Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is an early intervention and prevention health service with a focus on families in Victoria's north and west.  Our highest priority is to provide assistance to families during pregnancy and with children up to school age that are facing multiple challenges and are in urgent need of therapeutic support.


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October 23, 2014

Australasian Assoc Of Parenting and Child Health Conference

Victoria’s three Early Parenting Centres, Tweddle, The Queen Elizabeth Centre and Mercy O’Connell hosted the Australasian Association of Parenting and Child Health (AAPCH) Conference at Tweddle in Footscray on the 23rd and 24th of October. Joining the AAPCH President Mr Robert Mills were Early Parenting Centre delegates from around Australia and New Zealand including from Child and Family Health SA, The Ellen Barron Centre QLD, Karitane NSW, Ngala WA, QE11 ACT, Plunket NZ and Tresillian NSW. Guest Speakers included Ms Robyn Miller, Principal Child Protection Practitioner DHS and Mr Simon Booth, Director, Vulnerable Children’s Reform Unit DHS.


October 14, 2014

Health Professionals, Families and staff come together for Children's Week

Did you know that over fifty families a week attend a Tweddle program for parenting support? That’s a lot of parents wanting the best for their children and we’re honoured that so many turn to us in times of vulnerability. In fact over 4,000 phone calls for help are made to Tweddle every year. This week, health professionals, families and organisations dedicated to the early years will come together to celebrate Children’s Week which will run from the 18th-26th October.


About Tweddle Child and Family Health Service 

Every year Tweddle's specialised team of maternal and child health nurses, registered and mothercraft nurses, psychologists, social workers and early childhood professionals provide support to over 4,000 families facing parenting challenges. 

Our highest priority is to provide assistance to families that are facing multiple challenges and who are in urgent need of therapeutic support and intervention.  These challenges are commonly underpinned by isolation compounded by health issues, addiction, family instability and violence, sleep depriviation, feelings of being unable to cope and the complexities that can arise from financial stress, age, ethnicity and other factors. 

We now require health professional referral for our day stay and residential programs. This ensures that we are providing the sort of wrap around services that connect families back to community supports. We also provide peer support groups for parents of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic illness (My Time), one on one and group psychology support, preparation for childbirth and parenting education classes and a program for parents in prison.  Learn more...


 Tweddle Strategic Plan 2012-2017                

 Tweddle's Strategic Plan 2012 -2017



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_Victorian Government    

Tweddle acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government


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