There are many pathways to mental health recovery and living a personally fulfilling life.
Peers learning together, recognizing and using their talents productively to help each other and the wider community is at the core of the Clubhouse way of doing things.
Toowoomba Clubhouse Peer Supporters are trained, professionally supervised and participate in continuing professional development. They maintain and develop their own mental wellness through use of clinical services and other personal and community resources. As role models, they have made a commitment to continue to grow and thrive through mutual support.
There are a number of Peer Supporters available to work with individuals on an hourly basis. They are primarily engaged through flexible funding available to participants of the Partners in Recovery initiative. They:
RELATE to what you’re going through because of their own experience of re-building a life interrupted by mental health challenges.
SHARE knowledge, encourage and provide affirmation for trying new things, and help you to build the confidence to move forward.
HELP you re-discover and activate your own hidden power to transform your life. People are there own greatest resource and everyone is an expert and a learner in something.
EXPLORE and discover with you new perspectives and opportunities in all the important areas of life, not just illness management.
OFFER practical and emotional support like accompanying you to appointments, one-to-one or peer group discussions of self-discovery.
Personal profiles of Peer Supporters are available on request. An enquiry is usually followed by a no obligation chat where the people involved can get to know each other and decide if and how they might work together.
Enquiries may be directed to Christine Child, phone 0477 435 422, email
Christine is the Peer Power coordinator. She was drawn to mental health work because of personal experiences. She didn’t reveal this during her professional training, afraid of being seen as ‘damaged goods’, or as going into the field for the ‘wrong reasons’. She now believes that the wounds and triumphs are what drive her heart, and perhaps the most healing part of herself.