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Talking Mats Courses

Talking Mats® has the potential for use with a wide range of people. It is a visual framework, which helps people think about issues and provides them with a way of expressing their views more easily.


Could Talking Mats help you?

Talking Mats® has the potential for use with a wide range of people. It is a visual framework, which helps people think about issues and provides them with a way of expressing their views more easily.

Participants have included Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Doctors, Nurses, Advocacy Workers, Service Planners, Social Workers, Speech-Language Therapists, Care Workers, Teachers, Rehabilitation Assistants, Researchers, Psychologists.

Clients can include people with a learning disability, stroke, dementia, neurological difficulties, mental health issues, the elderly, children and young people.

Course Format:

This one-day Foundation Training Course delivered by Talking Mats Accredited Trainers, combines hands-on experience of Talking Mats with role-play, discussion and reflection of the use of the tool in a variety of real-life situations. The morning will provide background information, experience opportunities to use Talking Mats, useful models to think about communication and complexity of language. There will also be film footage of a range of people with communication difficulties using Talking Mats. The afternoon will focus on using Talking Mats in real life situations and planning how to develop its use in participants’ own work environment.  

Each participant will receive a resource as part of the course (three sets of option cards) and will also have access to purchasing further sets at a much-reduced price. Participants select a resource most suited for their client group to accompany their training from the sets available on the day. 


Fee: $250 per person (including GST). Fee includes a Talking Mats symbol set of your choosing.

Morning and Afternoon tea provided. BYO lunch 


Upcoming Talking Mats Courses:

Christchurch,  Tuesday 7th May, 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm - registrations are now closed, course is full

Barnabas Church, 8 Tui Street, Fendalton, Christchurch


Dunedin, Tuesday 14th May, 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue TBC


Wellington, Tuesday 18th June, 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm

ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington


Auckland, Monday 8th July, 9:30am - 4:30pm

TalkLink Trust, Building 51, Entry 3, Unitec, Carrington Road, Mount Albert

Paid parking is available on the Unitec Campus, or free parking on surrounding streets. Please do not park outside the TalkLink Office.


Hawkes Bay, Thursday 15th August,  9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue TBC


Te Puke, Wednesday 11th September, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue TBC


Nelson Marlborough, Wednesday 16th October, 9:30am - 4:30pm 

Venue TBC


Paeroa, Monday 11th November, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue TBC


To download the Talking Mats Flier, please click here 

Cancellations need to be made at least 5 days prior to the course,

Please email courses@talklink.org.nz if you would like to enquire about running a course in your area.

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