Here you will find news articles, press releases and occasional blogs about the charity's activities.

Curnie Clubs are recruiting Counsellors

Curnie Clubs are looking to recruit two generic Counsellors to provide digital media counselling for Curnie club members in the first instance, but also to give counselling support to the wider of Fife population. Curnie Clubs helps people living with issues arising from social isolation. There is more on this on our recruitment page here.

Curnie Clubs are here to help during the Coronavirus outbreak

If you’re feeling the effects of social isolation, you’re not alone.

Curnie Clubs have been welcoming people out of isolation since 2016 and are a friendly, community of local groups who link up with each other across Fife.

We’re currently running online group activities, can provide specialist one-to-one support, and are open to ALL adults in Fife.

So help yourself and others out of isolation and loneliness.

Contact Curnie enquiries on: 07807011951

Or email: curnieclubsinfife@gmail.com

FASS and ADAPT Counselling Service during the Coronavirus – COVID-19 Outbreak

I know many of us will be understandably worried about the current Coronavirus pandemic that is dominating our daily lives right now.

Current Government guidelines means that everyone should be minimising their social contact, reducing unnecessary travel, and staying at home if you, or anyone in your household has any symptoms.

With all the uncertainty, we are currently offering clients telephone counselling with their counsellor instead of face to face contact, therefore, if you have an appointment arranged with FASS or ADAPT this will still go ahead on the date and time stated.

If for any reason you would prefer not to be contacted by telephone, please get in touch via email enquiries@fassaction.org.uk or the telephone number above. This change will be on a temporary basis but please be assured that as soon as normal service is restored we will be in touch. This website contains self-help materials and our Facebook page will provide regular updates.

Our primary aim is to ensure that everyone who needs it is supported, especially the most vulnerable. In the meantime, please follow the daily guidance coming from the government and take extra care if you have underlying health conditions: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

I would like to thank you for your co-operation regarding this and keep safe.

Minimum Unit Pricing Studies

In January 2020, NHS Health Scotland published two further studies as part of the evaluation of the Scottish government's Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policy which was introduced just over a year ago. The first analysis was made on the off-trade alcohol sales in the first year after MUP and this has shown that the volume of pure alcohol sold per adult in Scotland fell by 3.6%. Compared to the 12 months before implementation of MUP, the volume of pure alcohol sold per adult in the off-trade in Scotland decreased from 7.4 litres to the lower figure of 7.1 litres.

Children who have had a Drink

Just before the end of last year, the Scottish Government published the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) alcohol report for 2018 which showed among all groups the proportion of pupils who have ever had an alcoholic drink has increased since the last survey in 2015. Drinking is also on the increase in all groups except 15-year-old girls. In addition, there has been an increase in the proportion of pupils who had ever been drunk, except for 15-year-old boys.

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