Newborn twins

Why new parents need our help

I am a Midwife at a large private hospital. I see families who are overwhelmed by their new situation everyday. Most parents struggle with the huge change that comes with a new baby. It is a big enough change when everything goes well,…

Helping out with meals just got easier...

There has been a lot of talk over the past weeks and months about food delivery. Dropping off a meal to someone who is vulnerable or doing it tough is a special way to offer support. While rostering meals is just one of many tasks you can…
Family time

It’s time to get creative…

It has been a difficult time. No doubt about it. The human need to connect has been challenged on all levels throughout the COVID-19 crisis. And - while our social media feeds have been flooded with powerful stories of community connection…
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7 tips on asking for help...

1. Start with understanding all of the help you really need. When times get tough, it is often the build up of small things that can tip us over the edge. While this feels awful at the time - it also means that asking for small acts of help…
The Street Crew

Start a Street Crew

Start a 'Street Crew' to look after people in your neighbourhood As concern about the spread of coronavirus grows, we are getting lots of emails and messages from wonderful people wanting to know what they can do to help vulnerable people…
Self isolating

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A simple way to coordinate help for those self-isolating. For people who are vulnerable, such as the elderly and those with compromised immunity, self-isolation is a necessary precaution. We can work together to support them through this period…
Bushfire recovery

Bushfire recovery

A simple way to coordinate help for those recovering from the bushfires Friends, family, neighbours and community play an essential role in coping during tough times. It is a long road ahead – but connecting to your community (both near…
Woman on smartphone

#1 reason why Gather My Crew is better than a Whatsapp group...

I was challenged this week to explain why Gather My Crew is a better solution for supporting people than using Whatsapp… They were thinking... if you have a group of people that want to help, then why can't you just create a Whatsapp group…
Going for a walk

How to provide the RIGHT help to someone doing it tough

When someone we know is going through a tough time, it is a natural response to want to offer some help. Many of us show our desire to help by giving flowers or cooking a meal. And while these offers of support come from a place of love……
Ask for help

When asking for help feels too difficult... read this

Asking for help can be hard – we get that. But it is also part of being human. We will all need help at some point in our lives and we could all get better at asking for it. So often people tell us how uncomfortable they feel asking…

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