Our Board is responsible for FDAMH. They employ FDAMH’s staff, make decisions about how FDAMH is run and what services it should provide and ensure FDAMH’s finances are in order. The Board meets every two months. If you are interested in joining the Board please see the link to the right.
FDAMH currently has vacancies for Trustees. Please follow ‘Become a Trustee’ link on the right to find out more.
Alternatively, if you would like to put your name and clout to a great local charity as a patron then please give us a call! Or better still, pop in!
Our Current Board Members (Trustees)
Angus MacVicar (Chair, Trustee since Sep 2013)
Before retiring, Angus was a Senior Prison Manger with the Scottish Prison Service. Angus is now actively involved in various aspects of his local community.
Charles Masterton (Trustee since Sep 2015)
Chas is a local businessman with experience working in the voluntary sector. He is keen to help contribute in continuously improving the overall services provided by FDAMH to people within the local community who are affected by mental ill-health.
Chris Gray (Trustee since Oct 2018)
Chris gained his B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow. Since then he has worked extensively as a biomedical scientist, leading and participating in a broad range of national and international projects developing pharmaceuticals, vaccines and antibody therapies. Chris is passionate about the maintenance, support and improvement of mental health, appreciating the profound affect this can have on the quality of lives.
Medwyn du Bois (Trustee since Jan 2020)
Medwyn was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and after school studied Labour Law and Economics and did a post-graduate course in Human Resources Strategy. During his working life he was closely involved with establishing and managing employee benefits including provident and pension funds as well as registered medical insurance schemes where he served as a trustee. He worked in a senior reward consultancy role for multi-national listed companies and served as a director of companies, including the Southern African Board of Healthcare Funders.
He retired from full time employment in 2012 but continued to provide reward consultancy services until emigrating to the UK in 2018. He now wants to use that experience to benefit in a field about which he feels passionately.
We are delighted to have the support of:
Dennis Canavan (Patron, since 2008)
Dennis has been a Patron of FDAMH since 2008. He was a local MP, then MSP for a total of 33 years until his retirement in 2007. Before his election to Parliament, he was an Assistant Headteacher. He was Convener of the Cross-Party Sports Group in the Scottish Parliament and is a firm believer in the value of sport for mental as well as physical well-being.
Dennis says “I consider it a great honour to be Patron of such a distinguished organisation. For over a third of a century, FDAMH has helped countless numbers of people with mental health issues by providing light in a dark place. Long may that light continue to shine”.
Alan Bissett (Patron, since 2010)
Alan grew up in Hallglen, Falkirk and is a celebrated author and performer. Although Alan’s work takes him all over the world at times, he maintains strong links with Falkirk and helps to raise FDAMH’s profile whenever he can. In addition our creative groups have been very fortunate to benefit from his expertise on a number of occasions.