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Mosaic Young Adults go Rural

Check out what we got up to on Magdalen Farm.

It's In Your Head

Join us for an evening of original, motivating creative monologues and spoken word performances, all based on and around the theme of mental health. 
Upstairs at the Ritzy, 7.30pm 15th September 2017.  

Free courses at Mosaic Clubhouse

New courses available at Mosaic Clubhouse. These courses are free to Lambeth residents on benefits. If you are interested in joining any of these courses please contact our Employment & Education unit. You can download the poster here.

Fun on the Farm 

A group of young members had a great trip to Magdalen Farm in Dorset where we got to experience farm life first hand. We had the opportunity to feed the goats, chickens & pig as well as collecting eggs and clearing out the chicken house. We enjoyed delicious home cooked organic meals as well as team building outdoor activities. The farm was in a beautiful countryside setting and the staff were so welcoming and knowledgeable – we can’t wait for the next visit! 

Getting fit with mosaic

We have a few new partnerships with local fittness organisations that offer Mosaic Clubhouse members the opportunity to get cheap gym membership and free access to sports activities. So far the group has visited the Brixton Recreation Centre and the Damilola Taylor Trust in Peckham. Fitness activities take place every Wednesday, times vary depending on the activity, please speak to Michael for more details.

This is what one of our members had to say about the latest visit to the Damilola Taylor Centre:
'...The centre is run to improve the health and fitness of people who suffer from mental health problems. At the centre there is a variety of sport you can do, like, badminton, table tennis, tennis, basketball, and even a dance class. To quench our thirst after a game of sport there is a café / kitchen area that provides soft drinks, tea or coffee and even freshly made smoothies, which was much appreciated  by Mosaic members who had worked up a sweat playing sport!'

Mosaic Clubhouse has been shortlisted for major award


Mosaic Clubhouse has been shortlisted for a major public health award.
 
We offer a non-judgmental, safe and welcoming environment for people to develop their skills and interests. More than 400 clubhouse members – who all live with mental illness – run the centre alongside 22 staff. Services include support in finding employment, education and housing – as well as a café and evening sanctuary.
 
We were one of just three organisations shortlisted in the Public Mental Health and Wellbeing category of the Royal Society for Public Health’s Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017. This award recognises efforts to prevent mental illness and promote mental health.
 
Maresa Ness, Chief Executive of Mosaic Clubhouse, said: “Levels of psychosis in the borough of Lambeth are six times the national average.Mosaic provides somewhere where people with mental health issues are needed and valued, where being part of a community provides a sense of belonging and meaning. Our work helps our members to foster more positive relationships and build trust, believe in their own strengths and potential, and develop new and important skills. We’re over the moon that we’ve been shortlisted for an award for what we do.”
 
‘Steve’ – a Mosaic Clubhouse member whose name has been changed to protect his identity – said: “I feel a lot better coming here, making new friends and being able to talk to people - it’s just a great place to be. When I’m at home, I’m like a recluse in my room all the time. My family don’t understand why I come to Mosaic, but I feel safe and comfortable talking to people, and it’s a life for me. I can’t do without it.”
 
‘Clare’ – also a member – said: “I’ve been attending Mosaic for over 10 years. Before coming to Mosaic I was always in and out of hospitals. My first hospital admission was when I was a teenager and I was there for about a year. Things I’ve done at Mosaic have really helped me. It’s kept me out of hospitals and given me a purpose in life.”
 
Mosaic will find out if it has won at the RSPH Awards 2017 ceremony which will be held at East Wintergarden in London on Thursday 19 October.

Growing the Clubhouse Model of support 

Mosaic Clubhouse in Lambeth is building on the recognition its model of support has received, by developing a plan to grow more clubhouses in the UK. Having recently secured awards and widespread media coverage, the Board of Trustees at Mosaic Clubhouse now feels the time is right to share the successes of the model and support other communities to achieve the benefits of fully co-produced and delivered, socially-inclusive, cost-effective mental health recovery.

While there are over 300 clubhouses worldwide, there are very few currently in the UK. Mosaic Clubhouse believes the current mental health commissioning environment, which has emphasis on co-production, cost efficiency and partnership working, is perfect for the model to thrive.

Over the next year, Mosaic Clubhouse is developing a growth strategy, marketing and funding plan with the aim of spreading the word about the positive impact of clubhouses, while also helping organisations to set up other clubhouses and creating a ‘manual’ for those who wish to develop their own.

All clubhouses are deliberately understaffed and staff act as talent scouts harnessing the skills and talents of members to ensure that the work necessary to run the service is carried out ‘side by side’. Whether it’s running reception, the café or typing board minutes, members are equal partners and as such are involved in all decision making and governance.
The model also has transitional employment partnerships, where clubhouse staff work alongside a member in an external work setting, training and supporting the member until that person feels ready and able to continue with lesser support. Each job lasts 6-9 months during which time people are preparing to move on to their next employment step. Mosaic achieves outstanding vocational outcomes.

An information service, a social programme and an evening sanctuary are all part of the Mosaic offering.
If you are interested in a new clubhouse for your area, or if you’d like more information about Mosaic’s development project, please visit www.mosaic-clubhouse.org and contact Euan Barr, Business Development Director at e.barr@mosaic-clubhouse.org

Mosaic Clubhouse on ITV news

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, ITV featured Mosaic Clubhouse on Thursday 11/05/17

Member Satisfaction Survey 2017

103 of our members took part in a Satisfaction Survey in 2017. They responded to questions about the support that they receive at Mosaic Clubhouse. They were asked about Membership & Relationships, Space, Work-order day, Employment & Education, Funding, Governance & Administration, and Support at Mosaic Clubhouse. The questions reflect the 37 recovery standards that define the Clubhouse Model of rehabilitation. Members also made suggestions for improvement that will be discussed with the whole community at a policy meeting.
You can see some of the highlights from the survey in the picture below or access the full report here.
 

Safeguarding

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk means protecting them from abuse or neglect, getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which they feel safe and healthy. Each local authority has a duty to do so and Lambeth Council is committed to working with the residents and all organisations in the borough, such as the NHS, family doctors, police, education, the Ambulance service, as well as all care providers and voluntary and community sector organisations and faith groups to achieve this. The Lambeth Safeguarding website provides information and support for professionals, children and adults.

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Mosaic Clubhouse
65 Effra Road, Brixton
London, SW2 1BZ
Tel: 020 7924 9657
Email: Info@mosaic-clubhouse.org

About Us

Mosaic Clubhouse is part of a worldwide network of clubhouses that exist to provide support and opportunities to people living with a mental health condition.
 

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