Talking Cafe

Talking Cafés

Come along to our next Talking Café – chat to people, make new friends and talk to a Community Connector about activities, support and services in the community.

Until further notice, our Talking Cafes are closed. We will update you as and when we are able to hold gatherings again.

What is a Talking Café?

A Talking Café brings people together for a chat and a cuppa. You can pop in for a quick chat or stay for an interesting conversation with friendly people. Even a short conversation with another person can really brighten your day. You can also chat to a Community Connector about other activities, support groups and services in your community. There is no need to register, just turn up on the day. There is no obligation to buy anything more than a cuppa in the café.

Your Nearest Talking Café

Dates may vary or be cancelled due to public holidays. Please check our social media for up to date details

Marks & Spencer Café

Monday
10.00 – 11.30am

Waitrose, Rohais

Tuesday
9.30 – 11.30am

Woodies, Pollet

Tuesday
9.30 – 11.30am

Waitrose, Admiral Park

Thursday
9.30 – 11.30am

Guilberts, Le Grand Courtil

Friday
10.00am – 12.00pm

Active Talking Cafés

Waitrose, Admiral Park
Woodies
Waitrose Rohais
Marks & Spencer Café
Guilberts Community Cafe

Coming Soon

Beau Sejour cafe
Taylors
Caritas Cafe
La Nouvelle Maritaine
Rosaire Court and Gardens

Come along to a Talking Café

Joining in is simple. Choose a venue you would like to attend and just turn up on the right time and day. There is no obligation to buy anything more than a cuppa in the café.
You can come along on your own, bring a friend or your partner. If you’re a carer bring the person you care for (or come on your own for a break). Grandparents and parents with babies, young people, older people and anyone in between are welcome!
If you have any questions about the Talking Cafes you can read the questions below or contact us.

Have a Question?

If you have any questions about the Talking Cafes you can read the questions below or contact us.

Are Talking Cafés free to attend?

Yes, all Talking Cafes are FREE to attend. However, we do encourage you to buy a drink so that we support the cafes that provide such a warm welcome.

Do I need to Book?

There is no need to book. We will welcome anyone who comes along as little or often as they please.

Who runs each Talking Cafés?

Talking Cafes are a partnership between Health Connections and the host cafe team. They are always led by a Community Connector trained by Health Connections who is supported by another Health Connections volunteer who has the skills to listen to you and chat.

What is a Community Connector?

Community Connectors helps people find support, activities and information that benefit their health and wellbeing which is listed on the Health Connections Directory.

Can I run my own Talking Café?

If you run a cafe and would like to hold some Talking Cafe sessions please email: cafe@healthconnections.gg and the Health Connections team will support you to run your own Talking Cafe.

Our Charter

Talking Cafés enable people in the community to enjoy a social activity and provide an opportunity to be connected to support and information which people to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

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