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Apps, websites and services

To support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Fife

 

For helpful websites and resources relating to COVID-19, please go to the COVID-19 page.

Apps

Calm Harm

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

www.nhs.uk/apps-library/calm-harm

Catch It

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

www.nhs.uk/apps-library/catch-it

DistrACT

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

www.nhs.uk/apps-library/distract

Insight Timer

Free library of 30,000 guided meditations.

www.insighttimer.com

MindShift

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

www.anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-cbt

MoodSpace

Practical self-help support for stress, anxiety and low mood.
www.moodspace.org

My Life (previously Stop, Breathe, Think)

Mindfulness app to help manage emotions and increase calm.

www.my.life

SAM App

App to help you understand and manage anxiety.

www.sam-app.org.uk

Smiling Mind

Mindfulness app to promote good mental health.

www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app

Websites

Aye Mind

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

www.ayemind.com

Breathing Space

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

www.breathingspace.scot

CAMHS Resources

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

www.camhs-resources.co.uk

Childline

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

www.childline.org.uk

KIDS

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

www.nhsggc.org.uk/kids

KidsHealth

Information and resources about mental health and wellbeing for parents, children, young people and professionals.

www.kidshealth.org

NHS Inform

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

www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/mental-wellbeing

Our Minds Matter

Looking after the emotional wellbeing of children and young people in Fife.

www.fife.gov.uk/ourmindsmatter

Playfield Institute

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

www.playfieldinstitute.co.uk

Smiling Mind

Website offering practical advice on using mindfulness techniques to improve mental wellbeing.

www.smilingmind.com.au

Services

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we can't guarantee that all services will be available

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.

Phone: 01383 565427

www.accesstherapiesfife.scot.nhs.uk

Barnardo’s

Barnardo's Children's Services (Fife) is part of Barnardo's Scotland and has been providing services to children and families in Fife for over 13 years.

www.barnardos.org.uk/scotland

Cedar Project

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

Phone: 01592 583676

www.fife.gov.uk/kb/docs/articles/health-and-social-care2/domestic-and-sexual-abuse/domestic-abuse/cedar-plus-domestic-abuse

Child Healthy Weight Team

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.

Phone: 01592 645238

www.nhsfife.org/childhealthyweight

Choices Dunfermline

Supports those facing unplanned pregnancy or seeking support following a miscarriage or termination.

Phone: 01383 738118

www.choicesdunfermline.org

Clued Up Project

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

Phone: 01592 858248

www.cluedup-project.org.uk

Cruse

Offers one to one support for bereaved people with a trained volunteer.

Phone: 0845 600 2227

Email: support@crusescotland.org.uk

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.

Contact your school to find out about accessing DAPL.

www.dapl.net/services/young-people

Educational Psychology

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

Phone: 01592 583349

www.fife.gov.uk/kb/docs/articles/education2/supporting-children-in-school/educational-psychology-service

Enable

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

Phone: 0300 0200 101

www.enable.org.uk/area/fife

Fife Employment Accessibility Trust

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

Phone: 01592 759371

www.fifeemploymentaccesstrust.com

Fife Gingerbread

Supports lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife.

Phone: 01592 725210

www.fifegingerbread.org.uk

Fife One Stop Shop for Autism

Provides support and advice, parent groups and workshops for individuals and families.

Phone: 01592 645350

www.scottishautism.org/services-support/support-families/fife-one-stop-shop

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

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

Phone: 01592 642336

www.frasac.org.uk

Fife Women’s Aid

Offers help to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.

Phone: 01383 732289

www.fifewomensaid.org.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.

Phone: 01592 786717

www.fifeyoungcarers.co.uk

Health Visitors

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

Contact your GP to find out about support from Health Visitors.

Home-Start

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.

Cowdenbeath: www.digitalfife.com/Index.asp?MainID=28048

Dunfermline: www.home-start-dunfermline.org.uk

East Fife: www.home-start-eastfife.org.uk

Glenrothes: www.home-start.org.uk/home-start-glenrothes

Kirkcaldy: www.homestartkirkcaldy.org.uk

Levenmouth: www.homestartlevenmouth.org.uk

Includem

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

Phone: 0808 8000409

www.includem.org

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project

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

Phone: 01592 644217

www.kasp.org.uk

LINK Adolescent Befriending Project

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

Phone: 07421 471720

www.linkbefriending.org.uk

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.

Phone: 0800 328 9655 (Mon to Fri: 1pm - 9pm)

www.breathingspace.scot/living-life

Moodcafe

Self-help website providing advice and information on mental health and wellbeing topics. There are sections for parents/carers and children/young people.

www.moodcafe.co.uk

OT Service

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

Phone: 01383 674005

Parenting groups

There are a variety of groups available to support parents in Fife.

www.moodcafe.co.uk/parents/parenting/parenting-groups-in-fife

Relationships Scotland

Provides a counselling service for children and young people in Fife.

Phone: 01592 751095

www.familymediationonline.co.uk

Safe Space

Offers free and confidential support for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Phone: 01383 739084

www.safe-space.co.uk

Sam's Cafe

Drop-in cafe for general mental health support and crisis support, for 16+.

Phone: 07971 892 886

www.samscafe.org.uk

Sandyford

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

www.sandyford.scot

School Nurses

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

Contact your school to find out about support from School Nurses.

Seasons for Growth

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

Email: Louise.stean@fife.gov.uk

Solihull Online

This resource is for parents and carers and runs from the antenatal stage through to young people aged 19 years - currently available for free.

www.education.gov.scot/parentzone/news-and-events/solihull-online-free-resources-for-parents-and-carers/

The Well

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+.

Phone: 03451 555555 ext 445347

www.fifehealthandsocialcare.org/the-well

Works Better

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

Phone: 01592 583142

Email: sw.ses@fife.gov.uk

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

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

Text YM to 85258

www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/youngminds-crisis-messenger

Updated 29 July 2020