Tweddle is providing a combination of face to face and telehealth programs. Our Residential and Day Stay programs have returned. Tweddle also provide fee for service options. You can self-refer to Tweddle.
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Tweddle's caring In-Home and Telehealth teams can help you with sleep and settling, attachment, routines, returning to work, feeding, behaviour and more.
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Tweddle Sleep and Settling training
Tweddle's Parent Info Hub has dozens of links to resources including videos, help lines, expert tips and more. Download Tweddle's parenting app if you need additional support.
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Tweddle is delivering a mix of online and face to face professional development and training.
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Tweddle offers face-to-face group and online Childbirth Education classes delivered by experienced Educators. Mums and support people can attend classes at Tweddle or watch the classes in the comfort of their own homes.
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Parents talk about Tweddle’s support.
Welcome to Tweddle! A Virtual Tour.
Tweddle might be renown as a 100+ year old Sleep School but we are so much more than that, as illustrated in this wonderful Tweddle profile by House of Wellness. Tweddle supports parents and carers of babies and toddlers to strengthen attachment, read their child’s cues, build parenting skills and confidence and connect with community.
Tweddle is currently providing a combination of face-to-face and telehealth programs for families needing sleep and settling support.  Tweddle parenting practitioners use strict health protocols to care for families including:
  • Taking temperatures
  • Asking a series of questions prior to services being delivered regarding your current health status and travel
  • Social distancing will be maintained and will be the responsibility of all parties
  • Respiratory hygiene and hand hygiene will need to be adhered to
We continue to add resources to our Parent Info Hub and you can find our App on the Apple or Google stores.  We look forward to helping you and your family.
Stay well and take care.

Once referred to as a ‘Sleep School’, Tweddle offers so much more than sleep and settling. Tweddle programs and services include Residential and Day Stay, In Home, Working out Dads, Telehealth consultations, MyTime for parents and carers of children with special needs, prison program, Childbirth Education, Parenting Assessment and Skills Development (PASDS), Parenting Workshops in the community and Professional Development. All of Tweddle’s programs change the trajectory of family’s lives, with far reaching consequences now and for generations.

Tweddle join West Wimmera Health to Launch Early Parenting Day Stay
June 21 2021

West Wimmera Health Service is proud to launch the Hindmarsh Day Stay program to offer parents and their children a safe and welcoming space to find support for any parenting issues they are currently facing.

The partnership between West Wimmera Health Service and Tweddle Child and Family Health Service will give families the opportunity to visit a local Early Parenting Centre where they can work alongside trained Maternal and Child Health Nurses, looking at the whole daily cycle spent with their babies and young children. This will help provide practical strategies to empower parents and children to thrive when they are back in their own home.

West Wimmera Health Service’s Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Mandy Stephan, is thrilled to see the innovative program come to life after much research and work to develop it for the Wimmera region.

Mandy said that the program will provide much-needed support for many families in the Wimmera. “There can be a great deal of overwhelm for people as they try to navigate raising their children, and it can feel very isolating at times.” she said. “This new program is here to let parents know that they don’t have to do it alone.”

The Hindmarsh Day Stay program offers the opportunity for practitioners to work alongside parents to provide practical strategies to empower parents to do the best they can.

Tweddle Chief Executive Officer Ms Jacquie O’Brien was excited about the new partnership. “The Hindmarsh Day Stay Program is about ensuring regional families get accessible, high-quality support for their babies, toddlers and preschoolers. We know that the new program will serve parents in the West Wimmera region well, and will help babies and their families to thrive in the crucial early months and years of life.”

New Telehealth Provisional Psychology Role Helping Families
June 17 2021

Emily Kumpis started at Tweddle in 2018 as an Early Parenting Professional (EPP) after finishing her Graduate Diploma of Psychology. Her interest in the perinatal psychology field and her passion for supporting parents and families with young children led her to Tweddle. Her psychology studies have how seen her EPP role expand.

A new provisional psychologist role has been created which will see Emily offer a Telehealth Provisional Psychology service to families experiencing vulnerability.

She spoke about her new role and responsibilities; “I have been fortunate enough to complete the 4 + 2 pathway (4 years study and 2 years supervision) to psychology registration here at Tweddle. This means I am able to practice as a provisional psychologist under the supervision of both Tweddle’s Registered Psychologist Jess and my external supervisor for the next 2 years” she said.

Emily uses various evidence base therapies including acceptance commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Circle of Security principles.

In consultation with Tweddle’s Psychologist and Nurse Unit Manager, Emily developed a pilot program called the ‘Telehealth Provisional Psychology Program. She explained that the program will allow her to engage with clients who have been referred into the residential program via internal review and on the standby list, who may need mental health support prior to their admission.

Our Programs

Day Stay Programs
Tweddle provides early parenting Day Stay programs in Footscray, Geelong, Bacchus Marsh in partnership with Djerriwarrh Health Service, Kings Park in partnership with Brimbank City Council, Terang in partnership with Terang & Mortlake Health Service and in Mill Park in partnership with the City of Whittlesea.
MyTime
Tweddle's MyTime program is now welcoming families to fortnightly online catch ups. MyTime provides support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. MyTime provides a place to socialise, discuss, to access information, and to support and be supported by other carers...
In Home Service
Tweddle offer gentle solutions to helping your baby or young child learn to sleep and settle. We provide expert in home and telephone support for baby and toddler sleep, settling, behaviour, feeding and parenting uncertainty...
Working Out Dads
Tweddle Child & Family Health Service are now recruiting for our next Brimbank and Wyndham Working Out Dads groups, a ground-breaking parenting program for dads of children aged 0-4.
Residential Program
The Tweddle Residential Program operates from Monday to Friday each week for vulnerable families struggling with a range of parenting challenges. The early intervention and prevention program has a focus on strengthening attachment, building resilience and supporting you to understand your baby's cues....
Childbirth Education
Tweddle's new Childbirth Education classes now include a class filmed at Tweddle, delivered by experienced Educators with participating parents. Mums and partners can now watch the classes in the comfort of their own homes at a time that suits them. Participants are sent a password that allows access to Tweddle's Childbirth Education on Vimeo. The password allows access to a two week viewing period. Classes are then followed up by an optional group zoom meeting with the Educator, where parents can meet and ask the Educator any questions.
Parenting Assessment and Skills Development
Tweddle's Parenting Assessment and Skills Development Service (PASDS) is available to parents who have children between 0 and 3 years who are currently involved with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Professional Development
Tweddle provide training programs and parenting workshops delivered by qualified educators with extensive knowledge and experience specialising in infant mental health, attachment, early parenting support and family partnership education. Tweddle can tailor Professional Development packages for staff, held either at Tweddle in Footscray or at a location that's convenient to you.

Impact of Our Programs

3613

Mums, Dads, Babies & Toddlers (Resi/Day Stay/InHome/PASDs/HoPES)

2,179

Day Stay Clients

354

In Home Clients

720

Childbirth Education families

1594

Completed Assessment and Intake Services

110

MyTime Families

122

Working Out Dads

14

Locations : Pascoe Vale, Wyndham Vale, Maidstone, Point Cook,  Hobsons Bay (Newport)  Brimbank, Maribynong, Melton, Whittlesea, Geelong, Terang, Bacchus Marsh, 

64%

MCHN referrals to Tweddle

 

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Social Change
Tweddle is a public hospital and preventative health organisation working upstream with a focus on social change. We foster resilience in families experiencing mental ill health, family violence, isolation, addiction and exhaustion.
The Tweddle Foundation
The Tweddle Foundation supports the critical work and facilities of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service. Help us build a future for vulnerable families so that babies and toddlers get a good start in life.
Get Involved
We welcome your partnership in helping us change lives. Whether it be workplace giving, corporate partnerships, bequests, volunteering or fundraising, your help will make a difference today and for the future.

Tweddle would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians, past and present, of this land Wurundjeri on which Tweddle provide its services.

Tweddle has a commitment to honouring and celebrating diversity in all staff, volunteers, and families, including full participation in programs, policy formulation, and decision-making. We acknowledge the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and pledge to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
Tweddle acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government
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