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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Program update for Tweddle

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Due to the recent Health Department COVID announcements regarding Victoria’s 5 day lock down, commencing midnight Friday 12th – midnight Wednesday 17th February, there will be the following temporary changes to Tweddle’s residential and community programs: Residential Program – continuing until further notice Day Stay Program (face to face postponed / Telehealth available) MyTime (Postponed […]

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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. The AGM will take place on Wednesday 24th February between 3pm and 4pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the onsite AGM will be invitation only. All other parties may attend the […]

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Tweddle Program Update for 2021

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Following a year of virtual groups and online support, the Tweddle team are all hands on deck, with many programs making a welcome return to face to face service delivery in 2021. Telehealth, which was a game changer in 2020, will thankfully remain. While social distancing continues to determine Residential program admissions, telehealth enables us […]

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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

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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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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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