A non-professional, non-profit initiative has launched in the Wynnum Manly area, encouraging human interaction and raising awareness of loneliness.
Recently, you may have seen some volunteers dressed in bright orange shirts and caps throughout the bayside. These volunteers are members of Sit N Chat, a movement that encourages human connection and positivity.
Sit N Chat is a network volunteer organisation that facilitates time for conversations and fosters connections in the community. Like its name, it’s all about sitting, listening, and chatting.
Organiser Craig Moore says Sit N Chat is “not just a fake ‘Hi how are you?’”.
“We want communities to connect with each other,” said Craig, adding that nine people die from suicide daily in Australia.
“Our goal is to have pop-up locations all over the country at parks and riverfronts, locations at schools for senior students to engage with one another, a mobile Sit N Chat where volunteers visit people’s homes.”
Sit N Chat is non-religious, and non-political. If you’d like to volunteer your time or learn more about this initiative, contact Craig via email at [email protected], or search for
Sit N Chat on Facebook.