Kindred Clubhouse offers a free peer-support model in the Frankston Mornington Peninsula region for people wanting to improve or maintain their mental health through friendships and purpose.
Welcome to Kindred Clubhouse.

I just enjoy doing it, it gives you a purpose in life, creates a schedule for your week. It might take me a few times to get out the door, but when I do, I love it. It really gives me a purpose.


Kindred Clubhouse member

I’ve come to every session since it began. I feel I’m more social, more comfortable, more confident and even more relaxed in social environments. Not just here, but outside too.


Kindred Clubhouse member

Kindred Clubhouse

Kindred Clubhouse Inc. is a non-profit organisation focused on mental health support.

Founded in 2016 to provide individuals with mental illness access to a safe, welcoming space, Kindred Clubhouse aims to create a strong community, network of support, and lasting friendships with access to employment and education opportunities.

A community-based centre located in Hastings on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Kindred Clubhouse operates in-line with the internationally recognised Clubhouse model – an evidence based model for mental health recovery. 

Kindred Clubhouse is run by and for our members, this means members work side-by-side, as peers and partners, with the staff to run every function of our Clubhouse.

What Is A Clubhouse?

A Clubhouse is an internationally recognised, evidence-based model for mental health recovery. First and foremost a community centre, a Clubhouse offers people with mental illness the help and support to reach their full potential.

More than simply a programme or social service, a Clubhouse is a community of people who are working together to achieve a common goal – the attainment of lasting health and happiness for its members.

Basic components of a successful Clubhouse include: a work ordered day, consensus-based decision making processes, opportunities to access paid employment, assistance in accessing community based education programs, social and medical services and housing, the provision of regular weekend and evening social and recreational activities. To learn more about each of these components check out our Clubhouse information series.

The Clubhouse model is a proven approach to mental health recovery with more than 300 successful Clubhouses across the globe and Australia including Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.

Join Kindred Clubhouse

As a free peer-support mental health organisation, we love to see new faces. All you need to do is contact us or turn up for a coffee and you will find a very warm welcome. Please feel free to bring a friend or family member for a little extra support. We can even shout you lunch!

Clubhouse Open Hours

Wed – Fri
10am – 3pm

10am – 2pm

Kindred Clubhouse

Street Address
2036 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Hastings VIC 3915

0435 086 729


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The Board

Michael Sillekens


Michael has worked in mental health service delivery for more than 25 years. He trained as a psychiatric nurse at Lakeside Hospital…

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Brad McLean

Vice President

Brad McLean joined the Kindred Clubhouse Board in September 2019. Brad is the Employee Relations Counsel at BlueScope Steel Limited.

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Karen Dixon


Karen is an Occupational Therapist with 20 years of experience in Victorian mental health services…

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Sam Holyman


Sam originally hails from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne however completed his secondary education overseas in London, U.K…

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Nick White

Committee Member

Nick White is proud to be a member representative on the Clubhouse Board. He has been a member for three years and…

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Eric Lindner

Committee Member

Eric has extensive experience as a senior executive in government and privately owned businesses providing essential services…

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Sarah Nyikos

Committee Member

Sarah has been an active member now of Kindred Clubhouse for 5 years , and is excited to be a member advocating on behalf of the other members…

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Kim Kerr

Committee Member

Kim has worked in the Victorian community mental health NFP sector for over 35 years which included helping to establish…

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