Tuning In To Baby Cues for Children’s Week

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As part of Children’s Week, 19th – 28th October, Tweddle will host ‘Tuning In To Baby Cues’ a play and learning session for parents, carers, babies and toddlers. The free 2 hour workshop on Tuesday 23rd October from 10 am until midday will explore what different cues mean, a cue-card making workshop and a healthy morning […]

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Generation West Babies and Toddlers Need Your Voice

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle, health organisations and local councils are joining together to make the health of babies, toddlers, children and families a priority in the November state election and we need your help. Generation West is a campaign to help the youngest members of our Western community and their families access vital health care and dental services. […]

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Cots, Cuddles & Confidence

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Many parents come to Tweddle programs exhausted due to their baby or child’s unsettled behaviour and poor sleeping patterns. They often feel confused due to the conflicting advice they may have received from websites, books, family and friends. Here, Tweddle’s General Manager, Professional Development, Education & Research Ms Beverley Allen talks about Tweddle’s approach to […]

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New Residential Family Unit Opens for 200 struggling families

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Today Tweddle was honoured to be joined by Ms Gabrielle Williams MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Carers and Volunteers, The Tweddle Board, staff and guests to officially open Tweddle’s new residential unit, the Family Strengthening Unit or FSU. Ms Williams spoke about how Tweddle is about ‘Interventions that fundamentally change generations’ and how Tweddle’s services […]

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NAIDOC Week – Because Of Her We Can

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Under the theme – Because of Her, We Can! – NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels. They are mothers, elders, grandmothers, […]

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Long Waiting Lists highlighted in Perinatal Services Inquiry

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle Child & Family Health Service Board Chair, Dr Nicole Milburn (Clinical Psychologist and Infant Mental Health Consultant) welcomed the final report into the Inquiry into Perinatal Services undertaken by the Family and Community Development Committee of the Parliament of Victoria, tabled in Parliament on 20 June 2018. “I’m pleased to see the final report […]

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Tweddle Babies Unite After 79 Years

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

It was October, 79 years ago when Lorraine Carroll and Jim Hevey were last at Tweddle. Both babies were struggling premmies with feeding complications. Jim was 11 weeks premature and not expected to live past the night of his birth. It was Lorraine’s second admission to the Tweddle Baby hospital as a 5-month old baby. […]

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Helping Dads Work It Out in Men’s Health Week

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As part of Men’s Health Week, Working Out Dads facilitator Scott Hall offers helpful links for dads in the early years including blogs, stories, research and videos.  The overwhelming theme is the importance of dads to the health of their children and families, but dads first need to look after themselves. Tweddle’s Working Out Dads is […]

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Men’s Health Week 11-17 June The Transition to Fatherhood is BIG!

By Scott Hall and Kerrie Gottliebsen

June 11 – 17 is Men’s Health Week which coincides with Tweddle’s roll out of Working Out Dads, an innovative parenting and health program for dads of 0-4 year olds held in fitness centres across Melbourne’s west. The objective of Working Out Dads is to connect, support and strengthen the capacity of dads in the […]

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Importance of Attachment leads Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 11-17 June

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Next week Tweddle will join health professionals, academics and organisations from around the world to celebrate Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 (#IMHAW18), a global initiative from 11th – 17th of June that highlights the distinct needs of babies and toddlers. This year’s focus is ‘The Importance of Attachment’. Strengthening secure attachment has driven Tweddle’s parent, […]

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Media Enquiries

Please contact Communications Manager Kerrie Gottliebsen on 03 8387 0623 for media enquiries or to interview a Tweddle member or staff.


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