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

pexels-photo baby face

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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New Training, Conference and Events Calendar launches for Child and Family Health Sector Workers

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

A new  education, training, conference and events calendar for health professionals is now available on the Tweddle website. The calendar will allow health professionals to plan and reserve training opportunities in advance. Tweddle was Victoria’s first School of Mothercraft Nursing, commencing in 1920. As a public hospital, Tweddle specialise in infant mental health, attachment, trauma […]

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Tweddle announces funding for Parenting App and Video projects

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service are delighted to announce two successful grants which will enable them to develop a series of evidence based online resources with a focus on the first thousand days, a critical period in shaping brain development, language development and relationships for life. A $20,000 grant from the State Trustees Australia […]

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Babies and Toddlers feel your stress, so look after yourself these holidays.

seasons greetings from Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

If you are a parent of a baby or toddler, the coming weeks are a special time to build memories with family and friends. While many of us are preparing for holidays and family gatherings, it’s important to remember that challenges with parenting, mental health and family violence don’t go away over the festive period. […]

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98th Tweddle AGM highlights achievements and the importance of relationships

A/Prof Rebecca Giallo and Tweddle Chair Dr Nicole Milburn

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

­­­The 98th Annual General Meeting of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service was held yesterday in Tweddle’s Footscray Conference Centre. Tweddle Chair Dr Nicole Milburn, CEO Ms Jacquie O’Brien, Treasurer Ms Melanie Telford, Board members, guest speaker Associate Professor Rebecca Giallo  and staff reflected on a year of achievement, research, lobbying and hard work. The […]

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Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence at Tweddle

Tweddle 16 days of activism

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

During 16 Days of Activism, Tweddle is taking part in a campaign to end family violence called ”Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence’. Tweddle families are invited to ‘leaf’ a message on our ‘tree’ which will form a ‘Forest of Hope’ on Monday 10th December. Family or domestic violence affects children because they are exposed to […]

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Media Enquiries

Please contact Communications Manager Kerrie Gottliebsen on 03 8387 0623 for media enquiries or to interview a Tweddle member or staff.


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