18th August – 10th September

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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.

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 enquiries@irisfoundation.org.au with your details.

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

and /or

– write your message on a lantern, on your behalf, in honour of someone special

Tag or Lantern?

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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.

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:

Supporting Partners

Ambassadors

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Tree of Dreams message tags - sharing support, strength and remembrance for World Suicide Prevention Day,
10 September. Tags available at the following branches Wyong Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Central Coast Branches of Bendigo Bank, Ettalong Beach Community Bank branch
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Tree of Dreams message tags - sharing support, strength and remembrance for World Suicide Prevention Day, 
10 September. Tags available at the following branches Wyong Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Central Coast Branches of Bendigo Bank, Ettalong Beach Community Bank branchImage attachment

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Tree of Dreams launches today. For more information visit www.treeofdreams.org.auThe Tree of Dreams® is situated at the Wyong Milk Factory. Every year in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, 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.
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