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18th August – 10th September

Wyong Milk Factory – 141 Alison Road, Wyong
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In 2018, the Tree of Dreams was adorned by over 1000 messages of hope, support and remembrance. More than 40 Central Coast businesses and community organisations engaged with our suicide prevention awareness campaign in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day.

Local production company Films4Change captured the spirit of the tree-lighting event with this video, featuring Iris Foundation Lived Experience speaker Colin Henderson reciting the poem ‘Good Timber’ by Douglas Malloch.

About Tree of Dreams

The Tree of Dreams® is an annual campaign to raise awareness of suicide prevention on the Central Coast. The campaign works towards heightening awareness of the impact of suicide, and increasing conversations about preventing suicide.
The Tree of Dreams® is situated at the Wyong Milk Factory. Every year in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10thSeptember, we adorn the tree with hundreds of messages of HOPE – STRENGTH – REMEMBRANCE – SUPPORT collected from people across the Central Coast. The Tree has become a memorable tribute to those we have lost, but also a positive display of hope and support to remind us all to encourage life and reach out to each other when times are tough.

We can all take part and show our support.

How Can You Take Part?

Show your support – get a tag and write your message of HOPE – STRENGTH – REMEMBRANCE – SUPPORT

All tags with their messages will be placed in the Tree of Dreams® and will remain there significantly for World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday 10th September

A public tree-lighting will be held on Thursday, 6th September.

Are you a group, business, organisation, school? Tags can be made available and placed together in the Tree with your organisation name as a group support. Email for details.

Where To Get Tags

Tags will be available for collection and for drop off at the following locations:

  • Wyong Milk Factory – 141 Alison Road Wyong
  • Central Coast Community Bank Branches of Bendigo Bank
    Ettalong – East Gosford – Kincumber – Lisarow – Wyong
  • Wyong Rugby League Club
  • Wallarah Bay Recreation Club
  • Bateau Bay Bowling Club
  • Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club
  • Simplicity Funerals
    Erina – Wyong – Toukley – Bateau Bay – Woy Woy
  • 2GO Radio Gosford

Tags can be supplied on request by emailing with your details.

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship packages are available. Each $50 donation received ensures a basket of tags is made available to local community groups, in particular, those working in the area of youth support and/or vulnerable high- risk groups.

All funds raised will go towards local, Central Coast suicide prevention activities through Iris Foundation.

You can email us at or fill in the form below and someone will be in contact with you.

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Lifeline 131 114

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467

BeyondBlue 1300 22 4636

Kids Helpline (ages 12 to 25)
1800 551 800

Mensline Australia 1300 789 978

Wyong Christian Community School
Jess Crocombe

“Our school was honoured to be a part of the Tree of Dreams project. Both our students and staff were involved by writing messages of support and encouragement on the tags. The project was a positive opportunity for our staff to speak with students about the effects of suicide and ways that we can support each other and build others up. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to participate in this project.”

Phoenix Youth Support Services
Chris Dryden

“Phoenix Youth Support Services would like to thank the supporting businesses that gave many young people the opportunity to write message tags for the Tree of Dreams.

Sadly, a great deal of these youth have been personally touched by suicide in varying ways and, indirectly, this initiative gave a little closure to them.

These are the opportunities you just can’t buy.”

Tree of Dreams® is an initiative of Iris Foundation, a Central Coast organization that fosters resilience, hope and connections in our community as a means of reducing the risk of suicide.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that support this campaign:

Supporting Partners