Why Gather My Crew

Tools that help people to care for one another

Our help technology and resources have been developed by people just like you. Workers on the front lines, supporting patients, clients and families as they go through crisis.

Partner Resources

Help us spread the word

We know that our tool and resources are most valuable if engaged with at the start of a crisis or health emergency. We want to be a preventative resource. A way to ensure patients and clients get the support they need, as early as possible. That is why our referral partners are so important. You are at the ‘coalface’. You are seeing people at the moment their lives are thrown into chaos. Please remember us during these critical times and share our resources with your patients and clients.

We have a range of resources you can share starting with a range of collateral and resources to learn how our technology works, and to share with your clients and patients.

We’re also available to visit your workplace, conduct a training session or present at your next education day.

Referral Partners

Once you partner with us, you’ll join our team of Australia’s leading hospitals, non-profit and community organisations. Together, we can build a community of people, helping people.

Get in touch

If you would like to share Gather My Crew with your organisation, learn more about our services, or anything else please contact us via our contact page. We love working in partnership with others and are happy to support your work in any way we can.

Help Technology

The right help at the right time makes all the difference

Our app helps coordinate the support of friends and family for your clients.

By recommending our app to your patients or families, you equip them with the tools to coordinate continued support throughout the entire journey.

Getting started

You’ll understand that feeling overwhelmed is a common reaction to hardship. But your patients don’t have to do it alone. You can let them know that they enlist the help of a family member or close friend to be their App Captain.

Gather the Crew

After the patient or App Captain has downloaded the app, they invite people to join their Crew by SMS. They can be friends, family and anyone who’s offered to help. 

 

Identify help opportunities

It’s common for overwhelmed people to struggle when thinking of what others should do to help. Our handy 1 minute questionnaire can make it a little bit easier. We’ll use the answers to build a list of common help requests, all saved in the Help List.

Shared calendar

The description, date and time for new tasks will be added to the shared calendar. Here, the Crew Members can easily see and accept tasks that suit their expertise and schedule.

Create tasks

Users request help by creating a task. They can start with a suggestion from the Help List. Or create their 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”

Many hands make light work

Using our innovative platform, thousands of everyday people have worked together to support one another. Building a community of kindness to provide sustainable support that meets the needs of those they care about

App Demo

How to use the app

Help Literacy

If you find it hard to offer help, you’re not alone.

Even when it’s someone we care about, we still have fears, concerns and hesitation when we want to offer help.

But if these feelings aren’t managed, they can stop people from receiving the care and support they need. But why do we feel this way? With most life skills, they take practice. Doing a favour is one thing. But the majority of us are not used to providing essential support. And the unknown is scary.

Through education, information and tools, we believe that anyone can overcome the fears around helping others. Access these resources yourself at our Help Literacy Hub.

User Stories

Real stories, from real people

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.
When my partner died, I couldn’t ask for help.
It does not need to be an act of huge sacrifice on the part of the support person.
How to provide the RIGHT help to someone doing it tough
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.
We call them hidden angels
When I asked him what he needed right now, he simply said “sleep”.
Reaching out for help saved my life …
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.
She was just 15 when she died…
When times get tough, it is often the build up of small things that can tip us over the edge.
7 tips on asking for help…

Frequently asked questions

Common questions about our technology

Who should set up a Crew?

The person in need or someone they trust can act as the Captain (or administrator). This person is responsible for adding the tasks, inviting Crew Members, and fielding questions from the Crew. If you want to set up a Gather My Crew account for someone else, make sure you ask their permission and ensure they are involved in nominating the help needed.

Become a referral partner

Join our team of Australia’s leading hospitals, non-profit and community organisations.

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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.