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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 thisepisode, '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
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 .

Here are a few of the things we got up to over the festive period...

Courses at Mosaic in January

See our upcoming courses below, from Morley College and the WEA, these are open to everyone.

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.

New Courses


Employment @ Mosaic Clubhouse

Young Adults Programme @ Mosaic

Here are some numbers describing the work we have done with our Young Adults since June 2016:

  • 177 Young members.
  • 135 Goals achieved.
  • 725 one to one support session.
  • 149 events.
  • 69 young members accessed 130 work or education opportunities.

Garden Party

We had a fantastic garden party, celebrating all the hard work of our amazing members, staff and trustees over the last year.
Thank you so much to everyone that came and to the Mayor of Lambeth for his inspirational speech! We cannot wait for the year ahead working together as his chosen charity!

New Employment Placements

We are happy to announce that we have four NEW Transitional Employment Placements (TEPs) provided by our partners at SLaM .These include:

3 receptionist roles at SHARP (Brixton):
8.45am- 11.45am- 5 days a week
11.30am- 2.30pm- 5 days a week
2.15pm- 5.15pm- 5 days per week

Gardening role at Stockwell Mews:
2 hours per month

Please speak with Nancy if you are interested in the reception role, or Simon if you are interested in the gardening position.

Clubhouse model training at Mosaic

There are nearly 300 Clubhouses in over 30 countries offering hope and opportunities to people living with mental illness. We are one of three training bases for the Clubhouse model in Europe. As a training base we run colleague training for other Clubhouses and have recently welcomed colleagues from the Netherlands, Norway and Ireland to Mosaic for a two week training programme. This training is all about strengthening individual clubhouses and the clubhouse community. Foutenehuset i Oslo (Norway) is also a training base, Rainbow Clubhouse (Ireland) is already accredited and Clubhouse Noord (The Netherlands) is working towards accreditation. We look forward to working with many more Irish clubhouses in the future and other members and staff from Clubhouse Noord will be coming back in November for training.

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:

Working with The Prince's Trust to get our young members into work

Last week we celebrated with one of our members, Jayden, who has successfully completing the Prince's Trust  ‘Get into Hospitality’ course with the The Marriott Hotel. Each graduate delivered an impressive presentation, outlining what they had achieved. Participants' learned about customer service, catering, and food hygiene, as well as gaining work experience in various departments in the Marriot. Each graduate can now apply for positions in the Marriot, or will be supported to access other opportunities. 

Thank you to our new corporate partners Osborne Clarke!

Osborne Clarke , our new corporate partner, have raised an incredible £4545.50 for Mosaic at their recent quiz night. This is in addition to £5000 they are donating to us as their new charity partner. This increases our capacity to reach individuals living with mental illness.

Mosaic on Channel 4 news 03/04/18

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

Avoiding Social Isolation Group

Run by a Mosaic member this course is for members only


Mosaic Clubhouse Podcasts

Welcome to the Mosaic Clubhouse podcast where we are talking about everything from the Evening Sanctuary , TEPs , employment , education , young people , current issues, Brixton, etc.
It’s going to be fun and interesting so make sure you stay tuned!

Aneta's recovery story

Follow Aneta on her Journey to Recovery as she starts to rebuild her life with the help of Mosaic Clubhouse.

Mosaic Clubhouse on ITV news

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


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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Tel: 020 7924 9657

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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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