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2019 Annual General Meeting

We had a lovely time at our AGM this year. Members, staff, trustees and the wider community came together to celebrate what we have achieved in the last year. Here is a video from the Employment, Education and Information Unit, talking about how mosaic has helped members over the last year.


We're on the BBC Radio 1 Podcast!

Danielle interviews some of our young members to find out more about Mosaic Clubhouse. Listen to their stories and how the clubhouse experience compares to being held in a hospital setting. Mosaic is a much brighter and lighter space than hospital with no closed doors and no heirachy between staff and members. Listen more for yourself here

Our LGBTQIA+ Community

In August we rolled out a survey to our members, asking questions about how we could make our service more LGBTQIA+ inclusive. Many people were of the opinion that our clubhouse, as welcoming and diverse as it is, could do more for our LGBTQIA+ community. Members made suggestions for more education, a safe space and signposting as well as training and social events. 

We have taken this information on board and have created a monthly LGBTQIA+ Safe Space, where members of the community and supportive allies can have a cup of tea, discuss any issues and learn from eachother and specialists about matters affecting the community. We spent our first session in September brainstorming ideas of how to use the safe space, and spent the October meeting learning about BAME LGBTQIA+ figures in alignment with Black History Month. 

Coming up we will have our first Mosaic LGBTQIA+ Bulletin at the end of the month, and have started planning our first LGBTQIA+ Social to the Bishopsgate Archives- we are excited to improve our inclusivisty and very proud of our diverse community at Mosaic!

New Hospital Projects

We have two new exciting projects, working with local hospitals, starting this Autumn. 

The first is the Acute hospital in-reach project with Lambeth Hospital, in partnership with ThamesReach and Certitude. Staff and members (see some of the team below) will be visiting inpatients to help enable them to make links with the community to support them when they are discharged. We have a team of members who are looking forward to getting involved, building up their peer support skills and expanding patients networks. 

The second project is with Kings Hospital. Our Young Adults team is leading on a pilot project visiting people in hospital with physical health issues who also need mental health support. We will be working closely with various teams at Kings to make sure these patients are getting linked to services they need in the community. 


Mosaic Sports Day!

We had a Fun day at Brockwell Park for our annual sports day, great weather and great sportsmanship! We were split into teams and raced eachother in running, tug of war, egg and spoon race and many more!

Mosaic Music Magic Podcast!

The first episode of this podcast is out. Every week on Mondays, there will be a new episode! Here is the link to the episodes:   

In this episode, 'Classics Part 1', we introduce the hosts, Idara & Jamille and they talk about music and an introduction of what you will hear in the podcasts.
Also, the podcast has an email address where you can send in reactions to the episodes and talk about your feedback and what your want to hear in the next episodes. The podcast email is mmm.podcast@outlook.com
I hope you enjoy the podcast!

Deloitte and Volunteering Matters Confidence Workshop

On Friday 24th of May, Deloitte coupled with Volunteering Matters to provide us with a morning of training. This training included top tips on how to improve our conversational skills, confidence in social situations and informal settings. They helped us write and finetune our CVs and gave us practical employment top tips. We worked in groups to roleplay an interview scenario which allowed us to practice thinking on our feet and being aware of our body language. Sandra, one of our members, said about the session, "the staff made me feel welcome and at ease. I met one or two people I didn't know before and I was really enjoying it". Thank you very much to Deloitte and Volunteering Matters for providing us with this opportunity. 


Working with The Black Men's Minds Project

The Black Men's Minds Project was a six-day workshop created by Stephen Rudder, in partnership with Black Thrive, for black men who have experienced ill mental health and hardship to come together. Each day a different topic was discussed such as external pressures facing a black man, masculinity and personal experiences. The last day of the workshop Kobi, Jamille and Robert created and performed a spoken word piece during Mental Health Awareness Week based on the discussions and creative writing techniques that were shared and taught throughout the workshop. The guys showed great commitment and really enjoyed this experience!

It's Mental Health Awareness week!

For Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 th May, we are asking passers-by: are you OK? We are handing out positive affirmations and telling people about the services we offer. We want to talk to people about mental health and raise our profile in the local community. Come and say hello!

Final Countdown to the London Marathon

The London Marathon is nearly here. We will be supporting our Mosaic team: Roger, Pete, Verity, Busayo and David on Sunday. If you want to come and join us to cheer them on, speak to us for more details. We've made a new video with Roger, as part of our 25 stories for 25 years series, see it below, and if you want to support our runners, and us, you can donate here .

Evening Sanctuary will be open 7 days a week from April

As of April 1st 2019 the Evening Sanctuary at Mosaic Clubhouse will be open to Lambeth residents seven nights per week, from 6pm to 2am, offering a safe and supportive space for adults experiencing a mental health crisis.

Evenings can be a difficult time for many people with mental health conditions as there is limited access to services outside of the usual 9-5 working hours. The Sanctuary is a short term service helping people to cope when things are at their worst.

Whilst not a clinical environment, our trained and experienced staff, peer support workers and volunteers provide a place where people can be themselves without feeling judged. Some come to share their experiences and to talk to others, some come for a little peace and quiet, and some come for a few hours of volunteering or activities to take their minds off things.

From 6 – 8pm Mosaic members and others lead groups and workshops including Jewellery Making, Art, Creative Writing, Mindfulness and Yoga. Anybody staying on after 8pm will need a referral from a health care professional.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or feeling unable to cope, speak to your GP or mental health team about getting a referral to The Evening Sanctuary.

 Our Clubhouse International Accreditation Report is here - and it's good news!

Here is our accreditation report from Clubhouse International's visit last November. We are very proud to have achieved three year accreditation with no recommendations. Clubhouse International Accreditation™ is a symbol of quality – a clear demonstration of a Clubhouse’s commitment to excellence. Accredited Clubhouses displaying this icon are universally recognized as operating with a high level of compliance with the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs.™ Accreditation is awarded for either a one- or three-year period, subject to the degree of adherence by the Clubhouse to the Standards. Click here to read the full report .

Working with the Omnibus Theatre

Throughout January 2019 the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham is hosting a series of plays and workshops exploring well being. Mosaic were thrilled to be invited by the Mayor of Lambeth and the Omnibus to take part in a panel discussion on ‘Mental Health – A National Crisis?’. Programme manager Beverley and member Michael were joined by Cllr Jacqui Dyer, Emma-Jane Greig, Isaac Ouro-Gnao and campaigner Jonny Benjamin to discuss the issue. This was followed by an excellent performance of ‘Hearing Things’ which is showing until the 27 th  January.

Research published on our Young Adults programme at Mosaic

An article called 'How young adults in London experience the Clubhouse Model of mental health recovery: A thematic analysis,' has been published in the Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Mental Health. One of the authors, Jane Pardi worked at Mosaic whilst doing her masters. The piece concludes that the clubhouse model was beneficial to all its young members, for reasons including its entirely collaborative and consultative process between staff and members, its humanitarian approach, its lack of rigid or inflexible time limits, and its reciprocal relationships, where members are expected to both provide and receive support. Read the paper here .

Turnbull & Asser event for Clubhouse International

Last week Turnball & Asser , men's clothing store and Royal Warrant shirt maker, held a dinner to raise money and awareness for Clubhouse International . Maresa Ness, our CEO, Peter Cardell, Chair of Trustees and two of our members Debora and Josh attended and spoke about their experiences at Mosaic Clubhouse. We're really excited about this new partnership. Photos from Turnball & Asser.

World Mental Health Day at Public Health England 

Last week Public Health England held a cake sale in their offices and raised nearly £100 for Mosaic. As the theme for this year's World Mental Health Day was young people and mental health in a changing world Roger and Michael, pictured below, spoke about our Young Adults Program at Mosaic. Mosaic have a number of Transitional Employment Placements at Public Health England, that give our members great opportunities for getting back into work. We currently have two of our young people doing placements there.

£267k funding from the Big Lottery Fund

Mosaic Clubhouse has successfully bid for a grant of £266,881 over three years to support its work to help people living with mental illness to re-join the worlds of friendship, family, employment and education. One piece of work to benefit from the National Lottery funding is the charity’s new Young Adults Programme , which will offer intensive one-to-one support for 16-30 year-olds with an existing mental health condition or at risk of developing poor mental health.The programme will focus on helping young people with their transition into adulthood. It will provide support during difficult transitions such as leaving school and transferring from child and adolescent mental health services to adult services or into the community. Part of the grant will also be used to fund two Recovery Support Workers to work on the programme. Existing work to also benefit from the funding includes programmes that support people with mental health issues in education, training and work.

Maresa Ness, CEO, said: “Our ultimate aim through this work is to increase the quality of life, confidence, self-esteem and employment prospects of people in our area who suffer from mental ill health. “We’re absolutely delighted that the Big Lottery Fund has given so many Lambeth residents the opportunity to improve their wellbeing and achieve their dreams. This money will change lives.”
 

Winning a Lammy Award

A huge congratulations to our former CEO Maresa who won the 'Going The Extra Mile' Lammy Award.
One of her nominators said, "she has been a role model to myself and the clubhouse community. She is a person of courage, she has a strong work ethic and is also open to learn. As she retires, this award would be a great end to an amazing career."
You can read more about it here .

Mosaic Clubhouse appoints a new Chief Executive

The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Chris Thomas has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Mosaic Clubhouse. Chris succeeds Maresa Ness, one of the founders and more recently CEO who will retire in November.

Chair of the Board, Peter Cardell says “We are delighted that Chris is joining us as he not only brings a wealth of experience working across statutory and third sector organisations, he also shares the unique clubhouse values and ethos”.

Chris has previously held CEO roles in the charity sector, most recently at Jobs in Mind, a specialist provider of employment support for people experiencing stress, anxiety or other mental health problems.

After six years at the helm, the Board very much appreciate the leadership Maresa has provided to develop Mosaic Clubhouse into a strong vibrant organisation at the heart of the Lambeth community.

Under Chris’s new leadership we are confident that Mosaic clubhouse go from strength to strength continuing the valuable work in South London.

Chris will start in late October 2018 and Maresa will leave at the AGM on November 15th.

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Mosaic Clubhouse is the official charity of the new mayor of Lambeth

We are very happy to announce that we have been chosen as the official charity of the new Lambeth Mayor, Christopher Wellbelove. One of our members, Paul, shared his experience of mental health services during the council's annual meeting where the new mayor was elected. You can read more about it here .      

Inews published our members' stories for Mental Health awareness week:

How noise-cancelling headphones and new software helped me cope with anxiety and Asperger’s at work
‘If my mood is proper low, I can self-sabotage’ – why night is the worst time for mental health crisis
I kept my depression hidden until I was 60 – now I’ve accepted it, I’m much stronger

How noise-cancelling headphones and new software helped me cope with anxiety and Asperger’s at work

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/video/confidence-to-work-again-when-you-have-anxiety-disorder/

Mosaic on Channel 4 news 03/04/18

Channel 4 highlights Mosaic's drive to support the recovery from mental illness among black men


 

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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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