Event: 2002 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: SA
Award level: Bronze
Award category: Consumer/ Carer Program or service
Abstract: The Horizon Social Club is a weekend club run by people who have experience mental illness, based in the Northern Metropolitan Area in Adelaide S.A. The Club provides activities that create opportunities for adults who experience mental illness to develop supportive friendships and enjoy community activities. The Club gives people a positive experience to their weekend and creates a sense of belonging to a broader community, as the Club welcomes and encourages the involvement of the local community. The club has been established for three years with a current membership of 90 people that is increasing rapidly. It is the only social club offering weekend activities for people who experience mental illness in this area. The Horizon Club is an outstanding example of community integration as it facilitates the breaking down of stigma, bringing together people with a common interest to create positive and satisfying experiences for themselves and others.