New Hampshire 10-Year Mental Health Plan

New Hampshire

~~“Clubhouse Models Offer Daily Structure and Support

Clubhouses are strengths-based, member-run, therapeutic working communities for adults with serious mental illness. They offer members access to vocational and educational resources and support a work-ordered day during which each member's talents and abilities are recognized and utilized. Clubhouses do not offer on-site clinical services, although linkages to community providers are encouraged. Clubhouses are considered a promising practice for promoting employment, reducing psychiatric hospitalization, and improving quality of life.33 NH currently has only two Clubhouses, located in Portsmouth and Manchester. Expansion of this model throughout the state would offer a useful adjunct to outpatient services and an empowering alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for individuals with serious mental illness.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Mental Health
Other: 
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Date Enacted: 
01/23/2019
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