Who we support

Adults aged 18+ years can be referred by their G.P, other health care professional or carer.

What we do

The Community Mental Health Dietetic team work across Fife with adults who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition including: 

  • anxiety 
  • bipolar disorder 
  • dementia 
  • depression 
  • eating disorders 
  • personality disorders 
  • schizophrenia 

The mental health dietitians work in collaboration with community mental health teams (CMHTs).

The mental health dietitians work as part of the wider multidisciplinary team collaborating with:

  • psychiatrists
  • psychologists
  • community psychiatric nurses
  • other allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists.

They also work closely with:

  • catering
  • social services
  • the voluntary sector.

Dietetic interventions aim to reduce malnutrition, encourage use of health promoting behaviours, improve self-care and management of co-morbid conditions, and improve health and nutritional status. 

What to expect

Following referral, we will have an initial conversation with you. We will ask you questions about your eating and drinking habits and if there has been any recent changes in your weight to help assess your nutritional status. We will then work with you to explore what matters to you most. A plan will be formed that will support you to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices, to help treat or prevent disease. We aim to provide accessible information when needed. We tailor our advice to meet the needs of the individual. The type of appointment may vary according to your needs and may be any of the following:

  • telephone call
  • video call (Near Me)
  • clinic appointment
  • home visit/ care home

All requests for assistance will be triaged and may lead to signposting to other services.