To a mate that matters…

Mateship… it’s part of the foundations of our society and ingrained into the Australian psyche, with COVID-19 showing us just how valued it is. For a lot of people, it’s our mates who are there for us when we need them the most and it’s our mates who we lean on when we’re falling down to make sure we keep getting up again.

However, we have seen over the past few months a challenge to everything it means to be a mate and some people have unfortunately found themselves in a position where they have felt that not even the strength of their mates is enough to keep them from standing.

We invite you now to send a note #ToAMateThatMatters and reach out to someone by letting them know what they mean to you, just how valued they are and to remind them that you are there for them unconditionally and whenever they need you.

Right Mate Incorporated and The Kindness Pandemic are working together to promote one simple strategy that will offer our community the opportunity to connect in the current environment of social disconnection and reaffirm those bonds of friendship. That strategy is human connection; an art form that has been temporarily taken away from us and has made checking in with your mates just that little bit more difficult than it usually is.

Who is Right Mate?

Right Mate was founded by a desire to change the narrative when it comes to men’s Mental Health. Driven by lived experience, the founders Chris & Luke, both Geelong locals are passionate about not only encouraging the conversation but understanding the actual issue and offering avenues for solutions. Their aim is to build a community of men and those that support them who not only look out for each other but are comfortable in their skin and ultimately have the skills to encourage others to do the same.

How to participate

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Simply write your note below to someone you know, someone who is no longer with us, a complete stranger… it doesn’t matter. We want to hear what it is you would say to them if you could see them, what you wished they said to you if they are no longer with us, or what you would like to say to anyone. This can be completely anonymous or you can sign off with your name/nickname, and the post will then populate below automatically.

The aim is for us to ask you, our community, what it is you wish you knew and what it is you want everyone else to know and show us what human connection means to you, so we encourage you to be as open and honest as you can.

To a mate that matters; A note to not just one person but to a whole community, letting them know that someone cares.

Recent notes to a mate…

September 10, 2020

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Everyone needs a Gav, thanks mate, for what you bring to the table. We all need that someone to push us, and when that someone is 6,7 and a machine it’s not easy to say no. The gym helps my body and it a space to fix my mind, thanks for pushing me Gav, you are a legend.
September 10, 2020

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My mate Mike is a legend, I have known him for years, and we have been through a lot together. Some times a coffee can turn into a Counseling session and the world seems to be ok again. I would like to say a big thanks to Mike for always being there and always checking in at just the right time. Love you man and thanks for all you do👊
September 4, 2020

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"You asked the question, again and again....you made me realise that I wasn't alone . You didn't just listen to me.....you allowed me the space to be heard. You showed me that there was light amongst the darkness and because of you.....I am still here. Thank You."
August 20, 2020

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I see you, I hear you, I'm here for you and I finally realise you are here for me.
August 14, 2020

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Good night, I hope you have a great weekend !
August 12, 2020

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To my brother James, I love you mate, and always offer my strength to get us through anything life places in front of us. Stay strong, and I look forward to a lazy dinner, a few beers, and a lot of laughs soon. Take care
August 11, 2020

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#ToAMateThatMatters No fear, no anger and no pride sits at my table. You my friend, are always welcome.
August 11, 2020

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The letters you sent, the phone calls, the text messages... they have meant so much to me, particularly on hard days. You helped refuel my tank. Thankyou
August 11, 2020

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A call for help isnt always obvious, sometimes it is a out of the blue hi, how are you. I will be hear to listen, to talk random crap but I'll be hear alway mate.
August 10, 2020

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I wish I called when I said I would. I wish I’d listened, like really listened when I asked you how you were doing. I wish you knew that I would have been there if you’d just reached out...but maybe you did reach out in your own way and I just didn’t realise it. I wish....I wish you were still here mate.
August 6, 2020

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Hang in there! Everything gets better. When times are tough take a deep breath and remember that you are still living and breathing and are surrounded by support; colleagues, friends, family, the community and so much more
August 6, 2020

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#ToAMateThatMatters Times have never felt so heavy, I know. I want to know how you’re feeling, and I want to listen. We can get through this together.
August 5, 2020

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I don't always know what to say or when to say it. But I can listen and I can be there when you need me.
August 5, 2020

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#Toamatethatmatters it might seem so dark inside you right now but the light that you bring to my life and those around you will forever shine brightly
August 3, 2020

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To Lewis - I love you bro, I trust you with my life
August 3, 2020

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Thankyou for showing up, every day. Thankyou for being your authentic and imperfect self, which gives everyone around you safety and security to be themselves. And Thankyou for not giving up.
August 2, 2020

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If you can't be strong, we're strong together. If you can't see through the dark, I'll be a light. If you can't get up, I'll give you a hand. A mate is a mate, through good times and bad. I've got your back!
August 1, 2020

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Promise me Promise me that on the days that there is more darkness than light...you will reach out. Promise me that when the noise is loud inside you head...you will reach out. Promise me that when you feel like you’re falling....you will reach out. I WILL catch you...that is my promise to you.
August 1, 2020

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If you only remember one thing, please remember this... I know the days go by so fast, I just hope these memories last.. Don't ever grow up, don't ever get old, follow your heart wherever you go...

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