Young Adults @ Mosaic

The Young Adults programme at Mosaic is aimed at our members aged between 16 and 30. We have over 90 young adult members working alongside each other towards achieving their potential whilst enjoying the exciting programme of events Mosaic Clubhouse has to offer.
What we offer:


• One to one support with a dedicated Support Worker
• An exciting programme of social events
• Support to access education and employment opportunities
• A chance to get involved in our Young Adults Committee which meets once a week
• Learn how to effectively use social media
• A chance to take part in and deliver external presentations
• An opportunity to meet with and work alongside other young adults with similar experiences

News

Are you keen to know what our young adults have done recently? look no further...this is where you can keep up to date with the latest news and views of our young adults. 

HOME at the Young Vic

We had such a lovely evening at the Young Vic visiting the HOME exhibition. It was great to see the art created by the youth of South London, lots of similarities with our homes!

Science Gallery 

We took part in an exciting programme with The Science Gallery and Bittersuite to create our own interactive performance piece around the theme of 'Dark Matter'. We performed this last Friday at the Science Gallery Lates and had an amazing time!

Podcasts in the Making!!

Two of our young members have been busy working on a brand new music podcast. Keep an eye on our website and social media for when it launches! More info to follow...

Young Adults Training for HOPE UK

We delivered training for HOPE UK , to inform their young people all about mental health. The team of 4 members and staff that delivered the training discussed: what mental health is, the stigma that surrounds it and where to go for help. Thank you for having us HOPE UK! If you would like to us to deliver some training to your young people, please contact us on youngadults@mosaic-clubhouse.org

Support Roger, one of our Young Adults, who is part of our London Marathon Team

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 .


Networking Evening with We Rise Brixton

We had a great time at We Rise Brixton 's Networking event on Monday evening. It was great to chat to professionals from design, media, gaming and photography! Fantastic way to practise our networking skills and find out more about potential career pathways. Take home message: Start designing now!


Introducing our new Young Adults Team!

We are very excited to announce that we now have four Young Adults workers at Mosaic. A big thank you to our funders for making this possible:  The Walcot Foundation , The National Lottery Community  Fund, Sir Walter St John Educational Charity , The Progress Foundation and Sam and Bella Sebba Charitable Trust. Watch this space for exciting new projects coming soon!



World Mental Health Day Poetry Event at Mosaic

Last week our Young Adult Committee organised a night of poetry and spoken word to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The theme was 'Young people and mental health in a changing world'. The Mayor of Lambeth came to support the event. Thank you to Roger and Jonathan for hosting, everyone who read their poetry and the cafe for putting on a fantastic spread as usual.



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.
     

Announcing...

We had our first Young Adult's Committee Meeting this week, which is all about sharing opportunities. We hope this will be a useful and exciting new addition to the Young Adults programme at Mosaic.


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

Recently we celebrated with one of our members, Jayden, who has successfully completed  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.

Young Adults Poetry Project

Our young adults recently took part in a six week poetry project, in partnership with Artsadmin and poet Deanna Roger. They composed their own poetry and did an amazing live performance at Brixton Pound Cafe for their friends and family. Thank you to Sir Walter St John's Educational charity for making this project happen.

The Running Charity

At our November forum we were lucky enough to have a visit from The Running Charity , an organisation that supports vulnerable 16-25 year olds by using running as a way of building resilience, confidence and self-esteem. We are very excited about our first session taking place on Tuesday 14th November at 2pm. Watch this space for an update!

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!

 

Natasha- our newest teacher :)

Natasha is one of our young members at Mosaic Clubhouse and is currently running a portraiture class. Here is her story about how she came to be running the class …

Mosaic Clubhouse interview with Natasha about her love of art and delivering the mosaic clubhouse portraiture class

‘I have been a member of mosaic clubhouse since October 2016 and decided in January with the encouragement of Nicki to run a portraiture class. I have been a keen drawer since I was sixteen. Although teachers and friends had commented on the fact they thought I was talented, there was more to why I kept up practice.

I have battled with depression a long time now and drawing/art became a vehicle to express my struggle in a way that also benefited my life. It led me to getting onto numerous art courses after leaving secondary school. It gave me a focus and created a safe place to release some of the pain that was trapped inside of me. Though I have gone through some difficult times with my mental health, art has always been something I could keep up no matter what, offering a release at the worst times and a sense of achievement and pleasure at the best. Through the years my confidence has grown, improvements have appeared, yet the learning process will never stop for me… That’s the beauty of it.

And I hope to be able to share this with as many people as possible. What art can offer our souls and what an important part it can play in self-expression.’

 Pharmacy Students Volunteer at the Clubhouse- Yay!!

Pharmacist students at mosaic clubhouse, student volunteers
( L to R: Tehreem Mirza, Subuhe Sattar, Mariam Elwakeel at Mosaic Clubhouse Cafe Kitchen)

Our members were joined by Pharmacist student volunteers. Mariam wrote: "My time spent at Mosaic Clubhouse was an eye opener into the other support services offered outside the NHS. I was given the opportunity to experience various departments within the Clubhouse, my favourite being in the kitchen, as well as meeting new people from different backgrounds and all walks of life.

I was warmly welcomed by different members of the clubhouse as if I had been volunteering for a long time and felt very comfortable. The environment created by the members and the staff equally was very friendly and home-like; everyone is very understanding and appreciative- something that is not often found in workplaces. Throughout my time at Mosaic Clubhouse, I was based in the kitchen where I interacted with most of the members throughout the day and got to hear many interesting life experiences; which I have learnt a lot from. The time spent in Mosaic Clubhouse is incomparable to any voluntary experience I’ve ever had, it was truly amazing.

 We hope that the members enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed theirs and if the opportunity arises we’d be more than happy to spend more time in Mosaic Clubhouse". 

 

 New Condom Service

We launched a new service in partnerhsip with Come Correct to Distribute free condoms to under 24yr olds
Mosaic Clubhouse come correct condom distribution partnership, young adults family planning,
 

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Our Stories

Work Placement @ London Barberhood

At my work placement with London Barberhood I am gaining my confidence back. It’s so nice when you work alongside staff that see potential in you. I am learning new skills every day and progressing really fast.
 

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Bright & Positive Future

To this day I still struggle getting to places on time, sometimes I make it surprisingly early, most of the time quite late. As I’ve been going to Mosaic Clubhouse this often repeats itself and usually Staff members and Mosaic members have been quite supportive about it, encouraging me to get here on time.

 

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Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Get On Track Programme

Not only is this a good opportunity for young people who want to get into sport because it allows them to get the contacts to help make that happen but it is also a great opportunity for young people who want to build up their confidence. 

 

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Being the Person I am Meant to Be

Paul's story Mosaic Clubhouse Young Adults

When it comes down to my own mental health it is not something that I normally discuss or like to, but now that has changed, now I am no longer ashamed about it, now I feel comfortable talking about it and by doing so, here and now, I hope that it might help others with their recovery.

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Jessica's Story

Jessica's Story, Mosaic Clubhouse Young Adults

Hi, my name is Jessica. I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression from as young as 13 years old. I’ve been in and out of therapy for over a decade. I dropped out of secondary school half way through...

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Magdalen Farm Trip

I loved getting to know mosaic members and staff better. We had such a lovely time I didn’t want to leave.

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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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