Empowering communities, preventing violence

The MATE Bystander Program is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of violence and harmful behaviour.

The Program is designed to teach community members how to recognise abuse and have the confidence to speak out and offer help.

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2019 MATE Summit

13–14 November 2019

Workshops and Training

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Cultural change workshops

MATE is designed on best practices developed over two decades of delivering gender-based violence prevention and education training. Our workshops equip communities with the tools and confidence to address harmful and abusive behaviour.

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Train the Trainer

Participants spend three full days with two MATE facilitators being immersed in the content. Each topic and scenario is explored at length, enabling the depth of understanding required to proceed as a trainer.

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Youth and LGBTIQ programs

MATE is currently piloting training programs within specific schools and organisations across Australia.

Contact mate@griffith.edu.au for further information.

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Helping create safe, just, well-governed and equitable societies

Need help from violence?

We are not a domestic violence service, but these people are



Free, professional and non-judgmental telephone support, wherever you live in Queensland.



We welcome all questions and feedback. For more information about our MATE Bystander Program, please contact us.


Shaan Ross-Smith

Phone: (07) 5678 0420

Email: s.ross-smith@griffith.edu.au

Assistant Director

Anoushka Dowling

Phone: (07) 5678 0420

Email: anoushka.dowling@griffith.edu.au

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Let us tailor a program to your needs.

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