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creating connections

Join us on mate date - May 8

Some might say we live in a world that is more connected than ever before thanks to the emergence of social media and the internet. However, we still see concerning rates of social isolation and loneliness within our communities.


In 2022, 1 in 7 Australians were experiencing social isolation and 1 in 6 were experiencing loneliness (AIHW, 2024). Social isolation and loneliness are known to affect life satisfaction harming both physical and mental health. 


Mate Date on May 8 each year is a day dedicated to connecting with friends and family in the name of improving our mental health and wellbeing. Whether it is grabbing a coffee, catching a movie, going for a drive, having a meal or chatting over the phone Mate Date is about connecting with each other, telling our mates we love them and building a connected and supportive community where loved ones can talk freely about their mental health and wellbeing. 

Call your mate today and lock in your Mare Date for Wednesday, May 8!


Don't forget to take a photo of your Mate Date and upload to social media using #matedate

Stuck on what to do for your Mate Date? Here are some ideas:

1. Chat over coffee 

2. Share a meal 

3. Hiking

4. Walking

5. Local farmers market

6. Cooking class

7. Yoga

8. Fitness class

9. Dancing class

10. Bowling

11. Cycling 

12. Boardgames 

13. Trivia 

14. Art class

15. Puzzle

16. Museum 

17. Volunteer

18. Picnic 

19. Live sport 

20. Ice skating ​

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