A safe space for people to listen and learn, Chai-logue is a non-judgemental, open space for people to come together and talk about issues pertaining to mental health in a supportive, close-knit community.
These Chai-Time Meetings Are A Safe Space To Vent Without Judgment
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They started out in April 2017 in association with the Hank Nunn Institute, as an interactive platform for individuals to come together and speak freely on different topics related to mental health. There are no professionals – just regular people who’ll hear you out in return for you hearing them out. If you’re not comfortable sitting in a room with a therapist, talking about your issues to someone is taking a small (but significant) step in the right direction. The good folks at Chai-logue come up with a topic of discussion before every session – these meet-ups usually happen twice a month. The topic of discussion can be anything; they range from dealing with every day issues like work stress, to topics like loss, anxiety and body image issues, going all the way into harder stuff like substance abuse and so on. It’s a healthy way to try to come to terms with emotional turmoil – no matter what kind it is – over chai and free dialogue. You can listen to others, find the courage and support to open up about your own experiences, and just openly express your deepest feelings over a cup of tea with open-minded strangers.
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Talking to strangers may seem tough, but opening up to people who don’t know you is surprisingly therapeutic. They usually have their meetings at A Little Anaraky Films in Hauz Khas Village. You can find out more about them here.