Mental Health Service overview

The 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. The service also provides specialist outpatient and community care and treatment for children and adolescents with mental health problems, and addiction services for those with drug and/or alcohol problems

Inpatient care is provided in Queen Margaret Hospital in West Fife, Whyteman’s Brae Hospital in Central Fife and Stratheden Hospital in North East Fife providing acute, rehabilitation and transitional care as well as intensive care and low secure as well as Day Hospital care for adults and older people. 

We have a range of Fife Wide community based services including severe and enduring mental health outreach teams such as GEMINI and COT teams, Community Mental Health Teams, Unscheduled Care Team, Care Home and Hospital Liaison Services and Mental Health Nurses attached to GP practices as well as Fife wide CAMHS and Addiction Services and forensic teams. We also have other services such as Alcohol Related Brain Damage Team, Huntington’s service, Intensive assessments teams for older people such as the CAST team in Central and West Fife and the EAST team in North East Fife

As a clinician you will join a service that is committed to multi-disciplinary team working with strong links to both inpatient and community services. You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. 

Within the mental health service we strive to deliver excellent quality care which is safe, effective and person centred, promoting a recovery and strength based approach respecting individuals and families as partners in care.

There are a variety of potential career paths and we are committed to supporting your development from flying start onwards through personal development planning, clinical supervision and more specialist training to meet the needs within particular teams.

There is no health without mental health and we want you to play a key role in improving the mental health and wellbeing of the people of Fife and deliver prompt, safe and effective treatment, care and support for those with mental health problems and mental illness.

Mental Health Contact Details


Linda Kurimbux            

Responsible for Bayview, Cairnie House, Dunino, Elmview and Night Duty nurses at Stratheden.  Contact details Ext 56291 or

Allison Duthie

Reponsible for CPNs in North East Fife.  Contact details Ext 56081 or

Ken Quinn

Reponsible for Lomond and Muirview wards at Stratheden and Ravenscraig ward at Whyteman's Brae.  Contact details Ext 56035 (Stratheden) Ext 22025 (Whyteman's Brae) or

Linsey Strugnell

Reponsible for wards 1, 2, 3 and 4 at QMH.  Contact details Ext 23855 or

Sally O'Brien

Responble for CPNs in West Fife and Central Fife.  Contact details Ext 29455 or


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Ken Quinn Senior Mental Health Nurse on no health without mental health and Nikki Syczynski Mental Health Nurse at Stratheden Hospital

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For more information contact

Ken Quinn, Senior Nurse 


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