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

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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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