PHOTOS: Jean’s Bothy Helensburgh Mental Health Center opens

The Helensburgh Community Mental Health Center, Jean’s Bothy, opened its doors to the community over the weekend by hosting two public open houses.

The mental health and well-being center welcomed visitors on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June.

Those who attended have the chance to participate in games and raffles, with face-painting, stalls, tea and cake also on offer.

Raffle prizes included a three-course meal at Riva, passes to The Journey Fitness and vouchers from various Helensburgh businesses.

Hub Manager Katrina Sayer said: “It was nice to see so many new faces and to welcome so many regular members and partner organizations as well.

“We were lucky with the weather, despite a bit of rain on Saturday morning, it didn’t stop people from coming to find out more about Jean’s Bothy and we had several new members signed up.

“It’s really important for us to break the stigma around mental health support and these types of events go a long way towards that.

“Thank you to everyone involved in the planning and assistance over the two days, to all the local businesses who donated items for the raffle, and to the Scottish Community Fire and Rescue Team who came to share fire safety information and brought the fire truck along which is always a bit of fun for the kids!

“We raised over £800 over the two days which is incredible.”

Pictures of Reiss McGuire