MATES VIsion

To be Australia’s leading industry suicide prevention organisation,
focusing on raising awareness, building capacity, providing help and research.

MATES MIssion

Utilising the capacity of our members and franchises, we achieve our vision by focusing on:

Raising Awareness

Effective and direct communication with all levels of the industries in which we operate
through: newsletters; general awareness; Connector and ASIST worker networks;
MATES events; and Tool Box talks.

Capacity Building

Actively engaging the industry in sustainable programs such as the
Life Skills Tool Box and MATES programs (including General Awareness Training,
Connector and ASIST courses) which are aimed at building self-reliance and resilience
with the industry, and developing networks, links and communities within workplaces.

Providing Help

Case Management that connects workers to help by using existing services,
ensuring that help is both practical and useful.

Research

Gathering data and partnering with research institutions to provide useful, insightful and practical information for application in the industry, under guidance of the MATES in Construction Board.

OUR VALUES

- Proactive & responsive

- Supportive & non-judgemental

- Committed & dependable

- Honest & respectful