New ‘Early Help’ and ‘Bringing Up Great Kids’ Programs helping Families in Melbourne’s West

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New ‘Early Help’ and ‘Bringing Up Great Kids’ Programs helping Families in Melbourne’s West Two new programs delivered by Anglicare Victoria in partnership with Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) and Tweddle Child and Family Health Service (Tweddle) are launching in Melbourne’s West. Early Help The Early Help Family Services program (Early Help) will provide […]

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Aboriginal Children’s Day & The Importance of ‘Dreaming’

Aboriginal Children's Day 2022

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Aboriginal Children’s Day is a time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities and all Australians, celebrate the strengths and culture of Aboriginal children. It is an opportunity for us to show our support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that culture, family, and […]

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Yoga At Tweddle for Residential Families

Yoga at Tweddle for big ones and little ones

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Tweddle is excited to introduce a weekly yoga program for parents, care-givers and their babies and toddlers. As part of the Tweddle Residential program, families are invited to join us in a playful, strengthening and nurturing yoga session. There are many benefits to practicing yoga with little ones. Yoga teaches adults and children to focus […]

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Minister for Health Praises Tweddle EPC Redevelopment for Families

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We were grateful to have the Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas join Tweddle Child and Family Health Service Board members, CEO, staff, and the Bowden Corporation team today to view the construction progressing on Tweddle’s Early Parenting Centre (EPC).  The multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Footscray site will see century old Tweddle build capacity for more […]

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Milestone Sleep and Settling Training Delivered for Victoria’s MCHN Workforce

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Tweddle is thrilled to have passed a significant milestone in the delivery of Victoria’s Maternal and Child Health Nurse (MCHN) Workforce Sleep and Settling model of Training (the model). This important achievement included a swift transition to online training in response to the pandemic. After being awarded the contract, Tweddle, together with the Centre for […]

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Tweddle Redevelopment to Increase Capacity For Babies, Toddlers and Their Families

Jacquie O Brien Tweddle CEO redevelopment

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Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is thrilled to announce that construction has started on the expansion of their historic Adelaide Street Residential and Administration buildings, after 102 years of caring for Victorian families. New designs have been unveiled for the multi-million-dollar construction of 12 new residential family units and new native landscaping. Delivered by […]

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Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for NAIDOC week 2022

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This year Tweddle will be observing and celebrating NAIDOC Week (3rd-10th July 2022). The NAIDOC 2022 theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a proud history of getting up, standing up, and showing up. From the frontier wars and the earliest resistance fighters to Aboriginal and Torres […]

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Understanding past trauma and relationships vital to positive infant mental health

Tweddle IMHAW event

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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (IMHAW) in Australia launched today with the Tweddle Foundation’s ‘Understanding Early Trauma’ Seminar at the Substation in Newport. IMHAW has become a movement for change since it was started in 2016 by the Parent Infant Foundation UK. At today’s seminar, over 150 health and community sector workers gathered to add […]

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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week Highlights Early Trauma

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week at Tweddle

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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (IMHAW 13th-19th June) sees professionals, policy makers and parents unite globally to raise a greater understanding about why giving every baby the best possible start is vital to their life chances. In Melbourne, the Tweddle Foundation is presenting a sold-out seminar featuring leading experts in the fields of infant trauma, […]

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New EPC Expansion Role to help Strengthen Services for Babies, Toddlers and Families

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Kim Porter has recently rejoined the Tweddle family as the Early Parenting Centre Expansion Project Manager. Kim started her career in male prisons 18 years ago where she enjoyed the work so much, she went back to university to study community development and welfare. Her career has seen Kim work across family services, alcohol and […]

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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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