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.

Find Out More

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.

Find Out More

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.

Find Out More

Our Projects

Click on project image to learn more

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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Toni Childs In Concert - A Retrospective - Second Show!
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Such an amazing group for RFAST training to day at the beautiful Linton Gardens. A great interactive session and special thanks to Star 104.5 for their support and interest in mental health for local businesses and resilience training on the Central Coast.
Special gift surprise for all attendees from Cutting Edge Laser Design - thank you for your support Kim & Craig and for your unique talents. Beautiful quote from one of the attendees today - "Normal is only the cycle on a washing machine". Love it. Imagine if we could embrace our differences and grow our knowledge in how to support those in our circle of influence and beyond!
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Such an amazing group for RFAST training to day at the beautiful Linton Gardens. A great interactive session and special thanks to Star 104.5 for their support and interest in mental health for local businesses and resilience training on the Central Coast.
Special gift surprise for all attendees from Cutting Edge Laser Design - thank you for your support Kim & Craig and for your unique talents. Beautiful quote from one of the attendees today - Normal is only the cycle on a washing machine. Love it. Imagine if we could embrace our differences and grow our knowledge in how to support those in our circle of influence and beyond!
#resiliencetraining #suicideprevention #connections

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Thank you everyone for your feedback💜

An enjoyable morning with a great group.

A great morning with some wonderfully resilient women. I look forward to spreading the word about this training!

Annette Cook

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Another successful fundraiser for our project Because We Care Boutique Central Coast. Congratulations to the volunteer team for organising a fun festive event💜 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Central Coast Newspapers for the write up this week on our recent sleep out with Norah Head Sporties💜

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Great cause too!

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Not long now, have you got your ticket???? Limited places available and filling fast.

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