why you need our programme

Our 4-stage programme can reduce harm and increase health and safety for employees. An employee who is not focused on work is a risk to both them and to others.
By equipping staff with the skills to recognise that someone is not ok, employers can reduce the risk of a workplace incident and take their learnings home and back to their communities.

how can you work with us?

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Workplace Training

Along with A-OK.NZ, Mates4Life Hawke’s Bay have developed a four-stage programme to facilitate workplace training. 

Kōrerorapa -

This 1-hour interactive workshop increases people’s awareness of stress and distress and prepares them with a toolkit response to learn how to thrive during these times instead of just surviving.

Aroā - Awareness TALK

An interactive 1-hour workshop delivered to the whole workplace. They will come away with a better understanding of the impact of suicide, how to recognise the signs and what to do with them. 

Tūhono - Connector Workshop

A comprehensive 3-hour training to enhance your suicide prevention toolkit. Learn how to connect individuals in distress to further support and become the crucial link in your organisation especially if workers are spread across multiple sites. 

Kaiawhina Haumaru - Safety Aider Workshop

Enhance your skills with Suicide First Aid in our dynamic 1-day workshop. Learn effective prevention & intervention techniques to provide skilled support, whilst safeguarding individuals with suicidal thoughts. 

Kaiwhanake - Grower Workshop

Designed for HR / H&S / People & Culture or business owners, learn how to bring someone back into the workforce after a suicide experience and how to provide ongoing support as a workplace. 

Kai & Kōrero

post-cyclone hawke's bay has been a tough year, we want to acknowledge your mahi & bring the bbq to you.

step one

Send us an email and let us know you're interested in our Kai & Kо̄rero and how many we need to cook for

step Two

We will check our calendars and work with you to find a time that suits for your business

step Three

We load up our trailer with the goods from Beard Brothers, park up and cook you all a delicious feed!

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“The training was well received; people have come away feeling more comfortable to start a conversation with someone at work. It has also given them the tools to connect with a friend or family member who may be suffering. The more people talking about mental health, suicide awareness and prevention the more likely we will be able to reduce these numbers.  The Mates4Life programme better equips people with the skills to start conversations and keep someone safe.”

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