Chatty Cafe Australia on Channel 7 Sunrise: Australia’s No. 1 Breakfast Show

Wonderful to see Glenys Reid, Australian Founder and Managing Director of Chatty Cafe Australia, alongside our Board Director Sue Barrett on the Sunrise Breakfast Show this morning. To help Chatty Cafe Australia keep making a huge difference to people’s lives we need your help. We want to expand from 200 venues to 2,000 or even […]

2023 Community Achievement Awards for Victoria for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Congratulations to Semi-Finalist Glenys Reid, our very own Managing Director, on being nominated in the 2023 Community Achievement Awards for Victoria for Mental Health and Wellbeing! Glenys has been the driving force behind expanding the Chatty Cafe Scheme into Australia. We think Glenys is wonderful – and we’re thrilled to see her dedication and passion for our local communities across Australia […]

SBS Documentary – The Great Separation

Watch this fantastic documentary free on SBS on demand about Loneliness and one young person’s experience. Joey meets with a variety of experts but also shares about his own experience and how he  can apply the learnings of the experts to his own life. It’s an Australian based story and reinforces the great contribution Chatty […]

Mosman Council launches Chatty Chair

The Chatty Chair initiative was unveiled by Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan and community members championing the project. The dedicated chatty bench is signposted to encourage community members to take a seat, have a chat, and meet new people who are sitting there or wish to join a conversation. It is a joint initiative of Mosman […]

Mornington Peninsula Chatty Venues

Our fabulous Managing Director Glenys recently sat down for a chat with Mornington Peninsula Magazine You’ll find the article in their October edition along with a listing of where you can find a variety of Chatty Cafe venues across the Mornington Peninsula. Everyone is Welcome!

“Come Sit At My Table” Meet the Artist with Chatty Café

Next Chatty Event: Part of the ‘Tablescapes’ Art Exhibition by Ebony Taylor Saturday 2nd September 2023 12pm – 2pm 26 Advantage Art Gallery (26 Advantage Road, Highett, VIC 3190) Come along, meet the Artist and enjoy a good chat and company. Refreshments and bubbly provided to all Chatty Cafe attendees! A bold, bright and joyful take on […]

Take action for Australia’s first Loneliness Awareness Week

Lonely Not Alone Loneliness Awareness Week Australia 7-13 August 2023 New research reveals 1 in 3 Australians from all walks of life feel lonely, however community misconceptions and stigma are preventing them from talking about it. Left unaddressed, loneliness can lead to reduced work productivity, chronic disease, mental ill health and even an earlier death. […]

2023 Global Loneliness Awareness Week

Check out the recorded video highlights of prominent speakers at the recent “Connections at the Capitol” event held in June at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. We heard from prominent thought leaders, change-makers, and advocates about current efforts to foster belonging and resiliency among our most vulnerable populations. Each June, partners at […]

June 2023 National Newsletter

Read our Chatty Café Australia quarterly newsletter here for all the latest news and updates.   In this June 2023 edition: Welcome from the Managing Director New Volunteer Manager appointed Loneliness research from around the globe Chatty arrives in Tasmania Chatty in South Gippsland Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House Eynesbury Community Connecting Communities to Care

Our impact in Bayside

In 2021-22, Chatty Café partnered with Bayside City Council and the Inner South-East Metropolitan Partnership to support the roll-out Chatty Cafe in Bayside. The project was successful in engaging with more than a hundred Neighbourhood Houses, libraries, local cafes, restaurants and new parent groups. The Chatty Cafe roll-out was very popular among customers, volunteers and […]