Feeling lonely, isolated or need a MATE to talk to? Meet with a MATE at your local cafe and get the support you need.
MATES Cafe is here for you when you are going through crisis. We understand that we all go through challenges in life, just as you are and when we have, we have reached out to a MATE for support. MATES recognise the benefits of having someone to talk to and just being there for us. We therefore want to be there for someone else when they need a shoulder to lean on. After all, isn't that what MATES are for?
The MATES Organisation was established in 2003. MATES is a Charitable Trust. Through a strength based initiative, MATES Programmes address many issues costing our communities dearly. The enormous social impact and emotional toll on families as well as the financial cost.
MATES are lowering the rising rates of Suicide, Family Violence, Depression, Relationship Breakdowns, Criminal Activity, Addictive and Dysfunctional Behavior, Stress, Violence, Low Self-Esteem, Lack of Direction and Focus.
MATES continue to reduce the alarming statistics of social dysfunction through:
Face-to-face crisis support from our trained facilitators over a hot cuppa
Provide MATES to be there for those in a time of need and therefore eliminate isolation
State-of-art programmes to help people overcome their emotional triggers
Relationship support and programmes to help bring people together
Relationship breakdown creates the perception of isolation and the feelings of isolation can lead to family violence, depression and suicide. MATES Cafe 1/1 meetings for people in crisis, along with our upcoming mobile App and Emotional Reset Technique Program help men and women out of isolation and empower their relationships to build stronger communities. MATES Cafe is bringing people together.
Purpose: To empower men and women towards the realisation of their full potential, strengths and function in the community Vision: "The Heart of New Zealand community exemplifying strong role-models for our children and a reduced burden of suicide, family violence and depression." Values: Integrity, Respect, Empathy, Passion, Connection, Empowerment and Contribution
MATES is a Charitable Entity (NZ Charities Act 2005): No.CC44541 Incorporated under (NZ Charitable Trust Act 1957): No.2486128 Registered for GST: No.105 572 74 Registered Office / Postal address: 100 Grandview Road, West Hamilton
"MATES are experts in development and facilitation of health / well-being, community empowerment and corporate authenticity programs, seminars and workshops.”
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Mate-ship is about working together harmoniously as a team. Encouraging, uplifting, and accelerating each others conscious development process and its integration into life. Helping to avoid slipping back into bad habits and into the path of least resistance.