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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.

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


Learn more about me

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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 🤗


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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 🌈


Learn more about me

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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."
"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."
"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."

Next steps

  • Register as a Beyond Blue volunteer
Our team will respond to your expression of interest and come back to you. If you’re invited to become a
Community Champion, additional requirements include:
  • 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.