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Tweddle Acknowledge MyTime Staff & Families in Carers Week

Tweddle MyTime Carers Week

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation. Tweddle’s six MyTime groups across Melbourne’s west are where carers of children with special needs can connect with others facing the same challenges. Every week over 86 families regularly attend MyTime groups in Avondale Heights, Sunshine, Point Cook, […]

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From Stress to Strength, removing Stigma for Parents on World Mental Health Day

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By Kerrie Gottliebsen

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. In 2017 Tweddle would like to encourage parents and carers to go from stress to strength by removing the stigma and reaching out for help. Parenting is stressful at the best of times, but struggling with a mental illness as a mum or a dad with a baby […]

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New Report Shows First 1000 Days are Crucial

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle’s early parenting programs have long been informed by a growing body of evidence which shows that experiences during the first 1000 days of life can have long-term consequences for a baby or toddler’s health and wellbeing. A research review by experts at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute titled Strong Foundations: Getting it Right in […]

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Health Professional Seminar Explores Importance of Father-Child Attachment

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

On Wednesday 25th October as part of Children’s Week, Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is presenting a half day seminar which will explore the critical importance of father-child attachment in the first 1000 days of a child’s life. Tweddle Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Ms Kirsty Evans is looking forward to putting the topic of […]

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Fathers, Babies, Toddlers & Attachment Seminar

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle is hosting the second in the series of their Babies’ Brains Matter early parenting seminars with the theme “Supporting Fathers to build strong, secure attachments with their babies and toddlers”. Come along for the morning on Wednesday 25th October as part of Children’s Week and hear specialist practitioners Scott Hall, LeAnn Williams, Dr Kate Taylor and […]

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The West is Best For New Centre of Parenting Excellence

Tweddle Centre of Parenting Excellence

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

LeadWest and a delegation of Mayors and Council Chief Executives from Melbourne’s West have presented a set of infrastructure and investment proposals to Turnbull government Ministers, the Federal Infrastructure Department, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Labor MPs. One of the six key recommendations includes an $11 million investment in a Centre of Parenting Excellence at […]

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One Hundred Dads Social Impact Project kicks off

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By Kerrie Gottliebsen

In 2016/17 fifty-nine dads from 17 suburbs across Melbourne’s West took part in a new after hours parenting program called ‘Working Out Dads’ developed by men’s group-work academic Andrew King and Tweddle. ‘Working Out Dads’ is a therapeutic after hours program for dads of 0-4 aged children. The program combines one hour of facilitated discussion […]

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Tweddle offers MyTime to older children.

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle’s MyTime groups offer peer support for parents and carers of children with additional needs. Tweddle runs 6 MyTime Groups across Melbourne’s West in Avondale Heights, Sunshine, Point Cook, Werribee, Wyndham Vale and Newport. MyTime, funded by the Department of Social Services, has recently agreed to extend the age eligibility for MyTime children from 16 […]

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Tweddle Launches New Initiatives

Jacquie O Brien CEO Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle is undergoing a number of significant changes as we approach our 97th year. These will continue to position Tweddle as an organisation that adapts to the changing needs of government, families and the community. As we approach the launch of a modern family pod in November, there are three exciting initiatives that we’d like to share. […]

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New Workshops for Brimbank Parents, Babies and Toddlers

Tweddle & Brimbank Parenting workshops

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Brimbank City Council’s Maternal and Child Health Service has recruited the services of Tweddle to deliver three new parenting workshops. The groups will offer a practical guide to some of the early years most common challenges. Delivered by an experienced Tweddle Maternal and Child Health Nurse, the three workshops will cover baby and toddler sleep, introducing […]

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