Contact Point – Fife

Our Contact Point mental health day resource centres in Kirkcaldy and Buckhaven encourage service users to lead on the services and encourage people to become the best they can be.

Contact Point music group

The centres are for people with:

  • mental health problems
  • dual diagnosis (for example mental health annd learning disability; mental health and/or drug, alcohol problems).

The service is for people aged 18 and over who wish to improve or maintain their mental health. Many of the service users are experiencing, or have experienced, serious and/or enduring mental illness. The services help reduce hospital admissions and re-admissions.

All groups, activities and events were created by service users to help meet their needs.

Funding for the services is provided by:

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How we work
 

Our centres provide services to around 250 people. They have active links with local mental health social workers, occupational therapists, community psychiatric nurses, health visitors, community drug teams, psychiatric day hospitals and other local voluntary groups and education/training agencies.

Staffing at both centres include a full-time Contact Point Organiser, two full-time Support Workers and one Community Support Assistant.

Volunteers promote, develop and deliver services as well as provide support to service users who wish to take part in groups and activities. Volunteers receive training, including a one-month induction programme and a six-week training course.

The service is provided over six days, Sunday to Friday, with each centre providing evening sessions.

A range of groups and activities are offered along with specialist sessions about advice and information, social support, personal development, new skills development and social interaction.

Outcomes are based around each individual. Some service users have gone on to jobs, returned to education, have become volunteers or have noticed a significant improvement in their mental health.

Key aims
 

  • provide a safe environment for people with mental health problems
  • promote good practice in mental health
  • provide and promote opportunities to reduce isolation and develop new skills
  • encourage employment and training opportunities
  • establish information services
  • offer service users choices
  • increased opportunities to take part in physical activities via structured supervised planned sessions.

Our standards
 

  • we'll have regular development meetings open to all who wish to become involved in developing the service
  • projects are open to evaluation by the people who attend and external professionals. There are regular reviews and evaluations of groups and activities
  • written policies and statements have been developed by service users
  • we have an open, accessible complaints procedure
  • our philosophy, purpose and values, practice and procedures are all written, negotiated and implemented via a process of meaningful consultation involving service users.

Cafe opening times
 

Our award-winning cafes are run by service users, volunteers and Barony staff. We are opened:

Monday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
- Closed 1:30pm - 2pm
- Lunch 12:30 (orders by 11am).

Tuesday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
- Closed 1:30pm - 2pm
- Lunch 12:30 (orders by 11am).

Wednesday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
- Closed 1:30pm - 2pm
- Lunch 12:30 (orders by 11am).

Thursday: 12:30pm - 7:30pm
- Dinner 5pm (orders by 3pm).

Friday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
- Closed 1:30pm - 2pm
- Lunch 12:30 (orders by 11am).

Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
- Phone in orders on the payphone number 01592 640 611.

Opening times and services
 

Anxiety SupportAdvanced GuitarArtCreative writingSocial eveningWomen's GroupMen's GroupMusicSewingGardeningHearing Voices Group
Monday10am - noon2pm - 4pm         
Tuesday  Noon - 2pm2:30pm - 4pmTime to be confirmed      
Wednesday     11am - 12:30pm2pm - 3pm    
Thursday       2pm - 4pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm   
Friday        10:30am - 12:30pm1:30pm - 3:30pm2pm - 3:30pm