What Happens If I can't attend?

Its ok to miss a session, we just ask that you let us know. If for any reason you need to temporarily stop attending, you can join a future course and pick up where you left off. We want to make the course flexible so you should be able to complete it even if you have to take a break.

Phase 4

Know Your Mind

  • What Next?

  • Work Experience

  • Volunteering

  • Education

After Employ your Mind

What happens to students after their participation on EyM?

There will be a variety of options available to students who choose to take part in EYM and these may include:

  • Progressions on to other FEAT projects or wider employability services

  • Active engagement in meaningful activities and participating in local groups.

  • ​Having a clearer vision of what you want your life to look like and how to access services

  • Taking your SQA qualifications on to another community based college course

  • Value your independence and live life with a greater feeling of self esteem and worth

  • Having a new circle of friends that enhances inclusion within mainstream society

  • Having a support network and know who to turn to in a crisis. 3

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Phase 1

Explore Your Mind

  • Introduction

  • Assessment

  • Empowerment

  • Practical Skills

Phase 2

Share Your Mind

  • Peer support

  • Buddy

  • Communication

  • Learning Style

Phase 3

Educate Your Mind

  • SQA Module

  • Steps to Work

  • Employability Skills

  • Self Management Skills

EYM is an innovative project run in partnership between Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) and NHS Fife Mental Health Directorate.

This programme aims to assist people who have a severe and enduring mental health condition and who have experienced long term psychiatric care to consider their long term future outside this environment.

EYM aims to prepare students over a period of 6-months with a combination of psychiatric, cognitive and soft skills aimed at preparing them to be better placed to make informed choices within the support frameworks available to them.

EYM will have 4 phases of 6-weeks and will be delivered at both NHS venues and FEAT's offices at Hanover Court in central Glenrothes. By the end of EYM successful students enter new horizons linked to their future wellbeing including leisure, volunteering and work related activities.    Our wide range of funders at the foot of the page contribute towards Employ your Mind for adults (18+) with severe and enduring mental health conditions and young people aged 15-18 who may have uncertainty about their diagnosis, however are experiencing severe mental health issues.

4 Phases

What is Employ Your Mind?

Employ Your Mind

Dr Guthrie’s Association

In 2018/19 we will also be running one Employ your Mind course exclusively for women.  Funded by the Women’s Fund for Scotland, administered by Foundation Scotland 

Employ your Mind is also supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development :Europe investing in rural areas and Fife LEADER

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

​Healthy Working Lives : Bronze Medal Award Holder

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What does it involve?

We design the course around you so that you are learning in the way that you like to learn. We complete a Personal Project on a topic of your choice, do practical activities like using the computers, remote control cars, cooking, walking and music. You have the option of doing an SQA module if you wish and also to take part in volunteering, work placements, or paid permitted work. 

Will It affect my benefits?

No, attendance is not linked to your benefits and is entirely voluntary. If you're thinking about work we can help guide you to think about money and if you will be better off in work.