Companas Cottage – making a welcoming space for service users and staff

Location: Alness, Scotland

Companas Cottage is a resource centre in Alness. It offers support to people affected by mental ill health. There are a range of activities and opportunities available to support people to develop their skills, manage their mental health and recover. Peer support is also available, along with volunteer opportunities and a social hub for chatting and making friends.

The Resource Centre is a busy place, used by a mixture of service users, staff and volunteers, and the doors are back open and ready to welcome people back. The funds will be used to purchase new games and create a games room, to give service users a space where they can interact and socialise while having fun. Other equipment will also be purchased – air purifiers, so people feel safe when they are in the centre, and boost people’s confidence in returning to the centre.

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