About Tree of Dreams
We can all take part and show our support.
Public Event Sunday 8th September
5.30pm – 7.30pm
This year, alongside the Tree of Dreams, there will be a community event held at the Wyong Milk Factory grassed area adjacent to the Wyong River. On Sunday, September 8, as the sun sets, attendees will be invited to release a lantern on the river in reflection – a moment to honour and respect those they have lost, their life lived, their love and the gifts they gave. It is also an opportunity to show those touched by suicide that they’re not alone, to foster hope and build connectedness, to raise awareness for suicide prevention.
Lanterns provided free of charge at the event. Everyone is welcome.
How Can You Take Part?
It’s about reaching out with positive messages and remembering the value of one another.
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 Tuesday 10th September.
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
- 2GO Radio Gosford
Tags can be supplied on request by emailing email@example.com.
On Your Behalf
Can’t be there? It would be our privilege to:
– write your message on a tag on your behalf, to place in the Tree of Dreams
– write your message on a lantern, on your behalf, in honour of someone special
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 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.
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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