CHILL OUT CLUB - East Kilbride

We provide a social meeting place for those affected by mental health issues. A safe haven away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. This could be family, friends, carers or the person experiencing such problems. 

 

We are a friendly bunch of people and would love to welcome you to our club. We meet once a week for two hours. There are crafts from time to time such as card making, knitting, crochet and more with products being sold to raise much needed funds.  We have a pool room, mostly used by the men and hope to have darts in the near future too.  There are pampering  sessions, including Reiki, now and again and of course, there are the obligatory mugs of tea or coffee and even cream cake on  members’ birthdays, not to be missed!

 

Our Aims

We aim to provide stimulating activities along with social interaction between our members and guests.

 

We aim to provide information and help put our members and guests in touch with the correct agencies for any help they may need.

 

We aim to work in conjunction with South Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire  and other agencies to promote mental health wellbeing.

 

We aim to improve quality of life and enhance the self-esteem of our members and guests, as well as promote equality of opportunity for all.

 

We are a warm, friendly and welcoming group of people who care. Because we are peers, we are able to understand and     empathise with  problems that can result as an effect of poor mental health. There’s always someone to have a quiet chat with if necessary, though none of us are there in a professional capacity.  We are simply peers helping peers. 

 

Gina and Fiona have Mental Health First Aid, safeTALK and ASIST Certificates.

Why not drop in sometime? We would love to meet you and welcome you to our Club. Tuesday 1.00 - 3.00 pm

 

Working for our members

 

The committee are kept busy seeking sources of interest for our members and of course seeking the funds to carry them out. They work hard to keep the Club firmly established and provide good social opportunities for all of our members.

 

They have arranged celebratory dinners at Christmas Time and other times of the year when needing a bit of a boost. They have organised trips to various places like Edinburgh Zoo, Rothesay, New Lanark, The Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House, a tour round BBC Scotland Studios and this summer we are off to the Science Centre and Riverside Museums in Glasgow, we've also our summer trip being planned.

 

Speakers have been arranged and have come from Police Scotland, the Fire Service nad more.

 

Our Quiz afternoon was a success with the team from the local CMHT winning. It was a close fought competition with only 1 1/2 points in it. Thanks are due to Douglas Lindsay and Bill McDougall, our quizmasters for providing a very enjoyable afternoon.

 

 

 

Contact us

You can reach us on:

01355 279262

enquiries@chilloutclub.org.uk

You can also use our contact form.

Where we meet:

Chill Out Club

Moncreiff Parish Church

Maxwellton Road

East Kilbride

G74 3JJ

 

 

Charity No. SC042843

 

Every Tuesday between 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. all year round except public holidays.

 

 

News

22nd September:

We have been awarded a grant of almost £4,000 to buy equipment, go on a couple of trips, and to help with our rent.Thank you, Awards For All & the Big Lottery.

 

Thanks to teams from Uddingston Grammar and Cathkin High Schools competing in the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative, we have been awarded two separate grants of £3,000! Thank you very, very much to the teams who convinced the judges that the Chill Out Club deserved the funds. We will use the funds carefully and for the benefit of our members.

 

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