Early Parenting Residential Service Dads in Distress

Tweddle dad and son

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

A new Melbourne based study has found that the male partners of women admitted to a private residential early parenting service (REPS) experienced significant increases in stress, irritability, fatigue, sleepiness, and a worsening of sleep quality. Published in Australian Psychologist, the 2018 study examined ‘Psychological Distress, Alcohol Use, Fatigue, Sleepiness, and Sleep Quality: An Exploratory […]

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Everyday Moments Building Love at Tweddle

Tweddle play and music group

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Strengthening relationships and attachment with babies and toddlers, both at home and at Tweddle, is done through the magic of everyday moments. It is during times of loving togetherness that babies and toddlers develop self-confidence, curiosity, social skills, self-control and communication skills. Simple activities like singing, reading, playing – even feeding and grocery shopping provide […]

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Notice of Tweddle’s 98th Annual General Meeting

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The Board of Tweddle Child & Family Health Service is pleased to invite interested members of the public to attend its 98th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday the 28th of November 2018 from 3pm to 4pm at Tweddle Child & Family Health Service, 53 Adelaide Street Footscray. To register your attendance, please contact Vicki Matheson on 8387 0607 […]

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Tuning In To Baby Cues for Children’s Week

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As part of Children’s Week, 19th – 28th October, Tweddle will host ‘Tuning In To Baby Cues’ a play and learning session for parents, carers, babies and toddlers. The free 2 hour workshop on Tuesday 23rd October from 10 am until midday will explore what different cues mean, a cue-card making workshop and a healthy morning […]

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Generation West Babies and Toddlers Need Your Voice

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle, health organisations and local councils are joining together to make the health of babies, toddlers, children and families a priority in the November state election and we need your help. Generation West is a campaign to help the youngest members of our Western community and their families access vital health care and dental services. […]

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Cots, Cuddles & Confidence

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Many parents come to Tweddle programs exhausted due to their baby or child’s unsettled behaviour and poor sleeping patterns. They often feel confused due to the conflicting advice they may have received from websites, books, family and friends. Here, Tweddle’s General Manager, Professional Development, Education & Research Ms Beverley Allen talks about Tweddle’s approach to […]

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New Residential Family Unit Opens for 200 struggling families

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Today Tweddle was honoured to be joined by Ms Gabrielle Williams MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Carers and Volunteers, The Tweddle Board, staff and guests to officially open Tweddle’s new residential unit, the Family Strengthening Unit or FSU. Ms Williams spoke about how Tweddle is about ‘Interventions that fundamentally change generations’ and how Tweddle’s services […]

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NAIDOC Week – Because Of Her We Can

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Under the theme – Because of Her, We Can! – NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels. They are mothers, elders, grandmothers, […]

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Long Waiting Lists highlighted in Perinatal Services Inquiry

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle Child & Family Health Service Board Chair, Dr Nicole Milburn (Clinical Psychologist and Infant Mental Health Consultant) welcomed the final report into the Inquiry into Perinatal Services undertaken by the Family and Community Development Committee of the Parliament of Victoria, tabled in Parliament on 20 June 2018. “I’m pleased to see the final report […]

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Tweddle Babies Unite After 79 Years

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

It was October, 79 years ago when Lorraine Carroll and Jim Hevey were last at Tweddle. Both babies were struggling premmies with feeding complications. Jim was 11 weeks premature and not expected to live past the night of his birth. It was Lorraine’s second admission to the Tweddle Baby hospital as a 5-month old baby. […]

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