Walk and Talk

Hello, my name is Bev

I am from Carrum Downs.

I joined Kindred clubhouse originally to be a support for my son. We heard about the clubhouse and how it would be very beneficial for him. Since coming to the clubhouse I started meeting new people and joining in the cooking. It helped my son and I to build good friendships and feel supported by a good community.

I’m always happy to talk about sewing, making quilts, knitting and about my chihuahua Kiwi.

I’m available to talk Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays mostly.

Hello, my name is Frankie

I am from Parkdale.

I joined Kindred Clubhouse because I wanted to help my mental health, make new friends and get into a community that doesn’t stigmatize how I was feeling. I wanted to feel relaxed, warm and less alone. When I came to the Clubhouse, I felt supported and listened to.

I am always happy to talk about cats, motorcycles, holidays and having genuine conversations about how someone is feeling.

I am available to talk on Thursdays.

Hello, my name is Jeff.

I am from Carrum Downs.

I joined Kindred clubhouse because I wanted to make friends and to improve my mental health. I have schizophrenia and depression but since coming to Kindred clubhouse I haven’t been in the hospital, and I feel a lot more relaxed and better.

I am always happy to talk about motorbike riding, match work and electric bikes.

I’m available to talk on Thursdays and Fridays.

Hello, my name is Michele.

I am from Hastings.

I joined Kindred Clubhouse because I am a social person and wanted to meet new people. Coming to Kindred and attending the excursions and outings has helped to cheer me up.

I am always happy to talk about books, music, singing, flowers/gardening, dancing and church.

I’m available to talk on Fridays

Hello my name is Mim.

I am from Hastings.

I joined Kindred in May 2021 to improve my mental health, socialize with others and feel part of a tribe. Since coming to Kindred I feel a belonging and part of society again.

I am always happy to talk about my puppies, cooking, forensic science and helping those struggling with addiction.

I am available to talk on Fridays.

Hello, my name is Nina

I am from Mornington.

I joined Kindred Clubhouse because I wanted to be surrounded by likeminded people and make new friendships. Coming to the Clubhouse has made me feel more

comfortable about my mental health and made me feel less alone in my own anxieties. The community is so friendly and understanding.

I’m always happy to talk about my grandchildren, movies, magazines and spirituality.

I’m available to talk on Fridays.

Hello, my name is Sarah

I am from Frankston

I joined Kindred five years ago when I first came to Frankston.

I didn’t have any supports in place when I came across Kindred Clubhouse, so it was great to connect with others and especially to meet others struggling with their own issues and mental health problems.

I finally found a place where I fit in.

I’m always happy to talk about many things including animals, sports and music.

I’m available to talk on Wednesday’s and a Thursday’s