Asking for help isn’t easy

We’re often reluctant to reach out, even when we need it most. Discover how the Gather My Crew app and resources can support your next steps.

Life can be hard sometimes

Illness, accident, death and relationship breakdowns are just some of the things that can throw normal life into chaos. These are the times when we all need help.

These uncomfortable feelings can stop us getting the help we need. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

To help you overcome these challenges, we offer free tools and resources that step you through the process of building your support network.

Get the right help at the right time

By coordinating friends and family, our app can help you turn offers of ‘let me know what I can do’ into action that meets your unique needs.

Getting started

Feeling overwhelmed is a common reaction to hardship. But you don’t have to do it alone. You can join the 80% of users who enlist the help of a family member or close friend to be their App Captain.

Gather your Crew

Invite people to join your Crew. Think of friends, family and anyone who’s offered to help. Choose people from your phone contacts to send an SMS invite.

Identify help opportunities

When you’re overwhelmed, it’s often hard to suggest ways others can help. Our handy 1 minute questionnaire can help. We’ll use your answers to build a list of common help requests, outlined in your Help List.

Shared calendar

The description, date and time of your tasks will be added to the shared calendar and published task list.

Create tasks

To ask for help, create a task. Easily choose a commonly requested task from your Help List. Or write your own.

“Wednesday is my day off. So I’d be more than happy to walk the dog.”

“I’ll take Anna’s kids with mine to school. Easy since they’re so close by”

How to use the app

Most people don’t like asking for help

But at some point, it’s a life skill we need to learn.

Many of us are so used to putting the needs of others before our own. So it’s understandable that we find it hard to change our habits and thinking patterns.

To help ease this transition, visit our Help Literacy Hub. There’s videos, articles and other educational resources that aim to improve your Help Literacy skills.

Because asking for help isn’t a weakness. It means you have the courage to understand your limits, know your available resources and make good choices for your wellbeing.

Real stories, from real people

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Download the Gather My Crew App

Our app is now available on android and iPhone devices. Visit the GooglePlay Store or AppStore to download the new app!

New users

Learn how to can utilise our technology and resources to provide support that truly makes a difference.

Existing users

Transfer your Crew over to the new app for a better user experience, if you would like to keep using the existing web app – you can.