Parents and Professionals reframe for 2021

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From the CEO Dear friends, More than ever, this year has been about adversity, resilience and reframing. As the State of Emergency was declared, expectant and new parents turned to Tweddle with unease and distress. Telehealth, online parenting groups and childbirth education systems and processes were developed to reassure anxious parents, many of whom had […]

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Holiday Closures and Self Care This Festive Season

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Tweddle will be closing for business at midday on Wednesday the 23rd of December and reopening on Monday 18th of January. Tweddle’s MyTime groups align with school terms so will commence in the first week of February. For many parents, this is your first year with a baby, a special time to build memories with […]

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A Tweddle Mum shares Her Giving Story

Photographer Polina Tankilevitch

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We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to access the early parenting centre at Tweddle. Celeste is our first child. The early months were very challenging for us, as we worked through my birth trauma, difficulties with breastfeeding, some personal losses in the family and perinatal mental health challenges. In early 2020 we […]

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Notice of Tweddle’s 100th Annual General Meeting

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The Board of Tweddle Child & Family Health Service is pleased to invite interested members of the public to attend its 100th Annual General Meeting. We have received advice that a postponement of our AGM, due to take place on Wednesday 25th November, is necessary. COVID has impacted many timelines this year and as another consequence […]

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Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry Prioritises New Parents and Infants

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Tweddle welcomes the Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry findings and recommendations, especially the priority reforms that highlight the needs of parents with babies and young children. The Productivity Commission’s Mental Health Inquiry found that Mental health underpins children’s and young people’s social and emotional development and their sense of wellbeing. The report states that investing […]

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Tweddle Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020

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This year Tweddle will be observing and celebrating NAIDOC Week (8-15th November 2020). The NAIDOC 2020 week theme – Always Was, Always Will Be, recognises and celebrates that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the ancient history of this country. […]

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Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Saving Lives

photographer Helena Lopes

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This week is both Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week and Perinatal Mental Health Week 2020 (8-14th Nov). Tweddle joins a chorus of government, industry and community voices to raise awareness of perinatal mental health. As a public hospital supporting expectant and new parents, we know how vital awareness is in fighting mental health stigma. […]

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In-Home Approach Disrupting Adversity

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A study exploring the outcomes of a home visiting program for vulnerable babies, toddlers and parents has gathered rich evidence to support future at-risk families and life-changing interventions. The program, Tweddle’s Home Parenting Education and Support (HoPES), is an intensive 8-week home-visiting intervention. The program supports the preservation and reunification of families with young children […]

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Meet Play Zoom for Children’s Week!

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Join Tweddle’s wonderfully playful Facilitators Liz and Janelle for a special Children’s Week online play session! The virtual group will take place from 10-10.30am on Wednesday 28th of October. Liz and Janelle’s Play Education group will ensure you and your little one feel welcomed and are involved a range a fun activities. ­­­­­We will share […]

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Tweddle recognise MyTime staff, families and Grandparents for Carers Week

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This National Carers Week Tweddle would like to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution unpaid carers make to our families, communities and economy. Carers Australia state that carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or […]

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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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