MATES help adults and teenagers of all cultures and ethnicity overcome life challenges such as loneliness, relationship breakdown, anxiety, loss and grief by being there and helping them find new life direction.
At MATES Cafe we are passionate about helping you harness the power of your emotions and maximize your brain's performance to be healthier and happier in your relationships and to experience the best life has to offer.
MATES Cafe is more than an online social network where you will learn to take your relationships and quality of life to new heights. You can also be there for others in need of support and meet-up with your MATES in your local cafe and chat over a friendly cuppa.
5 reasons to join the MATES Cafe Online Network
From teens to boomers, from all walks of life, people have the same five reasons for joining the MATES Cafe state-of-art social network via your computer or our awesome mobile app: 1. Meet people just like you 2. Share stories, experiences, and ideas. Not advice 3. Get answers to questions you can't just google 4. Learn faster and make better decisions 5. Find inspiration from members on the same path
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Join us today and make a difference!
MATES Cafe are looking for people throughout New Zealand who want to make a difference in the lives of others undergoing life challenges. We recognise and value your life experience as a strength to draw on.
Relationship breakdown, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, drugs or alcohol, gambling, bullying and other challenges in life, all add to and develop your character, experience and skill sets so you are better equipped in relating to others going through challenging times.
Being a MATES facilitator will positively impact your own life in an enormous way... leading to better relationships, greater communication, enhanced leadership skills and the opportunity of being there for someone in need, which could save their life.
Have you ever felt isolated or lonely to the degree that you have questioned whether life is worth living? Suicide is a global phenomenon and can occur at any time throughout a person's lifespan.
"Every 40 seconds in the world someone dies by suicide and every 41 seconds someone is left to make sense of it!" Join MATES around the Globe and together let's make a difference
Help MATES Cafe Prevent Relationship Breakdown, Depression and Suicide
Initially launched in Australia and New Zealand, MATES is a not-for-profit organization training thousands of people worldwide to be MATES Cafe facilitators; to drastically reduce family violence, depression and suicide, including the associated isolation and loneliness. We are looking for good people who wish to become the best they can be by progressing through our development and training courses and give back to and empower the community.
It Takes a Community to Raise a Child
MATES is a Not-for-profit Organisation and Registered Charity No. CC45411
Resolving relationship problems and preventing relationship violence, depression and suicide.
MATES relies on your support. Please consider helping us with your time, expertise or financial donations. MATES has been saving lives and relationships for over 15 years inspired by the great support from our community and encouragement to keep going. We are not reliant on government funding, nor should we be, as to make real change in our community and be truly self-sustainable is for us to work together and empower one another in being the change. MATES Initiatives established in 2003 provide a real answer to empowering your life and to help our communities lower the horrific rates of suicide, depression and relationship violence and create positive role-models for our community and our children.
MATES TRUST NZ is a Registered Charitable Trust: RN CC 44541