Fife Health & Social Care

Fife Council and NHS Fife are supporting you through their; Farming ‘I’m Fine’ leaflet! [and lots more!]

The Workplace Team, Health Promotion Service – part of Fife Health & Social Care Partnership, is reaching out to the Fife agricultural workforce to offer a range of FREE & CONFIDENTIAL services which help to create healthier & safer workplaces.

We can help you with:
• workplace visits to help you with health, safety and wellbeing
• health, safety and wellbeing policy development support
• access to a variety of health, safety & wellbeing training
• access to health promotion information and resources
• workplace learning events
• health check MOTs for workers (small to medium enterprises only)
• Healthy Working Lives programme.

Please see our Workplace Team leaflet for further details & contact us via email hwlfife@nhs.net to discuss how we can help you & your workers.

WORKPLACE LEAFLET

Furthermore, the Workplace Team has developed the ‘Farming, I’m Fine’ leaflet to support improved mental wellbeing for those working in agriculture in Fife/Kinross. Please use this leaflet & share with your networks as required.

FARMING I’M FINE

The Workplace Team also have social media accounts and update these frequently with information related to health, safety and wellbeing topics. Why not follow us:
Twitter: @hwlfife
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/workplaceteamfife

For further information on Healthy Working Lives and to find details for Workplace Teams working in other areas of Scotland, visit: www.healthyworkinglives.scot

 

The Health Promotion Service is also involved in activity to raise awareness of Suicide Prevention.

Suicide affects every part of society and it is everyone’s business.  In Scotland in 2018 there were 784 probable suicides.  The suicide rate for males was three times that for females and the highest rate of suicides occurs in the 35-44 age group for males, 45-54 for females.  Scotland’s national suicide prevention action plan “Every Life Matters” is working towards a vision where suicide is preventable in Scotland.  Where help and support is available to anyone contemplating suicide and also for those who have sadly lost a loved one to suicide.

 

In Fife there is a multiagency group which includes representatives from Fife Health & Social Care Partnership, NHS Fife, Fife Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire & Rescue, RNLI, Forth Road Bridge, Tay Bridge, Samaritans and others.  This group is responsible for local activity which is working towards the Scottish vision where suicide is preventable.

 

Please watch the following short animations which give some further information on suicide awareness and what to do if you are concerned about someone:

  • Ask, Tell – look after your mental health: this animation explores what mental health is and that we all have mental health. Factors that can affect our mental health are explored, including how we can promote good mental health and respond compassionately to people who may be experiencing mental distress https://vimeo.com/338176495
  • Ask Tell – save a life, every life matters: this animation explores the issue of suicide, including statistics and facts about suicide in Scotland. It helps you to understand the signs that people may be thinking about suicide, and how and when to provide immediate help and support https://vimeo.com/338176393

 

You may also find the Keeping Connected leaflet useful.  It is a directory of services available throughout Fife which offer help and support on a range of issues.

KEEPING CONNECTED

Some helpful websites and helplines include:

Tel: 0800 83 85 87 (Open Monday to Thursday 6pm – 2am; Friday to Monday 6pm – 6am)

Tel: 116 123 (24 hour support service)

 

If you are concerned for an individual’s immediate safety

do not leave the individual alone and call 999 immediately