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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City of Maribyrnong Families invited to Sleep Play Love

Tweddle parenting programs

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Parents of children 0-4 living in the City of Maribyrnong are invited to two evening parenting workshops held at Tweddle. The Sleep Play Love groups will cover sleep and settling, healthy eating and understanding baby and toddler behaviour. The relaxed and informative workshops will be facilitated by an experienced Tweddle nurse. Group 1 – Helping your baby & toddler […]

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Occupational Therapy at Tweddle enhances client experience

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Students Abbie Matthews and Georgia Cox, Occupational Therapy students from Australian Catholic University recently completed a 9 week placement at Tweddle. During this time they developed and implemented two projects aimed at enhancing clients’ experience during their stay at Tweddle. The first project was a creation of a community map to encourage occupational engagement in new or unfamiliar […]

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Tweddle Celebrates National Families Week

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Families Week at Tweddle 15 – 21st May This week is National Families Week, a week where over a hundred thousand people and hundreds of organisations celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. Parenting support programs at Tweddle empower parents to help their children reach their full potential in life. Research shows […]

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New Research Project Vital for Dads in the Early Parenting Years

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle Child & Family Health Service, in partnership with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), are set to launch the second series of Working Out Dads, a ground-breaking parenting program for 60 dads of children aged 0-4 living and working in and around Wyndham, Brimbank, Melton, Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay and Moreland. Tweddle is extremely grateful […]

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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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