Rural Delivery – TVNZ special on Mates4Life

In Hawke’s Bay 2021 a programme called Mates4Life Hawke’s Bay was launched with the objective of creating a sustainable, long-term programme to support work mates in a suicide-aware community.

The large locally owned employer, Tumu Group, was an early backer of the programme, and MPI has supported the Trust with funding through its Complementary Services Fund for over two years. Since the official launch, Mates4Life Hawke’s Bay has delivered their Awareness Talk to over 1400 people.

This has been shared by a team of facilitators who work with passion and aroha for this Kaupapa. Training for facilitators is extensive to ensure quality delivery and above all, safety. The programme is designed in four parts.

The goal is to have proportions of each of four groups represented and operational within an organisation, with a 100% target for Aroā/Awareness, 20% of those in a workplace acting as Tūhono/Connectors, and 10% of staff as Kaiawhina Haumaru/Safety Aiders. Kaiwhanake/Grower Training is delivered to HR/H&S/Managers.

Watch the special episode here Rural Delivery – Season 2023, Episode 1.

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