Tweddle is a 97 year old early intervention and prevention health service supporting over 4000 families every year from across Victoria. Families that reach out to Tweddle have identified that they need parenting support beyond what is available from their Maternal & Child Health Nurse or GP, often due to exhaustion, postnatal depression and an unsettled baby or toddler.
Through an intensive assessment and intake process, experienced Tweddle clinicians start to determine other challenges. These include the impacts on a parent, baby or toddler arising from anxiety, family violence, disability, financial distress and drug and alcohol addiction . We know a combination of these issues can place a parent or child at risk.
As a public hospital, Tweddle has a range of programs, both for voluntary and mandated (child protection) family admissions. Some programs are Government funded while other programs are delivered through grants and sponsorship.
Tweddle also provide tailored professional development and parenting workshops packages for health professionals and organisations. See our Professional Development page for more information.