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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December 16, 2014

Managing stress over the holiday period

The holiday period can be a very stressful time for many families. Financial and time pressures, step-family challenges, isolation, family tensions, separation and divorce or bereavement can make for a time of stress and anxiety which may impact on enjoying time with our families. Tweddle Psychologist Ms Nikki Zerman talks about coping strategies.


November 27, 2014

Mary MacKillop Foundation funds new Tweddle Prison Program

A Mary MacKillop Foundation grant will enable a new Prison Program called ‘Dads From A Distance’ be delivered by Early Parenting sector leaders Tweddle.The program, which is receiving in-kind support from The Melbourne Remand Centre, will be delivered in 2015.


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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