About the Clubhouse
The Pathways SouthWest Clubhouse provides a safe space for adults with a lived or living experience of mental health issues
It is an accepting place for anyone in need of support or social connection in a psychosocially informed setting. The Clubhouse will be available to people in the Bunbury region with lived experience, their carers and loved ones.
Based at Turkey Point on the Leschenault inlet, 10 minutes from the Bunbury CBD, the Pathways SouthWest Clubhouse is designed to assist individuals reach and maintain their recovery goals therefore improving their mental wellbeing and overall quality of life.
The philosophy of the Clubhouse is underpinned by the importance and centrality of peer relationships and provides a space for people to go, to hang out with others without judgment and to be set up with supports if needed. Although the Clubhouse is available to anyone in the Bunbury region with a lived or living experience of mental health issues all new consumers will require a referral to Pathways SouthWest by their mental health clinician or GP. This referral process ensures that if club members become unwell or require more clinical support the Clubhouse staff have their mental health practitioners or GPs details on hand and have a signed “Consent to Contact” form allowing staff
to communicate with their clinician.
In this supportive environment consumers can work on acquiring the skills and supports they need to maximise their recovery goals. The process allows consumers to take charge of their own recovery which brings hope and a sense of self-worth. Consumers are encouraged to participate actively with others to further their mental health literacy and social skills. The use of co-design underpins the service ensuring that the consumers are integral to the design and delivery of services.
In addition to providing social activities and connection the wraparound service for consumers at the Clubhouse will include assisting online access and support in working with government agencies such as Centrelink, MyGov and Medicare as well as assistance with employment and accommodation agencies and applications.