Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is an early intervention and prevention health service.  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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May 16, 2017

Resilient communities start with with informed parents

National Families Week is a good time to talk about the importance of resilience and just how early these crucial building blocks for life actually start. Resilience starts with babies and families with benefits flowing through to adolescence, sports teams, workplaces and communities. So how does a resilient life start? A baby or toddler’s experiences can include; "I can feel upset, I am not alone, someone is here for me, I am worthwhile, I will try again." These experiences will impact upon relationships throughout their life. Those thoughts will play out time and time again at school, at work, in sport and in the community. While at Tweddle parents learn to install the foundations for a resilient life.

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May 8, 2017

Tweddle honour staff on International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Tweddle recognises the valuable contribution by our team of dedicated nurses who work day and night to care for families. For 96 years Tweddle’s midwives, mothercraft nurses and registered nurses have helped parents through incredibly stressful times. Tweddle has a focus on infant mental health. Experienced nursing staff are able to identify a baby or toddler’s cues and help parents to learn what their child is trying to communicate.

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Tweddle Announce Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017  

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week June 12 - 16 2017 promotes the importance of attachment and responsive, sensitive caregiving for infants during the antenatal period. The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) recently released a position paper on the rights of infants to highlight the unique needs of babies and toddlers to those of older children.

This is due to the critical window of development that takes place in the first 1000 days where 80% of a child's brain is developed. Relationships are crucial to babies during this period and are the building blocks for good mental health in childhood and throughout life. As part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week Tweddle are announcing two events that will explore the importance of Infant Mental Health and its impact on relationships, family, the workplace and the community.

Tweddle Babies, Business & The Bottom Line

 

The Tweddle Foundation Building Appeal

 

About Tweddle Child and Family Health Service 

Tweddle requires a health professional referral in order to triage families into our funded Day Stay and Residential programs.

Our Private Day Stay and daytime, evening and overnight In Home Services, telephone and skype consultations do not require a referral. We also provide Childbirth Education and a program called Working Out Dads for Dads living in Wyndham. 

Visit our Services and Programs page to learn more... 


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Tweddle's Futures Document


Tweddle’s programs are underpinned by four key themes also known as our four Ts. Visit our Futures Document page to learn more 

  

        

Tweddle is a proud partner of Sons of the West, a Western Bulldogs community health initiative, supporting men living and working in Melbourne’s West to lead healthier lives.

   

                                       

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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