What is a Clubhouse?


A Clubhouse is an internationally recognised, evidence-based model for mental health recovery. First and foremost a community centre, a Clubhouse offers people with mental illness the help and support to reach their full potential.

More more than simply a programme or social service, a Clubhouse is a community of people who are working together to achieve a common goal - the attainment of lasting health and happiness for its members.

Basic components of a successful Clubhouse include: a work ordered day, consensus-based decision making processes, opportunities to access paid employment, assistance in accessing community based education programs, social and medical services and housing, the provision of regular weekend and evening social and recreational activities. To learn more about each of these components check out our Clubhouse information series.

The Clubhouse model is a proven approach to mental health recovery with more than 300 successful Clubhouses across the globe and Australia including Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.

Discover how Clubhouses are impacting lives around the world:

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