Playfield Institute was set up in 2005 by NHS Fife in direct response to the recommendations made by the Scottish Needs Assessment Programme (SNAP) Report of Children and Young People's Mental Health (2003). The report indicated that many people working with children and young people needed further training and support when dealing with mental health issues.
Playfield Institute is a resource for anyone working with or caring for children and young people (e.g. school nurses, social workers, teachers, foster carers, parents).
|•||We recognise that the confidence of workers and parents/carers can be improved by affirming their beliefs in their existing skills and knowledge, and by gaining new skills and knowledge.|
|•||We encourage the sharing of skills, knowledge and best practice between different groups and organisations.|
|•||We feel that the Institute has a relaxed and pleasant environment, helping people to feel comfortable and encouraging their learning.|
|•||We understand that it is important to carry out and support research and to use the findings to improve services.|
Our goal is to support workers and parents/carers to:
|•||promote the mental wellbeing of children and young people|
|•||provide early intervention and support for children and young people with mental health problems|
|•||improve and take care of their own wellbeing|
We offer support through training, information and research:
|•||Training - our training programme is based on the needs of workers and parents/carers, and aims to build skills, promote wellbeing and increase confidence.|
|•||Information - the Institute library is here for you to browse, we regularly update the information section and news page on our website and we can help you if you are looking for any specific information.|
|•||Research - we evaluate patients' experiences of Fife CAMHS, investigate the training needs of workers and parents/carers and offer support to anyone who wants to do research relating to mental health and wellbeing.|
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We are in Stratheden Hospital grounds, near Cupar, Fife, KY15 5RR, Scotland.
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