8 December 2019

Open Up Shoulder To Shoulder

Our mates at MINI have pulled together some tips to help you reach out to a mate who is going through a tough time.
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No matter what you have on your chest, our mates at MINI want to help you open up throughout the year. They’ve pulled together these simple tips that will help make that conversation with a mate much easier.

  1. Send your mate a text or give them a call.
  2. Lock in a time to meet. ‘Mate, let’s catch up soon’ ain’t good enough.
  3. Do something. It could be an activity you both enjoy doing, something new, or getting out and going for a drive. Guys often talk more openly when they’re shoulder-to-shoulder.
  4. If you or your mate want to talk about something difficult, be there and listen. You don’t need to have all the answers.
  5. Share what’s happening in your life. It’s amazing how much better we feel when we talk about the real stuff.

If you think a mate is going through a really tough time and they need some extra support, click here for some extra resources