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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?
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5,000 MATES Cafe facilitators will drastically reduce the 8,000 suicide attempts in NZ each year and support the 334,000+ people each year who contemplate suicide. Please help us train them.
6,204 New Zealanders chose to take their own lives between 2007-2018. In this period, close to 100,000 NZ people made suicide attempts resulting in hospitalisation or emergency care. How many more have been thinking about suicide or who's attempts have gone unreported?
We depend on contributions and donations from members of the communities we serve. We are a registered charity so please help us to continue helping you.
With your financial assistance we will be able to develop MATES Cafe in your area and SAVE LIVES...
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13 Reasons why you should consider supporting MATES:
MATES save lives, and you can too! Engage with MATES and help us connect people with crisis support and empower their lives.
Whether you’re considering MATES for a company donation, as a workplace giving partner or as your strategic national charity partner, MATES will demonstrate time again that we are a charity of choice, that our services are relevant to all New Zealanders, and that our professionalism and understanding of business will lead to win-win partnerships.
MATES is relevant - everyone knows someone affected by suicide 1 in 400 New Zealanders have lost someone of significance to suicide in the last 10 years and the majority of us know people who have been directly affected by suicide. The MATES breakthrough structure of support/empower provides contact at the point of crisis (MATES Cafe 1/1 Crisis Support) followed by our Emotional Reset Technique programme which empowers people to deal with the root cause of suicide which is their emotional triggers.
MATES directly addresses mental health concerns which lead to addictions, isolation and suicide 1 in 5 New Zealanders are affected by a mental health concern such as depression or anxiety which can lead to undesirable outcomes including addictions and suicide. Unresolved emotional triggers lead to a cycle of negative thoughts which trigger further unwanted emotions. More than one person every day kill themselves in New Zealand with 75% of suicides being male.
MATES helps to restore broken relationships In many cases, anxiety, depression and suicide are caused by relationship breakdown which can be the result of family violence caused by emotional triggers getting out of control. Relationship breakups also lead to social isolation and poverty. The poverty rate for solo parent families is 62% versus 15% in two-parent families, with a staggering 40% of relationships ending within 3 years.
The Emotional Reset Technique programme provided by MATES gives men, women and couples clarity, direction and purpose as well as explaining how to overcome negative thoughts and emotional triggering so they can take charge of their emotions and be in charge of their life.
We are unique MATES is occupying a unique, prominent and vital position in the mental health sector and is our nation’s professional crisis support and suicide prevention support services for couples and their families. Our support then empower structure provides a win/win outcome by providing the necessary tools for people to become in charge of their life and someone their loved ones respect and look up to.
We are supported by a leading medical specialist and neuroscience The Emotional Reset Technique programme provided by MATES is endorsed by a leading medical specialist in the treatment of anxiety and metabolic disorders including heart disease. We are also working closely with Neuroscientists at Waikato University to explore the neuroscience behind this breakthrough technique and how it can benefit humanity.
Our partnerships are results driven MATES is recognised for our innovation and results oriented partnership activities, and together with initiatives such as MATES Cafe 1/1 Crisis Support, the Emotional Reset Technique programme and Life Mastery support membership we intend to lead the way in community awareness, education and empowerment.
Strong national brand awareness MATES has a unique position in the New Zealand Community in that it is a much needed service indicated by statistics of health and wellbeing and by community feedback. MATES utilises this unique selling potential to create 96%* brand awareness and 92%* trust among the New Zealand population as an organisation that is serving the community as one of New Zealand’s most trusted charity brands.
Experienced in collaboration MATES will demonstrate its ability in working collaboratively with its partners and supporters, and in managing each relationship on its requirements and merits. We tailor our corporate activities to meet the needs of our consumers and partners alike, while meeting our own strategic objectives.
We communicate well We understand the importance of knowing how your support and donations are helping the community. That’s why we communicate regularly with our corporate supporters and inform them about our work in the community, what is new at MATES and what additional opportunities there are for your engagement with our organisation.
We are progressive By embracing new technology and responding to environmental change, we acknowledge the need to change with the times in order to meet the demands of the community. We are a leader in technology and service applications. The MATES Cafe 1/1 Crisis Support will be fully supported by our free mobile phone app which provides instant crisis support and access to the Emotional Reset Technique programme.
Your brand can make a difference As they say, every dollar helps, but our alignment with high level partners can make us truly sustainable. Your established brand provides the opportunity for MATES to reach more New Zealanders in need, while generating much needed awareness that will generate additional funding opportunities. Support of MATES is both lifesaving and socially significant. MATES crisis support service is relevant to everyone - including your staff, your stakeholders and your community.
We are leaders MATES intend to be the leading provider of suicide prevention services in New Zealand, and offers services that lead the way in terms of quality, accessibility and innovation. We see our MATES Cafe phone app and Emotional Reset Technique programme uniting and maximising the effectiveness of community organisations throughout New Zealand.
MATES saves lives! MATES believes that suicide is mostly a preventable cause of death. Even one life lost to suicide is a life too many. Those who donate and support MATES, quite literally help save lives.