Tweddle Psychologist Caring For Families in the first 1000 Days

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle’s new psychologist Jess Chidgey understands the importance of good mental health in the early years of parenting, especially as a parent of a 15 month old baby. In her role, Jess works with residential families facing a number of challenges. In some circumstances she is supporting mums or dads who are sharing struggles for […]

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Children’s Health Forum Welcomes Babies to the West

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The annual Welcoming the Babies & Children’s Health Forum invites babies, toddlers and their parents and carers from Point Cook, Laverton, Seabrook, Seaholme, Altona, Altona Meadows and beyond to a fun and informative welcoming ceremony and interactive panel discussion. On Friday February 23rd between 10am and midday, Jill Hennessy, member for Altona District and Health Minister […]

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New collaborative programs helping babies and toddlers to thrive

Tweddle parenting programs

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle has been successful in acquiring two grants that will see them continue to promote the voice of the child in the critical first 1000 days. Tweddle will work in partnership with the Maribyrnong City Council to coordinate two series of 4 standalone workshops for parents with children up to school age. Tweddle’s Sleep Play Love Parenting […]

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Tweddle supporting families in 2018

Tweddle & Brimbank Parenting workshops

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle reopen today (8th January) to support families needing help with early parenting challenges. Tweddle offers care to babies, toddlers and their families to promote the preservation, reunification and restoration of health and wellbeing where there is distress and disruption in the infant–parent relationship. Tweddle understands that vulnerability may occur at any time, for any family, depending […]

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Childbirth Education to include relationships focus

Tweddle Childbirth Education

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Childbirth education at Tweddle empowers parents to understand not only the stages of labour and birth, but the importance of maintaining healthy relationships. Having a baby and being a parent is one of the most important roles people will have in their lives, but the transition to parenting can place relationships under enormous stress. With […]

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Gratitude and Greetings Before Holiday Closures

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

In 2017 Tweddle supported over 3000 mums, dads, babies and toddlers, but we couldn’t have done it without the help of many generous donors, volunteers and partners. We are grateful to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for their continued support as this allows us to improve outcomes for vulnerable families through our […]

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Easing Parenting Stress Over The Festive Season

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By Kerrie Gottliebsen

If you are a parent of a baby or toddler, the coming weeks are a special time to build memories with family and friends. While many of us are preparing for holidays and family gatherings, it’s important to remember that challenges with parenting, mental health and family violence don’t go away over the festive period. […]

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97th AGM hears the voice of the consumer

Tweddle consumer panel

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The 97th Annual General Meeting of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service was held yesterday Wednesday 22nd November in the Tweddle Conference Centre. Tweddle Chair Dr Nicole Milburn, CEO Ms Jacquie O’Brien, Treasurer Ms Melanie Telford, board members, staff and a consumer panel of a Tweddle Mum, Dad and volunteer gathered to reflect on a year […]

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The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of Footscray digs deep for dads

CWA Footscray donation to the One Hundred Dads project

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The Country Women’s Association of Footscray has helped launch the One Hundred Dads social impact project with a generous donation. The CWA, while placing an emphasis on improving the lives of women and children, recognise the benefits of healthy fathers and their vital contribution to their children and families. A cheque was presented to Tweddle […]

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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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Media Enquiries

Please contact Communications Manager Kerrie Gottliebsen on 03 8387 0623 for media enquiries or to interview a Tweddle member or staff.


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