Research shows that Clubhouse members have been found to have improved social connections, and are significantly more likely to report that they had close friendships and someone they could rely on when they needed help compared to control groups (Warner et al., 1999). Clubhouses are pro-social environments that promote effective communication, respect for others, participation and cooperation. This is central to the operation of the ‘work-ordered day’. Recovery includes development of social connections, receiving support from others and finding a sense of meaning and purpose in one’s life (Andresen et al, 2003; Ralph & Corrigan, 2005; Onken et al, 2002). Work or employment is one avenue by which people with mental illness have developed a sense of purpose and meaning for their recovery (Onken et al., 2002; Shepherd et al., 1995). Participating in the society of the workplace can be a means of reintegrating the person into the mainstream of life. Work can provide people with a sense of belonging, being valued and being needed (Vorspan, 1992). Clubhouses foster social connection and the opportunity for development of meaningful work both through the ‘work ordered day’ within the Clubhouse, as well as the varied levels of employment support offered outside the Clubhouse. Clubhouses are communities designed to increase social connections and foster community integration (Pernice-Duca, 2008). Indeed, social interaction is emphasised as an essential aspect of the Clubhouse program environment (Beard, Propst, & Malmud, 1982) and is of paramount importance for the success of the ‘work-ordered day’.