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IRIS FOUNDATION

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

QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer

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

CBWN Women’s Resilience Awards

Our second annual awards will celebrate the extraordinary strength of local women. Click the image to join us at The Ary Toukley on August 19!

 Get your tickets!

Click the image to buy your tickets – and your chance to win great prizes! Funds raised go directly to programs reducing the risk of suicide on the Central Coast.

Connections 2×2 Workshops in primary, high schools this term

Though official data is some way off, there is little doubt that anxiety and social isolation have spiked during the current public health crisis. To help mitigate the impact on mental health, Iris Foundation has developed a new Connections 2×2 Workshop for students...

Iris Foundation programs and awards returning

As life cautiously shifts a little towards normal, we are so pleased to have the opportunity to return to schools with our Cool Connections program. The program is based on resilience and connections, attributes that are more important than ever in today's challenges....

First Connections 2×2 Workshops held

Though official data is some way off, there is little doubt among those on the front-line that anxiety and depression have spiked during the current public health crisis. To help mitigate the impact on mental health, Iris Foundation has adapted its Connections...

Cool Connections successfully piloted online

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on Iris Foundation’s work to promote hope, resilience and connections in the Central Coast community. Mandatory closures brought an immediate halt to our Cool Connections program running in local primary schools during...

Sunshine Gifting Co helps us give hope

Iris Foundation works to foster hope in the community, and one local business helping us do that is the aptly named Sunshine Gifting Co. Throughout the month of May, Sunshine Gifting is generously donating $5 from every gift purchased to support the Foundation’s work...

CBWN update – and some good news to share

In line with government protocols, Iris Foundation has suspended all public gatherings until further notice. This includes planned fundraisers and the ever-popular Community & Business Women’s Network events.

Local women’s group supports Iris Foundation

Iris Foundation has received a generous – and unexpected – donation from the members of Wyong Women’s Discussion Group this month.

CBWN founder wins Australia Day honour

Community and Business Women’s Network founder Sharyn Burgess has been honoured with a Australia Day award for her efforts to connect women across the Central Coast.

Cool Connections program receives a major boost for 2020

Iris Foundation is  very grateful to receive grant funding this month of $62,460 from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation to continue our delivery of Cool Connections in School programs in 2020. Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation set a milestone of...

Tree of Dreams lights up at Budgewoi

The fourth annual Budgewoi Tree of Dreams fundraiser took place on December 7.

We would like to thank our major supporters: