Hope runs high at Clubhouse France

Published : 30.01.2019
#News, Patronage

Wendel is partnering with Clubhouse France

Founded in 2010 by Philippe Charrier, this nonprofit organization helps people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression find work and integrate into society.

Since its founding in New York in 1948, Clubhouse has become a worldwide organization, with 350 clubs across the globe, including three in France in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux.

On January 15, 2019, Wendel employees visited the Paris Clubhouse, which welcomes more than
200 members in its 350 sq. m. premises in the 19th arrondissement. This friendly welcome center allows people suffering from mental illness to reintegrate into society by performing a variety of «transition jobs»: secretarial work, accounting, food service, etc.

Wendel employees exchanged ideas with club members, who spoke enthusiastically about their background and what the Clubhouse has done for them.

Wendel supports the «Parcours Emploi» program, which helps people living with mental illness enter the workforce.

Did you know?

The World Health Organization estimates that mental illness affects one out of five people every year. In France, mental illness is the leading cause of disability and the second highest cause of sick leave.