The Fife Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund is now open, with just over £1 million available in this financial year, and the same again from April 2022. It is being managed in Fife by Fife Voluntary Action, with support from local statutory partners. The fund outcome is to develop a culture of mental wellbeing and prevention within … Continue reading The Fife Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund is open for applications!
It's a wet one out there today, pop in, stay dry and enjoy some of the exciting events taking place today! The North East Fife Community Hub are providing a taste of Italy today with their latest menu! Fife Voluntary Action's Mental Health Forum is taking place this morning, coming together to learn about new … Continue reading Diversity Week Fife – Day 8!
We're midway through Diversity Week already! We hope you've enjoyed all of the fantastic events so far, but there is still a lot to come. Check out the lowdown for today: The North East Fife Community Hub are travelling closer to home with some traditional Scottish dishes. RoSPA will beholding a webinar exploring community safety … Continue reading Diversity Week Fife – Day 7!
We've got another busy day lined up as we carry on the Diversity Week Celebrations, check out today's featured events: We're continuing to raise awareness of Workforce Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention with the #ItsEveryonesJob campaign. Today at the North East Fife Community Hub you'll have the chance to try out their Indian Menu! Sam's … Continue reading Diversity Week Fife – Day 6!
A busy day this Saturday across Fife as we keep the celebrations going! At EATS Rosyth today we've got a "Grow your own salad bowl" workshop, looking at how to grow your own salad and greens in a small spot or windowsill. Sam's Mental Health Peer Support are hosting one of their mental health drop … Continue reading Diversity Week Fife – Day 3!
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week! Mental health awareness week hopes to raise awareness of the importance of mental health throughout our lives, as well as how we can influence policy and work together to overcome the challenges and barriers created by mental health inequalities. This year there is a wide range of campaigns … Continue reading Nature and Mental Health – #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2021
A Veteran's Best Friend (AVBF) – a newly established armed forces veteran’s charity based in Fife that aims to help veterans with mental health conditions, in Scotland. This will be done by providing mental health assistance dogs and providing a drop-in-centre for the local veterans to make use of 5 days a week. This is … Continue reading A Veteran’s Best Friend – a new charity for ex-armed forces in Fife
October was the month of art in the Fife Women's Tent! Members shared their own paintings, doodles, sculptures and more.
2018 was the Year of Young People and FCE committed to providing a platform for young people’s voices, ideas and experiences about equality to be heard. We were awarded £800 from BEMIS for the conference to invite young people to tell us what matters the most and explain what they would like to do to … Continue reading FCE YOYP Equality Conference: a first step in finding #YourSpace
Following on from the #YOYP Equality Collective Planning Meeting, we are holding an information and consultation event for young people to work together and shape a space for ALL young people to be themselves. The space would allow young people to get advice, support and guidance about the things that matter to them without fear … Continue reading #YOYP Equality Collective – Your Space
Our #YOYP Equality Collective meeting took place last Friday at the Scottish Parliament. Thanks to Ewan from the Scottish Parliament Outreach Team, the planning group was lucky to have a quick visit of Holyrood in the quiet after hours before settling in the committee room to plan the next Equality Collective event. The discussions covered … Continue reading #YOYP Equality Collective event planning at Scottish Parliament
We were really impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of participants of our #YOYP Equality Conference on Thursday 8 November 2018. Introducing FCE We started off dropping our labels by being Human Pizzas (click here to find out more) and then we got stuck in more serious discussions around equality and privilege. Pizza game Young people … Continue reading FCE #YOYP Equality Conference – a quick Blog
FCE were approached by West Fife Enterprise to help them develop an accessible Jam shed. The aim of the shed is to provide an accessible space where people from all walks of life can come together in a relaxed informal setting to play, learn or teach a variety of musical instruments. The Jam shed is … Continue reading Creating an Accessible Jam Shed – Case Study
Michael is 17 years old and a volunteer at the Community Cafe, he has lived in Valleyfield for 7 years. At the cafe he is able to learn new skills that can help him in work situations and meet new people from within the community. You can find the full interview below:
Jennifer is a 35-year-old woman that lives with anxiety and depression. She finds it difficult to meet new people and lacks confidence, especially in social situations. As a consequence, Jennifer is unemployed and feels isolated. During Diversity week in September 2017, Fife Centre for Equalities(FCE) hosted a family fun day at the High Valleyfield … Continue reading Building Confidence through Volunteering – Case Study