Become a Community Champion
Beyond Blue has graciously agreed to support the migration of our Linkmate community to their Online Forums, where you will continue to find the peer support and camaraderie that you have come to rely on. Their Community Champions program aligns perfectly with our ethos. It’s an opportunity for our incredible peer support volunteers to seamlessly transition into roles that will enable them to continue making a positive impact.
The Beyond Blue Community Champions, much like our own Mates, are individuals who possess the time, skills, empathy, and passion to support others while maintaining their own wellbeing. They are beacons of hope, contributing to the creation of a nurturing space that fosters recovery and growth.
Your Community of Mates
Here are some of the awesome people connecting with members today
Welcome ✨ my name is Miranda. My experiences with mental and physical health have gifted me with a strong passion for empowering individuals to find their voice in the darkness. I believe that you are the expert in your life; I’m just here to be a Mate, listen, guide, and validate. Thank you for connecting with me — I'm honoured to be apart of yours 🤗
Holla, it's Abdurahman, but my friends call me Boudie. I am a family person but have had family issues growing up as my parents got divorced when I was young. As a queer person of colour I have struggled to live in Egypt and have moved here to find a way to build a family and feel at ease with who I am. Let's talk and share the struggles that we have been going through 🌈
Hey, it's Julie! I know what it is like to arrive somewhere new and leave somewhere you love. More than anything I knows what it is like to not fit in and am passionate about self-advocacy and empowering others to do the same. Being connected and feeling part of a community, no matter how small, are part of our human nature and I believe passionately in providing opportunities for everyone to be whoever they want to be...that's why I became a Mate 💙
Learning to listen and inspire
Linkmate has brought together evidence-based practices from around the world – peer support, active-empathetic listening and social navigation – to help you learn in a fun and engaging way. You’ll be armed with the right tools to ensure you can be a supportive soundboard for members, as mates should be.
What our Mates say...
- Register as a Beyond Blue volunteer
- A valid Working With Children Check
- You must be 18 years of age or older
- Lived Experience: Individuals must be comfortable sharing their personal lived experience with mental health issues, including experiences of their recovery and wellbeing. Individuals who identify as a carer or supporter of someone with mental health issues are also welcomed to participate as a Community Champion.