Firstly, congratulations on getting this far in your journey toward empowering your life.
MATES is a safe, confidential place where you will meet other amazing men who have been through the ups and downs of life as you have, yet are willing to take down the mask and be real enough to share their stories...
Men you can trust... and would be proud to stand beside in a battle.
All Men are Welcome – Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: 0800RELATE CONTACT MATES via form - CLICK HERE
Who are MATES and What Happens at a MATES Cafe Meeting?
This is not a typical MATES Meeting... :-)
What is MATES and it's philosophy? Mates crosses all boundaries of race, creed, culture and religion. You will have the opportunity to develop the attitudes, strengths, characteristics, qualities and values inherent in all cultures, religions and all great people who are walking and have walked this earth...
What happens at a meeting... does someone wear a buffalo hat? Funnily, many men who have come to MATES have mentioned walking past the door attempting to see just what is going on before they eventually walked on in!
MATES is a safe place, with men you can trust so much you will be willing to and able to talk about any feeling, experience or event you are going through or have gone through in total confidentiality!
MATES is about support, mateship through the tough times and lending a hand to others when you are in a place of strength... You will have a cup of tea or coffee, meet some great men, have a laugh, share some stories and leave feeling uplifted and empowered knowing you are not alone!
How much does all this cost? The cost is by donation / koha to help pay for expenses etc. We simply ask that you leave some token for what you have received and out of respect. A Membership is available for those who want to go to the next level yet is only $5.00 / week and courses / programs are available.
Do I have to join up as a Member? No, however, membership is about a commitment to yourself so when you are ready you will be welcome to join thousands of other men who are stepping up.
Are there any Women? Yes, women are encouraged to participate and help out in many ways including the Development Programs within the MATES Organization, yet they do not attend the Men's Meetings.
OK! so what's the catch... you are telling me this MATES thing is about me? The simple answer is yes... MATES is about men becoming the best they can be, it is up to you how fast or slow you take it, how long you stay and how far you go...
MATES is about each man committing to their own journey of growth and supporting others on the way. Come or go, stay as long as you like however obviously those who stay and show up are going to benefit most. We are focused on growth and contribution, openness and depth, heart-felt challenge and becoming the role-models in our community so everyone around us benefits from the men we become.
How do I find out more? Please complete our online form
Want to Empower Men? Become a MATES Facilitator in Your Community:
JOIN US.. Are you a man who is looking for growth, to become the best man you can be and have the support of other men, women and the community behind you?
THEN... this is the Adventure you have been dreaming of... join us in supporting others, empowering community, workshops, seminars get-togethers and outdoor adventures but most of all in Mateship. The Leaders we are looking for need to be open, honest and compassionate and are good men in the community that people respect and trust.
MATES enables you as a Centre Leader to facilitate Men from a place of weakness to a place of strength where they too may empower the people around them and the community.