The Wellbeing Academy

The wellbeing Academy is a leading provider of Counselling and Psychotherapy for all ages. 

Our Counsellors provide face-to-face or online therapy for adults experiencing personal, emotional and psychological issues. From general anxiety, depression, and bereavement to stress, trauma, relationship issues and family conflict, we can help. 

Our Youth Counsellors work with teenagers experiencing complex emotions, relationship issues, sexuality issues, stress and anxiety.  Young people can discuss distressing issues with a skilled and impartial practitioner to address problems at home, with friends, at school, or in college. 

Our Children’s Counsellors help youngsters explore thoughts and feelings through art and creative activities, helping them make sense of what’s going on in their life and find ways to cope when things are difficult. We know that when children are struggling, it can be worrying as a parent, so we also offer parent/carer consultations.

Sam’s Cafe

The team at Sam’s Fife are employed peer workers with SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health), a Scottish-wide charity offering mental health support within the communities of Scotland.

Peer workers at Sam’s Fife have a lived experience of mental health issues and a recovery journey.

Peer workers offer their understanding of how it can feel to live with mental health issues.

Sam’s Fife work with people (aged 16 years plus and no longer in school education) across the whole spectrum of mental health and offer support for people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts.

At Sam’s Fife, we offer support for family, carers and friends.

The team at Sam’s Fife believe in being there for people in their community… in the afternoon and into the evening time.

Lucky Ewe

Lucky Ewe’s vision is to use working outdoors with animals to empower each young person with the self-belief to change their world for the better. We have a small flock of dairy sheep in the beautiful Fife countryside where we aim to improve the mental well-being of everyone who works, volunteers or attends our working farm environment. 

We welcome all ages to become a member and keep in touch with what we do. Apply to become a volunteer and share or improve your practical skills or become one of our Trustees and take an active role in our charity. 

Link Befriending

LINK Fife Mental Health Befriending Projects provide a befriending service for Adults and Young People who have become isolated, lonely and disengaged due to a mental health issue. The aim of befriending is to enhance the quality of the befriendee’s life by supporting their welfare, personal development and capacity for self-determination, through forming a trusting relationship with a befriender. 

Volunteers provide regular 1-2-1 emotional, social and practical support which positively impacts people’s well-being and connectedness, and encourages them to participate more fully in the life of the community. 

LINK is a member of Befriending Networks, Volunteer Friendly Award accredited and is proud to be a Real Living Wage employer. 


Shout is the UK’s first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

We launched publicly in May 2019 and we’ve had more than 1.7 million conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need in-the-moment support.

As a digital service, Shout has become increasingly critical since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time.


Moodcafe is a website providing self-help information and support covering a wide range of topics – from managing your emotions, to anxiety and stress management techniques.

Moodcafe also provides areas dedicated to helping groups with specific needs, such as parents, teenagers, older people, carers, and those with addiction.


The free and confidential services that KASP offers throughout Fife enable survivors of childhood sexual abuse to make sense of the present in relation to the past. Being heard and supported can help to ease the pain and reduce the power and impact of the memories.

KASP has a range of services to support survivors of childhood sexual abuse including counselling/support, crisis/responsive support, issue based groupwork and a befriending service.

Symptoms that can be generated from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse can be excruciating and life inhibiting. Common responses include shame, anxiety, depression, anger, eating issues, substance misuse and relationship difficulties. Some survivors may be plagued by memories in the form of distressing flashbacks, body memories, mental images or nightmares. These symptoms are all normal responses to trauma but they can feel overwhelming and difficult to deal with.

KASP also offers support to non-abusing parents and friends of those supporting survivors.

We deliver training to raise awareness of CSA to groups throughout Fife.

If you would like more information please check out our website Call the office on 01592644217 or email us at [email protected]

Fife Women’s Aid

Many women, who have experience of domestic abuse, have had no control over their lives for many years. They may never have had to make a decision regarding themselves, their children or home. Women and children also face the prospect of establishing themselves into a new community or school. Along with practical advice and support, the Fife Women’s Aid workers support women and children to become independent and confident as they can in all that they do. Telephone Support: 0808 802 5555 


DAPL is Fife’s local counselling service, born in the community 30 years ago by the request of families who were experiencing extreme trauma through deprivation and poverty.  DAPL provides a free and confidential counselling service delivered by qualified, experienced workers. Adults affected by substance use issues can access the services via a referral process.  

We are the commissioned  School Counselling Service in Fife and we are available to all children over 10 in both primary and secondary schools. These referrals can be made for a range of issues including  low mood, trauma, anxiety, bullying, substance use, stress… Referrals for the Children, Young Person’s and Family Service should be done through guidance teachers and primary school leads. We also provide a Digital Drop-in service to secondary school young people to ensure that they can access support without having to go through their GP, parents or teachers. 

Anyone that is referred to DAPL must be aware of the referral and be in agreement to the referral being made.  

You can find out more about us at and you can contact us directly via 01333422277.  

DAPL’s Counselling Service is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

Change Mental Health

Change Mental Health provide transformational support for people ensuring that everyone has access to the support they need, when they need it, and in a way which works best for them.

We seek to change society by changing attitudes, fighting stigma and influencing government to ensure a better quality of life for those affected by mental illness.

Carer Support Service – offering support and information for people who care for those with mental health challenges. We recognise the unique challenges of being a relative, friend or partner of someone living with mental illness and look to improve the health and wellbeing of Carers. We currently have 2 Carer peer groups running as well as 1 to 1 support.

Resilience Service – providing early intervention and support for people facing the stresses of everyday life who need help with their mental health needs, promoting resilience and recovery. We currently offer 1 peer support group and 1 online group for this service alongside 1 to 1 support

Hearing Voices Service – providing support to people who experience symptoms of psychosis, hear voices and experience sensory disturbances. We currently have 2 peer support groups weekly as well as 1 to 1 support.

(All of our services offer a safe, non judgemental space to allow the person we are supporting to talk about their life and the impact from mental health. We ensure people feel valued and listened to and work in a trauma informed person-centred way. We provide information and signposting on any other services that may be relevant in ensuring the correct support is in place for each individual or family. We accept referrals from third party organisations as well as self referrals from any individual looking for support. )