweddle’s Manager Community Programs and Maternal and Child Health Nurse LeAnn […]

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Celebrating Babies and Toddlers in Children’s Week

Tweddle Children's Week

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Children’s Week (21-29th October) is a time when Tweddle celebrate the right of babies and toddlers to enjoy childhood regardless of race, colour, sex, ability, religion, nationality or social origin. Tweddle, a Childsafe Organisation, is committed to the protection of all children attending one of our many programs across the State. Children’s Week is also […]

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Join Tweddle’s Board and create social change for families

Tweddle Board

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board positions of the Tweddle Child and Family Health Service with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2018. The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring every Victorian receives safe and high quality healthcare. Applicants must be able to demonstrate […]

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Tweddle Acknowledge MyTime Staff & Families in Carers Week

Tweddle MyTime Carers Week

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation. Tweddle’s six MyTime groups across Melbourne’s west are where carers of children with special needs can connect with others facing the same challenges. Every week over 86 families regularly attend MyTime groups in Avondale Heights, Sunshine, Point Cook, […]

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From Stress to Strength, removing Stigma for Parents on World Mental Health Day

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By Kerrie Gottliebsen

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. In 2017 Tweddle would like to encourage parents and carers to go from stress to strength by removing the stigma and reaching out for help. Parenting is stressful at the best of times, but struggling with a mental illness as a mum or a dad with a baby […]

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New Report Shows First 1000 Days are Crucial

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle’s early parenting programs have long been informed by a growing body of evidence which shows that experiences during the first 1000 days of life can have long-term consequences for a baby or toddler’s health and wellbeing. A research review by experts at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute titled Strong Foundations: Getting it Right in […]

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Health Professional Seminar Explores Importance of Father-Child Attachment

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

On Wednesday 25th October as part of Children’s Week, Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is presenting a half day seminar which will explore the critical importance of father-child attachment in the first 1000 days of a child’s life. Tweddle Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Ms Kirsty Evans is looking forward to putting the topic of […]

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