Crisis Support

Support Services on the Central Coast

The Iris Foundation is dedicated to early intervention as a means to preventing poor mental health and suicide. If you or someone you know requires urgent assistance, please contact one of the services listed below.

In a life-threatening emergency, call 000.

Clearly state the situation so you can be advised what to do until help arrives.

If you need advice in a mental health crisis, call:

NSW Mental Health Line (free from land lines) 1800 011 511

For local information visit:

For information and support speak to your doctor, or call:

(youth – Gosford)

4304 7870

Parent Line NSW
(weekdays 9am-9pm; weekends 4pm-9pm)

1300 130 052

Kids Help Line
(young people aged 5-25)

1800 551 800

(24/7 sexual assault and family violence counselling)

1800 737 732

(24/7 crisis counselling)

13 11 14

Men’s Line
(24/7 support for men)

1300 789 978

The Iris Foundation was set up to raise awareness of mental health issues that may lead to suicide – especially in young people – if not recognised and addressed.

By being involved in a wide range of social and community activities and conducting fund-raising events, the Foundation has been able to finance programs aimed at awareness and support for youth and families, as well as people bereaved by the suicide of a loved one.

We would like to thank our major supporters: