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COPEScotland recognises that this year has been a strange one in many ways. Therefore, we have decided to do things a wee bit differently over the festive period. While the team who offer one to one support will be unavailable from 17th of December until the 4th of January, we still aim to offer some level of availability. 

This includes:

Zoom wellbeing sessions

21/12/2020 Introduction to Qigong 10.30- 11.30 am with Clare

22/12/2020 Chatty Café starts 12 noon with Kathleen for details ID: 736 4204 6308Passcode: z0f5aX

23/12/2020 Mind and Draw Christmas themed art workshop with Garry To register

24/11/2020 12.30-2 pm Gentle art of relaxation for the festive period with Anne Login details visit

28/12/2020 10.30-11.30 Introduction to Qigong with Clare

29/12/2020 Chatty café with Kathleen starts 12 noon ID: 736 4204 6308Passcode: z0f5aX

30/12/2020 6.30-7.30 Resolutions and hopes for 2021 art workshop with Garry

To register

31/12/2020 12.30-2 pm Gentle art of finding hope going into 2021 with Anne Zoom login details visit

There are also various videos, workbooks, and tips on the site which may be helpful, including a festive tips sheet and winter wellness information booklet which shall be on the site soon

Arrange an appointment for the new year

The phone service over the festive period can only offer appointments, not interventions. We are sorry we don't have the capacity to be a crisis service and that over the festive period the service is limited as there is only one person on most days. If you need to speak to someone now, remember the Samaritans freephone116 123 are there 24/7 365.

To speak to one of the wellness advisors at COPE the project phone 0141 944 5490 and you will be offered an appointment to speak to someone the week beginning 4th of January or 11th January depending on demand. Our remote phone answering service is available 9 am-5 pm except for public holidays and weekends.

Web enquiries

We shall respond to enquiries via the website within 24 hours except for Christmas and New Year's Day again however, we regret we cannot offer a crisis service. Hilda will be covering the website over the festive period

People currently being supported by COPE the project

Prior to stopping for the festive break, the one to one wellness advisors will seek to connect with the people they are supporting and check-in before they go on leave. 

Rather than arrange specific times for appointments the week beginning 4th January, the team will phone round everyone they are each supporting during that week, to touch base and see how everyone is and then to schedule appointments going forwards.

Touching base call

Kathleen will be working until 4 pm on 22nd and 29th of December and will be phoning around those people we are currently supporting who may value a wee hello call. Kathleen is also doing a chatty café those days starting at noon

Relaxation with Sheila

The relaxation sessions being run by Sheila will start back on Monday the 11th of January, the last session for this year is Monday 14th December, for login details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0141 944 5490

We are aware this will be a challenging time for many this festive period, and that most of us one way or another has been affected by COVID19. We are sorry if anyone feels we should be doing more, however, we are a small team and experience has shown the festive period can be quiet, however, January and February can be very busy, so it's better the one to one team are rested and have time with their family over the festive period so they can come back refreshed in the new year to be there when demand is higher.

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Useful/Emergency Contacts

  • Silverline 0800 4 70 80 90
  • Childeline 0800 1111
  • ParentLine 08000 28 22 33
  • Samaritans 116 123
  • Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87
  • NHS 111
  • Gamblers anonymous 0370 050 8881
  • Narcotics anonymous 0300 999 1212
  • Alcoholics anonymous 0800 9177 6506
  • CALM 0800 58 58 58
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