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IRIS FOUNDATION

Fostering HOPE, RESILIENCE and CONNECTIONS to reduce the risk of suicide

Calling all trivia fans!

Gather your friends for a great night out in support of Iris Foundation. Join us at Davistown RSL on Saturday, 26 June for ’80s trivia, plus prizes including ‘Best Dressed Team’.
Book now!

Share a Box of Hope

Looking for a simple, unique way to let someone know they’re important to you? A Box of Hope can show them you care – and start a conversation.

Read our latest Annual Report

This year has turned out to be the busiest (and toughest) in our history. Click the image to see how Iris Foundation found the silver linings of 2020.

Help improve women’s mental health

Click on the image to find out more about the Debbie Gaunt Foundation, a new local organisation working to raise funds to improve mental health outcomes for middle-aged women.

QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer

Learn how to save a life. Free online training. Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.

Need help urgently?

Click on the red cross to find mental health crisis support for yourself or someone you care about.

Brisbane Water Rotary offers a $2,000 boost

Iris Foundation was the grateful recipient of a cheque for $2,000 at Brisbane Water Rotary’s gala presentation evening on June 3.

Touch Points: 10 June, 2021

Grief has no timeline   The popular narrative that grief shrinks over time - that it is something we need to 'get over' as soon as possible - often bears little resemblance to the lived reality of those experiencing it. Processing significant loss is a...

Touch Points: 27 May, 2021

Let go of 'people pleasing'  A underlying cause of anxiety for many people, particularly women, is trying to meet everyone else's needs. It's a sure way to feel exhausted, devalued and, eventually, resentful. Breaking the habit of saying 'yes' to things you don't have...

Breakers helps Debbie Gaunt Foundation raise funds for doctor training

A golf day hosted by Breakers Country Club on May 14 has raised more than $11,000 to help train doctors to better recognise the mental health impacts of perimenopause on women.

Touch Points: 20 May, 2021

Take time for a reality check   Adults are routinely pressured to have their lives in manageable order, to have all the answers and to make the right choice every time. Such unrealistic expectations often lead to unnecessary stress, anxiety and conflict. Try to...

Iris fundraiser at La Carta – bellissimo!

Long-time Iris Foundation supporters Robert and Silvava Natoli have spoiled us once again with a home-made Italian fundraising feast!

Touch Points: 8 April, 2021

Change your mind with gratitude Science has now established that our brains are much more flexible than previously thought. In part, this means we have some control over our thinking habits and the feelings they awaken within us. One simple but effective way to shift...

Touch Points: 1 April, 2021

Holding on to hope Maintaining a sense of hope – the belief that people and situations can change – helps us feel motivated and emotionally stable, regardless of external factors. Looking to the future with hope becomes easier if you practise enriching habits every...

Touch Points: 25 March, 2021

Change is the only constant Most of us tend to resist change, especially the unexpected kind. Remember though - you always have the power to choose your response. Focus on the actions you can take rather than the emotions you are feeling. Breaking out of unhelpful...

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...

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