The aim of Hillside Clubhouse is to enable people with mental health issues to achieve their full potential in life. This could be through employment or being more active in their community, but most importantly being happy and more confident to chase and achieve their ambitions and dreams.People who come to Hillside are members – not patients or users. We believe in removing those labels and barriers. Our members are our colleagues”
Hillside Clubhouse offers their members a daily experience that involves them entirely in the workings of the Clubhouse (known as the Workday Programme). The emphasis is on working side by side with each other as co-colleagues to fulfil the daily business functions of the Clubhouse – be that onsite catering operation or working in the shop. The Workday Programme supports people to gain confidence and self-esteem and develop skills for life and work through volunteering, while at the same time support workers will provide practical and emotional support to our members if they have any type of problem and support people to avoid crises.
Fabrix is delighted to have partnered with Mental Health Working Islington to provide meaningful work experience placements at the Billiard Factory, Green Room Cafe.
“Our members have found the cafe environment friendly, supportive and a fantastic learning opportunity which will help them to reach their future employment goals”
Kay Carter, Hillside Clubhouse