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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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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.