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October 2012

Community art that touches your heart

Posted:Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

You really know when you’ve touched someone’s heart when you make them cry with happiness. Such are the emotions evoked by the wonderful art exhibition provided by students from Footscray West Primary School. Although some staff, children and parents from Footscray West Primary school had attended a Tweddle program, Children’s Week 2012 officially brought the two 90 plus year old community institutions together.Read more...

Join Tweddle in the park for Children's Week

Posted:Monday, 22 October 2012

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

On Tuesday 23rd October from 10.30am-12.30pm, pack a hat, some sunscreen and a picnic lunch and meet Tweddle at Maribyrnong City Council’s Yarraville Gardens Children’s Week Picnic, corner Hyde Street and Somerville Road, Yarraville. There will be face painting, children’s activities and entertainment. Come and say hello!Read more...

Tweddle and Footscray West Primary School celebrate Children's Week

Posted:Thursday, 18 October 2012

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle is proud and excited to team up with the students and staff at Footscray West Primary School to celebrate Children’s Week. (Oct 20th-28th) Tweddle approached Footscray West Principal Brendan Millar to see if they would consider donating some children’s art to brighten the Tweddle living spaces. The overwhelming response produced over six weeks of hard work by art teacher Susie Belcher and her students, producing 30 amazing paintings, dream catchers and papier mache families inspired by family and diversity.Read more...

Down Syndrome Awareness Week14-21 October

Posted:Thursday, 11 October 2012

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Down Syndrome Awareness Week is October 14-21. Down Syndrome Victoria is a membership organisation providing parents, families professionals and friends of people with Down Syndrome with support, encouragement, information and resources. Join Down Syndrome Victoria on Sunday 14th October for their Buddy Walk.Read more...

Jean Hailes Reseach Unit publishes Tweddle Day Stay study

Posted:Thursday, 11 October 2012

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

A recent Monash University Jean Hailes Research Unit study into the Tweddle Day Stay Program printed in the International Journal of Mental Health Systems examined the health, social circumstances and presenting needs of 115 clients attending the Tweddle Day stay Program. The study looked at parents with infants under 12 months old and assessed the parent mental health and infant behaviour outcomes and factors associated with program success. Results revealed that Day Stay participants’ mental health and their infants’ behaviours were significantly improved after their admissionRead more...

World Mental Health Day

Posted:Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. WMHD is an annual program held on 10 October to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide. The primary objective of WMHD is to promote open discussion of mental health issues, as well as emphasise the importance of seeking help and early intervention when needed. In Australia, WMHD coincides with National Mental Health Week (7 – 13 October).Read more...

New staff welcomed at Tweddle

Posted:Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

We’re delighted to have a passionate and dedicated team at Tweddle. Recent additions to our Residential, PASDS and corporate teams include Bianca Ascher, Samantha Craig, Rebecca Feduniw and Leanne Webb. Read more...

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