The Iris Foundation

The Iris Foundation

The Iris Foundation is for the prevention of suicide through early intervention. Primarily focused on young people and their families on the Central Coast of New South Wales, the Foundation does not exclude anyone identified as at-risk.

The Foundation was established in 2006 by Bev Baldwin and Dawn Hooper – both familiar with the impact of suicide through their personal and professional experiences. It is administered by a volunteer board of directors.

The mission of the Iris Foundation is to promote early intervention as a key means to the prevention of suicide on the Central Coast.

The Iris Foundation aims to achieve its mission by:

  • Facilitating programs for vulnerable children and adults, which offer participants practical tools and support to manage difficulties more effectively
  • Engaging with individuals, groups and companies to bolster ongoing efforts to improve mental health outcomes on the Central Coast
  • Continuing to raise funds and building the Foundation as a lasting legacy for the benefit of the local community
  • Fundraising campaigns, corporate sponsorship and other collaborative efforts to provide the resources required to assist Central Coast services in early detection and appropriate intervention

If you feel the Iris Foundation is worthy of your support, please email a note to – we would love to make contact with you. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and supporters that help us continue to have an impact at a grass-roots level.

All donations go directly to help grow the Foundation. To donate, click here.

Too often, we underestimate the impact of creating hope in someone’s life.

Early intervention can lead to prevention.

We would like to thank our major supporters: