Our Programme

Along with A-OK NZ, Mates4Life has developed a 4 stage programme

Level 1
Awareness TALK

Target Audience: 100% of a workplace or organisation

Delivered by: Mates4Life Hawke’s Bay Facilitators

A one-hour session providing information about the impact of suicide on Hawke’s Bay organisations and communities, what the signs of someone in need of help are and how to connect them to the right supports to keep them safe. It is an opportunity to understand how we can all be a part of the solution.

Level 2
Connector Training

Target Audience: 20% of a workplace or organisation

Delivered by: Mates4Life Hawke’s Bay Facilitators

A Connector will have increased alert and connector skills to be able to recognise signals of help, respond with safety and care, and connect the person to a Safety Aider if needed. A Connector is someone in the organisation that others will go to when they identify someone in need of help.
Expression of interest to become a Connector will be asked following the Awareness Talk.

Level 3
Safety Aider Training

Target Audience: 10% of a workplace or organisation

Delivered by: A-OK NZ Facilitators (registered programme providers/trainers)

Similar to first aid training, the aim is to have a strong ratio of people within your organisation trained with Suicide First Aid skills. During this one-day face to face workshop, Safety Aiders will learn how to respond to someone with suicidal thoughts with skilled intervention, and how to develop a robust safety plan, critical to keep the person with suicidal thoughts safe.

Level 4
Grower Training

Target Audience: Managers/HR Managers

Delivered by: A-OK NZ Facilitators (registered programme providers/trainers)

This is a one-day, face-to-face workshop covering the skillset required to manage and support someone returning to work after a recent experience with suicide or mental distress. The Grower’s role is to facilitate and support the personal recovery and ensure the work environment supports their ongoing growth and safety.

Register your business or organisation now!













Review From A Happy Organisation

“The feedback from the team is that the session was great, relatable and important. It has certainly raised awareness and started some pretty deep conversations here. We really appreciate being included in the pilot and hope to stay involved as Mates4Life is rolled out to more organisations. I know there is a lot of interest from the hort industry for this awareness training”.

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