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Gratitude, Growth and End of Year Closures

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Dear friends, Who could have predicted that for two years, Tweddle’s dedicated clinicians would be delivering programs for babies, toddlers and their families virtually or socially distanced wearing masks and goggles? We have nearly two years of COVID stories to reflect upon. I’d like to thank every parent, carer, health professional and community services worker […]

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Tweddle to Deliver new Early Parenting Centre for Wyndham

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

After 100 years in Footscray, state-wide Early Parenting organisation Tweddle is delighted to announce a new Early Parenting Centre (EPC) for Wyndham, in addition to its Footscray site, with thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The new development, launched by the Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas MP, Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly MP, and Kaushaliya Vaghela Member […]

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Tweddle Tips to Prioritising your mental health this festive season

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

While many of us are preparing for holidays and family gatherings, it’s important to remember that challenges with parenting and mental health don’t go away over the festive period. In fact, stress and frustration can magnify existing problems. If you are a parent of a baby or toddler, the coming weeks are a special time […]

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Tweddle Enters Its Second Century with 101st AGM

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The Tweddle Board, management, staff, and guests gathered on the 8th of December for the 101st Annual General Meeting of Tweddle, held on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Tweddle Chair Doris Whitmore and CEO Jacquie O’ Brien reflected on another year of growth, challenges and resilience, a common theme, […]

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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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