Express Group (Fife) Ltd

Charity registered in Scotland SC015338

For over 40 years, people in Fife who suffer, or have suffered, from mental illness have been able to turn to Express Groups to help them cope and recover. Express Group (Fife) helps people by running self-help social groups and 1-1 support. There are currently 8 groups in Fife (12 meetings per week). As well as an opportunity to socialise, the groups offer a range of activities, outings and a midday meal. Groups meet from one to three days a week.


Current opportunities

Express Group provide group activities and one to one casework for people who are experiencing poor mental health. They aim to help prevent social isolation and thus help people maintain good mental wellbeing. Their board usually meet every second month for a maximum of two hours, currently at 1.00pm on Wednesdays via zoom, but this could change in the future depending on the needs & commitments of board members. Directors are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Express Group and monitoring the management provided by the service manager. Express Group (Fife) Ltd is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status. This means that Board members are Company Directors and Charitable Trustees. The service manager and administration & finance officer will provide various reports to the board covering finance, staffing, service user comments/complaints and future direction of the organisation for board decisions. Boards need a range of skills, but commitment and enthusiasm are most important. Free training on Director/Trustee roles and responsibilities is available.

Express Group (Fife) Ltd is a mental health charity, operating in Fife for 45 years. They provide group activities and engage with people over 18 experiencing poor mental health. They are looking for Social Group Assistants for their groups listed below. Activities involved: setting up the hall (tables and chairs), socialising and assisting clients, organising activities (e.g. bingo, crafts, keep-fit exercises). Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There is always a Group Coordinator facilitating the group and very often also a Case Worker who can work 1 to 1 with service users when needed. Lunch provided and travel expenses reimbursed. Dunfermline - Gillespie Church Hall - Mondays Inverkeithing - Civic Centre - Fridays Lochgelly - St Finnians Church Hall - Wednesdays Kirkcaldy - YMCA Community Hub - Tuesdays You can check their website for more details www.expressgroupfife.org.uk

Express Group (Fife) Ltd is a mental health charity, operating in Fife for 45 years. They provide group activities and engage with people over 18 experiencing poor mental health. They are looking for Volunteer Cooks who can prepare simple cooked lunches for groups between 5 and 15 people. Groups meet once, twice or three times a week but there is no need to commit to each day at one location. Groups run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm with lunch served around 12 noon; the cook can start at a suitable time to achieve this, finishing when clearing up has finished. Each venue has a good size and well-equipped kitchen. Lunch provided and travel expenses reimbursed. Free parking available at all venues. Check this website for more details https://www.expressgroupfife.org.uk

Express Group (Fife) Ltd is a mental health charity, operating in Fife for 45 years. They provide group activities and engage with people over 18 experiencing poor mental health. There is a Garden Group in St Andrews operating March-October, with an allotment plot in Kinburn Park. They are looking for Volunteer Gardeners who could offer their skills and knowledge for 4 hours per week on Thursdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (flexibility possible outside of this with some time on a Thursday morning essential). There is always a Group Coordinator facilitating the group and often, also a Case Worker who can work 1 to 1 with service users when needed. Lunch provided and travel expenses reimbursed. Please check their website for more details www.expressgroupfife.org.uk