Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is a not for profit 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.


Latest News

September 4, 2014

Child Protection Week reinforces the critical importance of prevention

The 7th – 13th of September is Child Protection Week in Australia. As a public hospital supporting vulnerable families, Tweddle clinicians are constantly mindful of the children and parents in their care. Whether it be our Residential Program, Day Stay Program, In Home Service or Infant and Perinatal Psychology Service, staff are trained to identify the verbal and non verbal cues that indicate that a child is at risk.


August 26, 2014

Tweddle launches new In Home Service and Infant and Perinatal Psychology Service

94 years after Joseph Tweddle opened The Tweddle Baby Hospital and training centre for mothercraft nursing, Tweddle is very excited to launch three new initiatives, a new In Home Service, an enhanced Infant and Perinatal Psychology Service and a new Practice Framework that underpins all services.


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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