Support Services on the Central Coast
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 information and support speak to your doctor, or call:
(youth – Gosford)
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
(24/7 support for men)
1300 789 978
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 fundraising events, the Foundation has been able to finance programs and other activities aimed at awareness and support for youth and families, as well as people bereaved by the suicide of a loved one.