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A Good Time to Ask: R U OK?

10th September – World Suicide Prevention Day. For organisations like Iris Foundation that are working to reduce the risk of suicide in our community, September 10 is an important date.

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Iris connecting people – from a safe distance

Iris connecting people – from a safe distance

Part of Iris Foundation’s mission is to foster connections – a challenging prospect in a socially distanced world. Our most recent activities, including our in-school programs, our Tree of Dreams campaign and our second annual resilience awards ceremony, have been...

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CBWN Resilience Awards recognise local strength

CBWN Resilience Awards recognise local strength

The second annual CBWN Women’s Resilience Awards were celebrated at a gala luncheon at The Ary, Toukley on August 19. Generously sponsored by Central Coast Unity Bank, the awards were created to celebrate local women who have displayed extraordinary resilience to...

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Iris Foundation programs and awards returning

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....

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First Connections 2×2 Workshops held

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...

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Cool Connections successfully piloted online

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...

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Sunshine Gifting Co helps us give hope

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...

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CBWN update – and some good news to share

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.

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