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.

Partnerships and Pop Ups for Multiple Birth Awareness Week
March 25 2021

Tweddle’s new partnership with the Westgate Multiple Birth Association was celebrated yesterday with a Pop Up Playgroup at Tweddle.  The Herald Sun’s Ed Bourke, who reported on the event, said that people are being reminded of the extra needs of parents of twins and greater multiples.

Early parenting centre and sleep specialist Tweddle partnered with the Westgate Multiple Birth Association to host a series of activities during the year, the first being a pop-up playgroup for multiples and their parents to enjoy this week.

Tweddle chief Jacquie O’Brien said she was excited to provide extra support to parents. “Parents of multiples face additional barriers when accessing parenting support services and additional levels of adversity when compared with parents of single children,” she said. “These can include isolation, sleep and settling challenges, economic difficulties and bonding concerns.”

WMBA president Zoe Millar said the partnership would be vital for families with multiples in the western suburbs. “We look forward to strengthening our shared vision and developing and sharing resources and information to better serve the needs of multiple birth families in Victoria,” Ms Millar said.

The theme for this year’s Multiple Birth Awareness Week is zygosity, which refers to how genetically similar the offspring in multiple births are.

 

Tweddle students
Students Present Sleep Hygiene Study
March 31 2021

Tweddle recently had the pleasure of providing placement for ACU Occupational Therapy students Eleanor Barry and Amelia Ford.

At the completion of their placement they presented a Sleep Hygiene project to staff.  Their research and presentation was excellent and confirmed how sleep was vital to the mental health and functioning of parents, babies, toddlers and children.

Amelia and Eleanor shared strategies to promoting good quality sleep and the benefits. They explained how sleep strengthened the immune system, lowered the risk for serious health conditions and improved problem solving, attention and memory. Importantly for the many sleep deprived parents that attend a Tweddle program, improved sleep supports good mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The students explored common barriers to sleep and the impact of sleep deprivation. Impacts included overeating, mood changes, a weakened immune system, fatigue and low motivation. Difficulties with thinking, memory and decision making are also challenges linked with lack of sleep.

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

 

Make A Difference Today

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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