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World Mental Health Day

The 10th October 2016 is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA teaches people who are not mental health professionals how to provide effective support to people who are very distressed following a crisis event. Anyone can be trained to provide PFA and follow the four key principles of Prepare, Look, Listen and Link. You can find out more about PFA on the World Health Organisation’s website. If you want to feel better equipped to support people in a crisis or experiencing a mental health problem you can get training with Scotland’s Mental Health
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Lasting impacts from this year’s SMHAF events

We had a great response to our Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival events during October 2017! Many thanks to everyone who helped support the events and to all of the people who came along to enjoy them. The Reclaim Exhibition at the Howgate Community Hub impressed visitors by featuring work from over 50 Forth Valley-based artists, including established artists Lesley Anne Derks, Catherine King and Karen Strang. Styles ranged from photorealism to surreal pieces and highlighted the talent and diversity of local artists, with one visitor commenting “I have been introduced to new artists, a brilliant learning experience for me”.
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SMHAF events – have you got your tickets yet?

We’re delighted to be taking part in the Scottish Mental Health and Arts Festival (SMHAF) again, newly timed to fit in with the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Our singers and dramatists have two fantastic offerings and you can purchase tickets for both of them at FDAMH. Words are the message 7pm on Tuesday 15th May at the Faw Kirk (Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN) Be inspired by a series of short readings on the theme of ‘Letters to Myself’ from emerging and established writers. Interspersed with uplifting songs from FDAMH’s Freedom of Mind choir. Download Poster A Cup o’
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Fantastic Line-up of FDAMH Events for SMHAFF

‘Reclaim’ your sense of self with FDAMH’s October events for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF). We have a fantastic series of exhibitions, performances and workshops to inspire you and get you hands-on involved in your own reclamation work, whatever form it takes! Learn how embracing creativity and self-expression through the Arts can help us all to look after our wellbeing. Reclaim Visual Arts Exhibition from Local Artists Exhibition featuring work from over 50 Forth Valley-based artists, including established artists Lesley Anne Derks, Catherine King and Karen Strang and input from final year students at local schools.
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Are you into film making?

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF) are looking for film makers to submit their work for the SMHAFF film event that will be running on the 16th of October in Falkirk. You must have direct experience of using FDAMH’s services to take part and your work should not be longer than 10 minutes. The deadline for submissions is 11th September. If you would like a submission form or more information please contact Emily at FDAMH on 01324 671600 or email Emily
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Raising Their Voices Tremendously

FDAMH's Freedom of Mind Choir from FDAMH on Vimeo.   FDAMH’s Freedom of Mind Choir have put on a brilliant performance at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, highlighting the immense wellbeing benefits of singing together. Friends from other choirs in the community joined them to raise their voices for wellbeing with a set that included well known songs from Bob Dylan, R Kelly and John Lennon. A tremendous 85 singers in total gathered in the hospital on Wednesday 5th October – and those of whom came from other choirs had kindly joined us for rehearsals in September and on the day
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An Invitation from the Freedom of Mind Choir

Our Highly Commended Newcomer Choir “Freedom Of Mind” extend a warm invitation to all to their joyful singing event at the Forth Valley Royal on Wednesday the 5th of October. The event is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and is also celebrating World Mental Health Awareness Day. FDAMH developed their very first choir in February for FDAMH service users, volunteers and staff. Since February we have had over 20 people sign up to the choir and continue to enjoy coming each week. The positive feedback from those involved has been overwhelming with many feeling uplifted
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