Partners

Terveyden ja Hyvinvoinnin laitos - The National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Sozialpsychiatrisches Zentrum des PARITÄTISCHEN in Bayern, Germany
Helsingin Klubitalot - the Clubhouses of Helsinki, Finland
De Waterheuvel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Papilot, zavod, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fountain House Stockholm, Sweden
Fundatia Estuar, Romania
Foundation UZTAI Fundazioa, Spain - Basque Country
Zavod RUJ - Institute for education, qualifying and rehabilitation, Slovenia
International Center for Clubhouse Development, United States of America

EMPAD Group

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Terveyden ja Hyvinvoinnin laitos -
The National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos (THL) , "The National Institute for Health and Welfare", is a research and development institute under the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. THL started operating on 1 January 2009, after the merger of the National Public Health Institute (KTL) and the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (STAKES).

THL's functions:
• To promote the welfare and health of the population
• To prevent diseases and social problems
• To develop social and health services

THL pursues and carries out its objectives by means of research, development activities, official tasks, steering through information as well as international co-operation. In its capacity as the statutory statistical authority for health and welfare, THL maintains and promotes the use of a strong knowledge base within the field.

THL has an active international role to advance national interests as well as to contribute to global policies.

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Sozialpsychiatrisches Zentrum des PARITÄTISCHEN in Bayern, Germany

Clubhaus Schwalbennest & Clubhaus Giesing

The two Munich Clubhouses are part of a Social Psychiatric Center belonging to a big German Welfare Organization called "Der PARITÄTISCHE in Bayern". Besides of the two clubhouses the center is running a quite big in-patient, therapeutical program, a shared-flat-program and a supported-housing-program. Clubhaus Schwalbennest was founded in 1986. Five staff is coordinating the work ordered day for about 80 members attending regularly in two units: kitchen and office. The Clubhouse is certified by the ICCD and has specific expertise in supporting its members to return to work.

Clubhaus München Giesing (former Clubhaus Lichtblick) was founded in 1995. Three staff and about 60 members are working in the areas of kitchen, housekeeping and clerical work. Both Clubhouses have a lot of experience in supporting people with a history of mental illness and are frequently visited by local groups and individuals as well as foreign visitors.

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Helsingin Klubitalot - the Clubhouses of Helsinki, Finland

Helsingin Klubitalot ry was established in 1997. Its main aim is to support people with mental illness to return to employment and education and improve their social skills through Clubhouse rehabilitation model. It gives possibilities for all the mental rehabilitants (members of the clubhouse) for lifelong learning. The methods for the psychosocial rehabilitation are Work-Ordered Day, Supported Education and Supported Employment. Helsingin Klubitalo is a member in the Finnish Clubhouse Coalition and the international Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD). The operation budget for the year 2010 is 667 182€ with 9 full time staff and 950 members. The average daily attendance is 75 members.

Helsinki Clubhouse has the highest quality standard (3 year certificate) from the ICCD. Helsingin Klubitalo is one of the 10 Training Bases in the world, which offers Colleague training for the other Clubhouses worldwide. Aim of the Colleague training is to promote the quality of the Clubhouse work.

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De Waterheuvel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The aim is to provide a place to be and a place to (re)integrate in society  for people who are suffering from mental illness The approach to the people attending  De Waterheuvel is get maximum profit of the positive stimulus of being part of a community. They are stimulated by an active appeal on the healthy part of the participants. The structure of De Waterheuvel is that of a clubhouse. The people become a member and they get active support by the staff to participate in normal activities: employment, recreational activities, housing. The participation to the activities is 100% voluntary. De Waterheuvel is founded in 1986 and has a average daily attendance of 50 persons pro day.

Activities:
• A day-program to learn skills and develop members to participate in community activities outside the clubhouse.
• Catering activities: a lunchroom www.eetwinkeldeburen.nl & catering for 2 companies.
• A self-help telephone & chat service for people with mental illness www.warmline.nl
• A service for people with small technical problems at home www.homeserviceamsterdam.nl

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Papilot, zavod, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Papilot was fond in 1995 as an answer on transformation of situation in Slovenia in process of establishing the independence. We have 4 units and a large number of different professionals: psychologists, social workers, social pedagogues, occupational therapists, economists, and medical professionals. With purpose to enhancing and developing the quality of life in activities we use a holistic approach, emphasising promotion of social inclusion. Our main activities are focused on education, training and guidance for unemployed and other vulnerable groups. Aims of our services and activities are to provide quality work with vulnerable groups and enable their successful reintegration in to social society.

• Vocational /occupational
• Active employment policy programmes
• Social inclusion programmes
• Help centre for the victims of criminal deeds
• Day-care centre for elderly people
• Soft skills and other training and educational programmes
• National and international projects

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Fountain House Stockholm, Sweden

Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents trough a community of mutual support since 1980. We do this through the development of innovative techniques, research and sharing knowledge with others. Our goal is a high quality of life for all members, ongoing improvement and the ultimate elimination of stigma against those with mental illness. Success depends upon our ability to inspire partnerships between members, staff, board members, corporate partners, medical providers and the larger community.

National activities:
• Member of the Swedish clubhouse coalition
• Lectures at the police academy and other society functions
• Own Radio program

International activities:
• Host for the 16th International Clubhouse Conference in June/July 2011
• EPCD European Partnership for Clubhouse Development
• ICCD International Center for Clubhouse Development

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Fundatia Estuar, Romania

Estuar was set up in 1993 and provides mental health services through several day centers: 2 in Bucharest, , 1 in Cluj, 1 in Ploiesti and 1 in Giurgiu, and through 2 branches: 1 in Botosani and  1 in Constanta. We also developed a 17 years project of supported accommodation in Bucharest, the first in Romania in the mental health field. We provide social services for over 350 beneficiaries. Target groups are: mental health users, their families, and mental health specialists. Estuar is implementing several projects: it supports social services within day centers all over the country, supports accommodation for 12mental health users, supports protected jobs for mental health users, and is implementing a guided living programme for mental health users in Bucharest. Estuar is a member of Mental Health Europe and of RENASIS (Anti poverty network). In 2010 we implemented 13 projects (1 regarding guided living services, 7 social services in mental health, 1 awareness-raising project, 1 volunteering project, 1 social inclusion project, 1 recognition on mental health project, 1 partnership in a counseling for mothers project).

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Foundation UZTAI Fundazioa, Spain - Basque Country

The "UZTAI" has as mission serve to the general interest of the persons affected by diseases and mental disorders specially for those who are in situation of critical illness of long evolution, disabled and affected of social exclusion or of any type of marginalization, developing studies and researches.

Specific aims & activities:
1) To realize studies and projects of viability of sanitary, social resources, of living together and residential destined to the mental patients and to disabled persons and in situation of social exclusion.
2) To develop programs and projects of promotion of the mental health (local & international).
3) Mental patient promotes and to defend the human rights of the person
4) To realize a solidary action with the developing countries collaborating in the specific field of these aims.
5) To act on the prevention of the reasons of the mental illness and of his cronificación, as well as of the stigma and of the marginalization and social exclusion.

UZTAI website: https://sites.google.com/site/fundacionuztaifundazioa/home

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Zavod RUJ - Institute for education, qualifying and rehabilitation, Slovenia

It was fund as response to needs of unemployed disabled people waiting for job on this range. The main purpose to contribute efficiently towards (re)integration of people with disabilities in the labor market.

Main activities:
Occupational rehabilitation is based on multidisciplinary team work, active participation and empowerment of disabled person.

Activities:
• Motivation for work and social inclusion
• assessment of work abilities
• social skills training
• vocational guidance
• on job training
• analysis and adaptation of a work place
• job placement
• supervision

Ruj have found the Sheltered Employment Centre in which are included 16 disabled persons with 30%-70% work-ability.

Social inclusion program for persons with less than 30% of work efficiency.
Aim: to motivate person to gain more work and social skills, expand social net and increase or establish conditions for social inclusion. Ruj run the program with 12 users.

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International Center for Clubhouse Development, United States of America

Established in 1994, ICCD is a non-profit and non-governmental international organization. ICCD is a global resource for communities creating solutions for people with mental illness. We help communities around the world create Clubhouses, which are community centers that give people with mental illness hope and opportunities to reach their full potential. ICCD Clubhouses, now over 300 worldwide, are founded on the realization that recovery from serious mental illness must involve the whole person in a vital and culturally sensitive community. An ICCD Clubhouse community offers respect, hope, mutuality and unlimited opportunity to access the same worlds of friendship, housing, education, healthcare and employment as the rest of society.

ICCD promotes the development and strengthening of the community based Clubhouses; oversees and facilitates the creation and evolution of international clubhouse standards; facilitates and assures the quality of training, consultations, quality management and certification, research and advocacy on clubhouses as part of the community-based mental health services. ICCD provides effective communication and dissemination of vital research and information on clubhouse model worldwide for organizations or groups of people who are interested either in establishing a clubhouse or are already improving the activities of existing clubhouse.
ICCD is organizing the global International Clubhouse Seminars; next one will be in 2011 in Sweden.

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