Peer Mentor Service:
The Fife Peer Mentor Service recruits mentors who are stable in their recovery journey and looking to support people struggling with substance use.
Mentors are allocated a mentee they support on a one-to-one basis in various settings. They encourage and support mentees to attend necessary appointments and to attend our recovery cafes to promote socialisation and improve support networks with other people in recovery. Mentors have the opportunity to participate in a variety of training such as Phoenix Induction, SMART Recovery, Naloxone Train the Trainers and a range of training offered by external agencies. Mentees, depending on stability, also have the opportunity to progress to the mentor role.
The project runs several recovery cafes throughout Fife. Mentors and mentees attend these cafes to reduce isolation and build friendships with other people in recovery. There are various activities within the cafes such as art therapy, dry spot blood testing, naloxone training and cooking.
The service also runs a peer mentor training programme within SPS. Mentors have the opportunity to train alongside people serving sentences within HMP Perth and also attend recovery cafes within the prisons across SPS establishments.
Phoenix Futures’ Recovery through Nature (RtN) is a highly effective therapeutic programme that engages teams of people who use our services in a range of practical conservation and horticultural projects to aid their recovery. The concept of encouraging team-working in 'the outdoors' and producing positive and tangible results has proved to be an extremely powerful relapse prevention tool.
Our statistics show a dramatic improvement in the successful treatment completion rates for those regularly involved in RtN. The key to the success of Recovery through Nature is simply creating enjoyable and safe learning environments. RtN is available in Fife, please contact the service for more information.
Prison to Community Service:
We can support people in their recovery journey before and after release from prison and once back in the community. We support people to engage with or make referrals to other support services.
Other support services may include
- Agent prison visits
- Gate pick-ups
- Mental Health
- Social Work
- Harm Reduction
- BBV/Sexual Health
- Family Support
- Addiction Services
- Peer mentoring
- Recovery communities/Fellowships
- Education, Employment and
- Voluntary opportunities
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