Your mental health can be influenced by a number of factors. Admitting to yourself (and others, if necessary) that you have a problem, and getting the help you need is a sign of great strength.Find out more
Speak up, stay connected with your family and love ones and encourage the other men and boys in your life to do the same.Find out more
Get a Check-up once a year. It’s no big deal. Ask your MATES who they go to.Find out more
Experts suggest walking 6,000 steps a day to improve health and 10,000 steps a day to lose weightFind out more
FRASER COAST MATES has been formed by a group of local business people concerned by the rise of debilitating mental health issues and rising suicide rates, especially in men across the region. The group aims to build local awareness and conversations about mental health issues, bridge the gap between support services and ultimately make progress for suicide prevention. Our goal is to encourage mates to be better equipped to help their friends and colleagues in times of need.
Fraser Coast Mates has partnered with the Fraser Coast Regional Council to create The Little Black Book. Sometimes you might be feeling stressed, anxious or angry, or just need to talk to someone. But sometimes you’re not really sure what to do or where to start. To help you on the path to good health, we’ve created the Little Black Book. The Little Black Book is a directory of services, contacts, support groups and aims to empower men to reach their potential and enjoy a long and high quality life. A healthy man, in body and mind, means healthy relationships, healthy families and healthy communities.