The Tweddle story so far

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service has developed and evolved in response to community needs throughout its 100-year history. Tweddle focuses on health and relationships, which are fundamental to well-being. Tweddle sees good health and well-being as the foundations for resourceful families who are well connected to and within their communities.

Our Vision

Secure babies | Strong families | Safe Communities

Tweddle Values


Our Focus

Tweddle changes the lives of parents, babies and toddlers who are experiencing vulnerability, with far-reaching consequences now and for generations.  We do this through:

  • Promoting Infant Mental Health
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Advocating for The First 1000 Days
  • Helping parents understand Infant Brain Development
  • Building Resilience in families
  • Strengthening the skills and capacity of parents to care for their babies and toddlers
  • Encouraging play, singing and reading to nurture a child’s development

All Tweddle programs are underpinned by the evidence relating to the adverse impacts on infants and toddlers who experience traumatic stress in the crucial early years.

The quality of interactions and attachment between a baby and their parents is the core process for brain development. This impacts lifelong health and wellbeing outcomes.

Tweddle’s upstream services play a critical and timely role in building parents’ internal and external resources, skills and capacity to manage challenges and stress.

Read about Tweddle’s services, aims, objectives, and goals in our 2021-2024 Strategic Plan.



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.

For more information please contact Tweddle on (03) 9689 1577.

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