Duo Livingroom Chats
In the "Duo Living Room" chats people in an intercultural relationship can share their ideas, thoughts, questions and experiences related to intercultural family life. These chats are led by Duo´s trained peer volunteers. Both Finnish and English can be used in the chats. Welcome to join the online community and share your views about parenthood and family life with other intercultural parents and parents-to-be! Chats take place on the Perheaikaa.fi website for families.
Interested in volunteering online?
Volunteering online is easy and can be done from home! It does not necessarily take much time and effort but can give you a lot! You can for example write blog articles, take part in chats and moderate a group online. If interested, contact us!
More information about Duo's chats
Duo's staff and volunteers facilitate chats (in English and in Finnish) pertaining to intercultural family issues on Perheaikaa.fi and Tukinet.net.
Duo Living Room Chats are facilitated by our trained peer volunteers.
Ask from Duo! chats are facilitated by Duo's staff. In these chats you can ask Duo about any theme related to intercultural family life or just share your thoughts with others.
Specialist Chats are special themed chats facilitated by guest specialists and professionals.
The chat themes include:
Familia Online! Cross cultural communication in intercultural relationships Wed 13.6.
Compass Psychology discuss the role of culture in relationships and how you can overcome some of the challenges and make your intercultural relationship successful. Good communication is one of the key factors and they discuss intercultural communication and strategies for taking into account for example, speaking different languages and different communication styles across cultures. Annabel and Jane role play some examples of good communication so you can easily replicate these practical strategies in your own relationship.
Familia Online! is organised in cooperation with Compass Psychology and the Family Federation.
Annabel Battersby is an Australian Clinical Psychologist who completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Melbourne, in Australia. Dr Jane Tuomola is a British Clinical Psychologist and completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Sheffield in the UK. Annabel and Jane are native English speakers and run a private practice in Helsinki. They offer high quality psychological services to the English speaking community in the Helsinki region. They have both lived and worked in a number of different countries as expatriates and immigrants and are in intercultural relationships themselves.
1. Go to Perheaikaa.fi's Chatit page
2. Find the chat you want to join
3. After the chat has started, click "Liity". You may need to refresh the page.
You don't have to preregister to the chats. You can join in and leave the chat at any time between the stated start and end time.