IRIS FOUNDATION

In Resilience is Strength

Iris Foundation is a not-for-profit dedicated to preventing suicide by specialising in resilience-based initiatives and prioritising our efforts on early prevention.

We focus on prevention, empowering strengths, because we believe that no-one should feel that their struggles are insurmountable, or their life is without value. Every life is precious.

Connected Resilience Training

Discover Connected Resilience with this transformative workshop, designed to equip you with essential tools and strategies to protect mental health in and out of the workplace.

Date: Wednesday 17th July 2024

Time: 9.30am – 12pm

Venue: Linton Gardens, Somersby

Cost: $50 using Promo Code – Star50 (normally $145)

For more information and to register click here

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About Us

Iris Foundation is a not-for-profit committed to equipping people of all ages with skills and support necessary to navigate life’s challenges, promoting mental well-being, and creating a resilient community.

Established on the NSW Central Coast in 2006, Iris Foundation remains dedicated to working with people, businesses and partners to build resilience, hope and connections in our community.

Our Vision

A community united against suicide, where strength and support work hand-in-hand.

Our Purpose

To create a community where everyone feels empowered to face life’s challenges with courage, connection and a sense of purpose.

Primary Prevention of Suicide

Iris Foundation’s work is focused in the area of primary prevention of suicide, mitigating problems before they escalate.
We are dedicated to enhancing each and every person’s ability to survive and thrive.

Events

Resilience First Aid 1 August 2023

Resilience First AID Face-to-Face Course

 

Monday 3rd June &Tuesday 4th June 2024
9am – 4pm

RFA is a high-impact course that teaches you practical skills alongside the latest neuroscience of preventative mental health.

$575 Per Person

Registrations Close 20th May 2024

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Resilience First Aid 1 August 2023

Mental Health First Aid Course

 

Wednesday 12th June &Wednesday 19th June 2024
9:15am – 4pm

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

$375 Per Person

Registrations Close 5th June 2024

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Resilience Training, Programs and Workshops

Iris Foundation facilitates a flexible range of resilience training programs, workshops and resources that provide skills and support to navigate life’s challenges.

Connections in School

Programs and workshops 9-14 years of age

Accredited wellbeing programs and workshops for students aged 9-14.

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The Resilience Challenge

Training for young people 15-24 years of age

An opportunity for young people to connect and build their resilience as they transition from school.

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Flexible Training Options

Building resilience for adults 25- 90+ years of age

Cost-effective, personalised training and coaching support that fosters resilience in individuals, workplaces, groups and communities.

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Our Projects

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Because We Care Boutique

BWCB is a welcoming service focused on supporting women to dress their best and thrive despite adversity.

Click here to go to becausewecareboutique.com

Debbie Gaunt Foundation

DGF is on a mission woman feels empowered with the knowledge, resources, and support to be mentally well throughout her transitional adult years.

Click here to go to debbiegauntfoundation.com.au

Community & Women’s Business Network

CBWN is open to all women who want to network, make friends, learn, share ideas and support local business.

Click here to go to cbwn.org.au

Men’s Mental Health Committee

A newly formed advisory body is led by local people who are deeply committed to improving men’s mental health – particularly that of young men across the Central Coast.

 

 

Because We Care Boutique

A service focused on supporting women who have, or are facing adversity and are seeking to improve their lives and build their personal resilience.

Click here to go to becausewecareboutique.com

Debbie Gaunt Foundation

Debbie Gaunt Foundation

DGF is on a mission woman feels empowered with the knowledge, resources, and support to be mentally well throughout her transitional adult years.

Click here to go to debbiegauntfoundation.com.au

Community & Business Women's Network

Community and Business Women’s Network (CBWN) was founded in 2018 with a straightforward purose – to connect women on the Central Coast.

Click here to go to cbwn.org.au

Men's Mental Health Committee

A newly formed advisory body is led by local people who are deeply committed to improving men’s mental health – particularly that of young men across the Central Coast.

How You Can Help

Iris Foundation recognises the strength in us all and is dedicated to creating positive differences in our community. Your contribution gives Iris Foundation the funding and support needed to fulfill our mission to reduce the risk of suicide in our community.

Donate

Donations enable us to do what we do best – fostering resilience, hope and connections in the community. 

Corporate Support

Our corporate supporters are invaluable to help us drive change. Sponsorships are available at varying levels to suit any business.

Fundraising

Host a fundraiser or charity event. We welcome your ideas and support – from the classic mufti day gold coin donations to a group event. 

Volunteer

Volunteer your time or expertise to assist with admin, fundraising, events and more.

Supporting Local Programs

Need Help?

Iris Foundation is dedicated to primary prevention of suicide. We don’t provide clinical services for people in crisis.

If you or someone you know requires urgent assistance, please click the link below to view services you can contact.

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4 days ago
Iris Foundation

A recent report by the Mental Health Commission of NSW doesn't show good results for the mental health of the country.
Here at Iris Foundation, we are always expanding what we do as a community organisation with the focus on building Resilience proactively through our resilience programs, Connection through community building and Hope by reminding everyone we come into contact with that they matter.. Find out what we do by visiting our website or call us and watch this space.

www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/2024-07/national-report-card-2023---infogra...
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A recent report by the Mental Health Commission of NSW doesnt show good results for the mental health of the country. 
Here at Iris Foundation, we are always expanding what we do as a community organisation with the focus on building Resilience proactively through our resilience programs, Connection through community building and Hope by reminding everyone we come into contact with that they matter.. Find out what we do by visiting our website or call us and watch this space.

https://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/2024-07/national-report-card-2023---infographic.pdf
2 weeks ago
Iris Foundation

New data shows how effective Resilience First Aid Training is in improving personal resilience and peer support skills!

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New data shows how effective Resilience First Aid Training is in improving personal resilience and peer support skills!

Find out more contact Iris Foundation.
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3 weeks ago
Iris Foundation

Iris Foundation has a new home!
Iris Foundation recently bade farewell to our long-time premises, fondly known as 'The Cottage' at the old Wyong Primary School. The moving truck arrived on June 13, transporting all our office essentials, dozens of Cool Connections in School kits and many precious memories to our lovely new location - Building E at The Entrance Community Centre.
The board and staff of Iris Foundation would like to extend our gratitude to to our relocation sponsor, Community Bank Wyong branch of Bendigo Bank. We would also like to thank Central Coast Council and the friendly lads at BAC Removals for ensuring such a quick and seamless transition.
We are looking forward to settling into our new location.
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Iris Foundation has a new home!
Iris Foundation recently bade farewell to our long-time premises, fondly known as The Cottage at the old Wyong Primary School. The moving truck arrived on June 13, transporting all our office essentials, dozens of Cool Connections in School kits and many precious memories to our lovely new location - Building E at The Entrance Community Centre.
The board and staff of Iris Foundation would like to extend our gratitude to to our relocation sponsor, Community Bank Wyong branch of Bendigo Bank. We would also like to thank Central Coast Council and the friendly lads at BAC Removals for ensuring such a quick and seamless transition.
We are looking forward to settling into our new location.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thanks to everyone involved in the move. It really is a beautiful place we’ve move to and I’m so looking forward to the future.

Congratulations 🥳 it was a lovely cottage 🌸🌼🌸 Thankyou for all of the wonderful work that you do 🙏🙇‍♀️❤️🌸🌼🌸🌼

Moving forward as WE do 🪻🙏🏽👣 thank you everyone who helped, apologies that I wasn't able to 🙏🏽 looking forward to the future #resilience #hope #connection #irisfoundation

Having been involved in working in both locations sounds like a great move.

This looks like a wonderful new location ❤️

Welcome to The Entrance. 🙏🍀🌻🙏👏

Fantastic I might see you more Nikki Szabo 😀

Nice place guys now we need good transport to get there:)

It’s perfect

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