MATES Mission Statement
Everyone needs good mates in their corner...
MATES is there to be your friend.
The one who means it when they ask you "How are you doing today?", the one who takes time to listen to what's on your mind. That friend who is always open and honest when they share their experiences and understanding of mental ill health.
We are a community, a peer-support network. When you talk, there are MATES who have the same experiences, listening and sharing what you are going through, offering you the benefit of their experiences.
Through sharing our experiences, we aim to help everyone realise that...
It's OK not to be OK
For every new member of our community, there is someone who has been through similar experiences and come out the other side.