Think Babies and Parents this Mental Health Month

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October is Mental Health Month. The foundations for good mental health start in infancy and travel along a continuum throughout life. Many different things shape mental health such us our environment, past experiences, sleep, diet, support networks and resilience. Tweddle works with parents to provide support for their mental health. A parent’s positive mental health […]

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From 100 years to 1000 days, Tweddle celebrates its Centenary

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The organisation that is now known as ‘Tweddle’ evolved following the establishment on the 13th of September 1920 of The Society for the Health of Women and Children of Victoria (Plunket System). Major influences on the Foundation of The Society included: Dr John William Springthorpe, Sister Maud Primrose, and Mr James Hume-Cook (Honorary Secretary of the […]

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New Study Paves the Way for Improved Family Violence Screening

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The outcomes of a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing will help to determine baseline levels of training, knowledge and confidence working in the area of family violence. Tweddle participated in the study, which aimed to explore perceived staff barriers to working effectively in this area and client perceptions of existing screening […]

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Protective factors for a socially distanced village raising a child

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The world is looking very different right now for our babies and toddlers. From tape draped across the swings at your local park to mask wearing grown-ups hurrying down supermarket aisles, pandemic-life has changed for all of us. As a public hospital and state-wide Early Parenting support organisation, Tweddle has continued to provide residential and […]

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Infant Sleep Training for State’s Parenting Workforce

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Tweddle is thrilled to announce a key partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (CFECFW) made possible with thanks to a significant investment from the Victorian government. The partnership will see over 2000 of Victoria’s nursing, parenting and health practitioners trained in the latest evidence based approaches to sleep and settling. […]

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Tweddle Welcomes A Return to Programs

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Based on recent health guidelines announced by the Premier on the 20th of June, Tweddle will deliver a combination of residential services through telehealth and reduced face to face admissions. Tweddle’s Day Stay program and In-Home service will continue to be delivered through telehealth. Services will incorporate restrictions that reflect Victorian Chief Medical Officer social […]

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Spotlight on Dads for Men’s Health Week

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While there are many services and programs focusing on birth, baby and toddler care and mothers’ mental health, the same level of support for dads has always been difficult to find. When Tweddle piloted Working Out Dads in 2015, the Early Parenting organisation was trying to address this significant gap in health services for fathers […]

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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 – Seeing The World Through Babies’ Eyes at Tweddle

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Any parent or carer with a baby is experiencing the world like never before in our lifetime. Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (8th – 14th June) has the theme; 20:20 vision – seeing the world through babies’ eyes. In the midst of a pandemic, Tweddle is asking how infants might be seeing the world right […]

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New Dads’ Mental Health a Focus of Research Grant

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Tweddle would like to congratulate A.Prof Rebecca Giallo from MRCI for the recently awarded Australian Government MRFF Million Minds Mission grant which will deliver collaborative research into suicide prevention among new dads and a rigorous evaluation of Tweddle’s Working Out Dads (WOD) program. The research undertaken will be a randomised controlled trial (RCT). 280 dads […]

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Tweddle Welcomes A Return to Residential Care

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Tweddle clinicians are delighted to be making a return to face to face services and the opportunity to once again work closely with babies, toddlers and their families. The residential program will be welcoming the admission of six families from 10.30am on the Tuesday 9th June. This will increase to eight families from Monday 22nd […]

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