Mind Your Mates

MEN ARE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES THAN WOMEN. IT’S TIME TO ‘MIND YOUR MATES’.

In 2017, we launched a campaign to address Australia’s loss of almost one young male to suicide every day.

The Mind Your Mates campaign urged young men to recognise the important role they play in supporting the mental health of their mates. We’re asking young men to consider how their attitudes and behaviours can influence others’ experiences of mental health problems – and that being a good mate can make all the difference.

 

Things to say to a mate…

There are some simple steps you can take if you think a friend is struggling:

•  Reach out via an SMS or call

•  Ask how they are, listen without judgement

•  Encourage action, and get expert help if the conversation is too big to tackle alone

  Check in regularly