Take your chat mat with you wherever you go. People aren’t mind readers – use it so others know when to join you or when to respect your privacy. Why not carry a spare Chat Mat and pass it on to someone else over your coffee? Chatting about Chat Mats would be a great ice breaker conversation!
Why not host a Coffee Companions Hour? If your group is located in Suffolk then why not also consider joining our c-a-f-e (coffee and friends events) network: an initiative helping to connect Suffolk community groups with organisations which can offer free support, advice, training & information, to help them flourish and become sustainable. Set up your Coffee Companions Hour as a c-a-f-e event.
Register your location with us so local folk and others can identify where they, or someone they know, can expect a warm welcome. Those that have newly moved to the area, visitors to your town or village, someone who has recently retired, people being discharged from hospital, community groups and more will all appreciate knowing where to find new friends.
We’ll plot you on our map (coming soon) and help promote your Coffee Companions Hour. Your listing on our website may attract new customers or visitors and act as a reference point for community listings. You could partner with a local voluntary organisation to provide a ‘host’ to help those attending who may prefer a more gentle ‘introduction.’ Let your local GP know about your Coffee Companions hour so that they can share the information with folk they know could benefit from the company.