SAVE A MATE
-STRENGTH THROUGH MATESHIP-
whilst the 2016 suicide prevention scooter ride is under way, its become easier with limited signal and time frames for posts to be directed straight to save a mate facebook page.
@saveamate2016 or instagram save.a.mate
CHECK THEM OUT AS CONSTANT UPDATES ARE OCCURRING!
4 days to go!
Ive pretty much finished up with my night shifts until the end of the ride so i get 4 days to re-organize my body clock into day shift mode and then hit the road with two wheels.
The way my emotions seem to function tho is i tend to not feel the excitement and nerves that i should throughout the planning side of things and instead nine times out of ten will have a freak out the night prior to something happening.
that said, i have planned, re planned and then checked again the things i feel i should be planning. So i feel content that enough has been done in order to successfully complete this 50cc scooter ride to highlight the importance of mate-ship when it comes to suicide prevention.
its a simple view that we can all achieve. To treat those around you as you would your mates. To go out of your own social boundaries and widen your own network to everyone around. Allow yourself the time to think about those around your town, city and general area and to ensure that everyone, Young, Old and no matter what circumstances they come from is living their lives.
give the warmth someone will feel when they see that you (someone they don't know, or maybe someone they do know). will actually give the time to ask if they are okay and follow up.
Save A Mate suicide prevention hopes to start at the beginning and not at the crisis point. To allow those around who are doing it tough to have the nurture from the start and to just give everyone the time of day.
in a nut shell.... just be a bloody kind to folk!
WHO ARE WE?
Save A Mate is about friendship, its about being a mate to those in need, its about not being judgemental to someone else and its about creating a bond within communities.