About Us

Mates4Life Hawke’s Bay is a suicide prevention programme delivered to workplaces and organisations.

Delivered by the Mates of Hawke’s Bay Charitable Trust, a not-for-profit entity, this enables it to be delivered at NO COST to the employer or organisation. We rely on funding and the generosity of businesses to keep us going.

our vision

Tā Mātau Moemoeā

To enable workplaces in Te Matau a Māui, Hawke’s Bay to adopt a long-term “no barriers” approach to suicide prevention.

Our mission

Tā Mātau Whakatakanga

To provide suicide prevention training & tools to workplaces that supports the well-being of their people – he tangata he tangata he tangata in partnership with other providers

our values

Ā Whanonga Pono

Commitment to Credibility

We only used Registered providers to train our team to give you the best service.

Courage to Break barriers

Embracing our boldness to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide.

Collaborate for Wellbeing

We partner with other organisations in this space to maximise our impact & reach.

Empathy in Service

We connect you to the services that best suit your needs.

Impactful Monitoring & Evaluation

Continually assess regional & national data to improve our programme.

Aroha for our Mates Whānau

We look after each other so we can be of service to our community


I hanga e te iwi o Te Matau-a-Māui

Nā te iwi o Te Matau-a-Māui i tuku

Mō te iwi o Te Matau-a-Māui

Created By Hawke's Bay People
Delivered by Hawke's Bay People
For Hawke's Bay People
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who are we?

bronnie Coory

Business Relations

Tyson Ataera

Kaiwhakahaere/Operations Manager

Along with Bronnie and Tyson, we have a team of local facilitators you will see out and about with our programmes, Kai & Kōrero BBQ’s and other local events; and over 600+ trained Safety Aiders out in the community.

Our trustees

Mates of Hawke’s Bay Charitable Trust (registration no. CC58923) is a Not-for-Profit Trust run by our trustees, operating from Wairoa to Danniverke.  

James Truman

General Manager
Tumu Timbers

Damon Harvey

ATTN! Marketing

Conrad Waitoa

Inspire in Education

Prue Younger

Public Impressions Ltd

Bronnie Coory

Business Relations

our strategy

Ā Mātau Rautaki

The following is from our Strategic Plan for 2023-2025. 

Prevention Training & Impact

Communication & Advocacy

Promotion & funding

our people

our strategy

Ā Mātau Rautaki

The following is from our Strategic Plan for 2023-2025. 

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