Meeting the Challenge of Change
Virtual Event - October 4 - 8, 2021
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There simply are not enough resources today for everyone with a mental illness who needs help. It’s a crisis situation and the numbers are growing. We help start and grow Clubhouses globally where people can go to get their lives back.learn more
Clubhouse International World Seminar 2021
Mattie: "A Clubhouse Is Invaluable to Anyone with a Serious Mental Disorder"
Clubhouse International welcomes and supports the launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidance on community mental health services: Promoting person-centered and rights-based approaches. We are pleased that the Clubhouse Model of psychosocial rehabilitation is included in the WHO guidance and technical packages, and that our Training Center, Phoenix Clubhouse in Hong Kong, is identified as an example of community-based mental health services that are following good practices.
A Clubhouse is a free, community-based membership organization aimed at helping people living with mental illness around the world regain a respected place in society through work, education, wellness and community. Shown above: Hero House NW, Washington, USA. Click on the link below to read more about how they pulled together as a community through the pandemic on our Clubhouse Victories page.
Clubhouse International was deeply honored to receive the Special Presidential Commendation Award at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2021 Annual Meeting. The prestigious award was presented by Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H. during the 65th Convocation of Distinguished Fellows. The award recognizes the evidence-based, cost-effective Clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation as a leading recovery resource for people living with mental illness around the world.
Clubhouse International appreciates the generous gift made by The Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC. The fund supports charities of concern to Stephen Colbert. The contribution will help us continue our work bridging the gap to mental health recovery via resources and opportunities for our Clubhouse members around the world. We all scream for ice cream!
We appreciate the tremendous support for Clubhouses from the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, who said, "You represent a community that is good to belong to...You offer a gathering place and a social community with structure and everyday routines. It is absolutely priceless. The need for such offers is particularly evident during the corona pandemic where everyone is more vulnerable to loneliness and isolation." Photo: Thomas Haugersveen.
Executive Director Joel D. Corcoran has released a statement addressing the ongoing issues of racism and social injustice in our society, saving: "...in response to the social virus of systemic racism, we must all now sharpen our focus, raise our voices and join the movement for change. Most importantly, we can choose love and kindness over hate and fear."
There is significant research substantiating the effectiveness of the Clubhouse model and the added benefits of Clubhouse Accreditation.
Clubhouses powerfully demonstrate that people with mental illness can and do lead productive, happy lives. Each Clubhouse we open touches +/- 500 people in need!
Help ensure that people living with mental illness in your area have a place to go and support to find jobs, education, housing and a new lease on life.
Imagine if you had a place to go where you felt accepted, understood, hopeful AND that helped you get a job, go back to school or find a home. That is what Clubhouses offer.