You Are Not Alone - MATES Cafe Lower Hutt NZ
MATES Cafe is a network of everyday people of all cultures and ethnicity (including teens, elders and lgbt+) who are trained to meet with a person in crisis or isolation at a local cafe, and provide emotional support and encouragement.
MATES Cafe will empower your life so you can in turn empower the lives of others in need.
MATES are here:
To help people of all ages, gender, culture, ethnicity and personal beliefs through the challenges and tough times of life including relationship breakdown, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, bullying, loneliness and isolation. MATES are trained to be there for someone in need and helping them through a point of crisis in their life. It's not about therapy, fixing or giving advice, just simply listening and helping them to find new direction in their life.
Lower Hutt NZ - MATES Cafe Network
A Call-Out to ALL!
Can You Spare ONE Hour of Your Life to Save a Life?
MATES Cafe is purely about saving lives. Do you realise one person completes suicide every 13 hours in New Zealand because they are unable to stand the emotional trauma they are undergoing, often caused by relationship breakdown.
Every 4 minutes 1 New Zealander has suicidal thoughts and needs a MATE to turn to.
MATES need your help to drastically lower the suicide rate... are you with us?
Saving someones life can be to either:
Please consider helping us with your time, expertise or financial donations.