mental health

New headspace finally opens

The Federal Coalition’s Duty senator for Dobell, Jim Molan, has announced the opening of a new headspace satellite service in Wyong and Member for Dobell, Emma McBride, said she was…


Community invited to Mr Perfect BBQ

A social BBQ will be held at Woy Woy this weekend to help raise awareness around men’s mental health and encourage conversations. The ‘Mr Perfect BBQ’ will be held at…




Safe havens and spots coming to the Coast

People experiencing emotional distress on the Central Coast will soon be able to access support in two novel ways, thanks to a $46M investment in new suicide prevention initiatives across…


Crisis not over for service providers

Relationships Australia NSW (RANSW) is calling for more financial help from the government for counselling services on the Central Coast and throughout the state which it says are “at crisis…


Choosing to be part of the solution

Forum – At the beginning of the pandemic people looked out for each other. As we progressed through the “nightmare” and people spent more time on the internet checking on…



Dorf ditches his shoes to join the Dutchman

Local fundraisers Bryan Dorfling and Matthew Johnstone were so impressed by Anton Nootenboom, also known as the Barefoot Dutchman, that they joined him when he passed through the Central Coast…


Veterans invited to paddle, walk or ride

An introduction to the world of ocean racing in outrigger canoes will be held at Gwandalan this weekend, as part Veterans Health Week. Purple Warriors Australia Outrigger Canoeing will hold…



Shining a light on how to manage mental health

With mental health continually in the spotlight, particularly since COVID-19 restrictions first came into force in March, 2020, the Black Dog Institute is offering free mental health training for eligible…




Team building for Black Dog

Black Dog Institute is asking people to unite in a time of lockdown and separation to put One Foot Forward by walking 20, 40, 60 or 100km during October to…





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…