Other Support Information
Below are links to external organisations for a host of different issues that may be of help to you.
KASP - Counselling and support, healing the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, physical, domestic and emotional abuse. Visit Website
Anxiety UK - Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation, run by sufferers and ex-sufferers of anxiety disorders. Visit Website
Five Areas Resources - Guided CBT Resources that can make a real difference Visit Website
Bipolar Scotland - Information, support and advice for anyone who has a diagnosis of Bipolar disorder, or their family and friends. Visit Website
Mood Matters - Action on Depression Visit Website
Living Life to the Full - Action on Depression - Free computerised CBT self-help course to people in Scotland with mild to moderate depression. Visit Website
Action on Depression Visit Website
Breathing Space - Web service/phoneline available 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday) and 6pm – 2am on Weekdays (Monday – Thursday) on 0800 83 85 87. Visit Website
MasterMind - Digital therapy for people with mild to moderated depression or anxiety (referred by GP) Visit Website
Mindfulness Self Help - Visit Website
OCD-UK - A leading national charity, independently working with and for people struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Visit Website
Hands On Scotland - Practical tools for parents and workers to promote mental wellbeing in children and young people. Visit Website
Royal College of Psychiatrists - Improving the lives of anyone affected by mental health issues. Visit Website
Scottish Recovery Network - Raising awareness of recovery from mental health problems. Visit Website
See Me - Resources and information aimed at mental health stigma and discrimination, enabling people who experience mental health problems to live fulfilled lives. Visit Website
SAMH - Information and services about Mental Health support. Visit Website
The Mix - Information, advice and support on a range of issues including sexual health, drugs, drink, relationships etc. Visit Website
Moodcafe - A range of information and resources relevant to common psychological problems. Visit Website
Get Self Help - CBT self-help information, resources and tools. Visit Website
Panic Stations - Information on coping with panic attacks. Visit Website
Generalised Anxiety and Panic Attacks - The Facts - Information on anxiety and panic attacks from Fife Department of Clinical Psychology. Visit Website
Resilience Tips & Techniques - Positive psychology resources, published by The Centre for Confidence and Well-being, based in Scotland. Visit Website
Social Anxiety UK - A volunteer led organisation providing information and support for problems of self-consciousness and shyness. Visit Website
Campaign Against Living Miserably - A registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. Open from 5pm-midnight every day of the year, calls are confidential, anonymous and taken by trained and skilled helpline workers who provide support, information and signposting. Callers can also access the same service via webchat. Visit Website
Breathing Space - Phone line and web service for people experiencing low mood or depression. Available 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday) and 6pm – 2am on Weekdays (Monday – Thursday) on 0800 83 85 87. Visit Website
See Me Scotland – www.seemescotland.org.uk – the anti-stigma campaign in Scotland.
Aye Mind – www.ayemind.com – a resource for young people under 21 to use digital technology to better support their mental health.
Young Minds – youngminds.org.uk – an organisation based in England looking at a lot of the issues young people with mental health problems face. Contains insightful personal blogs and articles.
Headmeds – www.headmeds.org.uk – Find out more about medications commonly prescribed for mental health conditions including how they work, potential side effects and the impact they might have on other aspects of your life such as activity, driving, weight, sex and fertility.
The Mental Health Foundation – www.mentalhealth.org.uk – UK mental health research, policy and service improvement charity.
Be Mindful – bemindful.co.uk – A website dedicated to mindfullness from the Mental Health Foundation.
The Scottish Association for Mental Health – www.samh.org.uk – Scottish charity providing help, information and support around mental ill health and campaigning on behalf of people with mental health problems.
Scottish Mental Health Service for Deaf People – nhslothian.scot – A national service hosted by NHS Lothian but covering the East, West and North of Scotland. The team is committed to providing specialist support in Scotland for deaf people with mental health problems across Scotland.
Students Against Depression – www.studentsagainstdepression.org – Website offering information about mental health for students with information about how to keep yourself safe when experiencing thoughts of suicide and self-harm.
Student Minds – www.studentminds.org.uk – UK wide campaign for Student Mental Health.
Youth Health Talk – healthtalk.org – a website of young people’s experiences to get advice and support from other young people in the same situation.
Reach Out – reachout.com – a comprehensive portal for young people that enables them to find information, use apps, and find help with mental health and wellbeing. Originally in Australia the model has been exported to Ireland and the USA, content is available here.
Innovation Labs – www.innovationlabs.org.uk – a list of all the apps and websites produced or currently being designed to improve mental health. They are created through a process of coproduction between young people, health professionals and digital experts.
Action for Happiness – www.actionforhappiness.org – A place for people to share knowledge, experience and research to encourage practical action that can support better mental health and wellbeing. The patron of the organisation is the Dalai Lama.
Edspace – ithriveedinburgh.org.uk – information about mental health services, how to access support and what to expect.
Health and Wellbeing
Covid-19 Information – The latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance in Scotland can be found on NHS Inform
NHS 24 – has produced a coronavirus app, for people to check symptoms and stay up to date with the latest guidance.
Active Fife Opportunities for keeping active in Fife. Visit Website
The Centre for Mindful Eating - Jon Kabat-Zinn describes Mindfulness as 'non-judgemental awareness of the present moment'. Mindfulness allows us to recognise what is going through our mind without getting trapped in our usual, automatic reactions. It is helpful for a variety of personal difficulties including stress, eating issues and OCD. Visit Website
Motivation Tips & Techniques - Positive psychology resources, published by The Centre for Confidence and Well-being, based in Scotland. Visit Website
Rethink - Help for anyone (or their friends and family) to gain a better quality of life. Visit Website
Stonewall - Help and support for all LGBTIQ people. Visit Website
LGBT Youth Scotland - Advice and information for LGBT people in Scotland. Visit Website
Sexual Health Scotland - Comprehensive information on sexual health. Visit Website
Drug and Alcohol Support
Fife Alcohol and Drug Partnership - Visit Website
DAPL - Offers one to one counselling, support, information and advice to individuals and families who are affected by substance use and live within Fife. The service is free and confidential and offered by experienced workers. Visit Website
The Centre for Clinical Interventions - Interactive CBT self-help site addressing a wide variety of problem areas: depression, social anxiety, panic, worry, self-esteem, procrastination, assertiveness, and eating problems. Visit Website
Citizen's Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) - Visit Website
Quit Your Way - Information and support to help giving up smoking. Visit Website
Fife Voluntary Action - Supporting, developing and representing community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering. Visit Website
Foodbanks and Community Cafes – www.fife.gov.uk – Locations of local foodbanks and community cafes.
Helplines Partnership – helplines.org – The Helplines Partnership is a membership organisation for national helplines. Visit their website to search a directory of helplines- organised by category.
Nightline – www.nightline.ac.uk – The Nightline Association support Nightline services across the country offering students the opportunity to chat about anything on their mind.