Happy 25th birthday to Contact Point Fife

Barony’s Contact Point Buckhaven hit the right note when it marked its 25th birthday.

Contact Point Fife celebrates 25th birthday

The service held a special open day which included a musical workshop, mindfulness sessions, tombola and an exhibition of service users' art work.

More than 60 people joined the celebrations including the people we work with, community groups, staff, volunteers and local partners.

Buckhaven Contact Point first opened its doors in 1994 as a welcoming drop-in space for people with mental health issues or those who feel isolated and vulnerable. Now more than 300 people use the Contact Point service at Buckhaven and Kirkcaldy.

Samantha Bennett, support services coordinator, said: “Everyone had a wonderful day celebrating our 25th birthday. We had lots of music and singing including a piper and, of course, a special birthday cake.

“Contact Point  is a user-led service for people experiencing mental health problems. We aim to offer a safe, secure and relaxing space where they can take part in a range of activities or just make new friends and feel part of a community.”

Special guest Jim Leishman, MBE, Provost of Fife, also joined the celebrations.

Contact Point has been hugely successful and recently won the Mary Leishman Award at the recent Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards for its annual Roads to Success Art Exhibition.

Monday, September 23, 2019