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OFFERING RESPECT, HOPE AND DIGNITY WITHIN A RESTORATIVE COMMUNITY

 
 

A WORK BASED PROGRAMME WHERE INDIVIDUALS WITH A HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS CAN DEVELOP TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

 
 

PROVIDING ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES DESIGNED TO HELP MEMBERS DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN HEALTHY LIFE STYLES

WELCOME TO CLUBHOUSE GIBRALTAR

We run a work based programme where individuals with a history of mental illness can develop to their full potential.

The Clubhouse provides support with employment, a work-ordered day, a social program, community support, reach out, education, housing and a Health and Wellness program. It is a place where people with mental health difficulties participate in their own recovery process by working and socializing together in a safe and nurturing environment. Professional staff work side by side and empower individuals to develop their self confidence and become productive citizens.

Our Vision

“Our vision is to enable individuals affected by mental health difficulties in Gibraltar to develop to their full potential by providing an environment that offers hope, respect, dignity and opportunities”.

Mission Statement

“Clubhouse Gibraltar provides support and opportunities within a structured work ordered day. This allows people recovering from mental health difficulties to participate in their own recovery process which enhances their self-confidence and self- esteem as well as offering freedom from isolation”.

Our Values

  1. We believe Recovery from mental illness is possible for all
    Clubhouse provides a work-ordered Day which offers structure and routine as well as the Mental Health Recovery Star which identifies and measures progress.
  2. We believe everyone can improve their Health and Wellness
    Clubhouse provides freshly cooked food, a variety of exercise, and promotes positive mental wellbeing.
  3. Everyone to be treated as an Individual
    Members are treated as individual persons in a holistic non-medical approach where they can be free from diagnostic labels.
  4. We are aim to break the circle of Isolation
    Clubhouse offers an outreach program and support in the community which includes visits to homes, hospital and prison.
  5. Everyone is entitled to Employment
    Clubhouse provides opportunities through their Employment program which offers Transitional Employment Placements and Supported Employment.
  6. We believe in on going Education and Training
    Clubhouse facilitates Second Chance Learning and Training courses as well as opportunities to learn to develop new skills.

We follow the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs as found on the Clubhouse International website. The Clubhouse model was created in 1948 in New York and currently there are 333 Clubhouses in 33 countries.

Clubhouse Gibraltar

3 days ago

Someone has dropped a set of keys just outside our door. They will be dropped off at the police station later if no one claims them. Please share hopefully we can find who they belong to. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

EVERY KILOMETER COUNTS CHALLENGELast Saturday Clubhouse Gibraltar kicked off our physical fitness initiative with Raul Mesa, as we began our journey to tally the number of kilometers from now until the end of the year. This will help us towards our wellbeing and also get fit 😊Get involved in this event, it will be fun!#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalsupport #gibraltar #clubhouseworks #clubhousegibraltar ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Dr BETTADAPURA ASHIM JOINS THE CLUBHOUSE GIBRALTAR BOARD OF DIRECTORSIt is with great pleasure that we would like to introduce and welcome our latest member on the Board of Directors, Dr Bettadapura Ashim MBBS, LLB (Hons.), MSc, FRCPsych.Dr Ashim completed specialist training in General Adult and Forensic Psychiatry in the Northwest of England. He has a qualifing law degree from the Open Univestity, UK and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychiatry from Manchester University. He is a Fellow of and an examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. In all, Dr Ashim has over 25 years’ experience in mental health, the last 16 as a Consultant in a number of psychiatric sub-specialties inlcuding: General Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry, Addictions Psychiatry, Psychiatry of Eating Disorders, Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities, and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. Before Gibraltar, he had worked in the United Kingdom, India, Republic of Ireland, Bermuda, Qatar and Jersey.Dr Ashim has been learning Spanish since he arrived in Gibraltar and in time he hopes he will be able to carry out fluent psychiatric interviews in Spanish. Dr Ashim says, “I am dedicated to change the way in which people percieve and think of mental health problems at all levels of society”Dr Ashim has been employed by the GHA as a Consultant Psychiatrst for just over five years, he has clinical responsibilites for HMP Windmill Hill, Gibraltar Young Minds (GYM) and the mental health liaison service at St Bernard’s hospital. He is also currently the Divisional Director for the mental health service in Gibraltar.#mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #gibraltar #clubhousegibraltar #Clubhouse #MentalHealthMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

JOIN US IN THIS EVENT ORGANIZED BY RAUL MESADue to bad weather, we were forced to cancel this event scheduled for the 9th March and now it's been re-arranged for this Saturday 23rd at 10 am, meeting at Clubhouse.We are excited to be part of this challenge along with @raul_mesa_fitness which will help us towards our wellbeing and also get fit 😊Get involved in this event, it will be fun!#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthsupport #gibraltar #clubhousegibraltar #clubhouseworks ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

SENIORS MEMBERS WENT TO SEVILLELast month our senior members went on an education trip to meet members from a new potential Clubhouse in Seville, in order to share experiences and knowledges. We also visited the main historical side of this beautiful city and did some activities to improve our mental wellbeing, as walking and meeting new people from this new startup Clubhouse.Here are some of our senior members testimonials from the trip: • 'We have been treated like royalty'• 'We have learnt a lot of lessons, especially skills for the future'• 'We felt very blessed to have our Clubhouse. It was a great success and a fantastic experience for all involved.#clubhousegibraltar #mentalhealthsupport #seville #trip #clubhouseworks ... See MoreSee Less
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TESTIMONIALS

I found the Clubhouse a year ago. I was at my lowest at this point felt alone and isolated. I do believe the Clubhouse staff and members saved me in many ways. I have carried out reach out work, shopping trips, attended a meeting with Kevin and much more. Between being discharged from Ocean Views Hospital and returning to work, Clubhouse supported and embraced me in this difficult time. Clubhouse is a wonderful and safe place. Thanks to its professional staff and its members.

Shaun L

I first was referred from Ocean Views, around November last year, before that I hadn’t heard of Clubhouse.
At the time I felt confused & depressed, when I was discharged from Ocean Views. There were family and friends I could have gone to talk to, but I didn’t want to burden them with my problems.
At 1st I wasn’t very sure if Clubhouse was the right place for me. I carried on attending because there wasn’t anywhere else I felt I could go and it got me out of the house.
When I 1st attended I was very closed and didn’t talk about my feelings or what I needed. Slowly I gained confidence and got to know staff and other members.
Tania, started coming to Doctors appointments, I tended to forget what I wanted to say and could not express myself, so Tania, spoke on my behalf, and said everything I wanted to say. Staff also supported me in going to the ETB this helped me to get my point across, slowly I gained confidence and was able to express myself. Now I feel able to attend appointments on my own. But I know that I have the support of Clubhouse.
Clubhouse is a place that helps you feel better, you can talk to other members and staff........I feel better when I go there.

Andy