Sydney café giving 1000 coffee drinkers free mental health tips



12 October 2015


Sydney café giving 1000 coffee drinkers free mental health tips

October is mental health month and from Wednesday 14 October, Vivo Café in the Sydney CBD is offering the first 1000 people who purchase a coffee free mental health tips.

The initiative is part of the #WeaveSurvivalTips campaign run by Weave Youth & Community Services to raise funds for their mental health and well-being programs.

The first 1,000 coffees sold will carry a sticker with hand-written survival tips designed to create awareness and start conversations about mental health and well-being.

“We all see the daily cup of coffee as a bit of a pick me up. We’re hopeful that the messages on each cup will go above and beyond that,” said Weave chief executive, Shane Brown.

Vivo café will donate $1 for each of the thousand coffees sold to the Weave programs that run across the City of Sydney, South Sydney, Maroubra, La Perouse and the inner west regions.

Vivo Café owner, Angela Vithoulkas, said, “As a councillor and small business owner in the City of Sydney I am proud to be supporting this initiative. We have an opportunity to reach hundreds of people each day here in the café and sometimes it only takes a few words or a small gesture to make a difference.”

Vivo café will launch the campaign on Wednesday 14th October between 8-11am. The launch is open to the public who have the chance to meet the team from Weave and enter the Survival Tips photo booth to create a personal message of support.


For media wishing to attend the launch please contact Samantha Dybac – Sammway p: 0411 251 373 e:


Angela Vithoulkas – Vivo Café Links


For further information on Weave Youth & Community Services contact Mardi Diles p: 0433 172 396 e:

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