Parenting

New Tweddle Virtual Visits and Tele-health program delivery

As always, the needs of babies, toddlers and families are Tweddle’s priority. We have been working around the clock to ensure we can continue delivering vital early parenting support. Our new virtual visits and tele-health will deliver the same trusted early parenting education and support, only now it will be face to face to your […]

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Tweddle program update – Tweddle CEO

Tweddle will be doing our utmost to continue to help babies, toddlers, families and the health professionals that care for them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the direction of the Department of Health and Human Services, we are offering reduced residential and day stay programs with the exception of our Bacchus Marsh Day Stay which […]

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Stories of Settling with Twins at Tweddle

We are grateful to mum of multiples Judy, for sharing this wonderful story. “We were so excited when our 6-week scan showed us two distinct amniotic sacs with two tiny babies growing.  My joyful sobs kept shaking the ultrasound wand making the image all blurry.  At 16 weeks, our ultrasound technician said we ‘couldn’t have […]

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Health Equity For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

This year Tweddle will be observing Close the Gap Day on Thursday 19th March. The national Close The Gap day is a reminder of the role that Tweddle, a state-wide family health and early parenting organisation, plays in helping to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal families, children and their communities. Close the Gap Campaign co-Chairs, […]

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Tweddle COVID-19 Update

Tweddle has been closely monitoring COVID-19 health guidelines under the direction of the Department of Health and Human Services. The best place to access up-to-date health advice remains dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus. We want to share with you what we are doing at Tweddle to protect our staff, families and our community. We have no reported or confirmed cases […]

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Therapy Dog ‘Ajay’ joins the Tweddle team

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service has welcomed a furry team member as part of the residential program. A specially trained and registered therapy dog ‘Ajay’ comes in weekly to spend time with families. Ajay is part of Delta Therapy Dogs, a heart-warming program that brings the joys of animal companionship to an estimated 20,000 […]

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Play, Reassurance and Mindfulness during isolation

For many parents and carers with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, the prospect of self-isolation and closures affecting child-care, schools, work and family services will be stressful.  What are some positive things that you can do, to help get through this time? Songs, play, reading, games and connection will help, even if it’s online with friends, […]

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COVID-19 Health alert for Tweddle families

As a public hospital, the health and welfare of Tweddle families and staff is our priority. Tweddle is continuing to closely monitor the situation around the continued spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and we are taking advice from the relevant authorities, including the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services, DFAT Smart Traveller and the World Health […]

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Grace comes to Tweddle

Parents, health professionals and family services workers don’t often think of Art Therapy when they think of the services provided by Tweddle but a new student placement from LaTrobe University is changing all of that. Master of Art Therapy student Grace Pickford is settling in to her role at Tweddle where she will be working […]

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Residential Dads Work it Out

Tweddle is introducing a free Wednesday night on-site group for dads with a family attending a Tweddle residential program. The group is a chance for dads to share a bite to eat and to talk about parenting, relationships and health. The group also aims to encourage dads to participate in the residential program, get to […]

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