Supporting Local Programs

Goats Festival – Going off at the Swamp

Iris Foundation Supporting Young People

Presented by the Epicentre, The Goats Festival traditionally opens National Youth Week on the Central Coast and is the biggest Youth Week event in the area.

The festival is a drug and alcohol free event that showcases the talents of young people and children who are a part of our community.

The festival features an array of local and interstate artists with a diverse range of music styles and tastes on offer. GOATS gives young and upcoming musicians an opportunity to perform in front of large crowds and be inspired by fellow musicians and involves hundreds of young people and other  community members in the  12 month organising phase.

The Iris Foundation’s support ensures recognition of these young people by way of trophies and awards.

Behind The Seen – Iris Foundation supporting Emergency Services Personnel

An alarming number of emergency services personnel suffer from depression, PTSD and other behavioural health issues. These issues can affect work, family and a capacity to live a happy and healthy life. Research has shown that early intervention and informed support networks will not only assist with a more effective recovery process, but may also reduce the severity of stress symptoms.

Behind The Seen has been designed specifically for ALL emergency services personnel, including Police, Fire Brigades, Ambulance, SES and VRA. It is a down to earth approach that takes the term “pre-planning” beyond the requirements of the job, to the people on the frontline who carry out the job.

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