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Mackay and Townsville consumer donations fund better Clubhouse experience

Mackay and Townsville consumer donations fund better Clubhouse experience

28 March 2024

Empowering individuals to take control of their own recovery is fundamental to selectability's clubhouse program, and members in Townsville and Mackay have embraced this principle by reinvesting donations to enhance services.  

Clubhouses put members in charge of their own wellbeing, encouraging them to contribute to the program’s day-to-day operations and provide input into its schedule based on their own interests.   

Activities can include anything from gardening, cooking, music, community outings, fishing and exercise to name a few.  

On top of this, each day members work with selectability life coaches to prepare nutritious, healthy meals that are available, along with drinks and snacks, for a small donation. 

These small donations have led to big improvements to the Townsville and Mackay clubhouses, with members choosing to invest the funds in much needed program resources. 

Townsville: new shed aims to support the growth of activities.  

Using their donations to build a brand-new shed, Townsville members are now working together to add more activities to their regular timetable to make use of the space.   

With the finishing touches happening over the coming weeks, clubhouse team leader Tracey Wells says the new area will provide the space to accommodate more member interests. 

“It is very exciting, it will be fully airconditioned and have power running to it, we are hoping to hold our art sessions in there,” said Tracey.  

“We usually run them upstairs here but some of our members have been struggling with accessibility, so having a shed like this one will be perfect.   

“I am eager to see how our employees and members work together to make this space their own.”  

Mackay: New van takes community engagement to bigger heights. 

Mackay Clubhouse has been enjoying the benefits of a brand-new van, with member donations funding 50 per cent of the cost.   

Mental Health Hub Coordinator Nicole Guzowski says the van allows better access to community activities for its members.    

“We have been having to cap our numbers for a very long time now and there was a lot of feedback from members that the van wasn't suitable as there was a lot of issues with space,” said Nicole. 

“This definitely made it hard for more aged members or those with disability to get in and out.   

“Now, this van seats double the amount of people, and it is much more accessible for all!  

“It has already been highly utilised and we haven't had to turn people away for a community visits and outings, so a very positive outcome.” 


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