18th August – 10th September

Wyong Milk Factory – 141 Alison Road, Wyong
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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.

Share You Message of Hope

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tree of Dreams campaign will not include a public gathering this year. However, tags will be available onsite at Wyong Milk Factory until 10 September. Iris Foundation can also place messages of hope, support and remembrance in the Tree of Dreams on your behalf.  Simply email your message of 20 words or less to enquiries@irisfoundation.org.au.

A Suicide-Safer Central Coast

Iris Foundation acknowledges the impact of suicide in our Central Coast community. Through generous donations Iris Foundation can continue to facilitate programs and campaigns which reduce stigma, connect people, foster hope and build resilience – as a means to reducing the risk of suicide. Your donation is valued.

In 2019, Iris Foundation was proud to host the inaugural River of Reflections event as part of the annual Tree of Dreams awareness campaign.

A crowd of around 100 local people gathered on the banks of Wyong River on September 8. Many wrote messages of hope, support and remembrance on lighted lanterns, which were then released to float peacefully down the river. The group took the opportunity to reflect, talk together, share snacks and hear from speakers with a lived experience of suicide.

Iris Foundation would like to thank local filmmakers Mel and Gerry of Films4Change  for their work on our amazing event video.

Contact Us

You can email us at enquiries@irisfoundation.org.au or fill in the form below and someone will be in contact with you.

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NEED HELP? PLEASE REACH OUT

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

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:

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2 weeks ago

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🌳TREE OF DREAMS HELPING LOCALS🌳

The Iris Foundation, launched by two Central Coast women more than a decade ago, is supporting locals through its Tree of Dreams.🌳

The campaign has attracted thousands of handwritten messages of hope, remembrance and support by those affected by suicide - with the notes then strung on this tree at the Wyong Milk Factory.💞

On this R U OK Day and World Suicide Prevention Day what's your message?

If you or anyone you know needs help contact:

👀www.irisfoundation.org.au or call:

📱Lifeline: 13 11 14

📱Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

📱Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800

📱NSW Mental Health Line 24 hours 1800 011 467
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2 weeks ago

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"We often hear 'we're all in this together', but it's vital we actually let people know this with our actions. Reach out to your contacts and check how they're going. While a simple text or social media message, phone call, or video chat can't fully replace face-to-face connection, it can show someone you care and are there to listen and support them."

Melbourne resident and R U OK? Ambassador, Megan Barrow, on the importance of reaching out and staying connected through COVID-19 and beyond.
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3 weeks ago

Tree of Dreams

The Tree of Dreams 2020 campaign has officially begun! From now until World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), you can place a message of hope, support or remembrance in the tree, located at Wyong Milk Factory. Unfortunately, there will be no public gathering this year due to COVID-19, but we are happy to place messages for anyone who can’t visit the site in person.
To find out more, visit: treeofdreams.org.au/
#TreeofDreams#SuicidePrevention#IrisFoundation
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4 weeks ago

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