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
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 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”.
“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”.
- 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.
- We believe everyone can improve their Health and Wellness
Clubhouse provides freshly cooked food, a variety of exercise, and promotes positive mental wellbeing.
- 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.
- 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.
- Everyone is entitled to Employment
Clubhouse provides opportunities through their Employment program which offers Transitional Employment Placements and Supported Employment.
- 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.
”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.Andy
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.