A proven model
of mental health recovery
What we do
Endeavour Clubhouse is based on the international Clubhouse model – a proven model of mental health recovery for people 18 years and older. Its recovery-orientated approach includes both psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation. The Clubhouse is a non-clinical environment where people are encouraged to take a leading role in their recovery, setting and realising their own goals.
Clubhouse members are offered opportunities to return to paid employment in an integrated work setting. We are currently developing a structured vocational rehabilitation program. in the interim, we support all members in their efforts to secure and sustain independent employment where members are provided ongoing support at the Clubhouse and in the community, as required.
The work-ordered day structures the daily activities within the Clubhouse. It parallels a usual business day and members volunteer to participate in the activities according to their interests and as they feel ready.
The projects undertaken by Endeavour Clubhouse are determined by the members in addition to the required activities for the smooth operation of the Clubhouse including reception, clerical tasks, outreach, menu planning and meal preparation.
Community support and advocacy
Members are given help in accessing the best quality services in their community. The assistance provided depends on the needs of each member. It can include acquiring and keeping affordable and dignified housing, transport to medical appointments as well as accessing benefits and community services. These supports are provided by both members and Clubhouse staff.
Social and recreational activities
Endeavour Clubhouse also schedules social and recreational activities. These activities include structured and unstructured events to be held in the community and at the Clubhouse. Holidays are celebrated on the day which they fall.
Endeavour Clubhouse provides a structured out-reach program. Keeping in contact with all active members is part of the daily work of the Clubhouse. Outreach can be through telephone calls or hospital visits. Not only does this encourage members to participate in the Clubhouse it also provides an early-intervention system so that members can be assisted before psychiatric crises develop.
Education and prevocational training