Spreading Happiness with Chatty Cafe!

On Monday, 20 March, to coincide with International Day of Happiness, the cities of Bayside, Glen Eira and Stonnington will officially launch the expansion of the Chatty Café movement into the inner south-east of Melbourne.

The three councils have joined forces with Chatty Café Australia to roll-out Chatty Tables in their local area – thanks to funding from the Victorian Government’s Inner South-East Metropolitan Partnerships.

“Each week Chatty Tables are taking place at venues across inner Melbourne – and we’d love locals to join us for a cuppa and chat!” said Glenys Reid, Managing Director of Chatty Café Australia.

“Chatty Café is a global movement to bring people together, reduce loneliness and social isolation, and build connections.”

“The research is clear about the long-term physical and mental health impacts of loneliness and social isolation,” she said, “and in our 2022 pilot in Bayside, participants reported more than 20% increase in mood after attending just one Chatty Café session’.

“We know that having a friendly chat and being connected with others makes us feel good – and we’re thrilled to be able to spread this joy across more venues in Melbourne,” added Glenys.

These are free events and there’s no booking required.

Participating venues have a Chatty Table where anyone in the community can grab a seat, enjoy a drink or a bite to eat, and have a chat with others. Most Chatty Tables are supported by a Chatty Café volunteer ‘host’ to make people feel welcome and get the conversation started.

Chatty Café is a safe, inclusive space for everyone in the community.

Check out the below links for more details, including Chatty Tables in each of these areas:

Visit www.chattycafeaustralia.org.au for upcoming Chatty Café events in your area and follow our event hashtag #ChattyCafeAUS to get all the latest updates.

Spreading happiness with Chatty Cafe
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