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02.11.17 Anti-Bullying week is 13-17 November 2017 - more info at
24.10.17 Fife CAMHS has launched a new online referral process - more information
15.06.17 Wednesday 2 August is National Playday 2017
30.05.17 Mindfulness in Nature workshop - 31 August 2017
12.05.17 Our Minds Matter - framework to support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing in Fife, launched on 8 May 2017
08.05.17 Thursday 18 May is Outdoor Classroom Day 2017
26.04.17 Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017 - Surviving or thriving?
18.04.17 Resilience Documentary screening in Kirkcaldy on Thursday 1 June 2017 - more info
10.04.17 Naturally Connected - mental wellbeing in nature networking event, 28 April 2017
03.04.17 New ten-year Mental Health Strategy - available on the Scottish Government website
03.04.17 New short films of famous people and others talking about their mental health problems, from Heads Together
14.03.17 Monday 20 March is International Day of Happiness 2017
  Click here for a Happiness Pack for Kids, from and Relax Kids
  Click here for the Ten Keys to Happier Living Guidebook, from Action for Happiness
27.02.17 New campaign from See Me - It's okay to not feel okay
15.02.17 Relaunch of What's on Your Mind resource pack for schools, from See Me - more info
15.02.17 Introduction to Mindfulness in Nature, 13 April 2017
08.02.17 Introduction to Autism in Children and Young People, on 22 March 2017
11.01.17 Events and training from Youth First - more info here
21.12.16 Top tips for looking after your mental health at Christmas, from the Mental Health Foundation
21.12.16 December news from Maternal and Early Years out now
16.12.16 REACH - new website for young people who have problems or worries at school
14.12.16 Introduction to Kitbag for Schools and Families workshop 30.01.17
16.11.16 Keeping Trauma in Mind - Solihull Approach course for adult practitioners
30.10.16 New online support programme for autistic women and girls, from Scottish Autism
20.10.16 October is Health Literacy Month - click here for more info
05.10.16 Fife Inter Agency Child Protection Guidance 2016 - now available
05.10.16 Stress Management course now available more widely across Fife
22.09.16 World Mental Health Day is on 10 October 2016 - the theme is mental health first aid
19.09.16 Keeping Connected Fife - new leaflet for young people with info on support and advice organisations
12.09.16 Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, 10-31 October 2016
30.08.16 New short film about Kitbag for Schools - click here to watch
27.07.16 Aye Mind - ongoing project to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people, through the internet, social media and mobile technologies - resources for young people and those who work with young people
06.07.16 The 2nd National Solution Focused Network Conference is on 26 August 2016 - click here for flyer with a link to online booking
05.07.16 Fife One Stop Shop for Autism has moved to Kirkcaldy
14.06.16 Funded outdoor learning courses in 2016/17 for teachers: Lead Teacher in Outdoor Learning and Teaching in Nature
13.06.16 Latest Youth Health e-Bulletin from NHS Health Scotland now available
26.05.16 Improving Wellbeing - Children and Young People Act e-learning resource from NHS Education Scotland
19.05.16 Let's Talk - monthly support group for parents and carers of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, on 8 June 2016
29.04.16 Maternal and Early Years - April 2016 news out now
22.04.16 Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 takes place from 16-22 May, with the theme of relationships
05.04.16 New Fife Autism Facebook page and virtual network - click for more info
04.04.16 My World Outdoors - supporting children's access to outdoor play, from The Care Inspectorate
23.03.16 Maternal and Early Years - March 2016 news out now
21.03.16 World Autism Awareness Week - 2 April to 8 April 2016
07.03.16 Helping Children to Flourish using Kitbag for Schools and Families - course on 17 March 2016
01.03.16 Self-harm Awareness Day 2016 and booklet from the Mental Health Foundation
18.02.16 Kitbag for Schools and Families - workshops in February and March 2016
03.02.16 "How to..." guides from the Mental Health Foundation
28.01.16 1 February 2016 is Breathing Space Day - click here for more info
05.01.16 Adolescent Health in the 21st Century - article on the health and wellbeing of adolescents in Scotland
18.12.15 10 ways to look after your mental health at Christmas - from the Mental Health Foundation
10.12.15 play@home Fife newsletter out now
30.11.15 2016 is Year of the Dad - more info from Fathers Network Scotland
18.11.15 Children's Grief Awareness Week - 19-25 November 2015
18.11.15 Introduction to Autism - course on 26 January 2016
28.10.15 It's Playfield Institute's 10th Birthday! Click here for more info
23.10.15 Maternal and Early Years - October news out now
14.10.15 Redesigning Health Information for Parents - professional consultation events in October
07.10.15 Young People, Long Term Conditions & Mental Health Learning Event - 28 Oct, Edinburgh
23.09.15 Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, 10-31 October 2015
17.09.15 Introduction to Family Therapy and Systemic Practice - course in December 2015
16.09.15 Finding new ways of thinking about adolescence - multidisciplinary conference on positive adolescent mental health - Perth, 13 November 2015
09.09.15 Workshop for children who have siblings with an ASD diagnosis, run by One Stop Shop in Dunfermline - 15 October 2015
28.08.15 Information Sharing Guidance for Fife - leaflets for parents & carers and for practitioners, and poster from the Child Protection Committee
25.08.15 Good Mental Health for All - new paper from NHS Health Scotland on improving the mental health of everyone in Scotland
21.08.15 "Right Here" - a five-year programme on young people’s mental health and wellbeing - reports now available
18.08.15 New UK study - can school lessons in mindfulness help build teenagers' psychological resilience?
13.08.15 Walk a Mile - Scotland’s biggest anti-stigma conversation, 3 September in Edinburgh
05.08.15 Introduction to Anxiety Management in Children & Young People - workshops on 10 & 17 November
30.07.15 New website - Wellbeing for Young Scots - info for children and young people on wellbeing and the role of a named person
29.07.15 National Playday is 5 August 2015 - click here for info about Playday event in Dunfermline
28.07.15 Introduction to Autism - course in October 2015
09.07.15 Mentally Healthy Fife ebulletin from NHS Fife - issue 1 out now
30.06.15 Introduction to Global Developmental Delay & Learning Disability - training in September 2015
24.06.15 The Listening Stone Programme - workshop here in September 2015
The new Health Improvement Training Programme is now available
16.04.15 Shaping the future of mental health in Scotland - SAMH events in May 2015
01.04.15 Mental Health Awareness Week - Mindfulness: 11 - 17 May 2015
27.03.15 World Autism Awareness Week: 27 March - 2 April 2015
26.03.15 Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young People - training for trainers courses available
26.03.15 National Maternal and Early Years conference - 21 May 2015, Edinburgh - registration open!
19.03.15 Nurturing Mindful and Compassionate Care - four day course in June/July 2015
11.03.15 Voluntary Sector Children's Services Forum Networking Event - 25 March 2015, Glenrothes
06.03.15 Helping Children to Flourish course on Wednesday 27 May 2015
06.03.15 Fife Multi-Agency Child Protection training courses (April 2015 - March 2016)
24.02.15 Introduction to Autism course on Friday 8 May 2015
23.02.15 Fife Child Protection Newsletter (February 2015)
12.02.15 Latest news from Maternal and Early Years
05.01.15 Youth Health e-bulletin (December 2014)
05.01.15 Maternal and Early Years newsletter (December 2014)
19.12.14 Christmas tips for Parents, from YoungMinds
16.12.14 Steps to deal with stress - Health Scotland booklet updated
09.12.14 Introduction to Autism training course - 23 January 2015
07.11.14 Helping Children to Flourish training course - 2 December 2014
06.11.14 Mental health improvement - November e-bulletin out now
06.11.14 Kitbag for Schools and Families - Advanced Workshop on 18 November 2014
30.10.14 Maternal and Early Years - October newsletter out now
29.10.14 Kitbag for Schools and Families - Introductory and Advanced Workshops in November
16.10.14 Recovery for children and young people - report on developing recovery measures
09.10.14 Fife Child Protection Committee Annual Conference - 25 November 2014, Glenrothes
01.10.14 Fife Child Protection Newsletter Issue 11 (Sept 2014)
23.09.14 Becoming a Solution Focused Worker training course - 29 & 30 October 2014
22.09.14 World Mental Health Day - 10 October 2014
18.09.14 Fosterplus Annual Conference, Edinburgh - 12 May 2015
03.09.14 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival - 1-19 October 2014
25.08.14 Introduction to Autism workshop on 26 September 2014
15.08.14 Fife Child Protection E-Learning module now available
15.08.14 August 2014 Youth Health e-bulletin from NHS Health Scotland
15.08.14 Online child protection training from WithScotland
05.08.14 New training package: CAMILLE - Empowerment of Children and Adolescents of Mentally Ill Parents
29.07.14 National day for play - Playday - is on 6 August 2014!
24.07.14 Health and wellbeing: responsibility of all - new resource pack from Education Scotland
24.07.14 play@home leaflet - info about the books available in the play@home programme (ideas for simple, adaptable activities for children and parents)
02.07.14 Nurturing Mindful and Compassionate Care - four day course in September 2014
01.07.14 The Centre for the Vulnerable Child 20th Anniversary Conference (NHS Fife) - 26 Sept 2014
25.06.14 Wellbeing for Young Scots - new website for young people from the Scottish Government
23.06.14 How to... improve mental wellbeing in youth work practice - new guide for youth workers from the Mental Health Foundation
05.06.14 New National Guidance for practitioners: Protecting Disabled Children from Abuse and Neglect
05.06.14 New Child Protection and Disability Toolkit for practitioners and managers in child and family and disability services
30.05.14 MindEd - new website for people working with children, young people and families, to help them support young healthy minds
19.05.14 Refreshed National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland
16.05.14 May 2014 Youth Health e-bulletin from NHS Health Scotland
16.05.14 Responding Early to Children affected by Parental Substance Misuse training - June 2014
09.05.14 On Edge: learning about self-harm - new resource pack for teachers and professionals working with young people
09.05.14 Young people with long term conditions project - information and survey from Young Scot
30.04.14 Anxiety is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week - 12 to 18 May 2014
24.04.14 Maternal and Early Years Newsletter - April 2014
08.04.14 Tourette Scotland Conference - 8 May 2014 in Dunfermline
08.04.14 Interactive guide to evaluating wellbeing in schools and nurseries from Scottish Government
26.03.14 Kitbag for Schools training - 16 April 2014
13.03.14 Children's Mental Health Conference, Glasgow, 28 May 2014
06.03.14 Children and Young People Bill passed on 19 February 2014
25.02.14 Introduction to Global Developmental Delay and Learning Disability course on 12 May 2014
20.02.14 February news on the Maternal and Early Years website
14.02.14 Introduction to Autism - half day workshop on 16 May 2014
10.02.14 February 2014 Youth Health e-bulletin from NHS Health Scotland
28.01.14 1 February is Breathing Space Day 2014 - encouraging people to stay connected
16.01.14 Scotland's mental health: Children and young people 2013 - report from NHS Health Scotland
15.01.14 Introduction to Family Therapy and Systemic Practice - 16 and 17 April 2014 (two-day course)
08.01.14 Introduction to Autism - half day workshop on 7 February 2014
04.12.13 Lifeworks Fife - new service from Aberlour to support young people in the transition towards an independent future
03.12.13 Play and inequalities - new content on the Maternal and Early Years website
28.11.13 New "Wellbeing Snail Game" - from Edinburgh's GIRFEC Team and the Scottish Government
22.11.13 Event for young people with speech, language & communication difficulties - 8 Dec 2013, Dundee (Afasic Scotland)
18.11.13 Anti-Bullying Week - 18-22 November 2013
18.11.13 NHS Health Scotland Children & Young People's Mental Health & Wellbeing Event - Glasgow, 12 December 2013
12.11.13 Doc Ready - new tool for young people, to help them talk to their GP about their mental health
11.11.13 Free conference on transition from child to adult services - for carers of young people with learning disabilities and ASD - 18 November 2013 in Glenrothes
05.11.13 NEW! Useful links section on our website
25.10.13 Outdoor play ideas for parents - for early years professionals to share with the families they work with (from Grounds for Learning)
08.10.13 Issue 2 of Wellbeing magazine (promoting children’s rights and supporting their wellbeing)
03.10.13 Thursday 10 October is World Mental Health Day 2013
25.09.13 Social Story Writing Workshop here on 25 November 2013
09.09.13 National Suicide Prevention Week is 9–15 September 2013 - more info at Choose Life
02.09.13 Briefing session on new Children’s Hearing Arrangements - dates for September & October
30.08.13 August 2013 Youth Health e-bulletin from NHS Health Scotland
29.08.13 Multi-Agency Early Years Training Calendar for August 2013 to May 2014
22.08.13 Fife brochure for the 2013 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is out now!
16.08.13 August 2013 News - from the Maternal and Early Years website
08.08.13 CELCIS courses in Aberdeen and Moray - Understanding Suicide & Self Harm in Children in Care and Careleavers
01.08.13 Helping Children to Flourish: growing confidence - course here at Playfield on 27 August 2013
25.07.13 Wednesday 7 August 2013 is Playday - the national day for play
04.07.13 Out now - latest issue of Baby Bites (infant mental health newsletter)
04.07.13 The importance of young people’s health within the life course - report from Health Scotland
03.07.13 Fife One Stop Shop (Scottish Autism) July 2013 calendar is now available!
26.06.13 New courses at Playfield Institute - see our Programme for information and booking
26.06.13 Latest news on Maternal and Early Years website
17.06.13 Health Improvement Training Programme 2013-2014 is now available
06.06.13 New resources from Health Scotland - tips on providing youth-friendly health services
06.06.13 Growing up in the UK - Ensuring a healthy future for our children (report from BMA)
30.05.13 May 2013 Youth Health e-bulletin from NHS Health Scotland
30.05.13 Scottish Autism Fife One Stop Shop - Activity Calendar for June 2013 is now available
23.05.13 The Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill has been introduced to Parliament
09.05.13 New 'see me' campaign on reducing stigma & discrimination - expressions of interest invited
09.05.13 Supporting Young People's Health & Wellbeing: A Summary of Scottish Government Policy - document published in April 2013
29.04.13 Scottish Autism Fife One Stop Shop - Activity Calendar for May 2013 is now available
18.04.13 Early Years conference 2013 and other news for early years workers
09.04.13 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2013 - film submission is open!
01.04.13 Introduction to Autism here in May
26.03.13 Scottish Autism Event for World Autism Awareness Day - 2 April 2013
20.03.13 World Autism Awareness Day – 2 April 2013
14.03.13 March 2013 Youth Health e-bulletin from NHS Health Scotland
07.03.13 Children's Mental Health Conference in Glasgow on 14 May 2013
13.02.13 Loss and Bereavement in Schools - seminar and workshop in Dundee on 24 May 2013
07.02.13 Solihull Approach - the first five years - courses here in May and September
07.02.13 Kitbag for Schools - workshop for primary school children and teachers - here in March
07.02.13 First NICE guideline for psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people
24.01.13 New National Framework for Child Protection learning and development in Scotland 2012
17.01.13 Surviving Poverty: The Impact of Lone Parenthood - report from The Poverty Alliance
10.01.13 Child Protection Committee Annual Conference - 16 April 2013
07.01.13 New ASD Parenting Group starting in February 2013 in Dunfermline, Fife
13.12.12 ADHD Services Over Scotland Final Report from Healthcare Improvement Scotland
13.12.12 New page on HandsOnScotland website - Parental imprisonment
08.11.12 Youth 1st training coming up in November - Move It (encouraging physical activity) and Internet Safety
08.11.12 New guidance published by NICE - Social and emotional wellbeing - early years
16.10.12 National Parenting Strategy has been launched by the Scottish Government. Bringing Up Children - Your Views, a magazine on parents' views, is also available
11.10.12 The Curious Case of ADHD - a twilight training session at Playfield Institute
02.10.12 The 2012 Infant Mental Health conference report is now available.
20.09.12 New course at Playfield Institute - Supporting Children with ADHD (Twilight session)
19.09.12 Consultation for an early years creativity network - consultation events across Scotland to hear the views of parents and early years workers
18.09.12 Parenting across Scotland conference - 3 October 2012 in Edinburgh
17.09.12 10 October 2012 is World Mental Health Day - click here for info from YoungMinds
10.09.12 Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, 1-24 October 2012 - click here for information about Fife events and brochure
30.08.12 Festival of Sport is taking place from 1 to 14 September 2012
27.08.12 Mental Health Strategy for Scotland: 2012-2015 launched by Minister for Public Health
20.08.12 The Listening Stone Programme - training at Playfield Institute on how to use this programme effectively to develop resilience and build emotional wellbeing in children
25.07.12 The national day for play is on 1 August 2012. Visit for more information.
18.06.12 The guide to Getting it right for every child has been refreshed. It is now available on the Scottish Government website
11.06.12 Social determinants of health and well-being among young people - new report from World Health Organisation
11.06.12 Final report on children and young people's mental health indicators is now available on Health Scotland website
31.05.12 Scottish Pre-school Play Association conference on 4 October 2012 - "The Earlier the Better" - improving children's life chances through early intervention.
31.05.12 New early years portal on Social Services Knowledge Scotland website.
28.05.12 New learning resources from Alcohol Focus Scotland - to help practitioners support children & young people affected by alcohol.
08.05.12 "Doing good does you good" is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, 21-27 May 2012.
03.05.12 Last chance to sign up for the Voluntary Youth Network Conference being held on 9 May 2012.
19.04.12 Developing a compassionate and resilient workforce - course now free to all Fife workers.
19.04.12 New course: Solihull Approach Two Day Foundation Training – The first five years.
19.04.12 New course: Transition and Management of Adult ADHD.
04.04.12 22-28 April 2012 is Depression Awareness Week.
29.03.12 Families Outside is a charity providing support for families affected by imprisonment. Their website has been added to our Links section.
28.03.12 ENABLE Scotland has launched a new resource, "Tricky Moments", which has practical tips and strategies for managing challenging behaviour from children who have a learning disability.
20.03.12 Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in Children and Young People: workshop for frontline workers - new course at Playfield Institute.
08.03.12 Latest Child Protection Newsletter out now.
07.03.12 Developing a compassionate and resilient workforce - new course at Playfield Institute.
05.03.12 2 April 2012 is World Autism Awareness Day.
29.02.12 Understanding Mental Health and Well-being workshop on 22 March 2012 - organised by Children in Scotland.
29.02.12 Children's Mental Health Conference, Glasgow, 15 May 2012.
23.02.12 What's On Your Mind? New campaign and resource pack from "see me" for people working with children and young people.
22.02.12 New courses at Playfield Institute - see programme for details.
16.02.12 Joined-up thinking: supporting brain development in early years, a one-day training seminar facilitated by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Dundee. To be held on 1 May 2012.
16.02.12 Children in Europe 2012 Conference, 20 March 2012 - Life Changes: supporting transitions.
06.02.12 There are a few places left on courses organised by Fife Domestic & Sexual Abuse Partnership.
30.01.12 Fife Inter Agency Child Protection Training Programme 2012-2013 is now available.
30.01.12 The latest newsletter from LINK Befriending Project, Teen Talk, is out now.
26.01.12 Managing Self-Harm course being run by the Fife Early Response Self-Harm Project (Penumbra) on 24 February.
26.01.12 Scottish Solution Focused Network Gathering being held at Playfield Institute on 14 March 2012.
16.01.12 Latest newsletter from Penumbra Youth Project Fife out now.
16.01.12 Children and Young People's Mental Health Indicators for Scotland: Final Briefing November 2011 launched by NHS Health Scotland.
11.01.12 Raising Awareness of Family Therapy & Systemic Practice course at Playfield Institute.
15.12.11 Fife Child Protection Training programme for January and February 2012 now available.
12.12.11 The Scottish Mental Health Nursing Research Conference is being held on 20 April 2012, at the University of the West of Scotland in Ayr.
07.12.11 Latest Infant Mental Health newsletter, Baby Bites, is out now.
06.12.11 The Fife Anorexia Nervosa Intensive Treatment Team (ANITT) are delivering two conferences on eating disorders for professionals and carers.
21.11.11 The 2012 Child Protection Training Programme for NHS Fife staff is now available. This training is open to all staff across NHS Fife.
24.10.11 Autumn edition of "Connected", the Autism Spectrum Disorder newsletter out now.
13.09.11 New self-help service for mild depression and anxiety launched by NHS24.
07.09.11 Review of HandsOnScotland by Samson C Kwok, published in Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2011), vol 47, page 492. Available at
06.09.11 The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 2011 celebrates getting creative and connecting with others to improve everyone's mental health and wellbeing.
29.08.11 The ChooseLife website has been relaunched.
04.08.11 Helping Families Change Conference, 8-10 February 2012.
03.08.11 Conference - The Future of Foster Care in Scotland: Improving outcomes for looked after children, on 13 September 2011. Organised by Children in Scotland.
04.07.11 Latest findings from Growing Up in Scotland published. See for more info.
20.06.11 Parents' support group now running at Safe Space. See for more info.
14.06.11 Playday in Scotland is on the Longest Day - 21 June 2011. See for more info.
08.06.11 Morna Scriven, Institute Co-ordinator, is retiring on 30 June 2011. Morna has worked for the NHS for 17 years.
16.11.10 Flourishing Infants in Fife Conference 2011 - Conference being held at Bay Hotel, Kinghorn on 18 January 2011.
08.09.10 - new section for parents and workers on how to help children to flourish! This was developed by Playfield Institute, NHS Fife, to fulfil Commitment 1 of the Scottish Government’s policy and action plan: Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland (2009).
30.06.10 Mental Health Improvement e-bulletin now available.
26.05.10 ADHD training at Playfield Institute this autumn. More information will be available on the Training Programme page soon.
29.03.10 "Baby Bites" - NHS Fife's Infant Mental Health Newsletter - first issue now available.
16.03.10 Mental Health Action Week, 4-10 April 2010
This is the annual awareness-raising week organised by the Mental Health Foundation.
18.02.10 Children's Mental Health one-day conference, 6 May 2010, organised by the University of Glasgow's Faculty of Medicine.
14.01.10 Flourishing Infants in Fife - training from the Scottish Institute of Human Relations, funded by Fairer Fife, in collaboration with Playfield Institute. This is a unique opportunity to take part in the highest quality training from the Scottish Institute of Human Relations.
06.01.10 Fife Mindfulness Group are running an 8-week course in Mindfulness from 1 February to 22 March 2010 at the Playfield Institute. This is free to all Fife employees within NHS Fife, the Voluntary Sector and Fife Council.
01.12.09 Health Rights Information Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have designed a poster that reassures young people about their right to a confidential service from the NHS.
09.11.09 Fife Child Protection Committee Annual Conference 2009 - half-day conference for practitioners in child protection being held on 18 November 2009.
09.11.09 A critical review of the literature on children and young people’s views of the factors that influence their mental health (September 2009), published by NHS Health Scotland.
05.11.09 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Conference - Research & Interventions. This conference is being run by NHS Fife in partnership with Fife Council on Friday 4 December 2009, at Carnegie Conference Centre.
16.09.09 The child protection newsletter issue 3 is now available.
07.09.09 Introductory courses in Counselling, Pottery, Music Therapy, What is Infant Mental Health, Attachment in Practice and Sleep Problems have recently been added to our training programme.
29.07.09 The Playfield Institute have recently been successful in securing funding from the Scottish Government to extend the HandsOnScotland website. This will involve adding sections to the website focusing on mental health improvement and will be targeted at all those working with and caring for infants, children and young people.
30.04.09 NHS Fife Child Protection Team are moving to new offices.
29.04.09 FAB Conference, Edinburgh - Eating for Health, Mental Performance and Wellbeing, 6 May 2009.
08.01.09 The Prince’s Trust YouGov Youth Index investigates how young people feel about the state of their lives today and how confident they are about their future.
05.01.09 A journal article about Playfield Institute "Investing in the mental health of Fife: a sustainable model for increasing mental health workforce capacity to help children flourish" has been published in The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol 3, Issue 4, December 2008.
08.12.08 Playfield Wellbeing Research Open Day is on 18 February 2009.
28.11.08 Some new training courses for 2009 have been added to the Institute's training programme.
25.09.08 Fife's Multi-Agency Strategy document is now available.
28.08.08 Infant Mental Health, "Implications & Interventions" - conference being held on 5 December in Kinghorn, Fife. This conference will be relevant to a range of professionals, from health, education, social care and the voluntary sector, with an interest in Early Years Services.
27.08.08 Promoting positve mental health and wellbeing - NHS Fife event open to members of the public and frontline workers.
12.08.08 The HandsOnScotland Toolkit Post-Launch Evaluation Report has been completed. The study involved over 60 frontline workers. Overall, the feedback was positive - workers' confidence increased and they reported feeling more supported in their work.
17.07.08 Scottish Government news - anyone experiencing mild anxiety and depression could now benefit from easily accessible therapeutic help as part of their personalised care plans.
08.07.08 New website launched by Depression Alliance Scotland -
This is a website about low mood and depression in young adults, and was launched in June as part of Scottish National Depression Week 2008.
02.07.08 Two new booklets have been released by SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network) on autism spectrum disorders. One booklet is for parents and carers, and the other is for young people.
16.06.08 In October 2008, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) – Services for Children Unit will
lead a specialist team of Inspectors to look at how good our child protection services are in Fife.
06.06.08 Consultation on the discussion document 'Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland: The Future of Mental Health Improvement in Scotland 2008-11' has recently finished. A summary report of the findings has now been published.
29.05.08 HandsOnScotland Toolkit is one year old in June!
The HandsOnScotland website was launched a year ago. Over the past year there have been over 20,000 visitors to the site.
26.05.08 How would your life be? - Child Sexual Abuse Conference, 16 & 17 June 2008
This conference has been organised by the West of Scotland Child Protection Network in association with the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN).
24.04.08 80 new books have been added to the Library in the last few months. Another 50 books are due to arrive soon.
27.03.08 A comprehensive selection of links has been added to the Information section of the website. There are links to a wide range of general websites such as NHS, Government and Charities as well as websites that cover specific conditions such as ADHD, Anger and Anxiety.
28.01.08 New electronic system to improve Child Protection in Fife
Vulnerable children in Fife are to benefit from a new electronic system which provides instant communication between agencies.
25.01.08 Scottish Government news - a single national body is to be established bringing together the various bodies involved in supporting, organising and delivering the Children's Hearings system.
10.01.08 Then, Now and Always - a one-day conference for all professionals working with children and families, 21 May 2008
This conference is promoted by Fife Children’s Loss and Bereavement Forum and will provide an update on new practice and research in supporting bereaved children and families.
23.10.07 Reclaiming the Mental Health Act - A free multi-disciplinary event: 22 November 2007
The day will include a combination of formal presentations from key speakers and interactive workshops.
28.09.07 Mental Health Week: 8-14 October 2007
Monday 8 October is the start of Mental Health Week 2007 in Scotland, with World Mental Health Day taking place on the 10 October.
20.08.07 In collaboration with mental health charity Penumbra and a group of young people, the Scottish Executive has created a profile page on Bebo. The forum can be viewed at
06.06.07 Launch of HandsOnScotland toolkit - HandsOnScotland toolkit is an online resource for anybody working with children and young people.