About Vent Over Tea
Mission: Vent Over Tea offers a free, in-person, and confidential active listening service to all members of the local community to promote mental wellness and connection.
Vision: A community defined by connection rather than isolation; where mental health is as important as physical health and those who need support are able to access it without barriers.
Vent Over Tea is a free active listening service that pairs people who need to vent with a trained empathetic listener to chat in a local coffee shop. Based in Montréal and founded in April 2015 by McGill psychology graduates, our goal is to provide a casual, confidential, and non-judgmental outlet for members of our community. Our program is based on studies that have shown the benefits derived from expressing one's self to a compassionate listener. We do not offer counselling, psychotherapy, or advice. We provide you with a listening ear and a safe space to vent. We developped a unique training program with Stephane Bensoussan, holistic health and educational psychologist and director of PsySanté, which teaches our listeners how to actively listen and guide the conversation in a meaningful and empathetic way. Our volunteers can help you work through your problems by asking reflective questions and showing empathetic regard. All you need to do is select an available time and a coffee shop that you would like to meet in. One of our friendly volunteers will meet you there.Book Now