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.

That Place in the Bay

That Place In the Bay is a charity that was set up to use art and crafts as a means to improve social and mental well-being. It is a community hub that promotes and facilitates other community groups such as Andy’s Man Club.  

The club opens on Christmas Day to provide a meeting place for anyone feeling socially isolated. They provide classes and work closely with schools and health-related groups to provide as many services as possible. 

The charity promotes positive community well-being and is a community hub that encourages small local businesses and provides help and support.

Start Scotland

Fedcap Scotland is currently running the Fair Start Scotland contract in Fife supporting people into employment.  We are based in Dunfermline but run an outreach programme meaning we travel all over Fife to see our customers.  It is a free tailored service that looks at each customer’s needs and creates bespoke action plans to work on things such as CVs, interview skills and training options.

As well as employability advice our customers can access help from our Health and Wellbeing Team. This includes 1-2-1 support, for mental and physical health needs, as well as virtual group sessions such as anxiety management, confidence building, pain management, disclosing health conditions and more 

Once work is secured, we provide 1 year of work support to assist with travel to work, clothes, PVG or any other needs and ensure our customers are settled into long-term sustainable work.

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.


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.   

Today, we operate over 70 services in communities across Scotland, providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others. Together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, and physical activity and sport, these services inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. 

We have been here for Scotland’s mental health for a century. Find about more about our history. 

 SAMH Information Service 

Whether you’re seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have a chat about mental health, we’re here to help. You can also speak to an advisor through our Live Web Chat which will pop up when an advisor is available. 

Available: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.


Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you

Every 10 seconds, Samaritans respond to a call for help. 

We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. 

Samaritans are not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. 

We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. 

We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need. 

In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same. 

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. 

That’s why we work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.


Having a child with a disability can impact families in a number of ways, including mental health and well-being, with isolation being a huge factor for many.  

When a child first receives a diagnosis or first starts requiring extra support, it of course puts extra strain on the family unit, and it impacts how everyone is feeling and their abilities to function. Often parents feel alone, and that other people just don’t “get it”.  It can be extremely challenging if friends and relatives have children who are meeting their milestones and attending mainstream activities, schools etc if your child is not developing in the same way and experiencing more challenges. This often ends up with parents reducing contact with people and becoming more isolated and with poor mental health.  

By bringing families together, in a safe and welcoming environment, they realise they are not alone, and that others are going through similar challenges and experiences. This reduces isolation, increases support networks and improves mental health and well-being. Families often tell us by using our services, that they feel better, stronger and more resilient in the day-to-day challenges they face.

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. 


Fife Alcohol Support Service is a leading provider of counselling and psychotherapy for people in Fife with alcohol-related problems. We help people deal with addiction, excessive regular drinking and binge drinking. 

We also have extensive self-help resources for anyone looking to cut down or stop because of worries they may be drinking too much. 

Our other projects include the Community Drug Service which offers outreach support in the community for people with drug-related problems. 

Our ADAPT service can advise, guide and support you into the best help and treatment that is available in Fife. 

Finally, our Curnie Clubs help people suffering from social isolation find their way back into community life.  

Our Counsellors within FASS are experienced in facilitating and supporting clients who have various mental health conditions.  It is identified that some clients initially use alcohol/substances to cope with underlying or undiagnosed mental health conditions, which can over time develop into compulsive and addictive substance/alcohol use.  It is also recognised that substances can cause, and indeed exacerbate existing mental health conditions, in particular, anxiety and depression and may in some cases lead to a serious mental health diagnosis.