Providing mental health support in a safe, welcoming place for those with mental illness to develop the skills and confidence needed to lead satisfying and purposeful lives in the community.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.Kindred Clubhouse Inc. is a non-profit organisation focused on mental health support.

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 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

At Kindred Clubhouse we love to see new faces!

As a community-based mental health support group, all you need to do is turn up to one of our weekly meetings and you will find a very warm welcome. Please feel free to bring a friend or family member for a little extra support.

Weekly meeting details

Wed – Fri 9am – 5pm & Saturday 10am – 2pm

Location: Kindred Clubhouse

Street address: 29 Marine Parade, Hastings 3915

ph: (03) 5904 6125 or 0413 483 310

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The Board

Stefanie Poole


Stefanie is an Australian residing, American born, energetic, multi passionate individual. Stefanie’s desire to work in the mental health… 

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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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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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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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Jacob Calvin Koster

Committee Member

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Eric Linder

Committee Member

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

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Elizabeth Reed

Committee Member

Elizabeth Reed graduated from medicine 30 years ago and subsequently specialised in psychiatry. She has worked in Adult Psychiatry in Inpatient and Crisis Teams…

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Salome Argyropoulos

Committee Member

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Donna Thompson

Committee Member

Donna is a senior executive leader with a wide range of international experience in strategy, innovation, commercialisation, financial performance, growth, venture capital, governance and portfolio management…

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