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.
The MATES Organisation was established in 2003. MATES is a Charitable Trust. Through a strength based initiative, MATES Programs 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:
Provide MATES to be there for those in a time of need and therefore eliminate isolation
State-of-art programs to help people overcome their emotional triggers
Relationship support and programs to help bring people together
Vision:MATES Cafe is a network of everyday people of all cultures and ethnicity (including adults, 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.
Purpose: MATES Cafe supports adults, teens and elders of all gender, culture, ethnicity and personal beliefs through life’s challenges such as relationship breakdown, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, bullying, loneliness and isolation.
Values: Integrity, Respect, Empathy, Passion, Connection, Empowerment and Contribution
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 those in crisis, along with our Emotional Reset Technique Program and support membership help people out of isolation and empower their relationships to build stronger communities. MATES Cafe is bringing people together.
"MATES are experts in development and facilitation of health / well-being, community empowerment and corporate authenticity programs, seminars and workshops.”
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.