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Holiday Closures at Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle will be closing for business at midday on Thursday the 19th of December and reopen on Monday January 6th. It’s been a busy year and we have many people to thank. In 2019 Tweddle supported over 4,000 mums, dads, babies and toddlers from around Victoria, but we couldn’t have done it without the help […]

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Tweddle Centenary Reunion Facebook Page Launches

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle is putting a call out to the thousands of nurses that trained at Tweddle and to medical and clinical staff, management, Board members, philanthropists and families to share stories and photos in the lead up to huge Centenary celebrations from October 2020. Consider the bush telegraph officially sparked with the launch of a reunion […]

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New Residential Program Prioritises Healthy Dads

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle will introduce an exciting new approach to early parenting health and wellbeing in 2020 with thanks to a grant from the Collier Charitable Fund. Over 48 weeks, the ‘Working Out Parenting’ pilot will evaluate a new therapeutic on-site group for dads of babies and toddlers admitted to a residential program. The after-hours weekly dads’ […]

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99th AGM Paves The Way for Centenary

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The 99th Annual General Meeting of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service was held yesterday in Tweddle’s Footscray Conference Centre. Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Di OAM joined Tweddle Chair Ms Doris Whitmore, CEO Ms Jacquie O’Brien, Treasurer Jennifer Lang, Board members, guest speaker Dr Peter Ewer, Dr Nicole Milburn and staff who reflected on a year of […]

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What would babies say about World Children’s Day?

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Today Tweddle celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and World Children’s Day. November 20th is an important date and global day of action. It was on this day in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on […]

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Notice of Tweddle’s 99th Annual General Meeting

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The Board of Tweddle Child & Family Health Service is pleased to invite interested members of the public to attend its 99th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday the 20th of November 2019 from 3pm to 4pm at Tweddle Child & Family Health Service, 53 Adelaide Street Footscray. To register your attendance, please contact Vicki Matheson […]

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New Tweddle Research Partnership Opportunity to Build Evidence

Tweddle CEO Jacquie O'Brien

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As a state-wide specialist public hospital delivering early intervention and prevention programs for Victorian families, it is vital that Tweddle continue to strengthen its voice and build evidence supporting the first 1000 days, secure attachment and infant mental health. Using a partnership model, Tweddle is seeking expressions of interest from tertiary institutions and/or research bodies […]

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When someone says Children’s Week, do you think of babies?

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Children’s Week (19th – 27th October) is a time when Tweddle celebrate the rights of babies and toddlers to enjoy childhood regardless of race, colour, sex, ability, religion, nationality or social origin. It is also a time to celebrate how amazing babies are, especially as they are the future of Victoria. Children’s Week is also a […]

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Empowering parents to build the mental health of babies and toddlers

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Contrary to traditional beliefs, babies and toddlers can and do suffer mental illness. Toxic stress in early childhood is associated with persistent effects on the nervous system and stress hormone systems that can damage developing brains and lead to lifelong problems in learning, behaviour, and both physical and mental health. So how do babies and […]

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Children’s Week Event at Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As part of Children’s Week, Tweddle will host “Healthy, Happy & Safe” a play and learning session for parents, carers, babies and toddlers explaining what different cues mean, a discussion about healthy eating and what safety at home looks like for babies and toddlers. With the Children’s Week theme ‘Children have the right to be […]

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