Hercules House (Chatswood)

A place for you in Chatswood

At Hercules House you are always welcome. We support people living with mental illness on the path towards their own recovery journey.

Hercules House is run by One Door Mental Health. We offer a friendly and positive environment in which those with mental illness can make their own choices about the activities and facilities they use. Helping people lead a meaningful life, socialisation, life-skill development and education are all key to everything we do.

The activities on offer include healthy lifestyle programs to help you understand more about your physical health, self-development groups, cooking, life skills, excursions, support groups and a variety of creative arts.

Hercules House is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30am – 4:00pm.
Feel free to drop by for a coffee and a chat or give us a call.

Each member of Hercules House is welcome, wanted and expected to arrive each day.

May 2018

Our popular Wellness Groups continue: 

  • Pet Therapy with Benny the Dog and Yelka’s Kittens
  • Colour me Mindful – Adult Colouring, a form of stress relief and Mindfulness.
  • We are fortunate to have the trained and dedicated volunteers from “A Sound Life”, a global charity and wellbeing provider, join the program next month for Beginners Yoga, weekly at 2pm. 
  • Creative expression: Art project, Creative Writing, Drama Club and newly added Music Group.
  • Social and Cognitive skills – Coffee Club, Book Club, Movie Buffs – watch a new release film on Netflix, Tabletop Gaming – engage in a variety of board and card games, Brain Teasers – put your thinking caps on to problem solve puzzles.  Plus newly added Social Club – a friendly space to build social skills by interacting with others, have a chat and a cup of tea or a game of pool.
  • Informative and interactive self-development groups: Workshops continue, we will be finished the Depression module and moving onto Psychosis – explore and understand what Psychosis is, how to manage it and access the right supports for you; 
  • Hearing Voices Network Support Group continues every Friday at 1:30pm; 
  • Newly added Hercules History – explore and learn about various periods of history from Ancient to Modern. 
  • Men’s and Women’s group – run separately with male and female staff to discuss gender issues.
  • Healthy Living groups; Walking Group – get moving by exploring the local community with others; Fitness for Fun – various gentle exercises and sports, Healthy Baking – heart healthy, cholesterol free recipes you can make at home. 

Schizophrenia Awareness Week is next month
Chatswood Hub will be holding an afternoon tea at Hercules House 22nd May from 2-6pm.
Download or view the flyer image with further details and a contact to RSVP, you can also let our staff know if you’d like to come along.

Chatswood Community Choir
FREE for all who attend and is held weekly at Hercules House on Tuesdays from 5:30pm. The official launch for the choir will be held on the 8th May
Download or view the Choir Launch Invitation image 
Download or view the Choir Flyer image 
Download or view the Choir Flyer in Chinese (PDF 297.3KB)

MEMBERS: Please inform staff daily by 10am, phone or in person, if you wish to join us for lunch so that we can prepare enough food for all members. 

NDIS

Hercules House staff are always providing NDIS Help Desk support throughout the week to assist new and existing clients with NDIS applications and packages for service delivery.  This is now a part of the program, listed as “NDIS Intake” so please see staff if you would like to make an appointment or drop in for a chat. 

We also have One Door Mental Health staff who can provide Support Coordination for clients with NDIS packages. Please contact us.

If you have clients, who already have NDIS packages and would like to know more about the services we can offer or purchase our services, then please contact us on the details below or speak to a Hercules House staff member and we will assist you and your client with your needs.

Find us at:
51 Hercules Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
P. 02 9199 6190
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