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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November 24, 2016

Importance of The First 1000 Days Highlighted at Tweddle's 96th AGM

Tweddle Interim Chair Mr Bryce Prosser joined Interim Treasurer Ms Doris Whitmore, Board members and CEO Ms Jacquie O' Brien in presenting the 2015/16 annual report at Tweddle’s 96th AGM on Wednesday 23rd November. Mr Prosser spoke about the importance of Tweddle’s work improving the trajectory of a baby or toddler’s life through early intervention. He shared insights into new programs and partnerships improving outcomes for families such as Working Out Dads and new Day Stay locations in Whittlesea and Brimbank. “Tweddle’s work is to continue to educate and lobby around the importance of infant mental health and the need to target funding to support services working in the first 1000 days of a child’s life” he said. Board, management and staff were joined by special guest Dr Rebecca Ritte who spoke about the First Thousand Days Australia (conception to age 2) in an indigenous context.


November 17, 2016

Assessment & Intake A Lifeline for Struggling Parents

Tweddle’s Assessment & Intake team are the lifeline for up to 100 mums and dads every week. Parents have often waited months or more to turn to someone for help. After securing a referral, parents speak with Tweddle’s Assessment and Intake Coordinator. It is here where Tweddle explore the risks, complexity and adversity of a family’s situation. A parent’s sensitivities to their child’s needs and feelings during times of stress, exhaustion, anxiety or depression can be compromised. Here we talk to the friendly Scot and frontline support facilitator for Assessment and Intake Paula Poots about what it is like helping struggling mums and dads through difficult times.


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.


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Tweddle acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government


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