What we offer
  • A work day in which the talents and abilities of members are recognised and encouraged
  • Opportunities to obtain paid employment in mainstream businesses and industries
  • Assistance in accessing community-based educational resources
  • Assistance in accessing medical, psychological, substance abuse, wellness, and other community support resources
  • Assistance in securing and sustaining safe, decent and affordable housing
  • Participation in consensus –based decision making regarding all important  matters relating to the running of the clubhouse
  • Evening/weekend/public holiday social and recreational events
We believe that the combination of meaningful activities, engaging relationships and fun experiences keeps people well and out of hospital, and that the more our members involve themselves in the running of the clubhouse, the better they feel. Our aim is that they feel excited to come to Mosaic Clubhouse each morning and fulfilled when they leave in the evening, knowing that they’ve done something useful for their community. There’s no other programme like Clubhouse for boosting confidence and self-esteem.

The above services offered by the clubhouse are available free for all Lambeth residents to use. However for  those who live outside the borough please contact us for further information on pricing. 

Contact Us:
Mosaic Clubhouse
65 Effra Road
Brixton
London 
SW2 1BZ

Tel:        020 7924 9657
Email:     info@mosaic-clubhouse.org



Testimonials
 
Member 1: Progressing at Mosaic Clubhouse 

I still struggle with my mental health, but I can now ask for support from others. I have made some good friends inside and outside of Mosaic Clubhouse. I still want to look for a course at college, but I am getting help with that. I am more confident with being able to find a solution to a problem. Overall I am doing OK. I still have a long way to go but I know that I will get there.
 
Member 2: Confidence through support 

As a young guy who came out of hospital with a long term condition about four years ago, all I can say is that I’m very grateful to have found services in Lambeth that help people with mental illnesses.
Mosaic Clubhouse has been a very encouraging place: helping to support me and get me back on my feet. Everyone I’ve meet here is nice and looks out for each other; it’s made me really feel part of the community.

When I came out of hospital and got better, I never thought there would be help for people who are stable but still trying to put things right. Until I looked for help and found Mosaic Clubhouse I assumed there would only be help for people that are still in a severe mental condition. 

For a long time I have been trying to get back on track and it has been a bumpy road with ups and downs. The peer support available at Mosaic Clubhouse sometimes helps just through speaking to someone who has the same day to day struggles as you, which means that you do not feel all alone.
Since coming to Mosaic Clubhouse I have become more confident, learned new skills in gardening and also how to cook and work in a fully-stocked kitchen.

I am now taking part in a temporary work position at a private hospital as a porter/food preparer. At first I was a bit nervous about the job, but it went well. My support worker, Angela, was there to help me get settled into my placement, and I’ll be supported by Mosaic Clubhouse throughout my placement which will last for nine months, after which another member of Mosaic Clubhouse will take over.  

I am learning new cooking skills at work and also when contributing at the clubhouse. I am now using these skills and making more food for myself at home. 

I hope to one day become a skilled full-time chef and I look forward to learning more.
 
Member 3: Back into employment 

My name is D and I was born and raised in South Lambeth, London.

I first attended Mosaic Clubhouse in July last year and found the staff and members pleasant and helpful.  Through attending Mosaic Clubhouse I found a sense of purpose. In participating in administrative tasks and arranging social activities for members to attend, my confidence grew.

I have been unemployed for the past three years and miss being in full-time employment terribly. 
At Mosaic Clubhouse I was told about Transitional Employment Placements [TEPs] for members to attend to gain work experience, up-to-date job references and the confidence to move ahead into independent employment.  I myself have had a TEP arranged for me at Cambian Churchill Hospital in Kennington to work as a receptionist.  This placement will enable me to provide good customer service and gain additional administrative skills.

My future hopes at Mosaic Clubhouse are to continue with the great friendships I have formed with members and the support and advice of the staff, which is helping me rebuild my confidence and  make real progress in my achievements.
 
Member 4: Homeward bound 

Congratulations to VRY who is due to fly back to Peru to take up a teaching position with the Institute of Engineering in Lima. Since becoming a member of Mosaic in May 2010, V has contributed enormously to the work of the clubhouse providing computer software training to members and staff and most recently working with DL to provide Spanish classes. You’ll be missed, V, but we wish you all the very best and look forward to your postcard!
 
Member 5: Coming back to Mosaic Clubhouse

When I first came here about two years ago, I didn’t know what to do with my life and I didn’t know much about mental health but now I am aware of mental health and how to deal with people around me who don’t have mental health problems.

In the past year I have been doing all sorts of activities such as football, swimming and even boxing.
I’m glad this place is open so that I can keep myself busy.
 
Member 6: A journey through music
My journey started when I was attending Mosaic Clubhouse and wondering what I should do with my life. Before attending Mosaic Clubhouse, I had tried to do a music degree at Goldsmiths College University of London. I wasn’t in the best of health at that time and I was struggling to keep up with the work set. It seemed like a different world while studying at university. I was so unwell that I was admitted to the Maudsley Hospital during that time. I didn’t stop studying though: I would leave the ward in the morning and make my way to the university to continue with my work, and then in the evening I would return to the hospital to study, eat, take my medication, study and sleep. The next day I would do the same routine.

I didn’t get the degree at Goldsmiths due to my health getting worse.

I started attending Mosaic Clubhouse at Atkins Road and, after all that, I found the clubhouse friendly and helpful. I told some of the staff what had happened previously and they were there when I was in need.

I thought of finding out about similar degrees in music using the computers at Mosaic Clubhouse (many years after attending Goldsmith College) and, in 2006, I found a degree in music which was similar to the one I did before at Thames Valley University. I applied online and was given an interview date in the spring/summer of 2006. I started as a student at the university part-time because I didn’t want to lose any of my benefits, which meant the degree would take me six years to complete (a long time!). It was a Bachelor of Music Degree and Hons (which is a teaching diploma) and was slightly different to the degree I had started at Goldsmiths College. I was a mature student at the university, studying with people much younger than me. I had a mentor to help me with my work.

I was told by one of the lecturers in the first year that there were certain things that I could apply for if I had a disability, and one of the things he mentioned was an allowance called DSA [Disability Student Allowance]. I applied for this allowance and was able to obtain a PC, a digital Dictaphone and some great software to get me through the difficult work ahead.

One of the programmes was a mind-mapping programme, so you could draw your plans on the screen with the help of the mouse and add audio and pictures that related to the subject. I was also given a mentor to help me with my assignments and deadlines.

There was also a disability team that I could get assistance from in privacy. I kept in contact with the Disability Team right the way through my time at university.

I bought an electric piano out of my student funding and all the piano repertoire of the music I was going to study.

I travelled quite far to the university from Tulse Hill for five years in all.

Sometimes, due to ill health, I would have to ask for extensions for assignments and sometimes a sick note was required. There were some days when I felt like giving up the degree due to being stressed out, but I got help and advice and extensions on deadlines when I needed them. 

I eventually achieved my goal and got me degree after five years of study.

My graduation ceremony was at Wembley Stadium last November.

If you would like to progress, this is the right place to be. You too could have a degree with a little effort.

Member 7: Coretta Kennedy; Mosaic and its Benefits





The Work Day
 
The Work Day is the schedule of tasks and activities taking place inside the clubhouse each weekday. They are designed with a typical working environment and typical working hours in mind. This provides not only excellent vocational experience to members, but also an opportunity for them to contribute to the overall management of the clubhouse in a meaningful, significant way. This environment of support, acceptance and commitment encourages people to actively contribute.

Mosaic Clubhouse is divided into three departments. The work of each of these departments is further divided into the specific and manageable tasks required to keep the clubhouse operating each day. When a new member joins the clubhouse they are asked to choose a ‘home department’ based on their interests and abilities. The member then performs tasks for that unit, alongside clubhouse staff, in a unique partnership that contributes to the overall operation of the clubhouse in a meaningful way.

The departments at Mosaic Clubhouse are named: Business and AdministrationEmployment, Education and Information, and Hospitality, Horticulture and Facilities.


 
One to one support
 
Recovering from mental ill health is a complex process that involves many different factors. Important factors often include:
  • Reclaiming a sense of hope
  • Regaining a sense of meaning
  • Managing one’s own mental health in order to reduce the impact and symptoms experienced, and to achieve a greater level of wellness
  • Reclaiming roles beyond being a mental health service user
Goal planning is a flexible planning tool which accounts for an individual’s changing mental health needs, and aspirations. It remains confidential, occurring, as it does, between a member and their chosen support worker. The sessions are designed to identify the barriers that a person may face in achieving their goals and, ultimately, leading a full and independent life. Goal planning also identifies those practical steps that members can take independently of the clubhouse community in order to achieve their vocational, educational and personal goals. Practical support and advice is given throughout the process


 
In-reach and Reach-out
 
In-reach is the process of visiting local rehabilitation wards on a daily basis in order to encourage people to reconnect with their local community prior to discharge.
 
Reach-out is the process of contacting and supporting members who have not attended the clubhouse for some time, and is completed by each department on a regular basis. This helps to inform the clubhouse if a particular member requires additional support or, in special circumstances, a home visit from a clubhouse member and staff person.
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