Psychiatry Issue Brief
The COVID-19 pandemic posed challenges to the traditional Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Clubhouse). The COVID-19 pandemic forced many Clubhouses around the world to rapidly pivot from face-to-face services and support programs at the Clubhouse to hybrid or virtual services. The Clubhouse community quickly mobilized to establish new structures to maintain connections with Clubhouse members and provide them with essential supports. This brief describes adaptations that Clubhouses made during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also describe supports offered by Clubhouse International to inform their international network about innovative approaches and best practices for Clubhouses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clubhouse, Clubhouse International, pandemic, covid-19, covid-19 pandemic, Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, hybrid services, virtual services, Clubhouse members
McKay CE, Corcoran JD. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Clubhouse Model. Psychiatry Information in Brief 2022;19(4):1183. https://doi.org/10.7191/pib.1183. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol19/iss4/1
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