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Intake Team Offering Reassurance and 47 years of Experience

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

In 2020/2021 Tweddle’s Assessment and Intake (A&I) team delivered an incredible 1614 intake assessment calls with referring health professionals, mums, dads, carers, and interpreters. For some parents, their in-depth discussion with a Tweddle A&I clinician is the first time they’ve had to disclose their concerns, often involving exhaustion and an unsettled baby. Their assessment may […]

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Notice of Tweddle’s 101st AGM

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The Board of Tweddle Child & Family Health Service is pleased to invite interested members of the public to attend its 101st Annual General Meeting. The AGM will take place on Wednesday 8th December between 3pm and 4pm. The AGM will be onsite at Tweddle at 53 Adelaide Street Footscray. Due to COVID restrictions, spaces […]

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Laura’s 33 years of Love and Listening

Laura Kelly at Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

For over 100 years Tweddle has cared for the most vulnerable of families.  In the early years, Tweddle was a training centre for Mothercraft Nurses and a respite centre for sick and foundling babies. There are few staff who have been around long enough to witness Tweddle’s journey through the significant changes in infant mental […]

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Tweddle Returns to Face to Face Childbirth Education

Childbirth Education at Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle is delighted to announce a return to face to face Childbirth Education classes after nearly two years of online groups. While the online option remains, many expectant parents have told us that the face to face option is preferable. Tweddle’s experienced Childbirth Educators are leading midwives and facilitators. They prepare and empower parents for […]

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Hobsons Bay Community Fund Supporting Local Parents

Tweddle and WMBA

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

With thanks to the Hobsons Bay Community Fund, Early Parenting organisation Tweddle will be delivering a series of education and support sessions for Hobsons Bay parents of multiples. Local group, the Westgate Multiple Birth Association (WMBA) support approximately 100 members/families, of which approximately 82% of families live in Hobsons Bay. Following a successful Multiple Birth […]

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Make a Difference and Join the Tweddle Board

Join the Tweddle Board

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

An exciting opportunity exists to make a difference in the lives of babies, toddlers, families and communities. We invite you to apply to join the Tweddle Board. The Minister for Health, Martin Foley MP, is pleased to invite applications for part-time board director positions of public health services with terms of office commencing from 1 […]

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Combining Business, Psychology and Information Systems to Improve Community Health

Toby Cai

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Toby Cai is a University of Melbourne Masters student who has been supporting Tweddle with a number of Data Governance projects for the past four months. Everyone has loved working with Toby who has an incredibly bright future ahead of him. We spoke to Toby about his career aspirations, working at Tweddle and his dedication […]

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Tweddle Psychologist Caring for Parent and Infant mental health

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle Psychologist Jessica Chidgey works closely with families three days a week, either one on one or in groups. Mums and Dads that come to Tweddle are often experiencing a range of mental health and other wellbeing challenges. This can include anxiety, postnatal depression, stress, exhaustion, financial concerns, birth trauma, relationship breakdown, alcohol and substance […]

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Advocacy, teamwork and a great start for babies drives Tweddle Director of Clinical Services and Nursing

Kirsty Evans Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Kirsty Evans has been Tweddle’s Director of Clinical Services and Nursing since 2015 after a move from Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre. Kirsty had returned to Melbourne after trialling a sea change for a short period as CEO Bass Coast Community Health. In that role, Kirsty was pivotal, along with the Board, in initiating a […]

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Home Visiting for At Risk Families Study Reveals Hope

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

A mixed-methods feasibility study of the Tweddle program, Home Parenting Education and Support Program (HoPES) for families at risk of child maltreatment and recurrence in Australia, has been published in the Science Direct journal, Child Abuse & Neglect. The HoPES program is an intensive 8-week home-visiting intervention for families of infants and young children (0–4 years) […]

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