“I have found confidence in my ability to achieve outside my home where my role is primarily a mother. It has benefited me greatly to achieve a personal level and achieve thorough support from Clubhouse which is an immense help and I always say thank you to them.” – Margaret.
Nationally, 45 per cent of the population will experience a mental disorder at some stage in their lives, and almost one in five Australians will experience a mental illness in any 12 month period.
Eureka Clubhouse is built on the International Clubhouses Model and provides a viable alternative to more traditional mental health services for individuals who might not otherwise seek and receive treatment.
Eureka Clubhouse located in Moonah is a friendly place where there are no barriers or judgements placed on anyone who seeks our help. It is an adult community mental health program that operates through client (member) involvement in running of the Clubhouse. The model attaches meaningful activities and relationships to develop a model of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery.
Members and staff work side by side in a collaborative partnership in the everyday running of the service, including cooking lunch and running the fundraising canteen, administration duties and providing support to members who are unable to attend the Clubhouse in person.
“I treat Clubhouse like home where we are all one big working family caring for the association and one another. Some of us come to gain skills, some to volunteer in the work-ordered day, and most of all to have acceptance and understanding.” – Julie.
Members who require one to one case management and intensive support are assessed and are referred to specialist services if required.
At Eureka Clubhouse, we facilitate and support the physical, psychological, employment, housing and educational needs of those who come to us for help. We also provide opportunities for social activities and friendship.
The opportunity to join Eureka Clubhouse begins with a simple visit to us, followed by an orientation site visit. Anyone is free to access the service daily Monday to Friday 9-5 pm.
For more information call 6214 9979