Clubhouse SA Inc.
What does this organisation do?
Clubhouse SA Inc. is a not-for-profit, non-government, non-clinical community mental health organisation that facilitates community-based psychosocial rehabilitation day & group programs for people with lived experience of mental illness at Diamond House (DH) since 1996.
Diamond House incorporates the internationally accredited Clubhouse Model into programs designed to address the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of people with lived experience of mental illness. Membership is open to people aged 16-65, people who are psychologically, socially and economically disadvantaged including people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Our primary goals are to provide support & advocacy services that will develop people’s independent living and coping skills, enhance a person’s general wellbeing, help reduce stigma associated with mental illness, improve social inclusion & reduce social isolation, significantly reduce hospital admissions, increase employment pathways and community connection.
People with a disability or chronic health issue
Living with a disability or long term or chronic health issue can severely affect our wellbeing through unemployment or underemployment, social isolation or exclusion and poor mental or physical health.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.