mental health





Helping young men to be “top blokes”

Young male students on the Central Coast will have access to more social education and mentoring support to help manage challenges and become “top blokes”, thanks to Newcastle Permanent. The…




Josh gets in the swim for Laps for Life

Avoca resident and paramedic Josh Barnes will jump into the pool in support of ReachOut’s annual Laps for Life initiative for the third year in March. The month-long swimming challenge…


An artistic adventure in ‘Dunderland’

The Red Tree Gallery in Tuggerah is to host Alice In Dunderland, an exhibition that tackles mental health, suicide prevention and the journey to overcome trauma. Featuring 30 Central Coast artists, it opens for a month in February.



Diverse voices needed to address trauma

Due to COVID Central Coast ARAFMI have postponed ‘Roots and Renewal’ family community event which aimed to connect community in collaboration with First Nations Australians, multicultural and LGBTQIA+ communities. However,…




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…