Express Group (Fife) Ltd

Charity registered in Scotland SC015338

For over 45 years people in Fife experiencing mental health problems have been able to turn to Express Group Fife to help them cope and recover. The aim of the Groups is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing by providing a safe place for sharing experiences and peer support. There are currently thirteen Groups at nine locations across Fife each week, providing various activities to encourage social interaction and confidence building, helping to make new friends and make the most of life in the community. The Groups are run by a dedicated group of staff, volunteers and very much by the members themselves, which creates a tremendous feeling of belonging and safety. For some, the Groups are perhaps the only place they can meet people and socialise; for others, they are a chance to help and show what they can do. The cooked meal at the end of the morning is a definite draw for many!


Current opportunities

Express Group Fife provides group activities and one to one casework for people who are experiencing poor mental health. The aim is to promote positive mental wellbeing by providing a safe place for sharing experiences and peer support. There are currently thirteen groups in nine locations across Fife each week. Directors are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation and monitoring the management provided by the service manager. Board needs a range of skills, but commitment and enthusiasm are most important. They particularly welcome people with finance skills to fill in the post of Treasurer. 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. Express Group Fife is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status. This means that Board members are Company Directors and Charitable Trustees. There is currently work in progress to change from Ltd to SCIO.

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 9:30 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. They are looking for Social Group Assistants for their groups listed below. Activities involved: setting up the hall (tables and chairs, but not at every location), socialising with service users, taking part/assisting in activities (e.g. board games, bingo, crafts). Time: usually 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch provided and travel expenses reimbursed. There is always a Group Coordinator facilitating the group and very often also a Case Worker who can work individually with service users when needed. Free parking available at all venues. You can check their website for more details www.expressgroupfife.org.uk