CoRE Community

Tea Talk & CoRE Community ( employs social workers at the café to engage in efforts to fight stigma through education and dissemination of information on specific social issues. Patrons will be engaged in discussions after dramatic presentations on the subject matter.  At the heart of Tea Talk’s work is authentic participation via skilled facilitation of interactive drama and other innovative platforms, leading to ownership of change and the empowerment to act on it. By developing non-threatening relationships with patrons, Tea Talk staff can provide quality professional social work assistance to address patrons’ needs. In short, the objectives of raising public awareness of social issues and the availability of quality counseling and psycho-educational services, and increasing the public’s receptivity to these services are what shape the rudimentary service model of Tea Talk.

Counseling Service

Increase Awareness of Social & Mental Health Issues in Vietnam
It is Tea Talk CoRE’s assumption that accurate information and knowledge will reduce the stigma in help-seeking behavior, thus increasing the usage of existing social services, resulting in timely treatment for individuals and improving the overall well-being for the individual, family, and the community as a whole.  Tea Talk seeks to address issues related to mental health, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, marital issues, and parenting.

Let's Talk: A 10 session workshop that equips you with basic skills to be a peer counselor.

Provide Social Work Employment in a Non-Traditional Setting  
By employing social work graduates to work at the café, Tea Talk is pioneering new ways to  services delivery; an “out of the box” provision of social services. Tea Talk believes that by setting the trend and by being a catalyst, policy change will ensue.  With concrete measures of social returns, the government, local and international non-government organizations (NGOs), and the general business community can evaluate the impact of Tea Talk’s services in the local communities.  In turn, these institutions, organizations, and businesses may begin to explore and embrace the employment of social workers in non-traditional settings, leading to breakthrough interventions and strategies to address local problems.

Three cups of Tea Library

Tea Talk CoRE has a cozy library and reading room furnished with books, magazines and articles related to social work, psychology and sociology.  You are welcome to use the book for research purposes.  Our library also holds interesting self-help books on relationship issues like marriage and parenting.

Offer Internship Programs for Social Work Undergraduates
Tea Talk provides field practice or internship programs for social work undergraduate students from partnering universities. During the internship with Tea Talk, students will be exposed and trained in interactive drama techniques, counseling skills, psycho-educational services, facilitation skills, and referral systems with regard to services available. By providing supervision and training programs, Tea Talk enhances the learning process of intern students and their development of awareness and expertise regarding many social issues, as well as the complicated dynamics of stigma and discrimination. 

Let's PAL 

Express Love - 5 Love Languages: A workshop that explores the 5 ways we communicate love and concern towards our love ones.

Uniquely Me: A workshop on understanding yourself and how to relate with others.

Say NO with "love"... If: A workshop that helps young people make healthy and wise decision about love and sex.

*For enquires about these workshop, please contact Ms. Trang at
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