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Turning Around Difficult Beginnings for Infant Mental Health

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

June 10th – 16th is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (#IMHAW19). During this time, Tweddle join health professionals, academics, peak bodies and organisations from around the world in a global movement to greatly improve the health of future generations. Tweddle invites government, industry and consumers to consider the distinct needs of babies and toddlers and […]

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Labor Invests in Tweddle’s Redevelopment for Struggling Families

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Member For Footscray Katie Hall today visited Tweddle Child and Family Health Service to announce a 9 million redevelopment investment – one of two Early Parenting Centres set for a major upgrade, while seven more will be built from scratch. Premier Daniel Andrews emphasised the importance […]

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Rusty the Cavoodle to Join The Tweddle Team

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service will soon be welcoming a furry team member as part of the residential program. A specially trained and registered therapy dog ‘Rusty the Cavoodle’ will be coming in weekly to spend time with families. Rusty and his mum Samantha are from Delta Therapy Dogs, a heart-warming program that brings […]

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Resilience: The Biology Of Stress & The Science Of Hope screens for Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Tweddle's screening of Resilience as part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week June 10-16 2019 (IMHAW) Tweddle will be hosting a special event and a screening of RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE at the Sun Theatre in Yarraville on Thursday 13th June. The film chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, […]

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Tweddle holiday closures

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle will be closed for the Easter long weekend ( Friday 19th – Monday 22nd April) and Anzac Day Thursday 25th April. Families staying in Tweddle’s Residential unit during that time will be admitted on Tuesday April 23rd and discharged on Friday 26th April. Tweddle staff wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday […]

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Celebrating Culture at Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

This week at Tweddle we will be celebrating Cultural Diversity Week and Close the Gap Day on Thursday 21st March. In the 18 months to December 2018, Tweddle staff supported families from 87 different cultural backgrounds, with Indian and Vietnamese families second and third respectively following Australian families. In data obtained from the 2016 ABS […]

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Achievement Gaps Start in the First 1000 days

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By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The Dunedin Study, a longitudinal research study initiated 47  years ago in New Zealand, has shown that 20% of the population use the majority of public services, indicating long-term importance of early years investment for disadvantaged children. The study is following every one of the 1,037 babies born in the city of Dunedin between April 1972 […]

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New Working Out Dads Wyndham Groups Announced

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle are grateful to the Wyndham City Council who have provided a Community Health grant which will allow Tweddle to provide Working Out Dads for 20 dads living and working in Wydnham. Tweddle will be announcing Eagle Stadium dates over coming weeks. Please contact Tweddle to join the wait list on 9689 1577 or email […]

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Report into child deaths highlights parental mental health factors

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Highlighted today in a critical national report into filicide, released by the Australian Government’s Institute of Criminology, was the need for increased investment into adult-focused mental health, substance abuse rehabilitation and domestic violence services with clients as parents, and a focus on their children. Filicide is the killing of a child by a parent or […]

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Tweddle Quality Manager Guiding Excellence

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As a public hospital, Tweddle is committed to quality, excellence and safe, effective, personal and connected care services. Leading Tweddle in the Quality role is Amanda Damian. Amanda commenced in November 2018 to support Tweddle to continuously improve services against two sets of standards during a four (Equip6) and three (DHHS) year period. Amanda brings […]

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