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St Andrews and Taybridgehead YSG

St Andrews and Taybridgehead Youth Strategy Group aim to encourage and support young people to achieve their potential, through:

  1. Building Resilience
  2. Celebrating Achievement
  3. Promoting Health and Wellbeing


Our priority outcomes are:

  • Young people have the personal skills, strength, knowledge and opportunity to secure and sustain a positive destination post school.
  • Young People develop and use outdoor and community spaces in ways that enhance their health and wellbeing.
  • Young People have the personal skills, strength, knowledge and opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing.
  • Young People develop their voice and influence in local community planning arrangements.


Some infomation on our Partners:

barnardos-logoBarnardo’s Child & Family Support Services (Fife)

Outreach Service

This service is a partnership between Barnardo’s and Clued Up to provide an outreach service to vulnerable young people (12-18 years old) who are at risk due to problematic substance misuse. Barnardo’s cover Glenrothes and North East Fife areas. We work with young people who are affected by their own or other people’s substance misuse as well as working with those who are displaying risk taking behaviour. We provide individual work with young people and their parents as well as family sessions. Alongside the young person we develop a work plan relating to their circumstances. We also provide group work which can be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups.

CAPSM Service

This service works with Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse and provides Intensive Family Support. The focus of the CAPSM service is to support the needs of the family as a whole and the recovery of parents/carers. This can include sessions with the whole family or individual sessions. We work with families to develop a support plan relating to their circumstances. This service works with children Fife wide who are 0- 12 years. The CAPSM service now also offers a weekly group for the children supported by the service which provides a consistent, safe approach and builds resilience in the children as well as allowing them to experience fun and new experiences.

Substance Misuse Education Service

This service is being delivered in partnership with Fife Education Directorate to provide education programmes for P7, S2 and S3 students and a targeted service to other priority groups of students/groups throughout Fife. Our underpinning philosophy is to work with the Education Directorate on a ‘Capacity Building’, whole school, approach where our input is part of the wider work across schools to meet HWB substance misuse outcomes. The service has also developed a Teachers Toolkit for teaching staff should they wish to provide other lessons /activities after the programme has been delivered. 

For further information visit our website: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/fifeservices.htm


Madras Catchment Youth Strategy Group (YSG) Membership 2014


Agency /Service



Drugs & Alcohol Project Ltd (DAPL)

John Kennedy

Area Co-ordinator / YSG Chair

Community Learning & Development, Fife Council

Vicki Blair

Community Education Worker / YSG Co-ordinator

Community Learning & Development, Fife Council

Tom Phillips

Area Team Leader – East Fife

Community Learning & Development, Fife Council

Lesley Pringle

CEW -Families and Community Support Team (FACST)

Community Learning & Development, Fife Council

Karen Scott


Community Learning & Development, Fife Council

Helen Fraser-White


Community Learning & Development, Fife Council

Jill Pringle

Senior Youth Worker

Madras Community Use, Fife Council

Robert Graham

Head of Centre

Families First

Alison Falls

Children’s Project Worker

NHS Fife

Yvonne Wynia

Health Improvement Practitioner


Claire Zimnowlocka

Team Leader

Police Scotland

David Johnstone

Police Officer

RAF Community Support

Susan Budd

Community Development Worker

St Andrews University

Stuart Milne

Director of Football

Girl Guiding St Andrews

Maureen Johnstone


Education & Learning, Fife Council

Margaret Grieve

Family Worker - FACST