Touch Points: 23 September 2021

September 23, 2021

Focus on what you can control

It’s easy to be swept up in feelings of sadness, frustration and outrage at others’ words and actions – especially during a lengthy global health crisis.

For the sake of your mental health, a more productive choice is to invest your time and energy in what you control and are responsible for – and let those you disagree with do the same.

Resource highlights

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Conversations Matter
Conversations Matter is a resource hub designed to foster healthy conversations about suicide. Information is sorted into two broad categories – one for the general community and the other for mental health professionals – and is available in various formats. READ MORE… 



A new federally funded Head to Heath Pop Up service is available on the Central Coast to support the mental health of people in NSW, of all ages, struggling during extended lockdown. If your mental health is suffering because of the current pandemic, now is the time to reach out, even if you’ve never felt like this or asked for help before.

Call 1800 595 212 Mon to Fri, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays) This is not a crisis service. If you need immediate help or are at risk of harm to yourself or others call 000.

Take the first steps towards finding mental health and wellbeing support that is best for you. The sooner you talk about your mental health, the sooner you’ll get the help and support you need, to help you move forward and feel stronger.


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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