What is Diamond House?
Diamond House is a community mental health program which operates using the International Clubhouse model and provides a broad range of psychosocial supports for individuals who have the lived experience of mental illness. These supports are person-centred and recovery-oriented. Through participation in Diamond House, people are given opportunities to explore friendships, rebuild links with family, participate in Work-Ordered Day, educational activities, recreational activities, and employment options.
What we provide:
- Independent living skills including personal hygiene, improving communication skills and financial management
- Work-related skills
- Basic computer training
- Office and administration training
- Food preparation in a commercial kitchen
- Safe food handling
- Barista Coffee Training
- Catering for small functions
- Hall hire
- Growing vegetables and gardening maintenance
- Preparation of a daily meal
- Cafe experience and cash handling
- Wellness in the workplace
- Recreational and social activities
“Recovery does not refer to an end product or result. It does not mean that one is ‘cured’ nor does it mean that one is simply stabilised or maintained in the community. Recovery often involves a transformation of the self-wherein one both accepts one’s limitations and discovers a new world of possibility. Recovery is a way of life. It is an attitude and way of approaching the day’s challenges.”
Patricia Deegan from Conspiracy of Hope
Clubhouse communities are built upon the belief that people can sufficiently recover from the effects of mental illness to lead a personally satisfying life.
Values Statement: Clubhouse SA Inc values all people equally and non-judgmentally.
Mission Statement: Clubhouse SA Inc is here to support, encourage, learn from and grow with people with the lived experience of mental illness.
Vision Statement: Clubhouse SA Inc is a respected and widely supported community organisation providing the full range of person-centred and recovery-oriented approaches which involve and empower people with the lived experience of mental illness.
Our Motto: A safe place to belong, work and return.