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!
Angus McVicar (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.
Cathy Eaglen (Vice Chair, trustee since Sep 2012)
Cathy says “Being a Board member at FDAMH is rewarding in so many ways. We have a fabulous staff team at FDAMH and playing a small part in this organisation’s success is humbling. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly we can turn ideas into actions. The most rewarding thing is to see a project being discussed, funding sought and the project implemented within weeks/months. The ability of the organisation to think big and tackle the inequities of healthcare access is also greatly personally rewarding. I am passionate about FDAMH’s success in increasing community understanding of mental health and wellbeing and reducing the stigma associated with these conditions.”
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.
Eddie Graham (Trustee since Oct 2017)
Hollie Houghton (Trustee since Oct 2018)
Chris Gray (Trustee since Oct 2018)
Niall MacKinnon (Trustee since Dec 2018)
Niall was extremely proud to be invited to join the FDAMH Board in 2018. He is a serving police officer in the local area and with 19 years in service he has long experience of mental health issues in the public. He is very keen to explore potential partnership working to improve current practices and develop options.
We are delighted to have the support of:
Dennis Canavan (Patron, since 2008)
As MP then MSP, Dennis Canavan represented part of the Falkirk area for a total of 33 years before he retired in 2007. He has been Patron of FDAMH since 2008 and also chairs the Falkirk Football Community Foundation.
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.