MATES Cafe News and Media
MATES Cafe is a global grassroots online and offline community movement helping people of all ages, cultures and ethnicity overcome life challenges such as loneliness, relationship breakdown, anxiety, loss and grief by being there and helping them find new life direction. MATES train people to empower their own lives so they can be there for others in times of need.
World Suicide Statistics from the MATES Perspective
Regardless of the number of people per capita, these are real lives at stake. Worldwide there are 800,000 suicides each year, with approximately 24,000,000 attempted suicides and 455,890 people every day having serious suicidal thoughts and needing a MATE to turn to. Here's how we came to those numbers as well as common life challenges that can lead to the slippery slide toward suicide. Click here to read more
Interview with MATES Founder and CEO Kerry Babbage
"In knowing there was an answer to suicide, particularly male suicide which is around 4 times higher than women, my quest began to find a better more efficient way of dealing with this world-wide epidemic. I then worked at how I could develop this social model on a larger scale utilising the wisdom I had been fortunate to gain over the years through access to amazing teachers, life experience and the scientific application of that wisdom." Click here to read more
Being a Good Mate
Using the term MATES suits in eliminating isolation and bringing us all together. MATES is inclusive of every person on this planet. There is no mention of separation due to different gender or ideologies. The collective term is MATES, yet individually each of us is a MATE. As a MATE, when you look around and see something that bothers you, you do your best to change it and know that it is the incremental changes in your life that will add up to reconfiguring the world around you. Read more here
The MATES Journey - a History of MATES in the News
Beginning as a network to support men, MATES has evolved into an international community of people of all ages, gender and ethnicity trained to meet with a person in crisis or isolation either via our online community platform or at their local cafe to provide emotional support and encouragement. Read more here
The MATES Express
Episodes from the old MATES Express Radio Show, specifically to empower men and their partners. Listen here
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