Touch Points: 18 March, 2021

Reaching out is courageous

When it comes to mental health, looks really can be deceiving. Social pressure is often exerted on people – especially men – to ‘soldier on’ alone through difficult circumstances.

Emotionally isolating yourself often leads to greater suffering over the long-term. Being honest about who we are and what we need is not always easy. But being vulnerable with other people brings us closer together and deepens social connections, a key element of building resilience.


Resource highlights

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GROW Australia Mental Health Support Network
GROW has been providing peer-to-peer mental health support across Australia for more than 60 years. This network connects people via face-to-face and online (eGROW) groups, as well as specialised programs for children, young adults and people seeking residential rehabilitation for combined drug, alcohol and mental health issues. READ MORE…


Lifeline Central Coast Counselling Services
Lifeline Central Coast offers a broad range of mental health support options, including free counselling for people aged 16 and over, via phone, text, video or in-person. To connect with the support that best suits your needs, call 1300 152 854 or visit


Iris Foundation is dedicated to early intervention as a means to preventing poor mental health and suicide. If you or someone you know needs urgent assistance, please contact one of the services listed below. (Click on the images to access more information.)

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