Get Help

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.

Introduction

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.

Help Technology

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”

App Demo

How to use the app

Help Literacy

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.

User Stories

Real stories, from real people

Amanda set up a support crew, Fiona joined a support crew and Madeleine recommends Gather My Crew to her patients.
Amanda, Fiona and Madeleine share their stories
Amanda, a Crew Captain
When her friend’s little toddler was diagnosed with cancer, Amanda set up a support crew to help get the family through. Hear her talk about the benefits of using Gather My Crew to support her friend.
Amanda’s story
His wife had some mental health issues that meant her ability to care for their children when under stress was unpredictable.
Josh’s story
User Story - Kat
At the age of 40, Kat was diagnosed with breast cancer. She needed the help of her ‘support crew’ to get through treatment and recovery.
Kat’s Story
User Story - Merran
When Merran had a serious car accident, her daughter was able to set up a support crew to coordinate help for her at home – even while living interstate.
Merran’s Story
Fiona, a Crew Member
Fiona was part of a support crew for her friend Jodie. Hear her talk about what it was like to use Gather My Crew to help Jodie during this time.
Fiona’s story

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.