Our Vision To empower New Zealand men to actively participate in building and sustaining healthy personal relationships that support healthy families, workplaces and communities.
Our Mission Blokesline is a nationally respected, visible and accessible service that:
Provides counseling, information and referral services for men with family and relationship concerns over the telephone and through electronic and other media
Works with and supports men in building and sustaining personal relationships
Challenges, promotes and leads policy and service developments that are supportive of men’s relationship aspirations
Promotes and encourages men’s active engagement in the task of understanding and succeeding in their roles within their families, workplaces and community relationships.
Our Goals Blokesline aims to:
Provide a national 24 hour telephone counseling referral service for men and families with relationship concerns that is highly visible, accessible and respected and provides prompt, safe, anonymous and respectful support to callers
Raise awareness in the community and influence policy and service developments by providing dynamic, relevant and credible research and information about the aspirations, concerns and difficulties men face in their personal relationships
Facilitate personal, interpersonal and cultural change through consultancy, education and training for men, women, families, work places and the community.
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Testimonials from Authentic Men:
“In the short time I have attended MATES I learnt about the mask we can all wear and it felt like mine was going to crack and upon leaving that meeting I also felt like I had a hole in my safety net…Gradually my life has started to change & every time, around & in that energy of MATES, I grow closer to that Authentic Life we long for & deserve to have and personally look forward to the time & challenges to come.” – Ricky
“There have been tears and laughs as we share together. Quite often I am surprised by what happens during our sharing together. I've found a healing takes place as we humble ourselves and share from our hearts. There is opportunity for the guys to really encourage those who are going through a rough patch in their lives. There is a great deal of wisdom that is shared and I have personally grown and learnt a lot through the times of encouragement…I have really enjoyed the challenging process that I have seen in my own Life and I hope that many other men will come on board so that MATES can make a difference in their Lives as well.” - Kevin
“This was a fairly dramatic and highly unpleasant time that left me highly stressed and in a lot of self-doubt…I have attended regular meetings since then and have found a huge level of comfort amongst members. It is a very non-judgmental environment where I feel accepted for all of who and what I am. I gain huge amounts of clarity and insight from all members and meetings.” – Lawrence
“This for me was the start of something awesome. Men here were interested in where I had been, but more so where I was going. This question was one I wanted answers for and they seem to give me a sense of hope which I hadn’t seen before. It was incredible the feelings I had from these meetings and I wanted more of it. I knew it was good for me…" - Peter