Note: some services can only be accessed by professionals working with children and young people, while other services accept self-referrals.


Services

Access Therapies Fife

accesstherapiesfife.scot.nhs.uk

Access Therapies Fife provides information, self-help and online resources to help people to deal with mental health problems and to access a range of local services.


ADHD Pathway

[email protected]

School age children and young people who display inattention and impulsivity, both at home and school may require assessment for ADHD. Referrals for initial general assessment should be made by schools to the Single Point of Access (SPOA) email address.


Adult Psychology

nhsfife.org

The Adult Mental Health Psychology Service works to reduce emotional distress and enhance wellbeing of over 18s.


Adult Mental Health

nhsfife.org/mentalhealth

The Adult Mental Health service provides comprehensive, general mental health services for adults and elderly people across the whole of Fife through the provision of multi-professional inpatient, outpatient, day patient and community care and treatment.


ASIST

Contact the named person. This is head teacher in primary schools, and guidance teacher in secondary schools.

ASIST work together with schools to provide advice and support to pupils with a diagnosis of autism.


Autism Assessment Pathway (AAP)

[email protected]

The Autism Assessment Pathway (AAP) provides assessment for children and young people who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Joint referrals from Health and Education should be made to the Single Point of Access (SPOA) email address.


Autism Rocks Fife

autismrocksfife.org

Support, advice and services for children and young people with Autism in Fife.


Barnardo's

barnardos.org.uk/scotland
[email protected]

Barnardo's provides a range of services in Fife, including support for children affected by parental substance misuse, a rights and advocacy service and a family support service.


British Red Cross - Connecting Communities

[email protected]

Supporting young people 16+ with social isolation.


CEDAR Project

fife.gov.uk

The CEDAR Project in Fife runs groups for children, young people and their mothers who have experienced domestic abuse.


CAMHS

nhsfife.org/camhs

Fife Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is for children and young people who are experiencing persistent, complex or severe mental health difficulties. CAMHS is specialist provision and universal/additional support should be actively engaged prior to referral.


Child Healthy Weight team

01592 645238

The team offer 12 weeks of one to one support for 2 - 15 years old, to plan positive family focused lifestyle changes around healthy eating and physical activity.


Choices Dunfermline

choicesdunfermline.org

Choices Dunfermline supports those facing unplanned pregnancy or seeking support following a miscarriage or termination.


Clued Up Project

cluedup-project.org.uk

Clued Up provides education, prevention, early intervention and diversion for young people under 25 affected by their own or someone else's substance use.


Community Paediatrics

[email protected]

Community Paediatricians provide a specialised service to children and young people with a range of special needs, developmental disorders and disabilities.


Cruse

0845 600 2227
[email protected]

Cruse offer one to one support for bereaved people with a trained volunteer.


Drugs, Alcohol & Psychotherapies Limited

dapl.net

DAPL work with anyone who is affected by their own or another's substance use. DAPL also provide counselling and group work to support emotional health and wellbeing.


Educational Psychology

fife.gov.uk

Educational Psychology work with children and young people whose educational progress is impacted by their learning, behavioural or emotional difficulties.


Enable

enable.org.uk

Provides a wide range of support services for people who have a learning disability in Fife.


Families First

01334 208086

The service offers one to one befriending services to 5 to 16 year olds in North East Fife to help reduce isolation, develop self-esteem and improve social skills.


Family Support Service

03451 555555
Fife West - extension 406789
Fife Central - extension 446841
Fife East - extension 450588

The Family Support Service aim to support at risk families in conjunction with other agencies.


Fife Employment Accessibility Trust (FEAT)

fifeemploymentaccesstrust.com

FEAT aim to providing service users with strategies and tools to improve their resilience and employability.


Fife Gingerbread

fifegingerbread.org.uk

Supports lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife.


Fife One Stop Shop for Autism

scottishautism.org

Fife One Stop Shop provides support and advice, parent groups and workshops for individuals and families.


Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (FRASAC)

frasac.org.uk

FRASAC offers a range of services to anyone, male or female, who has been raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.


Fife Women's Aid

fifewomensaid.org.uk

Fife Women's Aid offers help to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.


Fife Young Carers

fifeyoungcarers.co.uk

Fife Young Carers supports children and young people aged 8 - 25 years who look after someone in their family who is ill or has a disability.


Health Visitors

Contact through GP

Health Visitors are specialist nurses who promote the health of pre-school children.


Home-Start

0131 281 0879
home-start.org.uk/find-a-home-start-in-scotland

Home-Start volunteers visit families who have at least one child under the age of five and support them in their own home and offering assistance by listening, offering companionship, helping with appointments, playing with the children, or just providing another pair of hands.


Includem

includem.org

Includem provides a range of services to support vulnerable children and young people with complex and challenging needs and behaviours.


Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP)

kasp.org.uk

KASP offers counselling and support to survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.


LAAC - Springfield Project

01334 696311
[email protected]

Springfield Project is a multi-agency, specialist therapeutic service for children and young people who are Looked After & Accommodated in Fife Council foster / residential placements. Services include direct assessment and therapeutic intervention, alongside support and training for the care network, with the aim of building a shared understanding of the impact of trauma and agreeing subsequent supports to enable the child's recovery and developmental progress. Building positive, trusting relationships with others and particularly their primary carers, from which to grow and flourish, is a key aim for every child referred.


LAAC - The Beeches

01334 696244
[email protected]

The Beeches Project is based within CAMHS and provides therapeutic services for children and young people who are Looked After & Accommodated in purchased foster / residential placements, in Fife. Services include direct assessment and therapeutic intervention, alongside support and training for the care network, with the aim of building a shared understanding of the impact of trauma and agreeing subsequent supports to enable the child's recovery and developmental progress.


LD Service

01383 565210

The team works with children and young people (0-16 years or until school leaving) who have a learning disability (with or without autism) and mental health or behavioural problems.


Link Adolescent Befriending Project

linkbefriending.org.uk

The project helps 12 to 18 year olds improve their resilience, self-esteem, confidence and mental wellbeing.


Link Living - Better Than Well

linkliving.org.uk

Link Living work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, learning difficulties, and health and isolation issues.


Living Life service (from Breathing Space)

breathingspace.scot/living-life
0800 328 9655 (13:00 - 21:00, Monday to Friday)

Offers support through guided self-help and cognitive behavioural therapy. Free phone service for anyone in Scotland over 16 years of age with low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety.


Nutrition and Dietetic Department

nhsfife.org/nutrition

The Nutrition and Dietetic Department gives nutrition and dietary advice to individuals or groups after assessing their nutritional needs and advising on the most appropriate diet.


OT Service

01383 674124
[email protected]

Occupational Therapists provide advice, reassurance, support, assessment and intervention to help children and young people to develop their skills in everyday activities.


Paediatric Psychology Service (PPS)

01383 565400

PPS provides psychological assessment and intervention to enable children, young people and their families to adapt to and cope with the challenges of long term medical conditions. Referrals are accepted from Consultant Paediatricians and Clinical Nurse Specialists, and may be accepted from other professionals following consultation.


Parenting Programmes

moodcafe.co.uk

There are a variety of programmes available to support parents in Fife: Incredible Years, Triple P, Mellow Parenting, PEEP (Parents Early Education Partnership), 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families


Primary Care Psychology

GPs - SCI Gateway
Other - 01383 565400

The Primary Care Psychology Service offers assessment and early intervention (up to 6 sessions) for children and young people who present with mild to moderate psychological difficulties of relatively recent onset. Cases where there are complex systemic factors, multiagency involvement, issues around risk or underlying neurodevelopmental difficulties are not appropriate for this service due to the time-limited nature of the work.


Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHW)

nhsfife.org/camhs-pmhw

If you have queries about a child or young person's emotional health and wellbeing, and are unsure about which support is most appropriate, please contact PMHW for advice.


Relationships Scotland

familymediationonline.co.uk

Relationships Scotland provides a counselling service for children and young people in Fife.


Safe Space

safe-space.co.uk

Safe Space offers free and confidential support for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.


Sam's Cafe

samscafe.org.uk

Sam's Cafe is a drop-in cafe for general mental health support and crisis support, for 16+.


Sandyford

sandyford.scot

Sandyford offers a comprehensive gender identity service available to anyone who is uncomfortable or uncertain about their gender identity or expression of their gender.


School

Contact school

School could be an appropriate support depending on the child or young person's needs and resources available in each school.


School Nurses and Sleep Clinic

Dunfermline and West Fife: 01383 627045
Kirkcaldy: 01592 645261
Glenrothes, Levenmouth and North East Fife: 01592 765081

Each school in Fife has a School Nurse to support children and young people's emotional wellbeing.


Sea View (Trauma Service)

01592 648060

Sea View Project is the CAMHS Sexual Trauma Service. The team provides a multi-disciplinary approach to working with infants, children and young people (aged 0-18) and their families who are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties following sexual trauma. Where possible, this also involves working collaboratively with the professional network to develop a shared understanding of the individual child or young person's needs and to support the recovery from trauma. We provide assessment and therapeutic work when this is required.


Seasons for Growth

03451 55555 extension 453181
[email protected]

These groups are for children and young people who have experienced significant loss, change, family breakdown or bereavement.


Social Services

fife.gov.uk

Offers support to children and their families facing difficulties in their lives by providing information and advice on services.


Solihull Online

education.gov.scot

This is a universal resource for parents and carers from the antenatal period to 19 years. The resource focuses on developing nurturing and supportive relationships between children and their carers. It aims to help parents understand their child's behaviour in the context of their child's development and the parent-child relationship.


Speech and Language

01592 226784

Speech and Language therapists can help children and young people with difficulties such as producing speech sounds clearly, putting their ideas into words, making their needs known and understanding what another person is saying to them.


The Cottage Family Centre

thecottagefamilycentre.org.uk

The Cottage Family Centre offers a wide range of services in the Kirkcaldy area including family support for children up to 5, therapeutic service for 5-16 year olds, and support for 12-16 year olds with low school attendance.


The Well

fifehealthandsocialcare.org/the-well

The Well is a drop-in to find out information and receive general advice to help you stay well and independent within your local community. For people aged 16+.


Works Better

01592 583142
[email protected]

Promoting good mental health and wellbeing to support young people (16+) into employment.


YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

youngminds.org.uk
Text YM to 85258

Young people experiencing a mental health crisis can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support.


Websites

Aye Mind

ayemind.com

Provides a wide range of digital resources to support mental health issues in young people.


Breathing Space

breathingspace.scot

A free and confidential phone service for anyone over 16 in Scotland feeling low or anxious.


CAMHS Resources

camhs-resources.co.uk

Links to many helpful resources for young people, parents, carers and professionals, to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing.


Childline

childline.org.uk

Provides a free, confidential telephone service where you can talk about anything. The website also has advice and information on a range of issues.


HandsOn

handsonscotland.co.uk

Help and practical advice for supporting children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing in Fife.


KIDS

nhsggc.org.uk/kids

Information and advice to help children and young people to live meaningful, healthy, independent lives.


Moodcafe

moodcafe.co.uk

Resources, information and self-help guides to promote emotional wellbeing in young people.


NHS Inform

nhsinform.scot

Advice on dealing with mental health issues including low mood, anxiety and stress, and where you can get help.


Playfield Institute

playfieldinstitute.co.uk

The useful links section contains many websites about children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.


Young Scot

young.scot

Information for young people about how to look after emotional wellbeing, support from organisations around Scotland and tips on how to promote a positive mindset.


YoungMinds

youngminds.org.uk

Information and advice on a range of mental health topics, for young people, parents/carers and professionals.


Apps

Calm Harm

nhs.uk/apps-library/calm-harm

An app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.


Catch it

nhs.uk/apps-library/catch-it

Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety, depression, anger and confusion.


DistrACT

nhs.uk/apps-library/distract

Easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.


Insight Timer

insighttimer.com

Free library of 30,000 guided meditations.


MindShift

anxietycanada.com

Help for you to learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and take charge of your anxiety.


My Life (previously Stop, Breathe, Think)

my.life

Mindfulness app to help manage emotions and increase calm.


SAM App

sam-app.org.uk

App to help you understand and manage anxiety.


Smiling Mind

smilingmind.com.au

Mindfulness app to promote good mental health.