On Friday, December 11, Kindred Clubhouse launched a book that it produced during the COVID-19 restrictions. Kindred Clubhouse is a not-for-profit charity organisation in Hastings that provides a free community program for people with mental health issues.
During the lockdown in Victoria, the clubhouse continued to operate a virtual program and connected with its program members using phone, email and Zoom. Wanting to help its members focus on the positive aspects of life, the clubhouse decided to make a positivity book and include contributions from all the clubhouse members. The focus was on gratitude rather than negativity, and the book set out to help all members be mindful of all the positive things they still had in their lives. The book includes stories of gratitude and positivity, recipes for good health, and photos and quotes that the clubhouse people found inspirational.
Officiating at the book’s launch was Lisa Burgess, the electorate manager for Flinders federal Liberal MP Greg Hunt. “This book will have a lasting impact on people,” Ms Burgess said. “It makes us all appreciate what is positive in our lives.” Mr Hunt and former Dunkley federal Liberal MP Chris Crewther were instrumental in helping Kindred Clubhouse establish the program in 2019.
The public is welcome to visit Kindred Clubhouse at 29 Marine Pde, Hastings. For inquiries, phone 0413 483 310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org