Three dads talk about the importance of parenting programs for dads as part of the One Hundred Dads project,a social impact project seeking tax deductible donations to support 100 dads across Melbourne's West.
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As part of International Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, Tweddle will host a series of events that will highlight the distinct needs of babies and toddlers during the critical first thousand days (conception to age 2).
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Tweddle Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 11-17 June 2018

“Seeking help for baby sleep and settling is usually the first reason parents contact Tweddle. Historically known as a Sleep School, Tweddle has evolved to offer a more gentle, holistic service including education around attachment and infant mental health.

While we require a referral to care for your family, we’re happy to chat with you about our programs and even offer tours and information sessions if you are still unsure. We understand how exhaustion can impact parenting, relationships and mental health. Call us if you have any questions”

Programs and services include Residential and Day Stay, In Home, telephone and Skype consultations, MyTime for parents and carers of children with special needs, prison program, Childbirth Education, Parenting Assessment and Skills Development (PASDS), Parenting Workshops in the community and Professional Development.

All of Tweddle’s programs change the trajectory of family’s lives, with far reaching consequences now and for generations.

 

Peer Support Pilot Improves Health Literacy
March 27 2018

Tweddle has introduced a Peer Support Worker Pilot to help improve the residential client experience and health literacy at Tweddle. Health Literacy refers to families obtaining, processing and understanding information relating to their health care needs. The role is to provide advocacy, share lived experiences, build relationships and provide mentoring. The role will also assist clients to foster hope and assist with goal setting and skill building. Savv, the new Peer Support Worker, is a dad who is passionate about parents being supported and helping them to become the best parents they can be. He has a first-hand understanding of what it is like to participate in a parenting support program and is completing a TAFE Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

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MyTime Avondale Heights moves to Essendon
April 11 2018

Tweddle’s Avondate Heights MyTime group has moved to a lovely new vibrant community hub in Essendon at 13 Beaver Street Aberfeldie. The group will continue to meet at 9.30am – 11.30am every Monday. We invite you to join our supportive community, make friends and get resources.

Our Programs

Day Stay Programs
Tweddle provides early parenting Day Stay programs in Footscray, Geelong, Bacchus Marsh in partnership with Djerriwarrh Health Service, Kings Park in partnership with Brimbank City Council, Terang in partnership with Terang & Mortlake Health Service and in Mill Park in partnership with the City of Whittlesea.
MyTime
MyTime provides support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. MyTime provides a place to socialise, discuss, to access information, and to support and be supported by other carers...
In Home Service
Tweddle offer gentle solutions to helping your baby or young child learn to sleep and settle. We provide expert in home and telephone support for baby and toddler sleep, settling, behaviour, feeding and parenting uncertainty...
Working Out Dads
Tweddle's 'Working Out Dads' is an after hours, 6 week program combining facilitated discussion and a workout for dads living with their 0-4 aged children. We are currently crowd-funding for the 'One Hundred Dads' project to offer Working Out Dads to 100 dads across Melbourne's west...
Residential Program
The Tweddle Residential Program operates from Monday to Friday each week for vulnerable families struggling with a range of parenting challenges. The early intervention and prevention program has a focus on strengthening attachment, building resilience and supporting you to understand your baby's cues....
Childbirth Education
Tweddle offers a comprehensive range of childbirth education classes in a relaxed informal atmosphere, in partnership with Western Health. You can choose from classes that run across two Thursday evenings, or full day classes on either a Saturday or a Sunday. Bookings should be made at the 20 - 30 week gestation period.
Parenting Assessment and Skills Development
Tweddle's Parenting Assessment and Skills Development Service (PASDS) is available to parents who have children between 0 and 3 years who are currently involved with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Professional Development
Tweddle provide training programs and parenting workshops delivered by qualified educators with extensive knowledge and experience specialising in infant mental health, attachment, early parenting support and family partnership education. Tweddle can tailor Professional Development packages for staff, held either at Tweddle in Footscray or at a location that's convenient to you.

Impact of Our Programs

3009

Mums, Dads, Babies & Toddlers (Resi/Day Stay/InHome/PASDs/HoPES)

1,706

Day Stay Clients

293

In Home Clients

731

Childbirth Education families

2,290

Total Assessment and Intake Services

210

MyTime Families

59

Working Out Dads

9

Locations : Maribyrnong, Geelong, Bacchus Marsh, Whittlesea, Brimbank, Terang, Hobsons Bay, Wyndham, Moonee Valley

68%

MCHN referrals to Tweddle

 

Make A Difference Today

Social Change
Tweddle is a public hospital and preventative health organisation working upstream with a focus on social change. We foster resilience in families experiencing mental ill health, family violence, isolation, addiction and exhaustion.
The Tweddle Foundation
The Tweddle Foundation supports the critical work and facilities of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service. Help us build a future for vulnerable families so that babies and toddlers get a good start in life.
Get Involved
We welcome your partnership in helping us change lives. Whether it be workplace giving, corporate partnerships, bequests, volunteering or fundraising, your help will make a difference today and for the future.

Tweddle would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians, past and present, of this land Wurundjeri on which Tweddle provide its services.
Tweddle acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government
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