COPE - Glasgow
COPE is a community anchor organisation and community access mental health service whose focus is on the needs of local people and communities. COPE works in a connected way, employing preventative, community development approaches, to enable people and families overcome or manage the challenges of life which unaddressed can lead to mental illness.
COPE's range of services to individuals and groups empowers people individually and collectively to make positive changes to their lives. A small core team is supported by practitioners who lead one-to-one therapy sessions and training courses. COPE also equips local people to become community development associates, volunteers who work to identify and address issues that affect the areas in which they live.
The organisation has been providing services since 1991, and became a registered Scottish charity in 1994. Currently, the organisation's funding sources are from Glasgow City Council Integrated Grants Funding and its own income generation efforts through its social enterprise company TLC2COPE.
Going forward, COPE aims to continue to be there for people needing support in the West of Glasgow as well as to explore new ways to help the communities it supports through improvements in prevention and health & wellbeing.