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MadCap Cafe

MadCap Café Geelong is a not for profit Social Enterprise café situated “on the bridge” @ Westfield Shopping Centre.

The café exists to achieve one goal – to assist members of the Geelong community who are experiencing a mental illness to enter, or re-enter, the workforce.

With picturesque views overlooking the Waterfront, free WiFi access and the recently re-furbished child play area; the precinct itself presents a relaxed environment to get away from the hustle and bustle of shopping, entertain the kids or just surf the net. The friendly staff at MadCap Café Geelong welcome an ever growing diverse clientele of young mothers, retirees and tech savy consumers.

We are proudly family friendly and offer kids their own menu selection from our “Kids Menu”, and choice of their favourite “coloring in sheet” to keep them busy while Mum/Dad/Carer enjoys their visit to our café.

MadCap Cafe’s are associated with mental health services because recovery from mental illness is rarely straightforward. Getting the right support at the right time is crucial to successful training.  It’s widely recognised that so called “meaningful activity” can be a great boost to recovery from a mental illness. And one of the things many people who are experiencing a mental illness want most is to be an active participant in society, to have a job. That makes perfect sense because the work we do not only brings in a pay check, it also makes us a part of our community.  It’s about social inclusion.

MadCap Café Geelong aims to reduce the stigma attached to mental health by conveying a very clear message that mental illness is common in our community.   The result is a message that tells our trainees that they are valued, shows our customers that mental illness is not so scary, and ultimately becomes the antidote to negative headlines about people with a mental illness.

MadCap Café Geelong
Level 1, Shop 2266A Westfield S/C Geelong 3220 Ph: 5221 6620
email: madcapcafe@pathways.org.au

A Social Enterprise of Pathways Rehabilitation and Support Services Ltd
61 Pakington Street,  Geelong West, VIC 3218   (03) 5229 8295

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