Authors: Schizophrenia Fellowship of Vic.
Event: 1996 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: VIC
Award level: Silver
Award category: Rehabilitation Services (incl. Vocational and Residential Services)
Abstract: Bronham Place offers a safe base where people with a mental illness can start again and are perceived as a resource, not as a burden on society. People who attend the club are not 'clients' or 'patients' but members. Members work alongside staff doing all the work needed for the club to function. Involvement in the clubhouse is often a catalyst for returning o study or paid employment. The club helps members set and achieve goals and regain direction. While all participation is voluntary, the growth and success of the club depends on members contributions. Members feel useful and needed. Description of Facility/Organisation: Bronham Place clubhouse occupies a recently renovated factory building in Richmond with a total usable space of about 700 square feet. The club is open to anyone with a mental illness and has over 200 members.