Real stories, from real people

Kat’s Story

In early December 2018, at the age of 40, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Some seriously aggressive chemotherapy treatment began 10 days later and immediately had me in need of help. Having two little boys to care for, the only way to lower my load of stress was to Gather My Crew of support around me pronto. Having heard about your website, my best friend swung into action, setting up some tasks and rallying the troops to join my Crew.

She built a 65 strong Crew who have lifted me up and given me the additional support I needed to get through this overwhelmingly difficult time I find myself in.

They complete tasks such as shopping, cooking, child minding and cleaning. They turn up at my place for walks without me having to lift a finger. The website takes the job of organising these things (through a million text messages) out of the equation.

Seriously – it is a godsend and it has also made me feel exceptionally loved and supported. Thank you so much for creating it. It is literally saving my life.

More user stories

When my partner died, I couldn’t ask for help.

I didn’t seem able to reach out, to express vulnerability, to ask for help. In talking with a psychotherapist, I thought about others in similar situations. I decided to act. I was not alone as a man struggling to communicate his pain.

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We call them hidden angels

It is hard to bear witness to someone else’s pain – and the desire to avoid this pain can leave those in need feeling all alone at a time when community is so important.

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Reaching out for help saved my life …

When I asked him what he needed right now, he simply said “sleep”.

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She was just 15 when she died…

Be the person that can just sit with her and handle all of her emotions. Be the person that will not change the topic or pretend her pain isn’t real.

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And he thought he was all alone…

Frank was a much loved member of the dog park community. You get to know people really well when you spend every morning with them… rain, hail or shine.

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“Help… I’m worried sick about my wife and kids”

His wife had some mental health issues that meant her ability to care for their children when under stress was unpredictable.

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How Gather My Crew began…

I have spent almost 20 years supporting people and families going through crisis. As a psychologist, my job involves helping people find a way through …

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Rohan’s Story

I used Gather My Crew for myself and my family whilst I underwent treatment for breast cancer. I live in a regional part of Western …

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A story about asking for help…

This is the story about an amazing woman who was one of the first users of Gather My Crew. She was a sole parent to …

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Kat’s Story

In early December 2018, at the age of 40, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Some seriously aggressive chemotherapy treatment began 10 days later and …

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Merran’s Story

I was involved in a serious car accident in December last year. When I came home from hospital I was still in a pretty bad …

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Victoria’s Story

My twin girls, Beth and Alice, were born at 33 weeks and 4 days due to an emergency C-section. Beth was on the small size …

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Roxanne’s Story

My husband Brendan was diagnosed with Leukaemia on a Thursday…. He was only 3 days from being 40, our little ones were 7 and 3. …

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Jodie’s Story

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2018.. and for the first week after hearing the words, it seemed to just all be a …

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Tools and resources

How to provide the RIGHT help to someone doing it tough

It does not need to be an act of huge sacrifice on the part of the support person.

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7 tips on asking for help…

When times get tough, it is often the build up of small things that can tip us over the edge.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Even small acts of kindness can have a big impact during these times.

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Bushfire recovery

We understand that your support needs will change over time – and Gather My Crew is able to change with you.

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#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 …

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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 …

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…but what does the family really need?

Kayla’s husband died suddenly leaving her a single Mum of 3 teenage boys. It happened in June – and her eldest boys were in Year …

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Instead of dropping off a meal… try this.

At the local primary school my children attended, we were quick to rally around and support families in need. We became experts at baking cakes,  …

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The essential role played by friends and family

A few years ago I was working as a psychologist supporting people with cancer and I sat down with a woman who had just finished …

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How Gather My Crew began…

I have spent almost 20 years supporting people and families going through crisis. As a psychologist, my job involves helping people find a way through …

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10 helpful hints from Gather My Crew users…

1. Don’t try to set everything up at once Filling everything out at once can get overwhelming – and takes time. I found it much easier …

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5 tips for schools using Gather My Crew…

Gather My Crew is a perfect solution for schools trying to coordinate help and support for members of their community. Many schools are great at …

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Top 10 ways you can help…

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 …

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Why we must stop saying ‘let me know if I can help’…

Earlier this year, and after several years of treatment, my beautiful mum passed away. The five weeks leading up to her death were equal parts …

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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.