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Tweddle Announce Infant Mental Health Awareness Week Events

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 03/04/17

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 is an international initiative during 12th – 16th June that invites Government, industry and consumers to consider the distinct needs of babies and toddlers and to invest in the critical services that support the first thousand days (conception to age 2).

As part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, The Tweddle Foundation invites you to two important events. Babies, Business and The Bottom Line is a breakfast event featuring Western Bulldogs President Peter Gordon sharing his insights into the road to success and the power of resilience.

Joining him from the US via video link is leading American Psychiatrist Dr Bruce Perry. Dr Perry will examine the skills required for successful and productive teams; resilience, emotional intelligence, interpersonal relationship skills, trust, respect and creativity and the surprising origins of these essential skills that impact a business’s bottom line.

Business leaders today have an opportunity to shape the next generation of workers and innovators by influencing policy and partnering with organisations that divert children and families out of negative trajectories.

International research confirms that participation in quality early parenting education helps to reduce a child’s achievement gap, increases the likelihood of a healthier life, lowers crime rates and reduces overall social costs. 

Known as the first thousand days, the developmental period from conception to age 2 is seen as a critical period in shaping life chances, communication, language development, mental health along with the skills and cognition required for productive workplace participation.

The Tweddle Baby Hospital was started by Joseph Tweddle, a businessman with a concern for the declining health of babies and future population of Melbourne’s West. 96 years later, 250 babies a week are being born in the region. Join us for breakfast and an expert insight into how resilient teams have their foundations in the critical early years.

Babies, Business and The Bottom Line - Tweddle Foundation Business Breakfast

Babies, Business and The Bottom Line will take place on Wednesday June 14th at Moonee Valley Racecourse - Committee room from 7.15am to 9am. Reserve your seat/table here

As part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, The Tweddle Foundation will also present Babies' Brains Matter – a half day seminar (9am – 12.30pm) onThursday 15th June at Tweddle’s Education Centre and feature guest speakers Dr Matthew Roberts, Ms Lauren Vanderzeil and Ms Louise Gawler. Guests speakers are specialists in infant mental health, childhood trauma, early parenting support and interventions. Tickets to this event are $20 and include morning tea. Tickets are limited and are available here.

More information will be available shortly on the Tweddle Child and Family Heath Service Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 page.

These Tweddle Foundation events are presented as part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017.

Tweddle Babies, Business & The Bottom Line

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