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, settling, attachment, routines, returning to work, feeding and more.
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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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Tweddle is currently providing a combination of face-to-face and telehealth programs for families needing sleep and settling support.  Tweddle’s In-Home team will recommence from March 2021. Tweddle parenting practitioners are using 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
Tweddle would like to thank you for your flexibility and positive spirit in which you allowed us to help you in the virtual world.
Let your health professional or Tweddle know if you need help with sleep and settling, attachment, behaviour, routine, returning to work, understanding your baby’s cues, feeding, nutrition or childbirth education needs.
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 speaking with you soon.
Stay well and take care.

Once referred to as a ‘Sleep School’, Tweddle offers so much more. Tweddle programs and services include Residential and Day Stay, In Home, telephone and Skype 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.

Program update for Tweddle
February 12 2021

Due to the recent Health Department COVID announcements regarding Victoria’s 5 day lock down, commencing midnight Friday 12th – midnight Wednesday 17th February, there will be the following temporary changes to Tweddle’s residential and community programs:

  • Residential Program – continuing until further notice
  • Day Stay Program (face to face postponed / Telehealth available)
  • MyTime (postponed for the week)
  • Brimbank Playsteps (face to face postponed / Zoom group )
  • Childbirth Education (face to face postponed – online education available)
  • Brimbank Breastfeeding clinic (face to face postponed)

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • respiratory symptoms
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath

Other symptoms can include runny nose, acute blocked nose (congestion), headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.

Please do not attend Tweddle if you have any of these symptoms or have attended a COVID public exposure site as outlined in the link in the full news item.

To stop the spread of COVID-19 people with even mild symptoms of respiratory infection should get tested.

Tweddle will continue to provide Telehealth consultations and intake assessments. Please call us on (03) 9689 1577. Further updates will be provided next week on Tweddle’s Facebook page and website. Stay safe and please continue to call Tweddle if you need support with your baby or toddler.

For more information visit the DHHS Website (linked on full news item)

Programs and Services Resume
February 17 2021

In response to the lifting of Victoria’s lockdown from Midnight Wednesday 17th February, Tweddle will be resuming COVID-normal services and programs.

We will resume face-to-face Day Stay, Childbirth Education, MyTime, PlaySteps and our Brimbank Breastfeeding support program. Home visiting is on track to resume early March.

Masks will still be required indoors and completion of the QR code is required daily for staff and families.

Updated Department of Health guidelines include the following;

  • You can leave your home for any reason.
  • You can travel more than 5km from your home.
  • You are only required to wear a mask outdoors if you cannot socially distance.
  • It remains compulsory to wear a mask when indoors, except in your home.
  • A maximum of five people can visit your home each day.
  • Schools reopen.
  • Public gatherings are capped at 20 people.
  • Businesses and workplaces (including the public sector) can operate at 50% capacity, up to 300 people.

 

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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