Useful links

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland is the national charity working to prevent and reduce alcohol harm.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire is there for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking.

Cocaine Anonymous Scotland

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.


Crew exist to reduce harm, challenge perceptions and help people make positive choices about their use of cannabis, stimulant and other social drugs and sexual health by providing non-judgemental, credible and up to date information and support.

Drink Aware

Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. We're here to help people make better choices about drinking.

Drinkline Tel: 0800 731 4314


Promoting evidence-based information on drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Know the Score

Whether you’ve taken drugs, are thinking of taking them, or are just curious and want to know more, it’s important to know the real facts about drugs.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other to stay clean. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.

Scottish Drugs Forum

A national resource of expertise on drug issues.

Stop The Deaths

Together, we can prevent drug deaths.

Stopping smoking | NHS inform

Information on the benefits of quitting smoking to you and those around you. Find the support you might need to make your quit attempt a success.

Talk to Frank

Honest information about drugs.

Fife Advocacy Forum

Information on advocacy services can be found on Fife Advocacy Forum’s website

NHS Fife Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care

We help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

Keeping Connected Fife - Bereavement and Loss

This leaflet provides details on useful websites and services who can support you through bereavement and what you may experience in the months ahead.

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs - Counselling Support for Bereaved Families

If you have lost someone who used alcohol or drugs, our bereavement service is here to support you. We can chat and offer some advice and information. We also can put you in touch with an accredited counsellor who is local to you. Our service is free and is available across Scotland.

The BEAD Project

This site has been set up by Cruse Bereavement Care, the UK's leading bereavement charity, and Adfam, the national voice for families affected by drugs and alcohol.

Hepatitis Scotland

Hepatitis Scotland is the national voluntary sector organisation funded by the Scottish Government to help improve responses to viral hepatitis* prevention, treatment and support.

HIV Scotland

Our mission is to forge a positive path to overcome sexual and drug related barriers to healthy lives in Scotland for people living with HIV, PrEP users and people at risk of HIV.

Sexual Health Fife

Caring about blood borne viruses, sexual health and wellbeing.

Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland

Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland has centres in Dundee and Glasgow, and offers services to people living with HIV.

Waverly Care

We offer HIV, hepatitis C and sexual health support and advice to everyone in Scotland.


Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon.


Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

Choices for Life | Young Scot

Choices for Life aims to raise awareness amongst young people aged 11-18, about the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drugs as well as online safety and information on how to deal with negative peer pressure.

Choosing the right support – NHS Fife

Services, websites and apps to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Fife.

Fast Forward

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youthwork organisation specialising in risk-taking behaviours, prevention and early intervention.


YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work. We're a membership organisation representing more than 100 youth organisation members across Scotland, both voluntary and statutory.

Apex Scotland

Apex Scotland’s work is about reducing re-offending, promoting desistance, tackling deprivation and making communities safer. In all that we do, we make best use of our resources to bring lasting value to individuals and society.

Justice Social Work | Fife Council

Justice Social Work Services aims to reduce the unnecessary use of custody where it is used for a lack of a suitable, available community disposal.

Justice Social Work Services aim to provide services which contribute to Community safety and Public Protection.


From providing conflict resolution that prevents disputes from escalating to supporting prisoners on release, we'll work with you to repair harm and reduce conflict and reoffending.

Abused Men in Scotland

AMIS is Scotland’s leading charity and helpline for male domestic abuse. Everyone is welcome to contact us for help by phone or email.

CEDAR Network - Children experiencing domestic abuse recovery

Cedar is a unique way of working with children, young people and their mothers who have experienced domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse Unit - Fife 

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre is an independent voluntary organisation that offers a range of free and confidential time limited support to anyone 12+, of any gender, who has been raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.

Fife Violence Against Women Partnership

Fife Violence Against Women Partnership (FVAWP) co-ordinates activity towards ending violence against women in Fife across statutory and third sector organisations.

Fife Women's Aid

Empowering women and children on the road to recovery.

Freedom Programme

The Saje Programme is a 10 week course is for any woman interested in learning more about the effects of domestic abuse and, in particular for women who’ve been subjected domestic abuse.

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project

Supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

LGBT Youth Domestic Abuse Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland manages LGBT Domestic Abuse Scotland, which works across Scotland to raise awareness of LGBT people's experiences of domestic abuse and improve service responses to LGBT people who experience domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence.

Male Advice Line

The helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.


We’re the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to protecting children today to prevent abuse tomorrow. We’re the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers, which means we can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.

Rape Crisis Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland is Scotland’s leading organisation working to transform attitudes, improve responses and ultimately to end rape and sexual violence in all its forms.

Safe Space Fife

Supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Victim Support Fife

We offer confidential, free support for victims and witnesses of crime, and have appointments available to meet with our support team.


Adfam is a national charity tackling the effects of alcohol, drug use or gambling on family members and friends.

Enhanced Midwifery Support Services - NHS Fife

We offer various support services to pregnant women and their families.

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of mind-altering substances.

Families Outside

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment.

Fife Gingerbread

We are a voluntary sector organisation that provides information, advice and support to lone parents and families in need all over Fife.


Home-Start works with families in communities right across the UK. Starting in the home, our approach is as individual as the people we’re helping. No judgement, it is just compassionate, confidential help and expert support.

Scottish Families Affected by Drugs

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity that supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland.

Scottish Kinship Care Alliance

National network of Kinship Care groups across Scotland.

Bethany Christian Trust

We’re working with individuals and local communities across Scotland to prevent and end homelessness.

Fife Council Housing Information and Advice: Tel: 03451 55 00 33

Fife Housing Group

Fife Housing Group is one of the largest independent housing associations in the east of Scotland.

Frontline Fife Homelessness Services

As a charity, we seek to end homelessness across Fife by taking preventative action and by assisting and supporting people to choose the life they aspire to.

Gilven Project (Scottish Christian Alliance)

Scottish Christian Alliance’s aim is to support and help people facing the challenges of homelessness and resettlement.

Home Group Scotland

Home Group is a social enterprise that supports some of the most vulnerable in society, including people with mental and physical health issues.

Link Living

We're a Scottish charity that helps people to recover from the negative impacts of trauma and disadvantage. We've been providing specialist services in central Scotland to support mental health, homelessness prevention, independent living, and inclusion for 20 years.

Penumbra Fife Supported Living Service

Penumbra’s Fife Supported Living Services offer personalised and flexible support to people who are living in their own home. Our staff work across the West Fife area and offer recovery focused practical and emotional support that is based on the individual needs and goals of each person.

Shelter Scotland

Providing practical support and advice to people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, by informing professionals, and by campaigning for legislative change.

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Fife Short Term Housing Support & Homelessness Services

In Glenrothes and North East Fife we offer people the opportunity to develop practical skills and abilities for independent living. You could be eligible for this support whether you own your home or rent from a landlord.

The YMCA Glenrothes

Provides shelter and support for vulnerable young homeless people in Fife.

Trust in Fife

Trust in Fife was created in December 2008 with the merger of two long-standing Fife homelessness organisations, the Lomonds Trust and the Kirkcaldy Homeless Trust.

Access Therapies Fife

Access Therapies Fife provides information to help you to deal with mental health problems and to access a range of local services.

Beat Eating Disorders: Beat | The UK's Eating Disorder Charity

We are the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CAMHS is a service for children and young people up to 18 years who are experiencing persistent, complex or severe mental health difficulties.


We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Mood Cafe

Promoting Mental Health from Fife. Information and resources to help you understand and improve your mental health.

Scottish Association for Mental Health

We provide mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services, among many others.

See Me

See Me is Scotland's Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.  We are funded by Scottish Government and managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation.

Self Harm Project Fife - Penumbra

The Project supports people aged 18+ with a range of services including drop ins, coffee mornings and one to one session, as well as working throughout Fife to raise awareness of self harm issues.

Citizens Advice

Information for you to check how well you are managing your money and then what you can do if you do have some problems.

Money Advice Scotland

Money Advice Scotland is Scotland’s money charity. We exist to help people in debt, support money advisers, and influence policy.

Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes.