September 30, 2008

Meeting Place is Support for Youngsters

A torquay based charity is opening a new pounds50,000 conservatory to create a meeting place with a cafe for young people with mental health, drugs and alcohol problems.

Cool Recovery's conservatory has been funded by Rugby's Wooden Spoon charity, which supports mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children and young people.

The conservatory at Cool House in Morgan Avenue will be officially opened by David Trick, Team Devon's Wooden Spoon's honorary president and Bath, England and Barbarians rugby player, tomorrow.

Cool Recovery provides information, volunteering opportunities, and a range of activities for carers and people affected by mental health issues - providing much needed support for them, their families and friends.

The charity offers a unique, friendly and easy accessible resource and believe that recovery and change are possible for everyone.

Manager Martin Smith thanked Wooden Spoon, adding: "The additional space has allowed us to introduce extra activities which provide emotional support in a friendly and relaxing environment."

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