​​Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) was set up in 1994 by a small group of people concerned about the lack of employment opportunities for people in Fife who had experience of mental health problems.  Some of this group had personal experience of mental ill health - and were all too aware about the problems of finding a job and the stigma that prevailed.  Today, we have over 24 years of experience of directly supporting people with mental health problems to find and sustain work.

FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental wellbeing in a culture where there is no stigma.

Employing an inclusive, non-judgemental approach to prepare, support and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life - whatever life does, by:

  • Providing service users with strategies and tools to improve their resilience and employability

  • Creating safe, nurturing, supportive and compassionate environments to encourage personal growth

  • Developing strategic partnerships with complementary and diverse organisations that share our vision

  • ​Working with others to eliminate the stigma on mental health in the workplace and communities

  • Supporting the welfare and continuous professional development of staff and volunteers so they may continue to provide exceptional services

For more information about what we do, come along to one of our information sessions held monthly.  More information can be found here.

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Funding is provided to our FEAT Trading CIC, our subsidiary company, for all Silverburn related developments. 

We are grateful to Big Lottery, Architectural Heritage Fund, LEADER, Russell Trust, Voluntary Action Fund, Pumphouse Trust, Action Earth, Diageo International Supply Centre, Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, Delivering Differently Pilot Fund and Fife Council for their support.

Fife Employment Access Trust - Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in Scotland, Company no. SC394284. Scottish Charity No. SCO22263

Recruiter Magazine UK Charity of the Year 2016 : Fife Voluntary Sector Award Winner for Partnerships 2014 & 2016; Runner-up Herald Society Awards 2014; Runner-up GlaxoSmithKline Impact Awards 2017; TSB Charity Partner of the Year (Glenrothes) 2017

Finalist in the Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards 2018 for Best Community Group

​Healthy Working Lives : Bronze Medal Award Holders

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Patron: Tina McGuff