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MATES Organisation
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Member since: 7 May 2019
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MATES Cafe is a network of trained men and women (including teens, elders, lgbt+) of all cultures and ethnicity who are able to meet with a person at their local cafe in a time of crisis and offer emotional support and encouragement.

The MATES Cafe grass-roots movement provides effective community intervention by helping to eliminate the isolation and loneliness experienced by people going through challenging times.

MATES Cafe Facilitators across New Zealand are trained to be on call for someone in need. To sit down with them in a local cafe for an hour, being a good MATE and helping them through a point of crisis in their life. Not about therapy, fixing them or giving advice but simply being there, really hearing them and helping them to find new direction.

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Tuesday, 7 May 2019
The Answer to Suicide Prevention Lies within the Community MEDIA RELEASE HAMILTON, New Zealand 7 May 2019 The Answer to Suicide Prevention Lies within the Community Hundreds of New Zealanders will lead a 5km walk for the world-wide Darkness into Light event with over 250,000 participants across 5 continents on Saturday 11 May 2019 at 6:15am to help save lives. 913 views