Chill Out Zone (COZ)
Sometimes teenagers just need somewhere to chill out with their friends and talk about what's on their mind.
Our Chill Out Zone (COZ) is a healthy living centre based in Bathgate and provides a holistic early prevention service for young people in West Lothian aged 12 to 20.
Dealing with a range of issues including physical, sexual and mental health, the centre is purpose built and includes a cyber café, a confidential counselling room, a medical room and a large meeting room.
A combination of professionally trained staff and trained volunteer young people are on hand to talk to young people and point them in the right direction to the information and/or support service they need.
COZ provides a drop in service which young people can use in their own time to get information, counselling and advice. Or they can make an appointment with a nurse and a counsellor to talk about sensitive physical, emotional, mental and sexual health matters.
We also work with groups who have been identified as needing more support, including LGBT young people and those who are in or leaving care.