mental health



McBride addresses national webinar

World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 was about raising awareness of suicide and identifying how to work collaboratively towards a world without suicide. Statistics show that three million Australians…






We can all get through this

Community leaders are reminding those who may be struggling that help is only a call away as the national mental health charity, Lifeline, has recorded a 25 percent increase in…


Sun shines down on ARAFMI open day

Central Coast ARAFMI hosted an open day recently, inviting the local community to join the official opening of new respite accommodation, and to acknowledge 45 years of promoting and supporting…



Lifeline is there for everyone 24/7

With the NSW Government announcing a two week extension to the Greater Sydney and Central Coast lockdown, Lifeline Hunter Central Coast is urging local people not to suffer in silence…




Central Coast churches offer a New Way

With 66 per cent of church leaders citing mental health as their community’s fastest growing need, 16 Christian churches on the Central Coast have joined together to offer a new…


ARAFMI holds open day

Central Coast ARAFMI, or Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally ill, is hosting an open day on June 9 to show the community what services they offer and…


Jack rides for mental health

On the day marking two years after an accident that left Jack McBride with a brain injury, the 23-year-old will leave on an 800km journey, cycling from the Central Coast…





Major success for PACER program

The percentage of people transported by the police to hospital for mental health assessments on the Central Coast has halved in the past six months, thanks to the NSW Government’s…