Touch Points: 2 September, 2021

September 2, 2021

Examine your old beliefs

Unhelpful beliefs about ourselves can significantly dent our mental health, life outcomes and relationships with other people. When such thoughts arise, acknowledge them and put them aside.

Like any new practice, it takes time and effort to break negative thought patterns, which may have persisted since childhood. A mental health professional may help, especially in the early months of habits evolving.

Resource highlights

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Let’s Talk Suicide
Let’s Talk Suicide is a free virtual program for children who are grieving the suicide of a parent or sibling. It addresses the specific needs of kids experiencing this type of loss, including feelings of guilt, shame and blame. READ MORE…


Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line
Older people and their carers across NSW can access a free, dedicated phone line – 1800 171 866 –  to help maintain physical and mental health during the current pandemic. Click here to find out more about information and support that addresses the specific needs of older people facing lockdowns and other restrictions.


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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