Living With My Condition In Fife

Meeting People & Sharing Experiences


Barony Housing Association's Day Resource Centres
Barony Housing Association's Day Resource Centres are for people who are experiencing or have experienced mental health problems. The Centres offer a café and drop in facility. They offer planned programmes which can include art groups, music groups, creative writing, anxiety support and gardening and are open to anybody looking to improve / maintain their mental health. 
Bill Moyes; Contact Point Organiser
Address: Barony Housing Association;
411 - 417 High Street;
Kirkcaldy; Fife; KY1 2SG
Telephone: 0871 700 7777
Derek Magee; Contact Point Organiser
Address: Barony Housing Association;
22 Lawrence Street;
Buckhaven; Fife; KY8 1BQ
Telephone: 0871 700 7777
Disabled Parents Network
Disabled Parents Network is a membership organisation of, and for, disabled parents.  We operate a peer support / contact register that is open to all disabled parents, circulate a newsletter to members and operate a help-line, which is operated by disabled parent volunteers. 
Disabled Parents Network also actively campaigns for improvements in services for disabled parents and collaborates with academic departments and independent researchers on research projects in areas of concern to disabled parents.
We also provide tailored training sessions and speakers for Health & Social Care Profoessionals and other interested organisations.
Address: Disabled Parents Network
81 Melton Road; West Bridgford;
Nottingham; NG2 8EN
Telephone: 0870 241 0450
Express Group Fife Ltd
Express Group Fife Ltd runs 11 individual drop in centres throughout Fife for people aged 18 and over who have or have had mental health problems. The centres offer a brefriending service / social club where members give each other a lot of support. Tries to move people on to take the next step e.g. permitted work. Click on the website to find out where the centre are.
Address: Express Group Fife Ltd;
110 Rosslyn Street;
Kirkcaldy; Fife; KY1 3AD
Telephone: 01592 652975
Fife Boomerang Association
Fife Boomerang Association helps people aged 18 to 65 who are suffering or recovering from mental health illness. They organise outdoor pursuits to help people socialise and gain confidence.
Address: Linda Falconer; Administrator; Fife Boomerang Association;
Exit Community Centre;
Glamis Centre; Glenrothes; Fife; KY7 4RH 
Telephone: 01592 775650
Fife Council Adult Day Services
Fife Council Adult Day Services offers a wide range of programmes for all abilities of people with disabilities. A programme will be tailored to your needs.
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Fife Independent Disability Network
Fife Independent Disability Network works to improve access to services and quality of opportunity for people in Fife of all ages with disabilities.    Network members come together every 2 months at various locations throughout Fife to discuss disability issues and decide on courses of action. 
Address: Muriel MacGregor; Office Manager;
Fife Independent Disability Network;
West Bridge Mill; Bridge Street;
Kirkcaldy; Fife; KY1 1TE
Telephone: 01592 203993 or Textphone: 01592 646885
Fife Traumatic Brain Injury Service
Fife Traumatic Brain Injury Service is a Fife-wide social rehabilitation service for people aged 16 to 65 who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.   The team also provides brain injury awareness information and advice to relatives, carers and friends.
Address: Elaine Westwater;
Fife Traumatic Brain Injury Service;
70 Stenhouse Street;
Cowdenbeath; Fife; KY4 9AZ
Telephone: 01383 602201
Health Talk Online
Health Talk Online lets you share in more than 2,000 people's experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people's experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.
Patient Advice & Support Service
The Patient Advice and Support Service is an independent service which provides free, accessible and confidential information, advice and support to patients, their carers and families about NHS healthcare. The service can provide you with information, advice and support if you want to give feedback or comments, or raise concerns or complaints, about healthcare provided by NHS Scotland, help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a patient, and works with the NHS in Scotland to improve healthcare provision – work that can be done because of the feedback you provide.
You can access this service through Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF)
Telephone: 0845 1400 093

Patient Opinion
Patient Opinion
is an independent website about people’s experiences of UK health services, good or bad. Your stories are passed on to the right people to make a difference.
Address: Patient Opinion Scotland Office
Scion House
Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling  FK9 4NF
Telephone: 0800 122 31 35 to share your story
You can also contact NHS Fife Patient Relations Team on 01592 648153

Patient Voices Digital Stories
Patient Voices use video, audio, still images and music to convey patients, carers, practitioners and managers own stories in a unique way. They are intended to touch the hearts of manager, clinicians and others striving to improve the quality of health and social care.
Address: Patient Voices Programme
Pilgrim Projects Ltd
The Barn;
1 Corbett Street;
Cottenham; Cambridgeshire; CB24 8QX
Telephone: 01954 202158
People First (Scotland)
People First (Scotland) is an independent, national, member led, self advocacy organisation run by and for adults with learning difficulties. You can join social groups, gain confidence and self esteem and learn about your rights.
Address: People First (Scotland)
77-79 Easter Road
Edinburgh  EH7 5PW
Telephone: 0131 478 7707
The Samaritans provides confidential, non judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feels of distress, or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Address: Chris
PO Box 9090
Stirling FK8 2SA
Telephone: 08457 909090 (24 hours a day, every day)

Scottish Health Council
The Scottish Health Council supports and monitors the way NHS Boards carry out their Patient Focus and Public Involvement responsibilities. These responsibilities are contained within Scottish Government policy, guidance and legislation. Find out how you can become involved in influencing the development of your local health services, for example, by becoming a Public Partnership Forum member.
Address: Scottish Health Council
Delta House,
50 West Nile Street
Glasgow  G1 2NP
Telephone: 0141 241 6308



Youth Health Talk Online
Youth Health Talk Online is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. This is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives.
Watch, listen and read young people talking about their experiences, and join in the forums.
NHS Fife is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read More


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