Note: some services can only be accessed by professionals working with children and young people, while other services accept self-referrals.
Access Therapies Fife
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.
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.
The Adult Mental Health Psychology Service works to reduce emotional distress and enhance wellbeing of over 18s.
Adult Mental Health
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.
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)
The Autism Assessment Pathway (AAP) provides assessment for children and young people who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The AAP team is multidisciplinary and offer assessment appointments either remotely or face to face depending upon the developmental information provided by carers, education and health professionals. Joint referrals from Health and Education should be made to the Single Point of Access (SPOA) email address: Fife.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child is currently waiting to be seen, we apologise that you are continuing to wait however, we are also now able to offer a range of resources to help support you and your child in the meantime. If you have concerns about your child in particular areas then guidance can be found at www.handsonscotland.co.uk. There are also resources for carers available through www.accesstherapiesfife.scot.nhs.uk and www.moodcafe.co.uk.
Or, if you would like to speak to someone about your child then Tel: 07706 012967 on Mondays between 9am and 12 noon or Wednesdays between 1pm and 4pm and a member of the Autism Network Scotland team will take your call.
Autism Rocks Fife
Support, advice and services for children and young people with Autism in Fife.
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. Contact the team by email on: email@example.com
Beat supports people of ages with eating disorders (no diagnosis needed). There are a range of support options including email, phone, one-to-one web chat and online support groups.
A free and confidential phone service for anyone over 16 in Scotland feeling low or anxious.
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.
The CEDAR Project in Fife runs groups for children, young people and their mothers who have experienced domestic abuse.
Child Healthy Weight Service (Fife Loves Life)
Family focused sessions are run by Dietitians and Support Workers. The team can support you and your family to create long term healthy changes.
Provides a free, confidential telephone service where you can talk about anything. The website also has advice and information on a range of issues.
Choices Dunfermline supports those facing unplanned pregnancy or seeking support following a miscarriage or termination.
Clued Up Project
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 Paediatricians provide a specialised service to children and young people with a range of special needs, developmental disorders and disabilities.
Cruse offer one to one support for bereaved people with a trained volunteer.
Drugs, Alcohol & Psychotherapies Limited
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 work with children and young people whose educational progress is impacted by their learning, behavioural or emotional difficulties.
Provides a wide range of support services for people who have a learning disability in Fife.
Families First works with children and young people aged 5-16 years with additional support needs, living throughout northeast Fife.
Families Outside provides families with information and support regarding any issues they might be facing as a result of their family member’s imprisonment.
Family Support Service (FSS)
The FSS model is strength-based, working practically with children and young people aged 0-18 years, and their families. Referrals to FSS are made by professionals.
Fife Advocacy Forum
The Fife Advocacy Forum supports the development of advocacy across Fife and represents the views of local advocacy providers. The website explains the range of advocacy available to people in Fife and provides details about the organisations that provide these services and how to contact them.
Fife Carers Centre
Fife Carers Centre supports adult carers who are caring for a child or an adult in Fife. Anyone can make a referral to Fife Carers Centre - it could be the carer themselves‚ the person they care for or anyone they come into contact with.
Fife Employment Accessibility Trust (FEAT)
FEAT aim to providing service users with strategies and tools to improve their resilience and employability.
Supports lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife.
Fife One Stop Shop for Autism
Fife One Stop Shop provides support and advice, parent groups and workshops for individuals and families.
Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (FRASAC)
FRASAC offers a range of free and confidential time limited support to anyone 12+, of any gender, who has been raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.
Fife Voluntary Action
Directory of organisations with young people as a key area of work.
Fife Women's Aid
Fife Women's Aid offers help to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
Fife Young Carers
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.
Contact through GP
Health Visitors are specialist nurses who promote the health of pre-school children.
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 provides a range of services to support vulnerable children and young people with complex and challenging needs and behaviours.
Infant Mental Health Team (IMHT)
IMHT provides support to babies up until the age of three years and their caregivers, who are experiencing difficulties that might affect their relationship. The mental health of a baby has an impact on their ability to cope with feelings in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. If you have concerns about your wee one’s emotional development and wellbeing, their relationship with you, or how you feel about your baby, please discuss this with your Health Visitor or Family Nurse who can contact the team.
Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP)
KASP offers counselling and support to survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
LAAC - Springfield Project
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
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.
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
The project helps 12 to 18 year olds improve their resilience, self-esteem, confidence and mental wellbeing.
LinkLiving is a trauma-informed Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. LinkLiving has several projects in Fife to support young people.
Living Life service (from Breathing Space)
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 Clinical Dietetic Department
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.
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)
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.
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)
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 provides a counselling service for children and young people in Fife.
Safe Space offers free and confidential support for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
Sam's Cafe is a drop-in cafe for general mental health support and crisis support, for 16+.
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 can be an appropriate support depending on the child or young person's needs and resources available in each school.
School Nurses and Sleep Clinic
Each school in Fife has a School Nurse to support children and young people's emotional wellbeing.
Sea View (Trauma Service)
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
These groups are for children and young people who have experienced significant loss, change, family breakdown or bereavement.
Text ‘FIFE’ to 85258
Shout is a free, confidential and 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope. NHS Fife have partnered with Shout to offer support to young people who live in Fife. To start a conversation, text “FIFE” to 85258.
Offers support to children and their families facing difficulties in their lives by providing information and advice on services.
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
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. Speech and Language also offer an advice line for parents (01592 226699) and an enquiry line for Education (01383 674055).
The Cottage Family Centre
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 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+.
Promoting good mental health and wellbeing to support young people (16+) into employment.
Provides a wide range of digital resources to support mental health issues in young people.
Links to many helpful resources for young people, parents, carers and professionals, to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Help and practical advice for supporting children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing in Fife.
Information and advice to help children and young people to live meaningful, healthy, independent lives.
Resources, information and self-help guides to promote emotional wellbeing in young people.
Advice on dealing with mental health issues including low mood, anxiety and stress, and where you can get help.
On My Mind (from Anna Freud Centre)
Contains information, advice and resources to help young people support their own mental health.
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.
Information and advice on a range of mental health topics, for young people, parents/carers and professionals.
An app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety, depression, anger and confusion.
Easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Free library of 30,000 guided meditations.
Help for you to learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and take charge of your anxiety.
App to help you understand and manage anxiety.
Mindfulness app to promote good mental health.
App that allows you to talk anonymously about difficult things with other people of a similar age or experience.