You’re welcome at Eureka Clubhouse

7 June 2022|Community News| Off Comments off on You’re welcome at Eureka Clubhouse|

EVERYONE is welcome to drop into the Eureka Clubhouse at Moonah, which has been supporting Tasmanians with mental health issues to live well in the community for nearly 27 years.

The only clubhouse of its kind in Tasmania, Eureka Clubhouse is run by Colony 47 and offers clients a supportive space to seek help for everyday issues and participate in non-clinical recreational activities, social outings and life skill training.

All members get the opportunity to have a say about how the service is run, with some members recently joining the Eureka advisory board.

Senior worker Anna Banks says the Clubhouse is currently welcoming new members, and encourages people to come and tour the service.

“Eureka is a safe and friendly environment where everyone belongs,” she said.

“The unique way that the staff work with members allows there to be flexibility in the delivery and referral of supports.

“We are able to provide a unique service where we walk with our members to achieve their goals.

“Recently we have been able to help a member secure employment by providing them opportunities to gain work experience here at the club.

“We also have supported a member to connect in with a literacy tutor with Libraries Tasmania to learn how to read and write after years of not feeling confident to do so.”

The clubhouse offers members a $6 lunch every weekday and a $7 roast meal on Wednesdays.

Longtime member Irene Newmark said she and her husband come for the meal but stay because of the people.

“We come here to talk and get support from each other,” she said.

“Some people have not spoken to anyone else all week before they come to the Clubhouse and see one another.

“People are coming here instead of placing pressure on the hospital and health system. That’s why services like Eureka are so important to keep funding.”

The Eureka Clubhouse is located at 6 Florence Street, Moonah, and is open from 9am-3pm weekdays. Membership is free, and everyone is welcome to drop in for a free tour. Phone 6278 9179 for more information.

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