Don't hesitate to drop into Sam's. You are sure of a warm welcome from Sam's team members that understand that you may be attending to relax, chat, access mental health support or access crisis support. We are here for the whole spectrum of mental health.
Give us a phone...grab yourself a cuppa and let's chat.
Sam's is available for you, we support people...it's what we have always done and will always do. There is nothing that we can't get through, by talking, by being there and making a difference for everyone that connects with Sam's.
Don't go through things alone, we are here and want to chat with you.
What we are going to suggest is giving Sam’s a phone…we are here for you and welcome a chat anytime we are open Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 2-10pm. Telephone 07971892886 or 07725214012
The phone support is for anyone over 16 years old and you do not have to be in crisis to access the Sam’s phone lines.
We understand that everyone has mental health and people will phone for all manner of reasons, whether it be for a quick chat, to discuss coping strategies or for support with mental health issues.
You are not alone in accessing the Sam’s phone support, it is there to be of help and a support at this time.
You will be treated with understanding and a warm welcome to discuss issues.
Sam's is united in it's difference from other support opportunities in the community. The team at Sam's are employed, professionally registered peer workers who use a framework and ethos to offer support with attendees.
The team are employed by the Scottish Association for Mental Health, a Scottish wide charity offering mental health support with the communities of Scotland.
We work with people across the whole spectrum of mental health and offer support with suicidal thoughts. We have training and development to support people through suicide prevention inclusive of safe planning. We have frameworks and policies in place to safeguard people.
We can offer support with family, carers and friends. We fully recognise that Sam's can offer a holistic resource for everyone connected with someone experiencing mental health issues, as it does have an impact on other people's mental wellbeing as well.
We are available Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 2-10pm in Kirkcaldy and will be open 3-11pm Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun in Dunfermline on opening in April.
As a team we are supportive of the whole spectrum of people and groups offering support in Fife. Together we make a difference.
There Is No Them, There's Only Us...Fife Together
Together We Make a Difference
AT SAM'S WE BELIEVE IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Q. What is peer support?
A. Peer support workers at Sam's all have a lived experience of mental health issues and recovery. Peer workers offer support from the perspective of lived experience.
Q. Who employs Sam's workers?
A. The Scottish Association For Mental Health...SAMH
Q. Are peer workers qualified to support?
A. Peer team access SAMH learning and development, have considerable sector educational background, a values based approach and are registered as practitioners in the community sector. Empowered to practice as reflective practitioners with a lived experience of the mental health journey, inclusive of recovery.
A. There is no cost to attend Sam's
Q. Is Sam's a cafe with food and refreshments?
A. It is a recovery cafe model rather than a working cafe, although free tea and coffee are available.
Sam's...a respectful space for all
Sam's is a safe, welcoming space where you can just be...knowing that it is ok to just be.
We support people aged 16 years plus
We believe in the potential of crisis as learning opportunities and work with people through crisis.
We can live such testing, stressful and emotional lives these days, Sam's offers a space to explore emotions with people who can understand. It is a space you can just drop in, anytime...there are no set appointments or referral forms.