Tweddle Psychologist Caring for Parent and Infant mental health

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Tweddle Psychologist Jessica Chidgey works closely with families three days a week, either one on one or in groups. Mums and Dads that come to Tweddle are often experiencing a range of mental health and other wellbeing challenges. This can include anxiety, postnatal depression, stress, exhaustion, financial concerns, birth trauma, relationship breakdown, alcohol and substance […]

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Advocacy, teamwork and a great start for babies drives Tweddle Director of Clinical Services and Nursing

Kirsty Evans Tweddle

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Kirsty Evans has been Tweddle’s Director of Clinical Services and Nursing since 2015 after a move from Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre. Kirsty had returned to Melbourne after trialling a sea change for a short period as CEO Bass Coast Community Health. In that role, Kirsty was pivotal, along with the Board, in initiating a […]

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Home Visiting for At Risk Families Study Reveals Hope

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A mixed-methods feasibility study of the Tweddle program, Home Parenting Education and Support Program (HoPES) for families at risk of child maltreatment and recurrence in Australia, has been published in the Science Direct journal, Child Abuse & Neglect. The HoPES program is an intensive 8-week home-visiting intervention for families of infants and young children (0–4 years) […]

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Children’s Week at Tweddle 2021

Children's Day at Tweddle

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As part of Children’s Week, with the theme ‘Children have the right to choose their own friends and safely connect with others’, Tweddle will provide a free, 1 hour, educational play workshop on Zoom with two fun and experienced Tweddle Facilitators. Friendships benefit babies, toddlers and children by creating a sense of belonging and security. […]

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Sleep and Settling Workforce Training Update

Sleep and Settling Training at Tweddle

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After twenty-six workshops (as of 29th September) Tweddle is now over halfway in delivering the Sleep and Settling workshop training to the entire Victorian MCH workforce. The pandemic and the Melbourne metro lockdown created unforeseen challenges in program delivery. This included switching from face to face delivery to an online education format. We have mailed […]

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Building Back Better starts with Babies’ Mental Health

Build Back Better with Babies at Tweddle

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Mental Health Week (9-16 October) is a great time to highlight how we can build back better with babies when it comes to the mental health of our future teenagers, families and communities. A baby or infant’s mental health describes the social and emotional wellbeing and development of children in the earliest years of life. […]

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Laura’s Continuous Learning Journey at Tweddle

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Starting a new role in the middle of a pandemic can be challenging! Not so for social care worker Laura Hennessy, a valued Tweddle Early Parenting Practitioner working alongside Parenting Assessment and Skill Development Program and Residential families. She talks here about the passion that underpins her work with babies, toddlers, parents and families. When […]

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The Importance of Dads and Father Figures on Father’s Day and Every Day

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The role of fathers has changed dramatically over previous decades. There is an expectation (and a desire) that fathers and step-fathers take a more active role in the lives of their children. Father figures and important male role models such as uncles, grandfathers, sports coaches and teachers also play a vital role in the healthy […]

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NAPCAN Child Protection Week at Tweddle

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Protecting children is everyone’s responsibility; mothers, fathers, carers, brothers, sisters, grandparents, health workers and teachers, in fact, the whole community. The National Child Protection Week theme for 2021 is that: To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy. […]

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Fiona Adding Experience and Innovation at Tweddle

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Registered nurse Fiona Kay brought a wealth of clinical knowledge and experience to Tweddle when she first started at the Early Parenting Centre four years ago. Her decades of experience working with vulnerable infants and their families at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Private, Epworth Geelong and across other clinical settings, was a huge asset […]

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