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Sam's Kirkcaldy Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 2.00 - 10.00pm_________________________
______________________Sam's Dunfermline Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 3.00- 11.00pm
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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.


Drop in for a chat...

When you visit we would ask you to wear a face covering,use hand sanitizer that is available at Sam's and we are progressing physical distancing.


You do not have to go through things alone, the team at Sam's are here for support.



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It is challenging to describe Sam's wholly in words. People who have attended Sam's have reflected that it is a lot different than what they had thought.  The positive aspect of this for Sam's is that people have found that Sam's has exceeded their initial expectations.

 For example some people thought that Sam's would be facilitated by everyone sitting in a circle and speaking. This is not the way that Sam's supports people. at Sam's it is set up with three round tables and chairs. You have access to one to one support with a peer worker. 

At Sam's we do not ask about diagnosis or symptoms, we listen to you and your aspirations for support that day. We listen with understanding due to having our own lived experience of mental health issues and recovery. The support is centred wholly around what you want to talk about on the day. You can drop into Sam's on as many occasions as you feel you want to and you do not have to be referred.

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 are open 3-11pm Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun in Dunfermline.

As a team we are supportive of the whole spectrum of people and groups offering support in Fife. Together we make a difference.

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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.

Q. Costs?

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. 



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