Young Adults at 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:


• An exciting programme of social events
• Support to access education and employment opportunities
• Young Adults Committee which meets once a week
• An opportunity to meet with and work alongside other young adults with similar experiences

 

News

This is where you can keep up to date with the latest news and views of our Young Adults. 
 

Visited Van Gogh's house in Stockwell-October 2021

"My name is Mariam and I am a young adult at Mosaic, the other day we visited Van Gogh House in Stockwell, where Van Gogh lived for a short period in the 18th century. Van Gogh was a painter. I liked looking at the paintings around the House and we got to see his old bedroom! I took some photographs of our group on the day."

Bowling Social - October 2021

On the 4th of October our young adults went on a social to Queens Bowling! 

Serpentine Gallery Trip - August 2021

A group of young adults interested in photography visited James Barnor's exhibition called 'James Barnor: Accra/London - A Retrospective'. It is free entry and closes on the 24th of October so there's still time! 

Photography Workshop - July 2021

From the 13th to 15th July Ade led a photo workshop for our young adults. Members learnt the theory behind digital photography and got the chance to test their learning by taking photos around the Clubhouse!

Young Adults Social - June 2021

We held another young adults social this week! We met up in Effra Social to catch up in person and play some games. Remember, we are holding our weekly Young Adults Committee meetings every Monday at 2pm in the building and on Zoom.

Ebony Horse Club Trip - June 2021

This week a group of young adults visited Ebony Horse Club, a horse stables in the heart of Brixton. Here, members learnt about grooming and how to care for horses, and got stuck in with mucking out! 


Natasha's Art Workshop - ongoing

Young adult member Natasha has been leading an art workshop every Friday! We are creating work on canvases that will later be hung up around the Clubhouse building. Here at Mosaic we encourage members to lead classes to exchange skills - speak to Bev if you have any ideas! Natasha's workshop will return on the 25th of June.

Young Adults Social  - May 2021

On Friday we had our first in-person social of the year after hosting our previous catch-ups on Zoom due to lockdown. Our young adult members went to Brockwell Park for a picnic and played some games - we had several intense rounds of Heads Up! Overall it was a fantastic get together, look out for our social next month!

We continue to hold our weekly Young Adults Committee meetings on Mondays at 2pm in the building and on Zoom.

Solid Foundations training sessions begin! - April 2021

We've recently started working on a new project, Solid Foundation, led by Hoodmentality with the St Matthew's Project and Lambeth and Southward Mind. The project aims to link football and wellbeing using a practical and theory approach - keeping young black men onside. Young Adults at Mosaic are preparing meals for the players each week, as many are eligible for free school meals. For our first training session we provided participants with jerk chicken with rice and peas. 

We're back in our building - August 2020

Throughout lockdown we have been in contact with our young members via weekly virtual group meetings or on a one-to-one basis over the phone. We have continued to offer employment and educational support, and to make local opportunities visible to our young members. We have also been supporting our young members to set goals with a particular focus on easing stress and anxiety as a result of the pandemic and lockdown. Now we are back in the building our young adults committee meeting on Mondays can be joined virtually or in person, Mondays at 1pm. 

The Young Adults' Committee Is Now On the Road! - February 2020

The Young Adults' Committee happens every Monday here at Mosaic Clubhouse. For one of the Mondays every month the Young Adults will be going on the road to different venues to hold their meetings and experience other oppurtunities that are available in the community. The first meeting was held at the Black Prince Trust with Centrepoint who both shared oppurtunities happening in their organisations and the Young Adults also got to play some games and football!

We're on a BBC Podcast!

Listen to the young adults speak about their experiences with mental health and the Clubhouse contrasts with staying in hospital. This podcast is part of a series around mental health on the BBC 1. Listen here 

Young Adults Open Morning - Thursday 28th Nov

Radio Show with ResonanceFM

Three of our super talented members were on ResonanceFM speaking about music, mental health and mosaic clubhouse. Have a listen for yourself here!

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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Contact Us

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

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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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