Students Present Sleep Hygiene Study

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Tweddle recently had the pleasure of providing placement for ACU Occupational Therapy students Eleanor Barry and Amelia Ford. At the completion of their placement they presented a Sleep Hygiene project to staff.  Their research and presentation was excellent and confirmed how sleep was vital to the mental health and functioning of parents, babies, toddlers and […]

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Student Placements Shaping Future Workforces at Tweddle

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Tweddle partners with various universities to provide student placements. Universities include RMIT, La Trobe, ACU, Monash and Deakin. Student qualifications include Maternal & Child Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Paramedicine, Art Therapy and Psychology. Students have worked on a range of projects which provide family friendly information for residential parents, carers and children. Projects […]

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Partnerships and Pop Ups for Multiple Birth Awareness Week

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Tweddle’s new partnership with the Westgate Multiple Birth Association was celebrated yesterday with a Pop Up Playgroup at Tweddle. The Herald Sun, which reported on the event, said that people are being reminded of the extra needs of parents of twins and greater multiples. Early parenting centre and sleep specialist Tweddle partnered with the Westgate […]

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Multiple Birth Awareness Week 2021 – Zygosity

Multiple Birth Awareness Week at Tweddle

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Tweddle has had the great pleasure of meeting with the Westgate Division of The Australian Multiple Birth Association (WMBA) to formalise a new partnership. This will see a number of exciting initiatives unveiled throughout the year. The first event will take place during Australian Multiple Birth Awareness Week (21-28 March), a facilitated multiples playgroup for […]

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Closing the Gap on Health Equity So Children and Families Thrive

Close the Gap at Tweddle 2021

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The national Close The Gap day is a reminder of the role that Tweddle, a state-wide family health and early parenting organisation, plays in helping to improve and influence health outcomes for Aboriginal families, children and their communities. Closing the Gap acknowledges the ongoing strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in sustaining […]

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More than a Sleep School to Thousands of Parents

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Tweddle might be renown as a 100+ year old Sleep School but we are so much more than that, as illustrated by this Tweddle ‘Baby Sleep’ profile on Channel 7’s House of Wellness. Parents Laura and Chris who are interviewed in the segment, talk about how their early parenting journey was taken off course by […]

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Sleep and Settling Training Launches for State’s MCH Workforce

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Tweddle is delighted to join with the Victorian State Government to launch the first stage of the state-wide Maternal and Child Health workforce Sleep and Settling Training. The training was launched at the MCH Conference by Minister for Health Martin Foley. The six online training modules, developed in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in […]

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Mental Health Inquiry Recommendations Highlight Needs of Infants, Children and Families

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Tweddle welcomes the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The Board, management and staff are grateful to Premier Daniel Andrews who has committed to the full implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. The inclusion of a commitment to substantial ongoing investment into services and infrastructure that supports babies, toddlers and their […]

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Tweddle 100th AGM Reflects on Year of Resilience

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The 100th Annual General Meeting of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service was held yesterday in Tweddle’s Footscray Conference Centre on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. In a break from a century of tradition, the AGM was live-streamed. Tweddle Chair Ms Doris Whitmore, CEO Ms Jacquie O’Brien, Treasurer Jennifer Lang, […]

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Programs and Services Resume

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Tweddle will be resuming COVID-normal services and programs as of midnight Wednesday 17th February. This is response to the lifting of Victoria’s lockdown restrictions. We will resume face-to-face Day Stay, Childbirth Education, MyTime, PlaySteps and Brimbank Breastfeeding programs. Home visiting is on track to resume early March. Masks will still be required indoors and completion […]

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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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