Free Mental Health First Aid Training

Please note: Unfortunately these sessions are now fully booked. The City of West Torrens have kindly extended their invitation for University volunteers to attend their training listed below at no cost: Mental Health First Aid Training Date:                     Monday and Tuesday the 20th and 21st May (2 day course) Time:                     9.00AM - 4:30PM Location:              Thebarton Community … Continue reading Free Mental Health First Aid Training


More Good News Stories!

Ron and Marilyn Seidel, two of our most long-standing TWA volunteers (note I didn't say 'oldest' 🙂  - James Menzies claims that fame) recently hosted a lunch for Ron's first TWA student - from 20 years ago! Pictured above is Ron with Dr Hooman Nikmehr from Iran, and also his wife (seated in the middle), … Continue reading More Good News Stories!

Volunteer week, 20-26 May!

Volunteer week is nearly upon us and once again there are some activities you may want to be involved in as a Talking with Aussies volunteer. Following is the info about the week and especially the Parade - come along and take part!  (link to register below) RECOGNISING VOLUNTEERS DURING NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK (20-26 MAY) … Continue reading Volunteer week, 20-26 May!

Aumtumn Gathering 2019

On Thursday 18 April, we had our first TWA volunteers' gathering for 2019. In addition to the seasonally-appropriate easter eggs and hot cross buns, we also enjoyed talks from the Adelaide City Council's (ACC) Naomi and Kellie, who spoke about some of the wonderful opportunities the ACC has developed to explore the City of Adelaide - … Continue reading Aumtumn Gathering 2019

Conversation Class for TWA Students

So 2019 has kicked off in (familiarly) frantic style, with hundreds of new students joining us at the University of Adelaide, including more than a hundred who have applied for the Talking with Aussies program. As you can imagine, it will take some time to match these new students and I'm working as hard and … Continue reading Conversation Class for TWA Students