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 MATES 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
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 Life Mastery support membership help people out of isolation and empower their relationships to build stronger communities. MATES Cafe is bringing people together.
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 Head Office / Postal address: 100 Grandview Road, Nawton, Hamilton, 3200 New Zealand
"MATES are experts in development and facilitation of health / well-being, community empowerment, online programmes, seminars and workshops.”
Mateship is about working together harmoniously as a team. Encouraging, uplifting, and accelerating one anothers conscious development process and its integration into life. Helping to avoid slipping back into bad habits and into the path of least resistance.
Resolve relationship problems and prevent relationship violence, depression and suicide.
MATES is a Not-for-profit Organisation and Registered Charity No. CC45411
It takes a Community to raise a Child
MATES relies on your support. Please consider helping us with your time, expertise or financial donations. MATES has been saving lives and relationships for over 15 years inspired by the great support from our community and encouragement to keep going. We are not reliant on government funding, nor should we be, as to make real change in our community and be truly self-sustainable is for us to work together and empower one another in being the change. MATES Initiatives established in 2003 provide a real answer to empowering your life and to help our communities lower the horrific rates of suicide, depression and relationship violence and create positive role-models for our community and our children.
MATES relies on your support. Please consider helping us with your time, expertise or financial donations. MATES TRUST NZ is a Registered Charitable Trust: RN CC 44541