Mates

Join the community and make a difference.

Become a Mate

‘Mate’ is an Aussie term used to refer to a friend, but to us – it’s so much more than that. A Mate is someone who exudes warmth, empathy and trust, showing up for you unconditionally during good times and bad.

Join our community of Mates, devoted to making a positive impact on the lives of people struggling with day-to-day challenges.

Anyone with a passion for helping others and a desire to use their own story to inspire hope can volunteer to be a Mate at Linkmate by downloading the app to complete the training course and meeting with the team.

Benefits of being a Mate

Sense of meaning and purpose

Promotion of social impact in the community

Enhanced recovery

Positive outcomes from your own personal challenges

Improved self-confidence and self-esteem

Become a mental health advocate / change agent

Your Community of Mates

Here are some of the awesome people connecting with members today

Miranda

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Eating | Graduating/Finishing School | Loneliness | LGBTQIA+ Reading | Travel/Nature | Animals | Gaming | Dancing

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 🤗

Abdurahman

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Family | Migrant/Refugee | Relationships | Study Cycling | Painting | Gardening | TV Extras

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 🌈

Julie

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Physical Health | Work | Relocating | Grief Hiking | Running | Environment | Reading

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...

"Being a Mate has been a humbling experience. Linkmate provides a safe space for people to have a friendly chat about their issues, based on trust and mutual respect. It has given me invaluable perspective for my own issues as well."
Sandy
"The experience of being a Mate is fulfilling! I love being there for members when they need it, whatever the reason. It’s an honour to be trusted by someone to support them through a bad day, or to be a sounding board for what’s going on in their life, and it’s been incredibly rewarding to help members recognise and celebrate their achievements, big and small."
Elese
"This app provided me with experience and a better outlook on a career as a therapist during my time as a Mate. I learned a lot from it as well as from the training course."
Magdalena

Next steps

  1. Sign up and successfully complete the Volunteer Mate Training Course
  2. Provide evidence of or complete a valid National Police Clearance
  3. Meet with the Linkmate team so we can get to know you a bit better
  4. Download the Linkmate mobile app and build your Mate profile
  5. Start connecting with and supporting members